Vicki Lewis Is Ursula, Patrick Cassidy Is Harold Hill, Noah Racey Is Bobby Child, Adrienne Barbeau Is Golde at Music Circus
By Andrew Gans
Casting has been announced for the five musicals that comprise the famed Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento, CA.
The season will kick off with the class of Rydell High in Grease, running June 26-July 1. The remainder of the season will include The Little Mermaid (July 10-22), The Music Man (July 31-Aug. 5), Fiddler on the Roof (Aug. 14-19) and Crazy for You (Aug. 28-Sept. 2).
Directed by Glenn Casale with choreography by Patti Colombo and musical direction by Michael Rice, the cast of Grease will comprise Brandon Albright as Danny Zuko, Kirsten Scott as Sandy Dumbrowski, Lesli Margherita as Betty Rizzo, Michael D. Jablonski as Kenickie, Robert J. Townsend as Vince Fontaine / Teen Angel, Beth Malone as Marty, Joe Abraham as Sonny LaTierri, Melissa WolfKlain as Jan, Keven Quillon as Roger, Melissa Fahn as Frenchy, John Pinto Jr. as Doody, Jill Townsend as Patty Simcox, Jeff Skowron as Eugene Florczyk, Cynthia Ferrer as Miss Lynch and Dana Solimando as Cha-Cha DiGregorio.
The cast of The Little Mermaid, which will feature direction by Glenn Casale, choreography by John MacInnis and music direction by Craig Barna, will include Jessica Grové as Ariel, Henry Hodges as Flounder, Merwin Foard as King Triton, Kevin Smith Kirkwood as Sebastian, Eric Kunze as Prince Eric, Ron Wisniski as Grimsby, Jack Doyle as Scuttle, Scott Leiendecker as Flotsam, Ben Roseberry as Jetsam, Vicki Lewis as Ursula and Eric Gunhus as Male Ensemble (Chef Louis).
Patrick Cassidy will head the cast of The Music Circus production of The Music Man as Harold Hill. He will be joined by Brandi Burkhardt as Marian Paroo, Shirley Jones as Mrs. Paroo, Kevin Cooney as Mayor Shinn, Paula Leggett Chase as Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn, Bradley Benjamin as Zaneeta Shinn, Michael McGurk as Tommy Djilas, Jason Graae as Marcellus Washburn, Ron Wisniski as Charlie Cowell, Jennie Scott as Alma Hix, Eydie Alyson as Maud Dunlop, Diane Vincent as Ethel Toffelmier, Jack Doyle as Ewart Dunlop, Michael Dotson as Oliver Hix, J.D. Daw as Jacey Squires, Joseph Torello as Olin Britt, Carter Thomas as Winthrop Paroo, Monique Ward Lonergan as Amaryllis and Noa Solorio as Gracie Shinn. The company will be directed by Glenn Casale with choreography by Dan Mojica and music direction by Dennis Castellano.
Fiddler on the Roof, under the direction of Glenn Casale, will feature Bob Amaral as Tevye, Adrienne Barbeau as Golde, Helen Geller as Yente, Ron Wisniski as Lazar Wolf, Lauren T. Mack as Tzeitel, Allen E. Read as Motel, Leah Horowitz as Hodel, Jordan Bondurant as Perchik, Kristen J. Smith as Chava, Will Taylor as Fyedka, Michael Stevenson as Mordcha, Scott Leiendecker as Mendel, Blair Leatherwood as Rabbi, Aaron Serotsky as Constable, Bella Bagatelos as Shprintze and Noa Solorio as Bielke with Salem Macias and Ben Ainley-Zoll as Yeshiva Boys and Andrew J. Perez, Joseph Lewis, Ryan Blanning and Benjamin Gibson as Russian Military. The creative team will also include choreographer Bob Richard and music director Jeff Rizzo.
James Brennan will direct the season's final offering, Crazy for You, which will feature choreography by Deanna Dys, music direction by Dennis Castellano and a cast that includes Noah Racey as Bobby Child, Anne Horak as Polly Baker, Aaron Serotsky as Lank Hawkins, Elisa Van Duyne as Irene Roth, Matthew Shepard as Bela Zangler, Alix Korey as Mother, Kim Arnett as Tess, Bradley Benjamin as Patsy, David Ruprecht as Eugene Fodor, Lucinda Hitchcock Cone as Patricia Fodor and Paul Keith as Everett Baker.
The Music Circus season is presented by California Musical Theatre under the direction of executive producer Richard Lewis.
The Music Circus is located at 1419 H Street in Sacramento, CA. Subscriptions are now available; call (916) 557-1999 or visit www.californiamusicaltheatre.com for more information.
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