Lyric Stage to Present Rodgers & Hart's TOO MANY GIRLS, 4/26-5/5

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Lyric Stage presents the premiere of the restored Rodgers & Hart musical gem TOO MANY GIRLS, April 26-May 5 in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall.

Immortalized as the film on which Lucille Ball met Desi Arnaz, TOO MANY GIRLS has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and a book by George Marion, Jr. The light-as-a-feather plotline finds four Ivy League football players hired by the wealthiest man in America to escort his daughter to Pottawatomie College. The girls far outnumber the boys on campus, which is sheer joy for the four "protectors." Complications arise when one of the boys falls for the heiress, thus violating the "anti-romantic" clause of his contract with her father.

Lyric Stage's production will feature the Lyric Stage orchestra playing Hans Spialek's original Broadway orchestrations and a youthful cast singing Hugh Martin's original vocal arrangements. The delightful Rodgers & Hart score includes "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "I Like to Recognize the Tune," "Give It Back to the Indians" and "You're Nearer."

TOO MANY GIRLS will be directed and choreographed by Ann Nieman with music direction by Lyric Stage Music Director Jay Dias. Scenic design is by Randel Wright with costumes by Drenda Lewis and lighting design by Julie Simmons. Sound design is by Bill Eickenloff.

The TOO MANY GIRLS cast includes Drew Aber, Mary McElree, John Campione, America Barcenas, Daron Cockerell, Michael Whitney, Tanner Hanley, James Williams, Jon Morehouse, Jonathan Bragg, Carlee Cagle, Maranda Harrison, Cathy Pritchett, Joseph Holt, Emily Ford, Colleen LeBleau, Greg Foster, Jessica Lemmons, Mallory Michaelann, Jessica Taylor, Lexie Showalter, Katie Moyes Williams, BrenDon Gallagher, David Ray, Dominic Pecikonis, Dustin Simington, Johnny Lee, Parker Fitzgerald, Peter DiCesare,Greg Foster and Zak Reynolds.

Performances are April 26, 27, May 2, 3 and 4 at 8:00 PM; and April 28 and May 5 at 2:30 PM. Tickets are available online at www.lyricstage.org or by calling the box office @ 972-252-2787.

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