Director-choreographer Marc Robin's production (officially opening Sept. 3) at the historic Fulton Theatre in downtown Lancaster, PA, also features Barrymore Award winner Jeffrey Coon as Cornelius; Daniella Dalli as Irene; Alessia Thompson as Minnie; Mitch McCarrell as Barnaby; Robert Hartwell as Ambrose; Brittany Lewis as Emengarde; and Patrice Covington as Mrs. Rose/Ernestina.
The ensemble includes Joey Abramowicz, Amanda Abrom, Emily Abrom, Brittany Leffler, Jenny Piersol, Will Porter, Lisa Rumbauskas, Cody D. Smith, David Strobbe, Alison Solomon, Nic Thompson, Stephen Williams and Hal A. Yudoff.
Jeff Award-winning Robin (a 2009 Barrymore Award nominee for Outstanding Direction of a Musical and Outstanding Choreography/Movement for The Producers at Walnut Street Theatre) is Fulton Theatre's artistic director.
The musical director is Ron Barnett, and the design team includes Robert Klingelhoefer (sets), Beth Dunkelberger (costumes), Bill Simmons (lights), Anthony Lascoskie, Jr. (wigs & makeup) and David C. Temby (sound).
For tickets call (717) 397-7425 or visit www.thefulton.org. *
The Fulton recently announced artists for its cabaret series, offered in the Fulton's 4th Floor Studio Theatre. The cabaret season includes:
Aug. 21: Gabrielle Stravelli, characterized as a pop/jazz cross between Norah Jones and Jane Monheit.
Oct. 16: Christina Bianco from the Off-Broadway hit Forbidden Broadway.
Jan. 15, 2010: Cashino (with Hairspray's Susan Mosher and recording artist John Boswell), "the indescribable underground cult hit."
Feb. 19, 2010: John Treacy Egan from the Broadway productions of Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Producers, Jekyll Hyde and the upcoming Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie.
March 19, 2010: Kristy Cates from the original Broadway cast of Wicked.
April 16, 2010: Daniella Dalli, who played Eponine in the Fulton's production of Les Misérables last season.
May 21, 2010: Brandon Cutrell, a perennial favorite at the Fulton Cabaret and co-host of The After Party at Broadway's Laurie Beechman Theatre.
For all of these performances, doors open at 8 PM and the show starts at 9 PM. Tickets are $20 each and a cash bar is available.
The Fulton first opened its doors in 1852. More than 150 years later, "The Grand Old Lady of Prince Street" continues to bring art, culture and more than 90,000 patrons into downtown Lancaster annually. With a season that runs from September through June, The Fulton produces comedies, dramas and musicals employing the talents of professional directors, designers, playwrights and union actors from the local community, New York and across the country. The Fulton also features acting classes for children, teens and adults as well as outreach programs for at-risk youth.