Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"Urinetown" opens at Actors' Playhouse

URINETOWN marqueeThe Actors' Playhouse production of "Urinetown, the Musical" had its first preview tonight. There is a second preview tomorrow night, and it opens this Friday, October 12, at 8pm. The play runs through November 11, 2007.

The Carbonell Award-Winning creative team of director David Arisco, choreographer Chrissi Ardito and musical director David Nagy will steer Urinetown’s talented cast, which includes a mix of Actors’ Playhouse favorites and newcomers to the Miracle stage.

  • Allan Baker, who was most recently seen playing FDR in the 30-year anniversary national tour of Annie, plays villain Caldwell B. Cladwell. Making his Actors’ Playhouse debut.
  • Jim Ballard, an established actor both in national tours and regional productions, leads the audience through Urinetown as Officer Lockstock.
  • Miami-native Cherilyn Franco joins the cast as wide-eyed Little Sally.
  • After a year on tour with Broadway’s Little Women, for which she won a Carbonell Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Road Show, and most recently High School Musical Live, Gwen Hollander is thrilled to return to the Miracle Theatre as Hope Cladwell.
  • Rachel Jones, who was featured in Actors’ Playhouse productions of Evita, Songs for a New World and Johnny Guitar, brings sass to the scrappy Penelope Pennywise.
  • Tally Sessions, a Carbonell Award-Winner for Actors’ Playhouse Full Monty and Floyd Collins, tackles the role of hero Bobby Strong.
  • Rounding out the creative team is costume designer Ellis Tillman and set designer Gene Seyffer, with lighting design by Patrick Tennant and sound by Lane Starrat.

Performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. An additional 2 p.m. weekday performance will be held Wednesday, October 17.

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