Stephen Bourneuf directs and choreographs the AMTSJ production that runs through Sept. 28. The Full Monty is the first production in AMTSJ's 74th season, which will also feature Flower Drum Song, Tarzan, 42nd Street, Avenue Q and Chicago. Newman, recently seen on Broadway in Curtains, will portray Jerry in a cast that also includes Eric Leviton (Dave), Alan Swadener (Malcolm), David Gunderman (Harold), Ian Leonard (Ethan), Keith Tyrone (Horse), Trisha Rapier (Vicki), Sheri Sanders (Georgie), Zoe Vonder Haar (Jeanette) and Tony Sinclair (Nathan).
The Full Monty ensemble comprises Kikau Alvaro, Noel Anthony, Tami Dahbura, Lynda DiVito, Richard Frederick, David Gregory, Berwick Haynes, Rayna Hickman, Beau Hirshfield, Michael Mendez, Shanon Orrock, Jessica Raaum and Donna Rapa-Olsen.
The creative team includes Barbara Day Turner (musical direction), Jean-Francoïs Revon (scenic consultant), Cathleen Edwards (costume designer), Derek Duarte (lighting design), Hage van Dijk (sound design) and Sharon Ridge (hair and make-up design).
Boasting a book by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and a score by Tony nominee David Yazbek, The Full Monty (based on the 1997 movie) follows a group of downtrodden steel workers who devise a plan to become male strippers at a local club.
For tickets to American Musical Theatre of San Jose's production of The Full Monty, call (888) 455-SHOW or visit www.amtsj.org.