Farah Alvin to Star in Gretna Theatre's Funny Girl; Season Also Includes Shirley Jones, Brad Little

News   Farah Alvin to Star in Gretna Theatre's Funny Girl; Season Also Includes Shirley Jones, Brad Little
Academy Award winner Shirley Jones will perform her solo concert, An Evening of Stories and Songs, as the opening event of the season at Central Pennsylvania's Gretna Theatre.

Farah Alvin
Farah Alvin

The professional company, located in Mt. Gretna, PA, will launch its 84th summer season with Jones' concert May 21. The evening will highlight Jones' stage and film career, which has included the movie musicals "The Music Man," "Carousel," "Oklahoma!" and the Broadway revival of 42nd Street.

The season will continue with Dan Goggin's Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show (June 2-5); Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, starring Broadway's Erin Stewart (A Little Night Music) as Eliza Doolittle, Peter Simon Hilton as Henry Higgins and Andrew Boyer (Gypsy, The Music Man) as Alfie Doolittle (June 9-19); and Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters (June 23-26).

Phantom of the Opera cast member Brad Little will join his wife, actress Barbara McCulloh (Broadway's Peter Pan, The King and I), as Frederik Egerman and Desiree Armfeldt, respectively, in the Tony-winning Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical A Little Night Music (June 30-July 10); with Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest to follow (July 14-17).

The season will close with the Jule Styne-Bob Merrill-Isobel Lennart classic Funny Girl, starring Farah Alvin (Broadway's The Look of Love, Nine) as Fanny Brice, Carolann Page (Candide) as Mrs. Brice and Rusty Reynolds (Miss Saigon) as Eddie Ryan. Funny Girl will run July 21-31.

Tickets for the Mt. Gretna summer season are available by phoning (717) 964-3627, or by visiting GretnaTheatre. Gretna Theatre performs at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse, in Mt. Gretna, PA.


The historic professional theatre, founded as part of the Chautauqua Movement in the late 1800's, featured early-career performances by Bernadette Peters, Barbara Walsh and Faith Prince and has played host to concerts from veterans Kaye Ballard and the late Laurie Beechman.

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