Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

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Based on the novel by John R. Powers

Itís Catholic school in the 1950s, and Eddie Ryan is navigating his school years and beyond while dealing with puppy love, patron saints, and sex education. This coming-of-age musical has him questioning his faith while finding himself.


Girls' Night Out Held At Merry-Go-Round Playhouse 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2011

On Friday September 16th The Marvelous Wonderettes will host a fun-filled girls' night out at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park in Auburn, NY. (more...)

Sandra Karas Returns to Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in NUNSENSE, 10/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse has announced the return of Sandra Karas to the Playhouse stage in the role of Mother Superior in "Nunsense," the final production of the 2012 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival season. Karas, who serves as secretary and treasurer of the Actors' Equity Association, most recently appeared as Fraulein Schneider in "Cabaret" at the Playhouse in August. Karas resides in New York City, but was a resident of Manlius for many years. She has been seen in numerous productions at the Playhouse including Sister Lee in "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Vivian in "Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping" and Tottendale in "The Drowsy Chaperone." (more...)

Cabaret Singer Pat Whiteman Reprises MOOD at Show at Barre, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

After a successful debut at New York City's Metropolitan Room and back-to-back standing room only performances at LA's famed Gardenia Supperclub, Pat Whiteman reprises 'The Mood I'm In' on Sunday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. at Show at Barre. (more...)

Girls' Night Out Held At Merry-Go-Round Playhouse 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

On Friday September 16th The Marvelous Wonderettes will host a fun-filled girls' night out at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park in Auburn, NY. (more...)

Jason Graae Salutes Jerry Herman in PERFECT HERMANY, 10/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

Jason Graae, the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award winner and Broadway and cabaret star, will bring his acclaimed tribute to Jerry Herman, 'PERFECT HERMANY' to The Laurie Beechman Theatre in West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street, on October 18-25, 2011. Performances will be October 18, 18 and 24th at 7 PM and October 25 at 9:30 PM. There is a $20 cover and two drink minimum. Reservations (212) 695-6909. (more...)

Francis Jue and Justin Anthony Long Set for ALT's WHY IS EARTHA KITT TRYING TO KILL ME? Reading, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

American Lyric Theater presents the first public libretto reading for the 2013-2014 season as part of its popular series, The Living Libretto, at the National Opera Center on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013. Featuring guest actors from the Broadway and off-Broadway stage, each event is the culminating reading of an extensive libretto workshop conducted for new operas being written by ALT Resident Artists under the auspices of the company's Composer Librettist Development Program. (more...)

Sandra Karas Returns to Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in NUNSENSE, Now thru 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse has announced the return of Sandra Karas to the Playhouse stage in the role of Mother Superior in "Nunsense," the final production of the 2012 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival season. Karas, who serves as secretary and treasurer of the Actors' Equity Association, most recently appeared as Fraulein Schneider in "Cabaret" at the Playhouse in August. Karas resides in New York City, but was a resident of Manlius for many years. She has been seen in numerous productions at the Playhouse including Sister Lee in "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Vivian in "Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping" and Tottendale in "The Drowsy Chaperone." (more...)

Sandra Karas Returns to Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in NUNSENSE, 10/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse has announced the return of Sandra Karas to the Playhouse stage in the role of Mother Superior in "Nunsense," the final production of the 2012 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival season. Karas, who serves as secretary and treasurer of the Actors' Equity Association, most recently appeared as Fraulein Schneider in "Cabaret" at the Playhouse in August. Karas resides in New York City, but was a resident of Manlius for many years. She has been seen in numerous productions at the Playhouse including Sister Lee in "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Vivian in "Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping" and Tottendale in "The Drowsy Chaperone." (more...)

Jason Graae Salutes Jerry Herman in PERFECT HERMANY, 10/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

Jason Graae, the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award winner and Broadway and cabaret star, will bring his acclaimed tribute to Jerry Herman, 'PERFECT HERMANY' to The Laurie Beechman Theatre in West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street, on October 18-25, 2011. Performances will be October 18, 18 and 24th at 7 PM and October 25 at 9:30 PM. There is a $20 cover and two drink minimum. Reservations (212) 695-6909. (more...)

Francis Jue and Justin Anthony Long Set for ALT's WHY IS EARTHA KITT TRYING TO KILL ME? Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

American Lyric Theater presents the first public libretto reading for the 2013-2014 season as part of its popular series, The Living Libretto, at the National Opera Center today, October 16th, 2013. Featuring guest actors from the Broadway and off-Broadway stage, each event is the culminating reading of an extensive libretto workshop conducted for new operas being written by ALT Resident Artists under the auspices of the company's Composer Librettist Development Program. (more...)

Cabaret Singer Pat Whiteman Reprises MOOD at Show at Barre, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

After a successful debut at New York City's Metropolitan Room and back-to-back standing room only performances at LA's famed Gardenia Supperclub, Pat Whiteman reprises 'The Mood I'm In' on Sunday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. at Show at Barre. (more...)

Jeff Award-Winner David H. Bell to Direct 9 TO 5 at The Marriott Theatre, 8/14-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical comes to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, beginning August 14, opening August 21 and running through October 13. Based on the smash 1980 film, 9 to 5, The Musical is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. The musical features the blockbuster title song plus a jubilant Tony Award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, The Marriott Theatre production will be directed by 11 time Jeff Award-winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Feature Developmental Reading Series in October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), will present three offerings in its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series: Harold and Maude (today, October 11), Civil War Stories (October 15), and Leni Riefenstal is Going to Tell You the Truth (October 19). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY Book - The Neil Simon Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 8, 2013

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway on November 12 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Winter Garden Theatre! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/03/2013 for Memphis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/10/2013 for Memphis (more...)

Todd Lattimore Returns to Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

Just off from his Broadway engagement in La Cage Aux Folles, Auburn native Todd Lattimore joins an all-star cast, including Bruce Warren and Julie Cardia of last season's The Drowsy Chaperone and Kimberly Burns of Meet Me in St. Louis, in the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse production of Anything Goes. Bringing together this fantastic cast is Producing Artistic Director Ed Sayles, Choreographer Lori Leshner, and Musical Director Corinne Aquilina. (more...)

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Brings Home Three SALT Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Merry-Go-Round's production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE swept the 8th Annual SALT Awards Summer Production category with a win for Best Production; Best Actor, Bob Moss; and Best Actress Bethany Moore. (more...)

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Brings Home Three SALT Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Merry-Go-Round's production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE swept the 8th Annual SALT Awards Summer Production category with a win for Best Production; Best Actor, Bob Moss; and Best Actress Bethany Moore. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Kicks Off 2011 Season At Merry-Go-Round, 6/1 - 22
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Anything Goes will kick off the 2011 Merry-Go-Round season! One of the funniest musicals ever written, it is a classic in every sense of the word. A delightful trip across the Atlantic with a cast of crazy characters, five love stories and, oh yes, lots and lots of tap dancing (more...)

KISS ME, KATE Kicks Off Merry-Go-Round Playhouse's 2012 Season Tonight, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse has announced this year's show line-up with six productions filled with strong and saucy characters. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 5/26/2013
by BWW - May 26, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/26/2013 for Jacksonville (more...)

Cabaret Singer Pat Whiteman Makes NYC Debut 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2011

After enjoying back-to-back SRO performances at LA's famed Gardenia Supperclub with her latest show, Pat Whiteman makes her New York cabaret debut with 'The Mood I'm In' on Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 p.m. at New York's Metropolitan Room. (more...)

Luba Mason & Karen Kohler to Lead Robert Sickinger's NICHOLAS NICKLEBY at TNC, 4/17-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel with book by Robert Sickinger, music and lyrics by Alaric Jans. Performances will be staged Off-Broadway at the Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from April 17-May 5, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 6/09/2013
by BWW - Jun 9, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/09/2013 for Jacksonville (more...)

HAIRSPRAY! Opens at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse is pleased to present the regional professional premiere of Hairspray! The smash Broadway hit that was awarded eight Tony Awards, takes you to Baltimore in 1962 and tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair, a big heart, and a big passion to dance. (more...)

Jeff Award-Winner David H. Bell to Direct 9 TO 5 at The Marriott Theatre, 8/14-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical comes to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, beginning August 14, opening August 21 and running through October 13. Based on the smash 1980 film, 9 to 5, The Musical is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. The musical features the blockbuster title song plus a jubilant Tony Award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, The Marriott Theatre production will be directed by 11 time Jeff Award-winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY! Opens at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse is pleased to present the regional professional premiere of Hairspray! The smash Broadway hit that was awarded eight Tony Awards, takes you to Baltimore in 1962 and tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair, a big heart, and a big passion to dance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 6/23/2013
by BWW - Jun 23, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/23/2013 for Jacksonville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 6/02/2013
by BWW - Jun 2, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/02/2013 for Jacksonville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 6/16/2013
by BWW - Jun 16, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/16/2013 for Jacksonville (more...)

42ND STREET Opens at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse 7/27-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2011

The original song and dance fable of the Great White Way, 42nd Street, is tapping on to the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse stage running July 27th through August 17th. Lively, lavish and spectacular; it has everything audiences love about a Broadway musical. (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...)

MGR Announces Local Auditions for 2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2011

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse is pleased to announce audition dates for the highly anticipated upcoming 2011 summer season which includes Anything Goes, Hairspray, 42nd Street, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 25th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 25, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Doyle and Debbie and Patsy Cline, an opera company 'Oklahoma!,' 'The Hunchback Variations Opera,' 'A Catered Affair,' 'Beyond The Fringe,' a Candlelight reunion and more.... (more...)

Reunion Planned for Employees of Former Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

A gala reunion is being held for those who worked at America's first Dinner Theater, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6:30pm to 12:30am at the European Chalet, 5445 S. Harlem (two blocks from the site of the original theater). The $50 admission includes dinner, open bar from 6:30pm to 10:30pm and a commemorative gift. Candlelight founders William Pullinsi and Anthony D'Angelo will attend and make special remarks. (more...)

Hilary Maiberger and Darick Pead to Star in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Segerstrom Center, 1/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Orange County engagement of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 14 - 19, 2014. (more...)

Reunion Planned for Employees of Former Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2012

A gala reunion is being held for those who worked at America's first Dinner Theater, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6:30pm to 12:30am at the European Chalet, 5445 S. Harlem (two blocks from the site of the original theater). The $50 admission includes dinner, open bar from 6:30pm to 10:30pm and a commemorative gift. Candlelight founders William Pullinsi and Anthony D'Angelo will attend and make special remarks. (more...)

Orange County Performing Arts Center Pays Tribute to Cy Coleman, 12/9 - 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010

Four of musical theater's brightest talents offer behind-the-scenes tales and the magical music of a true legend in Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman. Beloved songs from Cy Coleman's award-winning shows including Sweet Charity, City of Angels and The Will Rogers Follies and songs such as 'Witchcraft' and 'The Best is Yet to Come' will be performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center December 9 - 12 in this heartfelt and personal tribute to the life and incredible work of this great American artist. The show features Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel, who collaborated with Coleman on City of Angels; Center favorite Jason Graae, whose special way around a song has taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, the Hollywood Bowl, Birdland and the Rainbow Room; Jenifer Lewis, who has starred in numerous Broadway productions as well as movies and television and the multi-talented Tami Tappan Damiano, who has appeared on stages all over the world. (more...)

Hilary Maiberger and Darick Pead to Star in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Segerstrom Center, 1/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Casting has been announced for the Orange County engagement of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 14 - 19, 2014. (more...)

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Announces 2012 Season, Opens May 30, 2012
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2011

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse has announced next year's show line-up with six productions filled with strong and saucy characters. (more...)

DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP? at MGR, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2011

Heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?follows a loveable gang of kids as they travel through that special place that was Catholic School in the early 1960's. Follow them as they go from first confession to first date, all under the watchful eyes of Father O'Reilly and the good Sisters. With a classic soundtrack and relatable characters, this story will touch students of all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Celebrates Opening Night at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical has come to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The production, which began performances on August 14 and opened on August 21, will run through October 13. Based on the smash 1980 film, 9 to 5, The Musical is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. The musical features the blockbuster title song plus a jubilant Tony Award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, The Marriott Theatre production will be directed by 11 time Jeff Award-winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP? at MGR, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2011

Heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?follows a loveable gang of kids as they travel through that special place that was Catholic School in the early 1960's. Follow them as they go from first confession to first date, all under the watchful eyes of Father O'Reilly and the good Sisters. With a classic soundtrack and relatable characters, this story will touch students of all ages. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 9 TO 5 Highlights, Now Playing at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2013

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical has come to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The productino, which began performances on August 14, has an opening night of August 21, and will run through October 13. Based on the smash 1980 film, 9 to 5, The Musical is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. The musical features the blockbuster title song plus a jubilant Tony Award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, The Marriott Theatre production will be directed by 11 time Jeff Award-winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

42ND STREET Closes at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2011

The original song and dance fable of the Great White Way, 42nd Street, is closing at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse August 17th. Lively, lavish and spectacular; it has everything audiences love about a Broadway musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: 9 TO 5 at Marriott Theatre, Now Playing Through 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical has come to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The productino, which began performances on August 14, has an opening night of August 21, and will run through October 13. Based on the smash 1980 film, 9 to 5, The Musical is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. The musical features the blockbuster title song plus a jubilant Tony Award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, The Marriott Theatre production will be directed by 11 time Jeff Award-winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jeff Award-Winner David H. Bell Directs 9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL at The Marriott Theatre, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical comes to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, beginning tonight, August 14, opening August 21 and running through October 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: WIZARD OF OZ, JERSEY BOYS and More at Segerstrom Center's 2013-14 Season Preview
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Segerstrom Center for the Arts held its 2013-14 season preview on August 12, 2013, featuring performances from THE WIZARD OF OZ, JERSEY BOYS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and more! Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Cabaret Singer Pat Whiteman Makes NYC Debut 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2011

After enjoying back-to-back SRO performances at LA's famed Gardenia Supperclub with her latest show, Pat Whiteman makes her New York cabaret debut with 'The Mood I'm In' on Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 p.m. at New York's Metropolitan Room. (more...)

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