SecondStory Rep to Present KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, 3/28-4/13
SecondStory Repertory will present Kander and Ebb's rarely produced masterpiece, Kiss of the Spider Woman, a sensual musical set all at once in the brutal reality of a Latin American prison, and in the airily glamorous world of the silver screen that plays endlessly in the mind of long-time prison inmate, Luis Alberto Molina. With a book by Terrence McNally, and based on the Manuel Puig novel 'El Beso de la Mujer Araña', Kiss of the Spider Woman won the 1993 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score. Running March 28 through April 13, 2014, Kiss of the Spider Woman is directed by Billie Wildrick who recently returned to Seattle after her Broadway debut in Kathy Lee Gifford's Scandalous.
Molina, a window-dresser serving an eight year sentence for "corrupting a minor," lives in a delicately spun cinematic fantasy world starring his favorite actress, the beautiful Aurora. But his world is upset when freshly tortured Marxist revolutionary, Valentin, is thrown into his cell. In a gorgeous and intricate book by Terrance McNally, the two unlikely cell mates fight for common ground. Full of throbbing ballads and hot production numbers by John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago) The Kiss of the Spider Woman explores our humanity pressed against the wall of animal survival. And the Spider Woman, whose kiss means death, crawls in and out of both worlds.
"SecondStory is elated to have an artist of Billie's caliber at the helm of this production," stated Mark Chenovick, SSR Executive Artistic Director. "Not only a wonderful performer onstage, Billie is an extremely well-rounded artist, director, and producer. We are very excited about working with her and everything she brings to the production." Ms. Wildrick joins music director Brandon Peck, choreographer Matthew Lawrence, assistant director Molli Corcoran, light designer Alyssa Milione, costumers John Allbritton and Carmen Rodriguez, and resident sound and set designer The Squolf to round out the production team. Onstage, Kiss of the Spider Woman features Sari Breznau as Aurora, Ryan McCabe as Molina, Justin Carrell as Valentin, Julia Beers as Marta, Carol Richmond as Molina's Mother, Brad Cook as the Warden, and Bo Mellinger as Gabriel. The ensemble boasts the talents of; Tony Pallozzi, Jordan Jackson, Melissa Slaughter, Tobias McCurry, Taylor Richmond and Tristan Carruthers, as well as Alana Peters, Christine Riippi, Natalie Moe, and Rebekah Witt as the sexy, predatory Aranas.
Tickets: $27 adults/$22 students/seniors/educators/military
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