Riverside Theatre Casts Its Bikinis With Broadway Actors | Playbill

News Riverside Theatre Casts Its Bikinis With Broadway Actors Casting has been announced for the Riverside Theatre's upcoming production of the 60’s musical beach party The Bikinis, which will begin performances on the Stark Stage Oct. 28.

Valerie Fagan
Valerie Fagan

Created by Ray Roderick and James Hindman, The Bikinis will continue at the Vero Beach, FL, venue through Nov. 16. Directed and choreographed by Roderick, the cast comprises Valerie Fagan as Annie, Joanna Young as Jodi, Gabrielle Lee as Barbara and Karyn Quackenbush as Karla.

Based on the true story of Briny Breezes, FL, The Bikinis, press notes state, "follows the tale of a fictional female singing group who reunites for a benefit concert and raise money for the good folks at the Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. A developer has offered the residents the opportunity to sell their land so he can build condominiums. Do the residents accept the offer or keep their quaint community intact?

"Annie, manager of the mobile home park, devises a plan to give the residents another option. Her plan is to get her girl group, The Bikinis, back together for a benefit concert. However, will the four, once inseparable friends, who won the Belmar Beach Talent Contest wearing just their bikinis, reunite after 20 years? Reliving their heyday from the summer of ’64, these ladies offer a nonstop celebration of song from their early days through the next two decades."

Songs include “It’s In His Kiss,” “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” “Under The Boardwalk,” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Look What They’ve Done To My Song,” “When Will I Be Loved,” “I’m Every Woman,” “I Will Survive” and “It’s Raining Men."

The creative team features Anne Shuttlesworth (music director), James Dardenne (scenic designer), Jamie Roderick (lighting designer), Craig Beyrooti (sound designer) and Audrey M. Brown (production stage manager). Tickets start at $35. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (772) 231-6990 or online at www.riversidetheatre.com.

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