Surflight's 2013 Season Kicks Off May 25 With The Boy Friend, Featuring Elizabeth Miller
By Michael Gioia
Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of executive director Ken Myers, kicks off its season with the 1920s musical comedy The Boy Friend, beginning May 25 in New Jersey.
The Boy Friend is directed and choreographed by Norb Joerder, with music direction by Henco Espag. Performances continue through June 16.
The cast features Elizabeth Miller as Polly Browne, Jeff Sullivan as Tony Brockhurst and Teri Dale Hansen as Madame Dubonnet with Michael Scott (Percival Browne), Samantha Berman (Maisie), Netanel Bellaishe (Bobby Van Heusen), James Young (Lord Brockhurst), Jeanne Sutton (Lady Brockhurst), Alison Gleason (Hortense), Eliza Hayes Maher (Dulcie), Sarah Beling, Mark Blowers, Tom De Michele, Amanda Fannon, Matthew Greenberg, Tommy Joscelyn, TJ Larke and Amelia Millar.
According to Surflight, "Sandy Wilson's 1954 musical comedy, The Boy Friend, is a recipe for gleeful romance: Take a rich young girl, a poor boy who's employed as a messenger, a group of happy flappers, some well-intentioned adults. Mix carefully with a new romance and a re-kindled one. Add 'jazzy' music. Put dreams in the lyrics ('I Could Be Happy with You') along with exuberance and joy in the dances ('Won't You Charleston with Me?'). Shake well, and you have Sandy Wilson's skillfully inventive spoof of 1920s musicals."
Other members of the creative team include Erik Harriz (sets), Anna Hilberry (costume), Benjamin Weill (lighting), Mark Keller (sound) and Harold Goldfaden (production stage manager).
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