Emily Skinner Is a Dirty Blonde for Ithaca's Hangar Theatre Starting June 3

News   Emily Skinner Is a Dirty Blonde for Ithaca's Hangar Theatre Starting June 3
Side Show Tony nominee Emily Skinner stars in the Hangar Theatre's production of Claudia Shear's Dirty Blonde, which plays the Ithaca, NY, venue June 3-13.
Emily Skinner
Emily Skinner

Directed by Peter Flynn, the cast features Skinner as the legendary Mae West with Joe Kinosian and Kevin Carolan.

In a previous statement director Flynn said, "Dirty Blonde is an irrepressible look at icons, idolizers and how our perception of ourselves is shaped by others. The company we've assembled brings a great balance of hilarity, sensitivity, and heart."

Shear's Dirty Blonde received Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Play in 2000.

Kevin Carolan, Joe Kinosian and Emily Skinner in Dirty Blonde rehearsal
photo by Thomas Hoebbel

The design team includes Kent Goetz (sets), Deborah Constantine (lights), Greg Robbins (costumes) and Eric Watkins (sound). Emily Skinner earned a Tony nomination for portraying Daisy Hilton in the Broadway production of Side Show. She has also appeared in the original Broadway productions of Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce's The Dead, The Full Monty and Dinner at Eight. In addition to her cast albums, Skinner has released albums with her Side Show co-star Alice Ripley, including "Duets," "Unsuspecting Hearts" and "Skinner/Ripley Raw at Town Hall," as well as her own solo recording, "Emily Skinner."

Tickets are available by calling (607) 273-4497 or by visiting www.hangartheatre.org.

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