The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), heads back to the 1970s with their fourth show and second MHT premiere of the 2017 season. Based off the film of the same name, Saturday Night Fever includes a book by Nan Knighton with music and lyrics by The Bee Gees.
Daniel Velasquez, a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, makes his MHT debut in the iconic role of Tony Manero (portrayed in the film by John Travolta). Kate Zulauf, who recently performed as Rapunzel at Tokyo Disney, is also making her MHT debut playing opposite Daniel as Stephanie Mangano.
Tony's gang, The Faces, will be played by Company Members Dan Macke, Sam Pickart (Billy in Anything Goes), Ross Flores and Alex Carr (Joseph in Joseph...Dreamcoat). Sophia Tzougros plays Annette, the sex-crazed pursuer of Tony, and Laura Michele Erle plays Pauline, the ex-girlfriend of one of The Faces.
Two MHT favorites return portraying the voice and the beat of the 2001 Odyssey Nigh Club. Aneesa Folds (last seen on the MHT stage in 2016 as Delores in Sister Act) will play Candy, and Gabe Belyeu (last seen as Lawrence in this year's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) will play Monty.
Erin Spears Ledford, another MHT favorite, (last seen in Sister Act as Mary Patrick) returns to play mother of the Manero household, Flo.
Artistic Director John Saunders directs for the second time this season. James Kinney, winner of the 2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Award for Best Choreography for Children of Eden at Casa Mañana, choreographs. James Kinney's choreography was last seen on the MHT stage last season in Chicago.
Rounding out the cast is Pat Wemitt, Quinn Corcoran, and Lauren as The Manero Family, Dakota Dutcher, Stephen C. Kallas, Bryce McAllister, Connor Hubbard, Megan Hasse, Katie Skawski, Catherine Skojec, Michelle Carter, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy and Steffany Pratt.
The show is under music direction of David Maglione. Kevin Gleason set designs, Angela Carstensen costume designs, Megan McQueeney designs the props, and Ethan Carleton sound designs.
Saturday Night Fever runs on Mac-Haydn's stage for three weeks, July 6 - 23.
Founded in 1969 by Lynne Haydn and Linda MacNish, The Mac-Haydn Theatre has been bringing artists from all around the country to the town of Chatham, NY (perfectly placed in between the Berkshires, the New York Capital, and the Catskill Region) each summer to produce classic and modern musicals in-the-round. For more information and tickets, please visit us at: www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at (518) 392-9292.