FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY Makes NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, Now thru 12/30
59E59 Theaters welcomes Front Page Productions with FLIPSIDE: THE Patti Page STORY, written and directed by Greg White, and featuring 28 of Patti Page's hit songs. FLIPSIDE: THE Patti Page STORY begins performances tonight, December 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30. Press Opening is Friday, December 21 at 8 PM.
Please note there is no performance on Tuesday, December 25. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:00 PM; Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $60 ($42 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
With a staggering 111 hits on the Billboard charts, and more than 100 million records sold, the "Singing Rage" Miss Patti Page is one of the most iconic female recording artists in history. Written from interviews with Miss Page, FLIPSIDE: THE Patti Page STORY is the story of her meteoric rise to stardom. Featuring 28 of Miss Page's hit songs, including Tennessee Waltz, (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window, and Mockingbird Hill, FLIPSIDE is a sparkling musical celebration of this legendary singer.
FLIPSIDE premiered in Miss Patti Page's home state of Oklahoma, the Broadway Tonight series at the University of Central Oklahoma. It toured to DC for the Kennedy Center Theater Festival, winning a slew of awards, including Outstanding Production of a Musical.
The cast of FLIPSIDE: THE Patti Page STORY features Haley Jane Pierce, Lindsie VanWinkle, Willy Welch, Justin Larman, Jenny Rottmayer and Kassie Carroll.
Conductor and music director Sandra Thompson leads an eight-piece orchestra on stage. The design team includes Matt Avra (scenic design); Art Whaley (lighting design), Corey Martin (costume design); Sun Hee Kil (sound design). The choreographer is Shannon Hurleigh. The musical arrangements are by Zac Lee, with vocal arrangements by Melissa Griffith. The Production Stage Manager is Ben Whaley.
Greg White (playwright/director) is an artist, actor, director, playwright, producer, as well as the Director of Music Theatre at the University of Central Oklahoma. He also serves as Executive Director for the Broadway Tonight series where he has worked with such Broadway greats as Olympia Dukakis, Tommy Tune, Jodi Benson, Andrea McArdle, among many others. As an actor, Greg appeared in the Broadway National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair (as Harry) with John Davidson, the Original New York Cast of Nunsense A-men! (as Amnesia) directed by author/creator Dan Goggin, the Broadway National Tour of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (as Miles Gloriosus) starring Rip Taylor, Hello, Dolly! (as Cornelius) with Sally Struthers, Oklahoma! (as Will Parker) featuring Broadway greats Terrence Mann and Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley, Forever Plaid (as Frankie), the Original Cast of It's a Wonderful Life! (as George Bailey), The Wizard of Oz (as the Scarecrow), among many others. As a director, Greg has worked throughout the United States directing Sunset Boulevard, Dirty Blonde, Sweet Smell of Success, Summer of '42, Steel Pier, State Fair, Jane Eyre, Forever Plaid, Nunsense A-Men!, She Loves Me, The Spitfire Grill, and A New Brain, among others. As a playwright, Greg has written and appeared in a one-man show, Stewart & Son (as Jimmy Stewart). His original work Flipside: The Patti Page Story (based on interviews with Miss Page) recently received 18 National Kennedy Center Honors (including "Best Musical"). Other works include Boardwalk (Kennedy Center Award winner), Counterfeit, Man in the Moon, and a new piece about Oklahoma singer Kay Starr. An alumnus of Central Music Theatre, Greg holds a PhD in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University with a focus in Acting/Directing & Playwriting. He is the founding Executive Director of Front Page Productions.