BWW TV: Watch Highlights of the World Premiere of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

By: Jul. 24, 2015

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, proudly produces the world premiere of the new North American production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Performances run from July 22 through through August 12. Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 article "Tribal Rites of the new Saturday Night" and Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, this iconic time capsule centers around Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local dance hangout. There, he escapes into the admiration of the crowd, a growing relationship and the pulse of the beat that enables him to forget the realities of his life, his dead-end job and his gang of deadbeat friends. This new production delivers all the favorite tunes and dance sequences while bringing out the dimension and layers of the story and the landscape of such an iconic snapshot in American history. Adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oakes, this new North American version features songs by The Bee Gees, is adapted for the stage by Sean Cercone and features additional music and lyrics by David Abbinanti. Check out a first look at highlights below!

The cast includes Sam Edgerly as Tony Manero, Jessica Lea Patty as Stephanie, Natalie Weiss as Candy and Maddy Apple as Annette. The cast also includes Casey Garvin as Double J, Corey Mosello as Joey, Celia Madeoy as Flo, Luke Yellin as Bobby C, Nick Addeo as Frank Sr., DJ Petrosino as Gus, Curtis Bannister as Monty, Levi Morger as Frank Jr., and Katie Sweeney as Pauline. The ensemble includes Adam Soniak, Abby Jaros, Connor Schwantes, Corey Joseph Masklee, Philip Colgan, Alissa Tucker, Alicia Newcom, Amy Ling, Banji Aborisade, Chloe Fox, Gabi Stapula, Kimberlee D. Murray, and Liz Beres.

The show is directed and choreographed by Producing Artistic Director, Brett Smock, with musical direction by Corinne Aquilina. The scenic design is by Stanley A. Meyer, lighting design by Ben Hagen, sound design by Kristin Baczynski, costume design by Tiffany Howard, and hair and make-up design by Kathleen A. Evans.

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About Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival:

Four hours from NYC and situated between Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is the largest producing professional musical theatre organization in New York state -- outside of New York City. The Festival is headquartered in the town of Auburn, NY - set in the picturesque Finger Lakes wine region of Central New York. The Festival provides first class entertainment on three stages, to more than 63,000 patrons each summer, is routinely recognized by industry press and maintains a high regard in the professional theatre community for its artistry and execution. In addition, the Festival is home to one of the nation's largest resident touring youth theatre and serves as an economic driver for Auburn and the region. For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets, please visit Find Finger Lakes Music Theatre on Facebook or follow FingerLakesMTF on Twitter.