CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE COUNTRY MUSIC JUKEBOX MUSICAL HONKY TONK ANGELS

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE COUNTRY MUSIC JUKEBOX MUSICAL HONKY TONK ANGELS

ARROW ROCK, MO – Casting is now complete for the foot-stompin’ musical Honky Tonk Angels. This performance, playing from September 19 – September 30, will be directed by DAVID HEMSLEY CALDWELL, returning to the Lyceum for his 20th production, and musically directed by SAM CLEIN. The production features SHARON MALANE as Darlene, ERIN MCCRACKEN as Angela, and SHELBY RINGDAHL as Sue Ellen.

Featuring the hits “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” ”Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Stand By Your Man,” and many more, Honky Tonk Angels is the story of three Southern women who leave largely unfulfilling lives behind to travel to Nashville in the hopes of living their dreams. When they meet by chance on the same bus to the country music capital they quickly decide to form their own singing group, The Honky Tonk Angels, and take the town by storm.

SHARON MALANE returns to the Lyceum, after playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast last season, to play Darlene, a coal miner’s daughter. Previous credits at The Lyceum include Denise in Sanders’ Family Christmas and Smoke on the Mountain, Hello Dolly (Minnie Fay), Hairspray (Penny), and Annie (Boylan sister). Other regional credits include Grease (Sandy), Legally Blonde (Chutney), Joseph…Dreamcoat (u/s Narrator), My Fair Lady and South Pacific (Lt.J.G.Yeager) at STONC, as well as Leaving Iowa (Sis), Oystertown, and Vintage Hitchcock at the Dixie Theater. She was also in the National Tour of Hairspray playing Penny. Making her Lyceum debut, ERIN MCCRACKEN plays Angela, a married woman with unfulfilled dreams.  Erin has performed in New York City and across the country in musicals, cabarets, concert venues and recently performed with Disney Cruise Lines. Her recent portrayal of Patsy Cline in Always…Patsy Cline won her rave reviews and a Broadway World nomination for best actress in a musical. SHELBY RINGDAHL returns to the Lyceum, after appearing in Beehive last season, to play Sue Ellen, a “career woman”. Shelby is a Missouri native turned New Yorker.  Tours: Disenchanted (Snow White), West End’s ABBA MANIA (Agnetha). Off Broadway: Oh Kay! (Constance Appleton). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (MUNY, Ensemble), Heathers (Ensemble/ Heather Chandler US), Polkadots (Ms. Square), Catch Me If You Can (Cheryl Ann/ Ensemble). Concert Soloist with Jason Robert Brown, Susan Egan, Jodi Benson, The Fort Worth Symphony, 54 Below, and Cincinnati Pops.

Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Scenic Designer RYAN J. ZIRNGIBL. Mr. Zirngibl has designed many productions at The Lyceum including Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, Around the World in 80 Days, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. Resident Costume Designer GARTH DUNBAR returns after 11 previous seasons at The Lyceum where his many designs include Into the Woods, Hairspray, The Fantasticks, and Little Women the Musical.  Resident Lighting Designer RANDY B. WINDER has designed over 100 Lyceum productions including Cats, A Christmas Carol, Les Misérables, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Fantasticks. RYAN MATHEW HALL is the Sound Designer, IVAN DARIO CANO returns for his third year and is the Production Stage Manager.

Single tickets for Honky Tonk Angels are priced at $39.00 for adults. Senior, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Performances are September 19 – September 30, 2018, Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets: www.lyceumtheatre.org, (660) 837-3311 x1, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 58 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE MISSOURI PROFESSIONAL PREMIERE OF KEN LUDWIG’S A COMEDY OF TENORS, A SEQUEL TO LEND ME A TENOR

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE MISSOURI PROFESSIONAL PREMIERE OF KEN LUDWIG’S A COMEDY OF TENORS, A SEQUEL TO LEND ME A TENOR

Arrow Rock, MO – Casting is now complete for the Missouri Professional Premiere of the fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors, playing from September 1 – September 9. A Comedy of Tenors will be directed by HARRY BOUVY (The Lyceum’s 1776 and A Christmas Carol, 2016).

A Comedy of Tenors is Ken Ludwig’s hilarious sequel to his Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-winning farce Lend Me a Tenor which last appeared on the Lyceum’s stage in 2014. One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century—as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maira from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.

Making his Lyceum debut, JOHN TREACY EGAN plays the dual roles of Tito Morelli, one of Italy’s most famous opera singers, and Beppo, a hotel bellhop. Egan’s Broadway credits include My Fair Lady, Casa Valentina, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sister Act, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde, Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway credits include Clinton, Disaster, When Pigs Fly!, and Batboy. TV/Film: Gotham, Younger, The Good Wife, The Knick, Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, 30 Rock, Cupid, Law & Order, Last Night, and The Producers. Also making her Lyceum debut, KATHY VOYTKO plays Maria, Tito’s fiery Italian wife. Broadway credits include Tuck Everlasting, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, Oklahoma!, Nine, The Frogs, The Pirate Queen, and Next To Normal. She played Eva on the 25th anniversary tour of Evita, and Christine on the North American tour of The Phantom Of The Opera.

JAY RUSSELL returns to the Lyceum to play Saunders, the high-strung American producer. Broadway credits include End of the Rainbow, The Play What I Wrote. National Touring credits include Wicked (Dr. Dillamond), Beauty & the Beast (Lumiere). Off-Broadway credits include Our Town, Travels with my Aunt, The Normal Heart, Around the World in 80 Days. TV/Film: Gotham, Ugly Betty, Seven Seconds, Boardwalk Empire, Louie, Sopranos, Law & Order(s), Morning Glory, In Lieu of Flowers, Ride. Russell has been seen at the Lyceum in Rumors, Spider’s Web, Bye Bye

Birdie. SEAN BELL makes his Lyceum debut by playing Max, a rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders. Sean has performed in numerous theatrical productions in NYC and across the country, most recently at Bucks County Playhouse and The Kennedy Center. On television he has appeared in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire as well as Amazon’s Z and Red Oaks.

Returning to the Lyceum, HANNAH JANE MCMURRAY plays Racon, Tito’s ex-lover. Her recent credits include the National Tours of Dirty Dancing and Peter Pan 360. NY/Regional credits include Halcyon Days (Dir. Alex Dinelaris), Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Boomerang), Death for Five VoicesThe Hidden Sky (Prospect Theater), Love is Dead! (Locked in the Attic), My Way… (Smithtown PAC), The Miser (Piper Theater), and Les Miserables (Weston Playhouse). At the Lyceum McMurray was seen in 1776 and Murder on the Nile. Making her Lyceum debut, MOLLY MCCASKILL plays Mimi, the daughter of Tito and Maria. A recent graduate or Webster University in St. Louis her regional credits include Gloria in Will Mr. Merriwether Return From Memphis? (Tennessee Williams Festival), Marie Leroux in Is He Dead? (Saint Louis Shakespeare), and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (Austin Summerstock).  Also making his Lyceum debut, CONNOR ANTICO plays Carlo, a young opera impresario who is in love with Mimi. Connor is a recent Pace University Musical Theater graduate (BFA 2018). Credits include Evangeline, A Curious Journey; Tunny in American Idiot, Trigorin in The Seagull (Pace University). TV/Film: Greater: The Brandon Burlsworth Story; Shades of Blue (NBC); Amy Schumer’s Girl You Need No Makeup, boyband video (Comedy Central).

Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Scenic Designer RYAN J. ZIRNGIBL. Mr. Zirngibl has designed many productions at The Lyceum including Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, Around the World in 80 Days, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. Resident Lighting Designer RANDY B. WINDER has designed over 100 Lyceum productions including Cats, A Christmas Carol, Les Misérables, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Fantasticks. KERRI PACKARD is the Costume Designer, CORBIN WHITE is the Sound Designer, IVAN DARIO CANO returns for his third year and is the Production Stage Manager, and LINDSAY KIPNIS is the Assistant Stage manager.

Single tickets for A Comedy of Tenors are priced at $39.00 for adults. Senior, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Performances are September 1 – September 9, 2018, Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets: www.lyceumtheatre.org, (660) 837-3311 x1, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 58 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE LYCEUM PREMIERE OF SOUVENIR – A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE LYCEUM PREMIERE OF SOUVENIR – A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

Arrow Rock, MO – Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the charming and hilarious comedy Souvenir, playing from August 18 – August 26. Souvenir will be directed by BRUCE LONGWORTH (At the Lyceum: The Immigrant, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Miracle Worker, Arsenic and Old Lace and The Importance of Being Earnest). The production features APRIL WOODALL as Florence Foster Jenkins, and PAUL HELM as her hapless accompanist, Cosmé McMoon.

Souvenir tells the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite who became famous for trying to be an opera star, but Jenkins was blissfully unaware that she was completely tone deaf. Her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon, the narrator of the play, needs money, and thus he is willing to play for a woman who cannot sing to save her life. Both touching and hilarious, Souvenir takes the audience into Florence’s world, finding there the beauty she’d heard in her head all along.

APRIL WOODALL returns to the Lyceum to play Florence Foster Jenkins. At the Lyceum, April has been seen in Mary Poppins, Into the Woods, Big, Little Women, Tom Sawyer, The Sound of Music, Arsenic and Old Lace, Damn Yankees, and A Christmas Carol for the past two seasons.  Other regional credits include: Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre, American Theatre Group, Mill Mountain Theater, Little Theatre on the Square, Gateway Playhouse, and Bristol Riverside Theatre. April first performed Florence Foster Jenkins in “Souvenir” at the Cortland Repertory Theatre in 2011, then at the Center City Theatre Works in 2012, and again at Montgomery Theatre in 2014. She has appeared as a commentator in the 2016 documentary of Florence’s life, “The Florence Foster Jenkins’ Story”, and has received two Best Actress nominations for her performances of Florence: one from the SALT Awards, and another from the Barrymore Awards.

Making his Lyceum debut, PAUL HELM plays Cosmé McMoon. Paul has performed, directed and music directed with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, Auburn Public Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Fireside Dinner Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theater, Skylight Music Theatre, American Folklore Theatre, Gallery Players, Florentine Opera Company, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Young Actors Guild, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, BucknellUniversity, Marquette University, and the UW-Platteville Heartland Festival. Paul was also a vocalist for Disney on Classic, a three-month symphony concert tour of Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Scenic Designer RYAN J. ZIRNGIBL. Mr. Zirngibl has designed many productions at The Lyceum including Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, Around the World in 80 Days, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. Costume Designer RACHEL WAHL has worked as the assistant costume shop manager and Youth Tour Designer (The Paperbag Princess) at the Merry Go Round Playhouse. Resident Lighting Designer RANDY B. WINDER has designed over 100 Lyceum productions including Cats, A Christmas Carol, Les Misérables, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Fantasticks. CORBIN WHITE is the Sound Designer, TONY DEARING returns for his 26th year as Production Stage Manager and IVAN DARIO CANO returns for his third year as Assistant Stage Manager.

Single tickets for Souvenir are priced at $39.00 for adults. Senior, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Performances are August 18 – August 26, 2018, Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets: www.lyceumtheatre.org, (660) 837-3311 x1, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 58 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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