By Adam Hetrick
12 Jul 2012
Jazz musician Cincotti ("Metropolis") authored music and lyrics to the musical that has a book by his sister, playwright Pia Cincotti. Jeremy Dobrish (Rated P, Date of a Lifetime) and Gina Rattan (resident director, Billy Elliott) direct the July 12-21 run at the Theater at St. Clement's.
The cast includes Federer (Wicked), Rosenberg (Mamma Mia!), Ramey (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Leviton ("Beverly Hills 90210") as well as LaVon Fisher-Wilson (Chicago), Amanda Bruton (Crimes of the Heart), Anthony Festa, Kevin Reed (The Visit), Michael St. John, Corey Scheys (Annie) and Darryl Winslow (Evil Dead: The Musical).
Here's how the musical is billed: "It's summer and the temperature's rising when suddenly every beach on the Jersey Shore is threatened with closure: The water is too polluted for swimming! That is until Rob – a small town pool technician – stumbles upon an opportunity that will change his life and save the sea. But when a local handy man's lust for power and revenge threatens Rob's world, the two rivals are thrust into battle to restore the ocean and win the heart of a woman they both love. How Deep Is The Ocean? is a musical comedy about love, lust, and chlorine."
Wendy Seyb (The Pee-Wee Herman Show, The Toxic Avenger) choreographs with musical direction by Jason Webb (Leap Of Faith, Memphis).
The production has scenic design by Edward Pierce, costume design by Miodrag Guberinic, sound design by Michael Eisenberg and lighting design by Zach Blane.