Ivoryton Playhouse to Present FINGERS & TOES, 6/4-22
A 1930's tap dance spectacular that burst on to the New York Stage in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Fingers & Toes opens the summer season at the Ivoryton Playhouse. A brand new work from Logan Medland, this mighty, mini musical combines snappy dialogue, catchy tunes and some of the fanciest dancing you'll see this year - high-energy tap routines that evoke the magic of the Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers era. A deliriously delightful and genuinely funny love-letter to the old-fashioned backstage musical.
Tap dancer Dustin "Toes" MacGrath, and pianist Tristan "Fingers" St. Claire have managed to talk a major Broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love.
But there's a problem or two: first of all they haven't written it yet, secondly they don't have a girl, and sadly, they have no idea whatsoever about love. The hyper romantic Fingers is still in the throes of a tragic break up which has left him creatively blocked, the smooth womanizer Toes has never allowed himself to feel any emotion lasting longer than a week or so. They enlist the brilliantly talented Molly Molloy to co-star and immediately sparks begin to fly both creatively and romantically.
Starring Rick Faugno, whose career has included such memorable shows as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fosse, Wonderful Town, and Conversations with My Father on Broadway, as well as national tours of The Boy Friend, directed by Julie Andrews and Jersey Boys, in the critically acclaimed role of Frankie Valli. In 2009, Faugno was named 'Best Singer in Las Vegas' by Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Rick will be joined by his beautiful wife, Joyce Chittick, whose Broadway credits include Sweet Charity, The Pajama Game and, most recently, Anything Goes; and indy musician Aaron Berk as pianist "Fingers" St. Claire.
Fingers & Toes opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on June 4 and runs through June 22. Directed by Robert Moss, esteemed NY director and founder of Playwrights Horizons, choreographed by David Wanstreet and musical directed by Logan Medland; the set is designed by Dan Nischan, lights by Marcus Abbott and costumes by Kari Crowther.
Fingers & Toes opens in Ivoryton on June 4th and runs through June 22nd. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $42 for adults, $37 for seniors, $20 for students and $15 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information. Thursday evening tickets are half price at the door after 6pm. ) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.