Wonderful Town



Wonderful Town

Book  By Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov

BASED UPON THE PLAY “MY SISTER EILEEN” BY JOSEPH FIELDS & JEROME CHODOROV

AND THE STORIES BY RUTH MCKENNEY

MUSIC BY

Leonard Bernstein

LYRICS BY Betty Comden and Adolph Green

SKETCHES FOR “WHAT A WASTE” BY BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN

DIRECTED BY

MARTHA TRAVERSE

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

NICOLE HURLBUTT

CHOREOGRAPHER

HEATHER TORBERT

SCENIC DESIGN BY

JON VICKERS-JONES

COSTUME DESIGN BY

AMY SILVERMAN

LIGHTING DESIGN BY

SUE POLAY

SOUND DESIGN BY

SARAH RAFACZ

MASTER CARPENTERS

STEPHEN LUCAS, PHIL HOY

STAGE MANAGER

ANNE HIGGINS

PRODUCED BY

DAVID PRICE AND AMBER DAUGHTRY

ABOUT THE PLAY

It’s the summer of 1935. Catch the A-train express to Washington Square in Greenwich Village to meet witty Ruth and pretty Eileen Sherwood of Columbus, Ohio-two sisters who sing and dance their way into every kind of comic misadventure as they seek their fortunes in New York City. Ruth aspires to be a writer, while Eileen hopes to achieve success as an actress. Naturally, their efforts are comically thwarted at every turn. First, the girls are coerced by a less than ethical landlord into renting a run-down basement studio apartment. The free-for-all that follows includes oddball characters of every sort, shape and size entering the scene and adding to the hilarity. Will Ruth let her guard down and find true love? Will Eileen ever run out of gentlemen callers? A happy ending is guaranteed (of course)! With delightful music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Wonderful Town is sheer fun for the entire family!

MARTHA TRAVERSE

DIRECTOR

 Performed    June 29-July 3 & July 6-10, 2010

THE CAST

Robert Baker………………………………………..Jason Adams

Harry, Cop, Cadet, Ensemble……………………Rob Arnold

Speedy Valenti……………………………………..Christopher M. Brannen

Fletcher, Danny, Cadet, Ensemble……………..Eli Beers-Altman

Office Lonigan………………………………………Mercer Bristow

Babe, Ensemble…………………………………….Amber Evans

Mrs. Wade, Ensemble……………………………..Linda Getson

Chick Clark…………………………………………..Matt Greer

Ensemble…………………………………………….Bess Harbison

Helen………………………………………………….Lauren Kennedy

Eileen Sherwood……………………………………Katie Kensinger

Ruth Sherwood……………………………………..Maggie Lee

Delivery Boy, Cop, Ensemble…………………….Cody Mandell

Wreck…………………………………………………Jerrod Miller

Tour Guide, Editor, Ensemble…………………..Jason Poorman

Editor, Cop, Ensemble…………………………….Sam Reitman

Ensemble…………………………………………….Jordan Santillo

Cadet, Cop, Ensemble…………………………….Andrew Saxe

Patrol-woman, Ensemble…………………………Deborah Saxe

Violet, Ensemble……………………………………Sara Diselinger

Frank Lippencott……………………………………Michael J. Tews

Mr. Appopolous……………………………………..Mike Twomley