Fulton Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS & THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, March 6 through March 31. Explore a simpler time when the stakes of the "game" were your biggest concern in Damon Runyon's streets of New York City.
Roll the dice as the Fulton invites you into mythical streets of New York City and the sewer systems below. The Broadway classic Guys and Dolls is based on two short stories entitled "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pleasure" while using other characters and plot elements from other notable Runyon stories. Making its Broadway premiere, Guys and Dolls hit the stage in 1950 and ran for 1,200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The show's music and lyrics written by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. In 1951 the musical received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Since then the musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation that included such Hollywood stars as Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine reprising her role as Miss Adelaide.
The bright lights of Broadway and the Fulton's signature dance sensation of the season! "Luck Be a Lady," the signature song of Frank Sinatra, was first written by Frank Loesser for the show some call the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls. Love is a game of chance, especially amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. Gamester Nathan Detroit's focus is on his next big payoff, which could cost him the love of his life. Showgirl Adelaide's growing frustration with getting Nathan to marry her continues to grow, but will she take a gamble on him anyway? Nathan, trying to make a quick grand for his next craps game, bets another compulsive gambler to woo a missionary doll for $1,000. Bustling with deception and wit, reviving the soul, and gambling on love, the Tony Award-Winning Guys and Dolls is set to a golden era score including "Luck Be a Lady," "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat," and "I've Never Been in Love Before."
The Fulton Theatre's production stars Kevin Earley as Sky Masterson. Earley recently played the Gentleman Caller in Glass Menagerie (Alabama Shakes), Joe in The Spitfire Grill and Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar. Broadway/National Tour credits include Les Misérables, Thoroughly Modern Millie and A Tale of Two Cities. 2016 was filled with three New Musicals; Chasing Rainbows at Goodspeed, Josephine at Asolo and Empire, the Musical. Awards include Joseph Jefferson Award for Assassins, NY Drama Desk Nomination for the title role in Death Takes a Holiday, L.A. Drama Critic's Circle Award for 1776, and four Ovation Nominations. More at kevinearley.com. Whitney Winfield as Sarah Brown. Fulton debut! Credits include: National Tour: Fiona in Shrek the Musical. NY/Off Broadway: Prospect Theatre, NYMF, Araca Project, Musicals Tonight. Workshop: Back Home Again. Regional: Katherine in Disney's Newsies and Fiona in Shrek the Musical (Tuacahn), Maureen in Rent and June in Chicago (Maine State), Philia in A Funny Thing...Forum (The Wick), Brooklyn in BKLYN the Musical (TheatreZone), Emma in Jekyll & Hyde (Surflight). More at whitneywinfield.com.
Fran Prisco as Nathan Detroit. Previous Fulton shows: White Christmas (Ayyuuuppp); Arsenic and Old Lace (Brophy); A Steady Rain (Denny). He has also appeared at the Fulton with his Big Band show, The Summer Club! Check out our upcoming performances at www.summerclubshows.com. Christine Sherrill as Miss Adelaide. Most recently portrayed Mama Rose in North Carolina Theatre's Gypsy. Pre-Broadway: First Wives Club (Elise, opposite Faith Prince) The Accidental Caterer (Kate) NATIONAL TOUR: Mamma Mia! (Tanya). REGIONAL: D.C. Shakespeare Kiss me Kate (Kate opposite Douglas Sills) Signature Theatre The Fix (Violet); Fulton Theatre Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) Las Vegas: Mamma Mia! (Donna); Chicago: Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond, 2013 Jeff Award), Legally Blonde (Paulette, Jeff Award nomination), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne); Goodman Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit); Once Upon a Time in New Jersey (Celeste, Jeff Award nomination), Into the Woods (Witch), Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont, Jeff Award nomination), The King and I (Anna). TV/Film: Landline with Edie Falco. Voice over and Motion Capture artist.
Also starring is Randy Jeter as Nicely-Nicely Johnson. Randy received his training in Musical Theater and Classical Voice from Manhattan School of Music. Randy was last seen as a lead vocalist in the 2017 season at American Music Theater. Favorite credits: Children of Eden (Father), Sister Act (Eddie Souther), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Adrian), Tick, Tick...Boom! (Michael). Proud AEA member. More at randymjeter.com. Kevin Faraci as Benny Southstreet, U/S Nathan Detroit. Past credits at the Fulton include The Producers, The Addams Family, Sister Act, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and many Family Series shows. Before moving to Lancaster, Kevin was a principle singer in three different Cirque du Soleil productions and is featured on the original cast album of Cirque du Soleil's ZED. Other past credits include two 1st National Tours (The Wedding Singer, A Stoop on Orchard Street), regionally The Miracle (Lucifer, OC), and some of the world's largest cruise ships. Mike Backes as Harry The Horse, Joey Biltmore, U/S Sky Masterson. Past Fulton credits Ghost The Musical and a 29hr reading of Treasure Island. Most recently Florida Studio Theatres original work: Mack The Knife The Bobby Darin Songbook. Other major highlights include Jersey Boys Original Las Vegas Cast, Rock of Ages 1st Nat'l Tour starring Constantine Maroulis, Nat'l tour of Grease starring Frankie Avalon, and The North American tour of Footloose. Timmy Woodward Jr. as Big Jule. 12 years old and thrilled to return to the Fulton stage. A Christmas Story, The Musical (Grover Dill & u/s Ralphie) Fulton Theatre; Disney's Newsies (Les) Maine State Music Theatre; Disney's Newsies (Les) Fulton Theatre; A Christmas Story, The Musical (Ralphie) Media Theatre; A Christmas Story (Randy) Walnut Street Theatre; To Kill a Mockingbird (Dill) Media Theatre; Les Misérables (Gavroche) Media Theatre; Phantom (Young Erik) Broadway Theatre at Pittman. David Girolmo as Arvide Abernathy. Fulton Theatre: Brigadoon (Mr. Lundie), Sweeny Todd (Judge Turpin), Phantom (Gerard Carierre), Sunset Boulevard (Max), Witness for the Prosecution (Sir Wilfrid Robarts), Singin' in the Rain (R.F. Simpson), And Then There Were None (William Blore), The Full Monty (Reg Willoughby), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Elf, The Musical, The Addams Family (Fester Addams). Mr. Girolmo is a multiple Jeff nominee and Jeff Award winner. Broadway: War Paint - Directed by Michael Greif. Candide - Directed by Hal Prince. Film and TV: CRISIS (Congressman Wirth) FOX. Chicago P.D. (Jim Varley) NBC E.R. (Officer Gaines) NBC Empire (Dr. Sirak) FOX Death of A President (Dr. Bordon) Chicago Fire (Chief Grimes) NBC. Brian Martin as Lt. Brannigan. Over the past decade, Brian has lent his talents to the Fulton in numerous capacities. On the Main Stage, Brian has appeared in several productions including The Addams Family, Into the Woods, West Side Story, and Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None as Rogers among many others.
Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are; Mark Aldrich (Rusty Charlie, U/S Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Joshua Bellamy (Ensemble), Ellen Cohn (Ensemble), Raymond Marc Dumont (Ensemble, U/S Benny Southstreet, U/S Rusty Charlie), Rachael Dritton Hart (Ensemble, Hot Box Girl), Julie Keough (General Matilda B. Cartwright), David Paul Kidder (Ensemble), Mallory King (Ensemble, Hot Box Girl), Dawn-Michelle Lewis (Ensemble), Maggie Malaney (Ensemble, Hot Box Girl, U/S Sarah Brown), Meagan Mapson (Ensemble, U/S General Matilda B. Cartwright), Mateo Melendez (Ensemble), Austin Nedrow (Ensemble, Shoeshine), Michael Pesko (Angie The Ox), Lexie Plath (Ensemble, Hot Box Girl, U/S Miss Adelaide), John Pletka (Ensemble, Shoeshine), and Buddy Reeder (Ensemble, Dance Captain).
The creative team for the production includes Marc Robin (Director/Fulton's Executive Artistic Producer), Cody D. Smith (Choreographer), John Daniels (Musical Director), William James Mohney (Scenic Designer), Paul Black (Lighting Designer), Erinne Lawlor (Costume Designer), Anthony Lascoskie, Jr. (Wig and Makeup Designer), Jacob Mishler (Sound Designer), Katelin Walsko (Props Designer), Bob Cline (Casting Director), Karen Parlato (Production Stage Manager), and Douglas Lamb (Assistant Stage Manager).
The Orchestra includes John Daniels (Conductor/Keyboard), Janine Thomas (Reed 1- Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax), Mike Wolf (Reed 2- Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenner Sax, Guiro), Rob Shaubach (Reed 3- Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Claves), D. Scott Loose (Trumpet 1), Caroline Amodeo (Trumpet 2/Gourd), Rick Staherski (Trombone/Large Maracas), Michael Vitale (Bass), and Matthew Woodson (Percussion).
With special thanks to our Season Sponsor, Fulton Bank, Season Co-Sponsors Hagelgans & Veronis, Rodgers & Associates, and Wendell Funk, Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, Opening Night Sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Lancaster, and our Audience Services Sponsors Aussie and The Fox, Benchmark Construction, Beyond Dancing, Ephrata National Bank, Turkey Hill, and Willow Valley Communities.
FULTON THEATRE'S THE EICHMANN FAMILY SERIES
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Performances Are March 17 Through March 31
When the pigpen starts to look like a real sty, mama says it's time to leave and build something new. Help CHA, SIU and BAO watch for wolves while they use hay, sticks and bricks to make it in a big, bad world. From Stiles and Drewe, the award-winning musical team behind Honk! and Broadway's Mary Poppins, comes The Three Little Pigs, a "very curly musical tail" that is perfect for the whole family! This new version of the classic story is full of catchy songs, clever rhymes and silly charm, but also has some very smart things to say about home and family. The Three Little Pigs teaches little ones how success can be achieved through hard work and perseverance. Filled with humor, this endearing tale will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter!
The cast of The Three Little Pigs in alphabetical order are; Mike Backes (Big Bad Wolf), Joshua Bellamy (BAO), Randall Frizado (Merchant), Julie Keough (Mother Pig), Buddy Reeder (CHA, Twit), and StephanieJo Wise (SIU, Twoo).
The creative team for the production includes Marc Robin (Fulton's Executive Artistic Producer), Raymond Marc Dumont (Director and Choreographer), Jonathan Lefever (Musical Director), Sean Cox (Scenic Designer), Katie Knudson (Lighting Designer), Erinne Lawlor (Costume Designer), Anthony Lascoskie, Jr. (Wig and Makeup Designer), Matthew Moran (Sound Designer), Katelin Walsko (Props Designer), and Douglas Lamb (Production Stage Manager).
With special thanks to our Eichmann Family Series Sponsors, Series Sponsor The Hershey Company and Series Co-Sponsors Members 1st Federal Credit Union.
New York Casting is done by Bob Cline Casting. Interviews are available with the cast and/or director based on availability. Production photos are available upon request. Performance Schedule follows at the end of the release.
Single ticket prices range from $28 - $86, with Student Rush available. Fulton Theatre performs in its home, the national historic landmark Fulton Opera House located at 12 North Prince Street in Lancaster, PA. For more information or to purchase tickets call 717.397.7425 or visit theFulton.org.
About Fulton Theatre:
The Fulton first opened its doors in 1852. 165 years later, this national historic landmark theatre continues to entertain, educate and delight audiences, bringing live theatre, music, and more than 120,000 patrons into downtown Lancaster annually. Since its inception, some of the brightest stars of theatre, music and film have appeared on its stage, including Sarah Bernhardt, Mark Twain, Lionel Barrymore, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, W.C. Fields, George M. Cohan, Treat Williams and Lancaster's own Jonathan Groff.
Today, under the leadership of Executive Artistic Producer Marc Robin, the Fulton Theatre produces a mix of comedies, dramas and musicals, employing the talents of professional directors, designers, actors and playwrights from across the country. The Fulton also offers classes for children, teens and adults as well as numerous community engagement programs across the region.