Rodgers and Hart's Too Many Girls Begins Texas Run, With Original Orchestrations, April 26
By Adam Hetrick
Lyric Stage of Irving, TX, produces the Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart classic Too Many Girls, featuring such standards as "You're Nearer" and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," beginning April 26.
Featuring a book by George Marion, Jr., music by Rodgers and lyrics by Hart, Too Many Girls premiered on Broadway in 1939 at the Imperial Theatre. The Lyric Stage production boasts the original Hans Spialek orchestrations and Hugh Martin's original vocal arrangements.
The production is directed and choreographed by Ann Nieman with music direction by Jay Dias. Performances are April 26, 27 and 28 and May 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The cast features Drew Aber, Mary McElree, John Campione, America Barcenas, Daron Cockerell, Michael Whitney, Tanner Hanley, James Williams, Jon Morehouse, Jonathan Bragg, Carlee Cagle, Maranda Harrison, Cathy Pritchett, Joseph Holt, Emily Ford, Colleen LeBleau, Jessica Lemmons, Mallory Michaelann, Jessica Taylor, Lexie Showalter, Katie Moyes Williams, Brendon Gallagher, David Ray, Dominic Pecikonis, Dustin Simington, Johnny Lee, Parker Fitzgerald, Peter DiCesare, Zak Reynolds and Greg Foster.
According to Lyric Stage, "The light-as-a-feather plotline finds four Ivy League football players hired by the wealthiest man in America to escort his daughter to Pottawatomie College. The girls far outnumber the boys on campus, which is sheer joy for the four 'protectors.' Complications arise when one of the boys falls for the heiress, thus violating the 'anti-romantic”' clause of his contract with her father."
Too Many Girls has scenic design by Randel Wright, costume design by Drenda Lewis, lighting design by Julie Simmons and sound design by Bill Eickenloff.
For tickets visit LyricStage.org.
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