Players Serve Up Delicious Comedy,
"The Baker's Wife," at Kelsey Theatre Jan. 5-14
What is a French
village without its bread? Apparently, it's a crisis! Join the Pennington
Players for "The Baker's Wife" at MCCC's Kelsey
Theatre. Dates and show times for this charming musical are: Fridays
and Saturdays, Jan. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Jan.
7and 14 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on Mercer's
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. An opening night reception
will follow the performance on Jan. 5 to give the audience a chance
to meet the cast and crew.
by Stephen Schwartz and Joseph Stein from the French film "La
Femme de Boulanger" by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, this delightful
tale focuses on a village that has lost its baker. The arrival of
Aimable, the talented new baker, and his lovely young wife Genevieve
is accompanied by much joy and celebration. But the celebration
is cut short when Genevieve is wooed away by a young handyman. The
distraught baker falls apart, along with his bread-making abilities.
The villagers must put aside their petty squabbles and come up with
a plan to lure back Aimable's wife if they want their daily bread!
"Baker and his Wife" are Deena Toni Frankel (with rolling
pin) and Tom Bessellieu. Among the colorful townspeople are, background
left to right: Kristina Mancini, Michael Schiumo, Lynn Baskin, and
in "The Baker's Wife" are: Tom Bessellieu as Aimable, Deena
Toni Frankel as Genevieve, James Petro as Dominique, Carrie Rupnow-Kidd
as Denise, Fred Bartlett as Doumergue, Lynn Baskin as Pierre, Jay Harris
as Barnaby, Marc Flicker as Antoine, Fred Gropper as Claude, Wayne Irons
as M. Le Martine, Kristin Keenan as Therese, Sarah Krauss as Simone, Kristina
Mancini as Inez, Rachel Messler as Nicole, Kevin Palardy as M. Le Cure,
Elizabeth Rzasa as Hortense, Michael Schiumo as M. Le Marquis, and Ben
Walker as Phillipe. The show is directed by Frank Ferrara and produced
by Jenn Gregg, with musical direction by Shannon Ferrara and choreography
by Nicole Farina.
are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children.
Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased
online or by calling
the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible
and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing
of adult and children's events, visit the
Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.
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