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Photo Flash: Aurora Theater Co Presents A CATERED AFFAIR


In 2008, A Catered Affair was performed on Broadway by an all-star cast for 116 performances. This funny, poignant and oh-so-human tale of love and marriage begins its magnificent journey into regional theatre with its post-Broadway debut on March 4th at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

Set in the Bronx in 1953, A Catered Affair chronicles a blue-collar family, the Hurleys, who must decide whether to spend their life savings on a taxicab business or on the wedding of their only daughter, Janey. Based on Paddy Chayefsky's original teleplay and the Turner Entertainment film that was written by Gore Vidal, A Catered Affair was adapted for the stage by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstien with music and lyrics by John Bucchino. This hit musical was nominated for 3 Tony awards and 12 Drama Desk awards. Mr. Bucchino joins the cast on opening night for a post-show discussion and reception hosted by Dominick's restaurant. It will be a rare treat for local audiences to have the chance to rub elbows with a Broadway composer. A Catered Affair is sponsored by Allgood Pest Solutions.

Aurora Theatre has assembled its own all-star cast for the show with Anthony Rodriguez (Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director), as father of the bride Tom Hurley. Ingrid Cole, best known to Atlanta audiences from the long running hit Menopause the Musical, will make her Aurora debut as Aggie, the mother of the bride. Uncle Winston will be portrayed by Glenn Rainey (7 years on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast) who most recently delighted Aurora Theatre audiences as the lovable gangster in Kiss Me, Kate. Also joining the cast are Laura Floyd (Smoke on the Mountain - Theatre in the Square; Beyond the Rainbow - Georgia Ensemble Theatre) and Jeremy Wood (National Tour of Ring of Fire, Grease). They will be under the direction of Freddie Ashley (Artistic Director Actor's Express) who directed Camelot, Aurora's inaugural show in their new venue. Mr. Ashley will be reunited with his Camelot collaborators; musical director Ann-Carol Pence (Aurora Theatre Associate Producer) and choreographer Ricardo Aponte (Kiss Me, Kate, Christmas Canteen).

Producer Quote

"There are many beautiful shows that are destined to have a very successful life at the regional level. A Catered Affair is the powerful story about really good people and that is not always the type of show that speaks to the cynicism of New York audiences," said Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence. "A Catered Affair charts the course for the next decade of Aurora programming. We have a commitment to bringing new musicals to life."

Cast & Crew

Ingrid Cole* Aggie
Anthony Rodriguez Tom
Glenn Rainey* Winston
Laura Floyd Janey
Jeremy Wood Ralph
Randall Taylor Mr. Halloran / Cab Driver
Nita Hardy Pasha / Mrs. Halloran
Kenya Hamilton Myra / Dress Salesman
Christy Baggett Dolores / The Caterer
Rachel White Alice / Army Sargeant

Freddie Ashley Director
Ann-Carol Pence Music Director
Ricardo Aponte Choreographer
Katie Pelkey Stage Manager
Christopher Bartelski Sound Design
Jessica Coale Lighting Design
Joanna Schmink Costume Design
Corrie Haislip Props Design
Phillip Male Set Design
Britt Hultgren Ramroop Production Manager
James Helms Technical Director

March 4 -28
Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8:00PM and Saturday & Sunday at 2:30PM
Tickets $16 - $30

Preview Performance, Tuesday March 2 at 8:00PM
Free ticket for Wedding Industry Businesspeople (with business card)
$5 with Gwinnett County Schools, Student, Faculty & Staff
$10 All Others

Wednesdays Discount Matinee, March 24 at 10:00 AM
Tickets $14


Aurora Theatre
128 Pike Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Photo Credit: James M. Helms

Photo Flash: Aurora Theater Co Presents A CATERED AFFAIR

Photo Flash: Aurora Theater Co Presents A CATERED AFFAIR
Jeremy Wood & Laura Floyd

Photo Flash: Aurora Theater Co Presents A CATERED AFFAIR
Anthony Rodriguez, Ingrid Cole, Jeremy Wood & Laura Floyd

Photo Flash: Aurora Theater Co Presents A CATERED AFFAIR

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