Ron Wisniski News

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Beth Malone, John Cudia and More in SOUTH PACIFIC at California Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22 - 27. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at SOUTH PACIFIC at California Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are currently running through July 27. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Music Circus' SOUTH PACIFIC Begins 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22 - 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Creighton, Kelly McCormick and More in MARY POPPINS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

In its Music Circus premiere, the Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, based on the books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is the second show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are July 8 - 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE Announces Nominations for 2013-2014 Season
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 16, 2014

A reception at 6:30 precedes the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30. All are welcome to attend the free event, which is fast becoming the theater-networking event in the state. (more...)

Goodspeed's Red Sox Edition of DAMN YANKEES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2014 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the home run hit Damn Yankees. Goodspeed brings a unique New England flavor to its production, setting it in 1955 Boston and pitting the storied Yanks against the beloved Boston Red Sox. This ace musical comedy runs now through June 21 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

David Beach, James Judy, Lora Lee Gayer & More to Star in Goodspeed's Red Sox Edition of DAMN YANKEES; Cast Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2014 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the home run hit Damn Yankees. Goodspeed brings a unique New England flavor to its production, setting it in 1955 Boston and pitting the storied Yanks against the beloved Boston Red Sox. This ace musical comedy will run from April 11 - June 21 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Damn Yankees will be sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. David F. Frankel and Bank of America. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Christiane Noll, Paul Nakauchi, Telly Leung and More in Highlights of THE KING AND I at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 08, 2013

The King and I, one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most treasured musicals, is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from August 6 - 11. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers, the show features the classic songs 'Shall We Dance?,' 'Getting to Know You' and 'Something Wonderful.' BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christiane Noll, Paul Nakauchi, Telly Leung and More in THE KING AND I at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

The King and I, one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most treasured musicals, is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from August 6 - 11. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers, the show features the classic songs 'Shall We Dance?,' 'Getting to Know You' and 'Something Wonderful.' BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Christiane Noll and Paul Nakauchi Star in THE KING AND I at Music Circus, Now thru 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

The King and I, one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most treasured musicals, is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from today, August 6 - 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christiane Noll, Paul Nakauchi and More in THE KING AND I at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

The King and I, one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most treasured musicals, is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from August 6 - 11. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers, the show features the classic songs 'Shall We Dance?,' 'Getting to Know You' and 'Something Wonderful.' BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Christiane Noll and Paul Nakauchi to Star in THE KING AND I at Music Circus, 8/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

The King and I, one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most treasured musicals, is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from August 6 - 11. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers, the show features the classic songs 'Shall We Dance?,' 'Getting to Know You' and 'Something Wonderful.' (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Plays Starlight Theatre, Now thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID will grace the Starlight stage, today, July 23-28. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's famous and timeless tale, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID is a family musical that features classic songs: 'Part of Your World,' 'Kiss the Girl,' and the Academy Award-winning 'Under the Sea.' (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Play Starlight Theatre, 7/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID will grace the Starlight stage, July 23-28. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's famous and timeless tale, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID is a family musical that features classic songs: "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl," and the Academy Award-winning "Under the Sea." (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens at Pittsburgh CLO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

Disney's The Little Mermaid will bring the beloved fairy tale to life onstage in its Pittsburgh premiere at the Benedum Center, tonight, July 9-21. Audiences of all ages are sure to fall in love with this underwater spectacular. Jessica Grove and Nick Adams star as Ariel and Prince Eric and are accompanied by a dazzling cast to make this enchanted 'Under the Sea' love story a hit. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Open at Pittsburgh CLO, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

Disney's The Little Mermaid will bring the beloved fairy tale to life onstage in its Pittsburgh premiere at the Benedum Center, July 9-21. Audiences of all ages are sure to fall in love with this underwater spectacular. Jessica Grove and Nick Adams star as Ariel and Prince Eric and are accompanied by a dazzling cast to make this enchanted 'Under the Sea' love story a hit. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Grove of Paper Mill's THE LITTLE MERMAID - Cicada Wars
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Grové - Jun 28, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse is in New Jersey close to a nature reserve and that means CIDADAS. The first time I heard them I thought it was someone's house alarm going off…and then I saw them…squashed along the entire path from the theatre to downtown Millburn. Then, while I was minding my own business., standing outside the stage door before the matinee on Thursday, enjoying a delicious chocolate croissant and iced coffee, I see an enormous, LIVING cicada making himself at home on my leg. I screamed….and I screamed…and then I screamed some more, until sweet Ron Wisniski helped me out and got the darn thing to release and go about its cicada day. (more...)

Phillip Boykin, Jennifer Hope Wills, Tom Hewitt and More Cast in Music Circus' 2013 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale has announced casting for the 63rd Music Circus season, including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes The Wizard of Oz, Show Boat, Sugar, The King and I and the Music Circus premiere of Chicago. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nick Adams, Jessica Grove & More Celebrate THE LITTLE MERMAID Opening!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 03, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Disney's The Little Mermaid, based on the classic animated film of the same title. The American premiere of this brand new production will feature a revamped script, additional songs, a new physical production and an entirely fresh interpretation of the piece. The show just opened last night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

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