Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's On the Town Casts Its Gabey, Ivy Smith, Ozzie, Hildy, Chip
01 Aug 2014
Casting has been announced for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's upcoming production of the classic musical comedy On the Town, which will begin Aug. 6 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.
Directed and choreographed by Festival producing artistic director Brett Smock, performances will continue through Aug. 27.
The cast will include Xavier Cano as Gabey, Shannon O'Bryan as Ivy Smith, Michael Warrell as Ozzie, Alaina Mills as Hildy, Drew Humphrey as Chip and Jennifer Byrne as Claire.
On The Town - the classic story of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City, with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green - features such tunes as "New York, New York," "Lonely Town," "I Can Cook Too" and "Ya Got Me."
The creative team includes Jeff Theiss, musical director; Czerton Lim, scenic designer; Jessica Lustig, costume designer; Brad Peterson, projections designer; and Dan Ozminkowski, lighting designer.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.