Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre's GEORGE M
GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American Musical Theater who gave us such songs asYankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway. The show follows him over a 60-year period period from the late 1880s until 1937. The story begins with his childhood in Rhode Island on the vaudeville circuit with his parents and sister as "The Four Cohans," continuing to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.
In the WBT production, John Scherer, as George M. Cohan, is joined by a terrific cast including the "Four Cohans": Jim Walton as George's father, Jerry, Melodie Wolford of Putnam Valley as George's mom, Nellie and Amanda Trusty as his sister, Josie. George's first wife, Ethel, is played by Laura Schutter and Jeanette Minson is Agnes, who becomes George's second wife. Katharine Heaton is Fay Templeton, Gary Lynch plays Sam Harris, Carol Schuberg plays Ma Templeton/Grimaldi.
The Ensemble includes Erin Burniston, Robb Gibbs, Leah Landau, Glenn Giron, Drew King, Jonathan Stahl, Alec Varcas, Karen Webb andHarrison native, Colin Pritchard. Victoria Dennis of Mt. Kisco, NY and Gabriella Palminteri of Bedford, NY will alternate as The Little girl.
The production is Directed and Choreographed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford, who had been at the helm for several WBT productions including Hairspray, Beauty & The Beast, Gypsy and Singin’ In The Rain. The Musical Director is Leo Carusone, the Associate Director/Choreographer is Jonathan Stahl, Set Design is by John Farrell, Set Coordinator is Steve Loftus, Lighting Design by AndrewGmoser, Sound Design by Jonathan Hatton and Costume design by Leon Dobkowski. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas and the Assistant Stage Manager is Ron Rogell, Properties are by Grumpy’s Props.
Ticket Prices: Dinner & Show range between $52.00 and $75.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performance chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the Website: www.BroadwayTheatreBlog.com.
GEORGE M Cast