Under My Skin, From the Creators of "The Nanny," Opens in Pasadena; Hal Linden, Megan Sikora Star

By Kenneth Jones
19 Sep 2012

Matt Walton, Hal Linden and Danielle Soibelman in rehearsal
Matt Walton, Hal Linden and Danielle Soibelman in rehearsal
Photo by Jim Cox

Tony Award winner Hal Linden, of Broadway's The Rothschilds and TV's "Barney Miller," stars in the world premiere of the comedy Under My Skin, opening Sept. 19 following previews from Sept. 11 at Pasadena Playhouse in California. Megan Sikora, Erin Cardillo and Matt Walton are among the players.

Pasadena Playhouse in association with W.I.T. Productions produces the play by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser, creators and writers of the TV comedy series "The Nanny." Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Broadway's Ragtime) directs.

Performances continue to Oct. 7. In Under My Skin, according to Playhouse notes, "a twist of fate leads to love and laughs when New York's most eligible bachelor [played by Matt Walton] and a single working mom [played by Erin Cardillo] hilariously experience each other's lives and see things from a very different perspective. [It's] an outrageous new heartfelt comedy about sex, love and healthcare...the three things we all need but can't always get."

The cast includes Tim Bagley as Dr. Hurtz, Cardillo as Melody Dent, Yvette Cason (Dreamgirls, Ray Charles Live!, Sisterella) as Angel, Linden as Poppa Sam, Monette Magrath as Victoria (Pasadena Playhouse's Mauritius), Megan Sikora (Broadway's Curtains) as Nanette, Danielle Soibelman as Casey and Walton as Harrison Badish.



The creative team for Under My Skin includes scenic designer John Iacovelli (The Playhouse's The Heiress), lighting designer Jared A. Sayeg (The Playhouse's Blues For An Alabama Sky), sound designer Philip G. Allen (The Playhouse's Art) and costume designer Kate Bergh (The Playhouse's Art).

The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA. For more information, visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org.