STAGE TUBE: Finally Fanny! Shoshana Bean Previews 'Don't Rain on My Parade' from NSMT's FUNNY GIRL

By: May. 27, 2016
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... Flashback to last Friday's music rehearsal. #dontrainonit #finallyFANNY!!!

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Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will soon stage a sparkling new production of FUNNY GIRL, starring Broadway's Shoshana Bean in the lead role of Fanny Brice. FUNNY GIRL starts performances on Tuesday, June 7 and plays through Sunday, June 19, 2016. The cast is currently in rehearsals, and Bean just released a preview of her take on the show's classic 'Don't Rain on My Parade' - check it out below!

Funny Girl is the hit Broadway musical that tells the story of Fanny Brice's rise from the stages of Vaudeville to become a world-renowned Ziegfeld star. But while she was cheered onstage as a great comedian, she has a more troubled private life. The musical, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and a book by Isobel Lennart, propelled Barbra Streisand to superstardom and features the songs; People, Don't Rain on My Parade and I'm the Greatest Star.

Joining Bean will be Bradley Dean (Nick Arnstein), Susan Cella (Mrs. Brice), Rick Faugno (Eddie Ryan), Brittney Morello (Emma, u/s Fanny Brice), Sandy Rosenberg (Mrs Strakosh, u/s Mrs. Brice), and James Van Treuren (Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.)

The cast of FUNNY GIRL also includes Purdie Bauman, Courtney Brady, J.D. Daw, Brandon Haagenson, Kimber Hampton, Brooke Lacy, Kathleen LaMagna, Con O'Shea-Creal, Ellen Peterson, Emily Jeanne Phillips, Robbie Smith, Richard Vida, and David Visini

FUNNY GIRL will be directed and choreographed by James Brennan. The creative team also includes Mark Hartman (Music Direction), Stephen Dobay (Scenic Design), Mark Nagle (Costume Coordination), Jack Mehler (Lighting Design), Charles Coes (Sound Design), Natalie Lynch (Production Stage Manager), Zachary Tucker (Assistant Stage Manager), Austin Davey (Assistant Music Direction) and Binder Casting (Casting). FUNNY GIRL is produced for North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (Owner/Producer), Kevin P. Hill (Producing Artistic Director), and Tom Amos (Associate Producer).