The award-winning musical will be presented Aug. 15-Sept. 2. Davidson will star in the title role with Heather Provost as Aldonza and Heather Hawkins as Antonia. Directed by Andrew Glant-Linden, the creative team also features Charles Everitt (musical direction), David Esler (scenic design), Eileen Smitheimer (lighting design) and Andi Lyn (costume design). Gail Anderson is the production supervisor.
John Davidson starred as Abel Frake in the 1996 Broadway production of State Fair, which marked his return to the Broadway stage 30 years after making his debut in Foxy with Bert Lahr. Perhaps best known to TV viewers from many variety and game shows, Davidson began his career starring in such musicals as Oklahoma! Camelot, Li'l Abner, Paint Your Wagon, The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do! and The Music Man. His film credits include "The Happiest Millionaire," "The One and Only Original Family Band," "The Squeeze," "Edward Scissorhands" and "Airport '80."
The Surflight Theatre is located on Engleside and Beach Avenues in Beach Haven, New Jersey. Tickets, priced $17 (children 12 and under) and $27 (adults), are available by calling (609) 492-9477. Visit www.surflight.org for more information.