A Catered Affair's Chicago Premiere Will Feature Rebecca Finnegan, Jerry O'Boyle and More | Playbill

News A Catered Affair's Chicago Premiere Will Feature Rebecca Finnegan, Jerry O'Boyle and More
The Chicago premiere of librettist Harvey Fierstein and composer-lyricist John Bucchino's musical A Catered Affair, produced by Porchlight Musicals, will feature Rebecca Finnegan as matronly Aggie, Craig Spidle as father Tom Hurley, Kelly Davis Wilson as daughter Janey and Jerry O'Boyle as Uncle Winston. Complete casting was announced on Dec. 14.

Kelly Davis Wilson and Rebecca Finnegan
Kelly Davis Wilson and Rebecca Finnegan Photo by Brandon Dahlquist

Nick Bowling will direct the domestic musical drama about working-class parents stretching themselves to stage a grand wedding for their only daughter. Doug Peck is musical director. Performances will play Feb. 18-April 1, 2012, at Stage 773 at 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Opening is Feb. 21.

Music direction is by Doug Peck. The Equity cast also includes Jim DeSelm (Ralph Halloran), Brittani Arlandis Green (Alice/Army Sergeant), Larry Baldacci (Sam/Mr. Halloran), Caron Buinis (Pasha/Caterer), Anne Sheridan Smith (Dolores/Mrs. Halloran/US Aggie Hurley) and Lauren Villegas (Myra/Wedding Dress Saleswoman).

According to Porchlight notes, "Based on the beloved Bette Davis film and featuring a melodious, 1950s-inspired score, A Catered Affair is an exploration of the resilience of love. A couple (Rebecca Finnegan and Craig Spidle) must decide whether to spend their life savings on the family taxicab company or to celebrate their only daughter's (Kelly Davis Wilson) marriage with a lavish catered affair, providing her with the extravagant wedding they never had for themselves. This bittersweet reflection on the complexities of relationships between husbands and wives and parents and children is an emotional ride where feelings of joy and heartbreak are shared in one moment."

The musical had a brief run on Broadway in 2008, earning Tony Award nominations for Tom Wopat and Faith Prince. A PS Classics cast album preserves the music and lyrics of John Bucchino. Buy it at PlaybillStore.com.

The Chicago creative team includes Brian Sidney Bembridge (scenic design); William J. Morey (costume design); Nic Jones (lighting design); Victoria Delorio (sound design); Julia Eberhardt (properties design) and Kelli Marino (dramaturg). The production stage manager is Meghan Teal. For tickets and information, visit stage773.com or porchlightmusictheatre.org.

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