CURRENT 

PRODUCTION

 

 

" FUNNY GIRL"

Playing July 15-31    I    Tickets now on-sale!

 

Directed by Joey Beavers

Produced by Ellen Marincic and Abby Bertrand

Choreographed by Deana Brown 

Music Directed by Megan Cullignan 

Assistant Directed by Theodore Mankowski & Tyler Reviglio

 

CAST:

Fanny Brice: Serena Armstrong 

Nick Arnstein: Matt Pursell 

Rosie Brice: Melanie Maskel 

Zigfield: Greg Tullis

Eddie Ryan: Marco Gutierrez 

Mrs. Strakosh: Debbi Torri 

Tom Keeney: Matt Nowakowski 

Emma: Alison Fauth 

Mrs. O'Malley: Jennifer Croissant 

Mrs. Meeker: Carol McConville 

Mimsey: Kaitlin Ernst 

Polly: Chase Ludford 

Jenny: Sophie Smigel 

Maude: Katie Orsini 

Cathy: Cheyanne Kruesh

Bubbles: Jenna Glassman 

Vera: Karly Swords 

Mrs. Nadler: Katie Williams

 

 

 

 

 

Dancers:

 

Alison Fauth, Katilin Ernst, Chase Ludford, Sophie Smigel, Cheyanne Kruesh, Karly Swords, Nikki Rybarczyk, Karolina Kaniewski, Amanda Dubois, Xavier Braboy, Bella Booker, Katie Orsini

 

 

Ensemble:

 

Jenna Glassman, Katie Williams, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Rexius, Timmy Campbell, TR Miller

TICKETS & SHOWTIMES

 

Tickets for our mainstage Summer 2016 Production of "FUNNY GIRL"  are now on-sale!

Show runs July 15th -31st

Dates and times are as follows: 

 

Friday July 15 at 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday July 16 at 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday July 17 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Friday July 22 at 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday July 23 at 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday July 24 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday July 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday July 29 at 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday July 30 at 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday July 31 at 2:00 p.m.

ABOUT 

 

Funny Girl first opened on Broadway on the 26th March 1964 at the Winter Garden Theatre. It later transferred to the Majestic Theatre and The Broadway Theatre and closed in 1967.

 

The original book was written by Isobel Lennart, music composed by Jule Styne and lyrics written by Bob Merrill. The musical is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and Comedienne Fanny Brice. Lennart originally named the book for the show My Man; this was changed to Funny Girlduring the creation of the production. Ray Stark, Brice’s son-in-law via her daughter Frances, produced the original version of the stage show.

Funny Girl was arguably Barbra Streisand’s big break through her lead role in the original production.

 

The popular hit “People” was released as a single prior to the show opening, this meant that audience members were already familiar with the song when they went to see the show and it sparked an immediate positive reaction. The original production was nominated for eight Tony Awards and the cast recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. Garson Kanin, who was Director on the show, loosely based his novel Smash on his experience directing Funny Girl. Smash was more recently adapted into an NBC TV series of the same name.

 

After leaving the Broadway show during the original run, Streisand reprised her role in the 1966 West End production at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The show was directed by Lawrence Kasha. Streisand dropped out of the show when she became pregnant and was replaced by Lisa Shane, wife of Peter Collinson (director of The Italian Job).

 

A film adaptation of the musical was released in 1968 starring Streisand alongside Omar Sharif. Streisand won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as well as the Golden Globe. It was the top grossing film of the year. Diana Ross & The Supremes recorded a cover album of songs from the show to tie-in with the release of the film.

 

On 23rd Sept 2002, a concert version of the show was performed for an Actors’ Fund benefit at the New Amsterdam Theatre. The performance included Whoopi Goldberg, Ricki Lake, Idina Menzel and The Rockettes. Director Joil Newman re-invented the musical in 2014, exchanging the female role of Fanny for a male role Funnie Brice. The new character was played by Julio Cesar Arturo Valverde Monje for the tour’s opening in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The show toured Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. The second part of the South America Tour began in October 2015.

 

The latest London production starring Sheridan Smith, opens at The Savoy Theatre in April 2016 following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

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