The concert will be directed and staged by Scott Logsdon and feature Nancy Allen, Erica Haines Cantrell, Joann Coleman, Lindsay Terrizzi Hess, Catherine Mai Holder, Bonnie Keen, Cori Laemmel, Alex Maddox, Corrie Miller, Sondra Morton, Laura Thomas-Sonn and Heather Trabucco in the role of Fanny Brice. The idea of featuring multiple Fanny Brices was first employed in the Actors Fund concert.
The cast also includes Bakari King (Nicky Arnstein), Annette de la Torre (Mrs. Brice), Bryan Wlas (Eddie Ryan), Corey Caldwell (Florenz Ziegfeld), Vicki White (Mrs. Strakosh), Jama Bowen (Mrs. Meeker/Mimsy) , Layne Sasser (Mrs. O’Malley), Brandy A. Rogers (Emma), Todd Rowan (Mr. Keeney/Mr. Renaldi), Lucas Phillips (John/Stage Director) and Will Sevier (the Ziegfeld Tenor).
Jefferson Carson, Devin Clevenger, Thomas Harton, Sarah Margaret Huff, Olivia Lee, Emma Jordan, Darci Wantiez and Chad Webb round out the ensemble. The children’s chorus includes Tyler Bond, Joshua Cleveland, Hayden Gill, Addison McFarlin and Kayte Miller.
The concert will feature choreography by Laurie Gregoire and musical direction by Jamey Green.
Funny Girl opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on March 26, 1964, starring Barbra Streisand. Its Jule Styne-Bob Merrill score includes such tunes as "Sadie, Sadie," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "I'm the Greatest Star," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Who Are You Now?" and the show's anthem, "People." Isobel Lennart wrote the book for the musical. Funny Girl in Concert will be presented at the Boiler Room Theatre on April 29 and 30 at 8 PM and May 1 at 2 PM. For more information and tickets, call (615) 794-7744.