Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, On Your Toes boasted guest music direction by Encores! founding music director Rob Fisher and continues through May 12. The "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballet, originally choreographed by George Balanchine, was staged here by Susan Pilarre, who served as a Ballet Mistress of the show’s 1983 Broadway revival.
The cast was led by Christine Baranski (Peggy Porterfield), Kelli Barrett (Frankie Frayne), Walter Bobbie (Sergei Alexandrovitch), Jeremy Cohen (Sidney Cohn), Joaquin De Luz (Konstantine Morrosine), Irina Dvorovenko (Vera Baronova), Dalton Harrod (Young Junior), Randy Skinner (Phil Dolan II), Shonn Wiley (Junior) and Karen Ziemba (Lil Dolan).
The ensemble comprised Adam Bashian, Brandon Bieber, Justin Bowen, Abby Church, Rachel Coloff, Steve Czarnecki, Christine DiGiallonardo, Deanna Doyle, Ashlee Dupré, Sara Edwards, Jason Michael Evans, Kurt Froman, Luke Hawkins, Jessy Hendrickson, Beth Johnson Nicely, Drew King, Mark Mackillop, Sean McGibbon, Mara Newbery, David Scott Purdy, Ariel Shepley, Nicholas Sipes, Kathy Voytko and Alex Wong.
On Your Toes has a book by George Abbott, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart; music by Rodgers and lyrics by Hart. The original production starred Ray Bolger, Tamara Geva and Monty Woolley. Choreographed by Balanchine, it was the first Broadway musical to credit a choreographer (as opposed to "dance maker"). It opened April 11, 1936, at the Imperial Theatre and ran for 315 performances. Songs include "Glad to be Unhappy," "There’s A Small Hotel" and the legendary ballet "laughter on Tenth Avenue."