Jesus Christ Superstar

 

 

 

Music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by
Tim Rice

JESUS CHRIST

SUPERSTAR

November 4 – 20, 2011

Produced  by
DONNA KIMBERLIN and COREY RUBEL

Directed and Musically Directed by KHY GARNER

Assistant Directed by JILLIAN KIMBERLIN

Choreographed by RENEE LICIAGA
Jesus Christ Superstar is a monument in musical theatre history. A Rock Opera originally released as an album in October, 1970, amidst much controversy, the work focuses on the last seven days in the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas, and is staged in flamboyant, mind-blowing style. We hear Judas expressing concern about Jesus’ rise to power and his association with the prostitute, Mary Magdalene. Ignoring Judas’ apprehensions, Jesus leads his followers to Jerusalem where Judas’ fears are confirmed, leading, ultimately, to the Crucifixion. Songs include I Don’t Know How To Love Him, What’s The Buzz, Heaven On Their Mind, and Superstar.
Reserved seating – $18 Adult, $16 Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
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Cactus Flower

By Abe Burrows

Based on a play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grady

Cactus Flower

Sept 16 – Oct 2, 2011

Directed by
CARLA ZACKSON-HELLER
Produced by
BRYAN MURRAY 

PLAY SYNOPSIS: In this witty romantic comedy, Julian Winston, a middle-aged Park Avenue dentist (and an attractive bachelor) tells his much younger girlfriend, Toni, that he’s already married, in order to avoid commitment. Then, unexpectedly and in a moment of weakness, Julian promises to leave his wife for Toni. When Toni insists on meeting the wife, Julian recruits his introverted, prickly assistant to pose as his fictitious spouse. This ingenious plan further complicates the complications he has already created, while inadvertently cultivating the sandy soil in which love might blossom unexpectedly. The 1969 movie version of this classic comedy featured Goldie Hawn in her first major film role.

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A Flea in Her Ear

By: Georges Feydeau
Adaption by:  David Ives

 

March 16 – April 1, 2012

Produced By:

AJ Meeker and Matt Carlsen

Directed by:

Eric Walby

A Flea in Her Ear:

The works of Georges Feydeau, the father of modern farce, have influenced the plots of countless plays, films and TV shows. In this French comedy, artfully combining bedroom farce with comedy of manners, Raymonde, suspects her husband, Victor Emmanuel, of infidelity. With the help of her best friend, Lucienne, she concocts a plan involving a perfumed letter in order to expose Victor’s dalliance at the Hotel Coq d’Or and confirm her suspicions. In exquisite Feydeau fashion, the plan misfires monumentally. Additional convolutions include confused identities, revolving beds, a multitude of doors and the fact that the none-to-bright hotel porter, Poche, is an exact double of Victor. The barrage of hilarity and romantic turmoil continues non-stop until the final curtain.

Ticketing and Performance Information

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Reserved seating – $16 Adult, $14 Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM. Sundays at 2:00PM.

Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’.  Group Rates available upon request.

Email us at: boxoffice@villagerstheatre.org

Phone: 732-873-2710

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The Music Man

Produced by Donna Kimberlin and Roz Wroblewski

Directed by Mark Ilardi

Assistant Direction by Sherry Lilenfield

Musical Direction by Ruslan Otindsov

Choreography by Jaime Moritz

Music and Lyrics by Merideth Wilson
Book and Lyrics by Frank Lacey and Merideth Wilson
 
THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

The cast features a soaring soprano ingйnue, parts for young performers and children, and one of the musical theatre’s treasures, a tour de force leading role for a charismatic actor. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.

Classic musical numbers include Till There Was You; Seventy-Six Trombones; Ya Got Trouble; Gary, Indiana; Pick a Little; Shipoopi and Goodnight My Someone.

 
Reserved seating – $18 Adult, $16 Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.org or call 732-873-2710
Group Rates available upon request.

Leslie HockmanMartha Pizzigoni

CAST
Harold Hill Kris Longwell
Marian Paroo Liz Rzasa
Marcellus Wesley Loon
Mrs. Paroo Mary O’Connor
Charlie Cowell Frank Takacs
Mayor Shinn Sam Rosalsky
Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn Dee Gantz
Alma Hicks Desise Jobes
Ethel Toffelmeyer Danielle Fiorello
Maude Dunlop Marie Fiorello
Mrs. Squires Doreen Healy
Pick-a-Little Ladies
Amaryllis Kaitlyn Franck
Winthrup Mathew Cox
Gracie Shinn Darcy Schulz
Tommy DiJillis Darius Delk
Zanetta Jenna Zielinski
Barbershop Quartet

 

Thomas Buckley
Drew Cyburt
Mike Patierno
Francois Shur
Salesman/Townsperson Mark Smith
Conductor/Townsperson Norm Halvorsen
Teen Ensemble

 

 

 

Dorian Andrews
Jennifer Fung
Megan Halvorsen
Jerome John
Lindsey Jordon
Scott Morris
Jessica Musolino
Jack Tomy
Kids Band

 

 

Emily Kafas
Jessica Kimberlin
Marissa Madson
Andrew Mercurio
Jack Puluka
PRODUCTION STAFF
Producers Donna Kimberlin and Roz Wroblewski
Director Mark Ilardi
Assistant Director Sherry Lilenfield
Musical Direcotr Ruslan Odintsov
Choreographer Jaime Moritz
Stage Manager Framcome Mondie
Set Designer/Master Carpenter Guy Suabedissen
Costume Designer Susan Takacs
Lighting Desinger Patrick McGlone
Sound Designer Matthew Carlsen
Light Operator
Sound Operator

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Spelling Bee

Book by
Rachel Sheinkin

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material by Jay Reiss

The 25th Annual Putnam County
SPELLING BEE

February 3 – 19, 2012

 

Produced by Mark Ilardi and Jillian Kimberlin
Directed by Howard M. Whitmore
Music Directed by John Brzozowski
Choreographed by Melissa Kaban

 

                                                                                                 

    

 

This Tony-award winning musical, originally directed and
choreographed by Bob Fosse, features the young prince
Pippin who longs to discover the secret to happiness and
fulfillment. He seeks it in the glory of war,
the temptations of
the flesh and the
intrigues of politics
(after disposing
of his father King
Charlemagne). In the
end, he finds it in
the simple pleasures
of home and family.
This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic
fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences and continues to
appeal to the young at heart everywhere. The energetic popinfluenced
score by three-time Oscar®-winning composer/
lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Godspell,Wicked and the animated
Pocahontas) bursts with one show stopping number after
another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers,
including the soul-driven opener Magic to Do (showing off
Fosse’s signature white gloves), the soaring Corner of the Sky,
the lovely ballad With You (indelicately presented in a brothel),
and the romping No Time at All.
All Main Stage shows

 

This hilarious musical comedy celebrates the mania of competition among the funniest, most lovable and, unquestionably, the most sardonically nerdy contestants ever to vie for the title of Spelling Bee Champion. Six wacky adolescent misfits strive to make a name for themselves, in spite of the challenges of puberty and the often misplaced encouragement of their offbeat families. To add to the craziness several audience members are selected to step up on stage, take a seat and enter the competition. As these quirky, high-achieving youngsters reveal their powers and their problems (to themselves and to us) it becomes clear that this witty and wise Broadway hit is as much about coming of age as it is about winning.

Reserved seating – $18 Adult, $16 Senior/Student
Fridays and Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
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