N.J. -- Song, dance and silliness abound as a cast of talented young
actors play all the roles in the Kelsey Players' adaptation of "Bugsy
Malone Jr." This wild, wacky spoof on 1920s gangster films
comes to Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre on Friday,
January 29 at 7 p.m., Saturday, January 30 at 2 and 4 p.m. and Sunday,
January 31 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Featuring a catchy score by Paul Williams, the composer of The
Muppet Movie, the musical recalls Prohibition-era Chicago. It's
the story of club owner Fat Sam and his rivalry with "business
associate" Dandy Dan. Enter former boxer Bugsy Malone, a killer
with the ladies and a definite asset to Fat Sam's operation. The
plot thickens as Sam's girlfriend, Tallulah, sets her sights on
Bugsy, while he has designs on showgirl Blousey Brown. The action
culminates in a silly string battle that promises messy fun for
The cast includes
Alec Cenci as Ritzy, Greylin Bennett as Angelo, Sarah Caldwell as
Tallulah, Tim Cianfano as Fat Sam, Madelyn Curtin as Loretta, Michelle
Foster as Blousey, John Glace as Knuckles, Ella Lafontant as Louella,
Zach Manno as Bugsy, Selena Qureshi as Lena, Maddie Schmidt as Roxy,
J. Scott as Fizzy, Robin Slothower as Tillie and Stephen Szemis
as Dandy Dan.
the ensemble are: William Burke of Lawrence, Cindy George of Robbinsville,
Jovan Kindred of Burlington, Katrina Meni of West Windsor, Michael
Mitgang of WestWindsor, Skeyler Paparteys of Crosswicks, Samantha
Phillips and Ulyana Volodin of West Windsor.
$8 for children and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. 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. For a complete listing of adult and children's
events for the season, visit the Kelsey
website or call the box office for a brochure.
For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:
center, and the ladies, clockwise from lower left, Madelyn Curtin,
Cindy George, Ulyana Volodin, and Sarah Caldwell.
Dan Stephen Szemis, center, and gang members,
from left, Michael Mitgang, Maddie Schmidt,
Skeyler Paparteys, and Katrina Meni.