Mall Madness: Like You Like It Begins Gallery Players Run Oct. 18

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Like You Like It, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It that is set in a shopping mall in 1985, begins performances at the Gallery Players Oct. 18.

Igor Goldin directs the production, which has book and lyrics by Sammy Buck and music by Daniel Acquisto. The musical will run through Nov. 9 at the Brooklyn venue.

The Gallery Players cast features Jeff Barba, Lena Moy-Bergen, Jennifer Blood, Trey Compton, Richard Connelly, Brynn Curry, Rebecca Dealy, Roy Flores, Nathan Johnson, André Jordan, Caitlyn Kent, Michael Lowney, Alison Luff, Clint Morris, Elisabeth Ness, Lance Olds, Hollis Scarborough and Carly Vernon.

Like You Like It, according to press notes, is "set in 1985, and the brand new Arden Mall is hosting a high school dance. Bookworm babe Rosalind wants to go with varsity wrestler Orlando, but she's never had the guts to talk to him. Rosalind disguises herself as a frat dude named Corey and learns Orlando's true feelings for her. But things get tricky when 'Corey' complicates the lives of three other couples at Arden. Rosalind will do anything to get Orlando, even if it means showing up at the dance as both herself and Corey."

The creative team includes musical director by Jeffrey Campos, choreographer Keith Andrews, set designer Carl Tallent, costume designer Hunter Kaczorowski and lighting designer Dan Jobbins. The production stage manager is Kayla Shriner-Cahn. Heather Siobhan Curran produces with associate producer Marissa Rosenblum.

Like You Like It was most recently produced at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, TX, in collaboration with Sam Houston State University. Show times are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues in Park Slope, Brooklyn. For tickets, priced $14 and $18, visit www.galleryplayers.com or call (212) 352-3101.

(l.-r.) Clint Morris, Alison Luff, Nathan Johnson, Hollis Scarbrough and Trey Compton.
(l.-r.) Clint Morris, Alison Luff, Nathan Johnson, Hollis Scarbrough and Trey Compton. Photo by Neal J. Freeman
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