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Live the Broadway Dream with Playful Theatre Productions’
“A Chorus Line” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre April 27 – May 6

4/2/12


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The cast includes, from left to right:  Chris Kamps, Jenna Brooke Scanelli, Samuel Spare, Mari Sakuchi, John Bocanfusso, Nicole Farina-Machin , Colleen Skillman, Allwyn Baskin, Elissa Zavodnick, Stephanie Venanzi, Kyrus Keenan Westcott, Koren Zander, Heather Santos, Jaimie Geddes, Wesley Cappiello, Dominick Sannelli and Sasha Saco. Not pictured: Jason Mangano.  Photo by Kresimir Juraga.


West Windsor, N.J. – Local actors will put on a show of Broadway proportions when Playful Theatre Productions presents “A Chorus Line” at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre.  Dates and times for this musical sensation are Fridays, April 27 and May 4 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 28 and May 5 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on April 27.

“A Chorus Line” is the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make it happen.  Follow the lives of 17 dancers as they audition for a Broadway musical that could be the chance of a lifetime.  The show provides a poignant glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.  Join the cast as they pull the audience in with their opening number, “I Hope I Get It,” all the way through to the grand finale performance of “One” with a team of kick line dancers.

The original 1975 Broadway production of “A Chorus Line” was an unprecedented box office and critical hit, receiving 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It became the longest-running production in Broadway history until it was surpassed by “Cats” in 1997.  The show has enjoyed many successful revivals worldwide, including a Broadway revival in 2006.  With NBC’s recent hit series “Smash” following closely to the storyline of this original production, “A Chorus Line” becomes new and invigorating once again.


Members of this phenomenally talented cast include: Allwyn Baskin of Lambertville as Bobby; John Boccanfuso of Yardville as Greg; Wesley Cappiello of Hamilton as Mark; Isaac Dayley of Manhattan, NY, as Issac; Frank Ferrara of West Windsor as Zach; Nicole Farina-Machin of Robbinsville as Cassie; Jaimie Geddes of Marlton as Val; Ashley Hencken of Bordentown as Bernice; Christopher Kamps of Marlton as Don; Jason Mangano of Bellmawr as Al; Jaimie McMillin of Bordentown as Trisha; Chris Palmer of Mercerville as Roy; DeHaven Rogers of Trenton as Frank; Sasha Saco of Hamilton as Diana; Dominick Sannelli of Levittown, PA, as Paul; Heather Santos of Philadelphia, PA, as Kristine; Jenna Brooke Scannelli of Manalapan as Maggie; Jeff Scharf of Yardley, PA, as Butch; Kate Skelly of Hamilton as Lois; Colleen M. Skillman of West Windsor as Sheila; Mari Skoultchi of Skillman as Connie; Samuel Spare of Howell as Mike; Rachel Tovar of Plainsboro as Vicki; Stephanie Venanzi of Hamilton as Judy; Kyrus Keenan Westcott of Plainsboro as Richie; Koren Zander of Avenel, NY, as Larry; and Elissa Zavodnick of Newtown, PA, as Bebe Benzenheimer.

The show is directed by Frank Ferrara, with choreography by Dani Tucci-Juraga.  Vocal Director is Shannon Ferrara, and the orchestra is conducted by James Capes.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students and children.  Seating is limited so theatergoers are encouraged to buy their tickets soon!  Call the Kelsey Theatre box office at 609-570-3333, or order tickets online here.  Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater.

For a complete listing of adult and children's events for the remainder of the 2011-12 season, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

 

2011-12 Theatre Schedule
Kelsey Website
Audition Information
Summer 2012 Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops


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