THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB to Open 2014-15 MTC MainStage Season
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, opens its 2014/2015 Season with "The World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb" is an award-winning celebration of one of Broadway's hottest composing teams, with songs from "Chicago," "Cabaret" and more. Performances are November 7-23. Fridays at8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, at The Melissa & Doug Theatre at The New MTC, 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Jones New York and Nine West Outlet) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets range from $30-$50 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com
"The World Goes 'Round" is a razzle-dazzle revue of one of musical theater's greatest composing teams: John Kander and Fred Ebb. Featuring unforgettable gems from throughout their incredible career in theatre, film and television, the work spotlights songs from "Cabaret," "Chicago," "New York, New York," "Funny Lady," "Kiss Of The Spider Woman," "Liza with a Z" and more. Filled with humor, romance, drama, nonstop melody and brassy, insightful lyrics, "The World Goes 'Round" is a thrilling celebration of one of Broadway's greatest musical collaborations.
"I could not think of a more fitting show to open this very special 28th season-the first in our stunning new theatre," says Kevin Connors, MTC's executive artistic director. "Kander and Ebb have a musical signature that is unmistakable. The sound is slick, clean, and highly stylized while at the same time connects on a very honest and emotional level. That kind of textual marriage has been achieved by very few musical writers and, for my money, Kander and Ebb are the masters."
MTC's professional Equity cast includes Kathy Calahan of Broadway's "Mary Poppins" and "Cole" and "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" at MTC. Melissa Carlile-Price appeared in the national tour of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and as Sally Bowles in the critically-acclaimed MTC production of "Cabaret." Eric Scott Kincaid appeared in the Broadway productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love" and "Cats," and has appeared in the MTC productions of "Cole" and as the Emcee in MTC's "Cabaret". Tricia Rapier appeared in the Broadway productions of "Sister Act" and as Liza Minnelli in "The Boy from Oz" opposite Hugh Jackman. Off-Broadway and regional credits include "Forbidden Broadway," "Next to Normal," the title role in "Evita" and Sally Bowles in "Cabaret." Aaron Young has appeared on tour in "Cabaret" and at regional theatres including Goodspeed and Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
"The World Goes 'Round" is directed by MTC co-founder and Executive Artistic Director Kevin Connors, with musical direction by David John Madore and choreography by Jeri Kansas. The design team includes set design by David Huevelman, lighting design by Michael Megliola, and costumes designed by Diane Vanderkroef. The production is stage managed by Jim Schilling.