STAGE TUBE: Backstage at North Shore's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER with SCHOOL'D Host Matthew Rodin
Get out your "Boogie Shoes" as Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a New England Regional Theatre Premiere that will leave you with "Night Fever!" SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is one high-energy musical featuring all the music from the film, the disco dancing that defined a decade, and those classic '70s fashions that may be better left forgotten! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical begins tomorrow, August 11, and the company has been hard at work in rehearsals. BroadwayWorld SCHOOL'D host Matthew Rodin is part of the cast, and you can check out the first two episodes of his rehearsal vlog below!
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is musical adaptation of the '70s classic film based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" and Norman Wexler's 1977 film. The story of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing features music by the Bee Gees. Songs. Songs include "Stayin' Alive," "Boogie Shoes," "Disco Inferno," "If I Can't Have You," "Night Fever," "You Should Be Dancing," and "How Deep Is Your Love."
The cast of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical will be led by Sam Wolf playing the iconic 1977 film role of Tony Manero made famous by John Travolta. The show also features Tessa Grady (Stephanie Mangano), James LaRosa(Gus), Pat McRoberts (Monty), Joe Moeller (Double J), Matthew Rodin (Bobby C), Haley Swindal (Candy), Cary Tedder (Joey, u/s Tony), and Kirstin Tucker (Annette).
The 23 member cast also includes Andres Acosta (Gabriel), Sissy Bell (Doreen), Christopher DeAngelis (Mr. Fusco, Jay), Jovan Dansberry, Ray DeMattis (Frank Manero), Briana Fallon (Connie), Tripp Hampton, Scarlett Keene-Connole, Michelle Marmolejo, NaTonia Monet, Bronson Norris Murphy (Frank Jr.), Ellen Peterson (Flo Manero),Gabriella Sorrentino, and Audrey Tesserot (Pauline).
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical will be directed by Richard Stafford and choreographed by Nick Kenkel. The creative team also includes Milton Granger (Music Direction), Michael P. Kramer (Scenic Design), Paula Peasley-Ninestein (Costume Designer), Kirk Bookman (Lighting Design), Leon Rothenberg (Sound Design), Gerard Kelly (Wig Design), John Godbout (Production Stage Manager), Rachel Policare (Assistant Stage Manager), Joseph Mohan (Assistant Music Director), and Binder Casting (Casting). SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is produced for North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (Owner/Producer), Kevin P. Hill (Artistic Director), and Tom Amos (Associate Producer).
For tickets and more information, visit www.nsmt.org, or go to the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.