Reagle Music Theatre Concludes Summer Season with WONDERFUL TOWN, August 6-16th

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's much-lauded 47th consecutive summer season concludes with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). This hilarious musical comedy centers around the sassy and brassy Ruth Sherwood and her aspiring-actor younger sister who move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams. Wonderful Town stars regional actors Katie Anne Clark as Ruth Sherwood (Reagle's South Pacific and A Chorus Line) and Jennifer Ellis as Eileen Sherwood (Far From Heaven, City of Angels).

Broadway's David Hugo (LES MISERABLES, Reagle's Guys and Dolls) returns to direct. Reagle Music Theatre is the long-running regional theater company known for casting Broadway stars alongside regional talent. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office.

Performances of Wonderful Town: Thurs, August 6th at 2:00 p.m.; Fri, August 7th at 7:30 p.m.; Sat, August 8th at 2:00 p.m.; Sun, August 9th at 2:00 p.m.; Thurs, August 13th at 7:30 p.m.; Fri, August 14th at 7:30 p.m.; Sat, August 15th at 2:00 p.m.; Sun, August 16th at 2:00 p.m.

Wonderful Town premiered on Broadway in 1953, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The production spawned three New York City Center productions and a Tony Award winning 2003 Broadway revival. Memorable are the songs "A Little Bit in Love," "One Hundred Easy Ways," and "Conga!," as well as the nostalgic lament "Ohio." Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov (Based upon the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the stories of Ruth McKenney); Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolf Green; Sketches for What A Waste by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Starring:


Katie Anne Clark* (Ruth Sherwood): Katie Anne Clark returns to Reagle Music Theatre this summer after starring in South Pacific as Nellie Forbush last year. Wonderful Town marks her Equity debut. Additional Reagle productions include Cassie in A Chorus Line, Chicago and Hairspray. Other Boston area credits include Josephine in Big Fish (Speakeasy Stage Co.), Morgan Le Fey in Camelot (New Repertory Theatre), April in Company (Moonbox Productions), Miss Krumholtz in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Stoneham Theatre), Irene in Crazy For You (Fiddlehead Theatre Company), and June in Musical of Musicals: The Musical (Moonbox Productions). Upcoming productions: Wheelock Family Theatre's Winter 2016 production of Mary Poppins and Moonbox Productions' Spring 2016 production of The Wild Party. Other theatre credits include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (BWW Award nomination) and Maggie Jones in 42nd Street (BWW Critics Choice Award and BWW Award nomination) both at Ocean State Theatre Co., Ensemble in Spamalot (Cape Rep Theatre), Jeannie in The Trailer Park Musical (Theatre Barn), and the National tour of The Music Man. Katie holds a BA in Musical Theatre and Dance from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. *Denotes members of Actors' Equity Association.


Jennifer Ellis* (Eileen Sherwood): Jennifer makes her Reagle Music Theatre debut in Wonderful Town. Jennifer was most recently seen as Zena in the hit comedy Out of Sterno at Gloucester Stage Company. Other recent roles include: Cathy Whitaker in the regional premiere of Far From Heaven at SpeakEasy Stage Company and Gabbi/Bobbi in City of Angels at The Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Jennifer has worked with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, The Skin of Our Teeth), Gloucester Stage Company (Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The Most Happy Fella), New Rep (Ragtime), Central Square Theater (The Cabaret Series), Metro Stage (Victor/Victoria), Boston Lyric Opera (The Signature Series), Peterborough Players (The Cherry Orchard, Snow White, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse), Stoneham Theatre (The Secret Garden), The Lyric Stage Company of Boston (1776, Urinetown), SpeakEasy Stage Company (Nine), The Huntington Theatre Company (They Don't Make 'Em Like That No More -workshop) and can often be found in Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse. Jennifer was honored to receive the ArtsImpulse Award for the role of "Cathy Whitaker" in Far >From Heaven. She received an IRNE award for her portrayal of "Rosabella" in The Most Happy Fella (Gloucester Stage Company) and an IRNE Award nomination for Far From Heaven (SpeakEasy Stage Company). Jennifer works frequently as a corporate spokesperson and voiceover artist. She studied at Bridgewater State University and Circle in the Square Theatre School. *Denotes members of Actors' Equity Association.

Also Featuring:

Kevin Cirone as Baker, David Carney as Wreck, Julianne Daly as Helen, Abigaile Slocum as Violet, Dan Prior as Frank, Christopher A. King as Officer Lonigan, Doug Gerber as Chick, Aaron Michael Ray as Speedy Valenti, Jack Agnew as Appopolous, and Susan Carity Conkey as Mrs. Wade.

Single adult tickets for each production in Reagle's 47th Summer Season including Wonderful Town are $35-$63. Seniors 55 or older receive $3 off adult prices. Tickets for youth ages 5-18 are $25, any section. Patrons may see all three shows for under $100 by purchasing a full-season subscription at 25% off; packages start as low as $78. Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID. Group rate tickets are available by calling group sales at 781-891-5600, ext. 1201, or emailing groups@reaglemusictheatre.org.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.reaglemusictheatre.com, call 781-891-5600, or visit the theater box office at 617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., with extended hours from 9:00 am to curtain on performance days.

About Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, Inc.

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston (RMT) has been bringing Broadway-quality musical theatre to the greater Boston area for 46 seasons. Under the creative direction of Robert J. Eagle the non-profit theater company's professional productions have earned IRNE and Moss Hart Memorial Awards as well as rave reviews from critics. Reagle's productions have attracted Broadway stars and legendary performers including Patti LuPone, Sally Struthers, Vicki Lawrence, Andrea McArdle, and Shirley Jones. RMT is also committed to supporting arts education for area youth through Youth Education programs and by using theatre techniques to support the Waltham Public Schools' curriculum. For the latest information on Reagle Music Theatre's programs and performances see http://www.reaglemusictheatre.com, and follow RMT on Facebook (ReagleMusicTheatre) and Twitter (@ReagleMusicThtr).



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