By Michael Gioia
30 May 2014
Directed and choreographed by Linda Goodrich, performances continue through June 8.
Elder (42nd Street; Kiss Me, Kate; Titanic; Once Upon a Mattress; Beauty and the Beast; Damn Yankees; Guys and Dolls) stars as Don Lockwood, with Mary Michael Patterson (The Phantom of the Opera) as Kathy Selden, Cary Tedder (Big Fish) as Cosmo Brown and Spencer (Rock of Ages) as Lina Lamont.
The cast also includes Kristine Bendul as Olga Mara, Jeffrey Howell as Roscoe Dexter, Ken Land as R.F. Simpson, Isabelle McCalla as Zelda Zanders, Danny Bevins as Baron, Logan Jones as Sound Designer, Jeff Kuhr as Rod, Christine Laitta as Dora Bailey, Zach Miller as Production Tenor, Kameron Richardson as Sid Phillips, Luke Steinhauer as Policeman, James Stellos as Diction Coach, Jacob Epstein as Young Cosmo and Mathew Fedorek as Young Don.
Here's how Pittsburg CLO bills the classic: "All the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in 'talking pictures' without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her."
Other members of the creative team include music director Tom Helm, lighting designer Andrew David Ostrowski and casting by Telsey + Company.
For more information and tickets, call (412) 456-6666 or visit PittsburghCLO.org.