Sail Away!: Dames at Sea Begins Performances at Helen Hayes Theatre Company April 19

News   Sail Away!: Dames at Sea Begins Performances at Helen Hayes Theatre Company April 19 The Helen Hayes Theatre Company’s production of Dames at Sea — the musical that launched the career of Bernadette Peters — Begins performances April 19.
Christopher Sutton and Beverly Ward in a scene from Dames at Sea.
Christopher Sutton and Beverly Ward in a scene from Dames at Sea. (Photo by Paul Undersinger)

Heading the cast of the intimate musical, which will run through May 4, are Denise Payne as Ruby, Joseph Kolinski as The Captain, Christopher Sutton as Lucky, Ryan Swearingen as Dick, Beverly Ward as Joan and Beth Glover as Mona. Kirby Ward directs and choreographs. Dames at Sea features music by Jim Wise and book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller. The musical comedy concerns naive Ruby who arrives in New York and falls in love with Dick, a songwriting sailor on shore leave. The score includes such toe-tappers as “It’s You,” “Broadway Baby,” “Sailor of My Dreams,” “Raining In My Heart,” “Star Tar” and “Choo-Choo Honeymoon.”

The Helen Hayes Theatre Company is located at 117 Main Street in Nyack, N.Y. Tickets, priced between $32.50 and $47.50, are available by calling (845) 358-6333; for more information, go to www.hhtco.org.

(l-r) Bevery Ward, Ryan Swearingen, Joseph Kolinski (behind), Denise Payne, Beth Glover and Christopher Sutton in a scene from <i>Dames at Sea</i>.
(l-r) Bevery Ward, Ryan Swearingen, Joseph Kolinski (behind), Denise Payne, Beth Glover and Christopher Sutton in a scene from Dames at Sea. (Photo by Paul Undersinger)