Doo-Wop Musical LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Wraps Up CRT's Summer Season

Doo-Wop Musical LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Wraps Up CRT's Summer SeasonCortland Repertory Theatre closes their 46th annual summer season of professional live theatre with the regional premiere of the fun and funny doo-wop musical, "Life Could Be a Dream". Written and created by Roger Bean with musical arrangements by Roger Bean and Jon Newton, the show features some of the greatest pop hits of the 1950's and '60's. Performances will run for three weeks, from August 30 - September 16 with evening show times at 7:30. Matinees are available on September 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th and 13th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org.

Take another trip to Springfield, the home town of last summer's "Marvelous Wonderettes", and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest. They are sure that if they win, they're on the fast track to the Big Time! But trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and then along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning! In between all the comedy are some of the greatest musical hits of all time: Rama Lama Ding Dong, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Unchained Melody, I Only Have Eyes For You and many more. Featuring over 20 classic hits, this show is a fantastic musical trip down memory lane and a treat for all ages!

Life Could Be a Dream is directed and choreographed by Matt Couvillon, who previously choreographed La Cage Aux Folles and A Chorus Line at CRT. Christopher Blasting returns for his second show this summer, having previously worked on Footloose, and The Marvelous Wonderettes last summer. The cast is comprised of five musical and comical performers, including former CRT performing intern Patrick Brady as Eugene. Brady previously appeared in CRT's productions of All Shook Up and Les Miserables. The other cast members all are making their CRT debuts: Owen Beans as Denny, Chris Withers as Wally, Corbin Williams as Skip and Sarah Treanor as Lois.

Wrapping up their behind-the-scenes summer work at CRT is Stage Manager Ben Shipley, Lighting Designer Eric Behnke, Props Designer Terry Baker, Sound Designer Seth Asa Sengal and Technical Director Fiona Malone. Scenic design is handled by Adam Crinson in his CRT debut and Ricky Lurie continues his Costume Design talents, having just finished Nana's Naughty Knickers.

CRT continues "Friday Night Talk Backs" at which a Q & A session with the actors, designers and crew takes place after select Friday evening performances. Early Bird Subscriptions and Flex Passes for the 2018 Summer Season are currently available until October 2. Call 800-427-6160 for more information.

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