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Abe Goldfarb Joins the Cast of WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE: THE MUSICAL

Following sold-out tryout show in 2021, Goldfarb along with Andrea Canny, Fredericka Meek, and Sheri Sanders take new hit musical on the road.

Abe Goldfarb Joins the Cast of WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE: THE MUSICAL

Complete casting has been announced for WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE: THE MUSICAL™ ahead of the production's official world premiere and "Take a Shot" tour launch in Phoenix later this month. The show will run in a limited three-week engagement from Saturday, May 28 through Sunday, June 19 at Phoenix's Herberger Theater • Stage West before departing on an open-ended national tour that continues through Louisville, Ky., Fort Worth, Texas, and Philadelphia, Pa., with sit-down companies and international productions of the show currently in development. The tour follows a sold-out tryout show of the musical at the Art Park Players in Deer Park, Texas last August. For tickets and up-to-date information on the "Take a Shot Tour," visit www.womenofacertainage.com.

In this outrageously funny hit, Abe Goldfarb (Broadway's "Beetlejuice" and has voiced several Pokemon characters) plays six different lovers, foils, accomplices, and one extremely British television singing competition judge. Goldfarb is joined by the hilarious trio of Andrea Canny (37-year onstage career and opened Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage at MGM Studios in Orlando), Fredericka Meek (TV actress and one of two "Coquettes" that performed with Conan O'Brien in his "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television" tour), and Sheri Sanders (Rock the Audition founder and 'Little Becky' in the national tour of Urinetown).

After putting their dreams on hold to raise families and build careers, Bev (Andrea Canny), Max (Fredricka Meek), and Lulu (Sheri Sanders) are ready to grab life by the mic, reclaim their college dreams of being singing sensations, and compete for glory on the hit TV singing competition American Starmaker! They've rehearsed for weeks and nothing is going to stand in their way -- except, apparently, the show's age limit. Turned away for being too old, they take matters into their own hands to capture the attention of the show's brutally honest judge: one way or another! Armed with nothing more than a few arcade game guns, some cookies, and new-found voices, hilarity ensues as the madcap characters of WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE: THE MUSICAL™ go to outrageous lengths to prove there's no age limit on taking a shot at your dreams. Especially when karaoke night is so easy to take hostage.

Shirley Johnston and Doña Oxford join as off-stage singers and understudies and T.J. Mannix stand-bys for Goldfarb.

With a score of infectious original songs by Jeff Thomson (Music) and Jeremy Desmon (Lyrics), WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE: THE MUSICAL™ features an original side-splitting book by Desmon, direction by Natalie Nucci ("Menopause The Musical") and choreography by four-time Ovation Award-winner Lee Martino. The design team for WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE: THE MUSICAL™ features multiple Emmy Award-winner Andy Walmseley (Set Design: "American Idol," "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire," "So You Think You Can Dance," "America's Got Talent," "West End & Touring: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," "Blood Brothers"), Steve Shapiro ("Sound Design"), and Ryan A. Patridge ("Menopause The Musical," "The Bronx Wanderers - Las Vegas," "Austin City Limits"). The tour features vocal direction by Andrew David Sotomayor (Tours: "Tootsie - The Musical," "Margaritaville - The Musical") and Adam MacDonald (Tours: "Wicked," Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas") and band arrangements and performances by Tony and Grammy-Nominee August Eriksmoen (Broadway: "Come From Away," "Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway," "First Date").

INITIAL 2022 WOACA SCHEDULE

Phoenix, AZ

Herberger Theater • Stage West (222 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ)

HerbergerTheater.org

Box Office: 602-252-8497

Dates: May 28 - June 19

Tickets: On sale now!

Cast: To be announced

Louisville, KY

Dates: June 21 - July 23

Venue: To be announced

Fort Worth, TX

Dates: August 1 - 21

Venue: To be announced

Philadelphia, PA

Dates: Aug. 23 - Oct. 30

Venue: To be announced

For more information visit: www.womenofacertainage.com

ABOUT THE CAST

Abe Goldfarb (Men) is an actor, writer and director based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He's been on Broadway (in "Beetlejuice"), he's voiced several Pokemon characters and he's emceed burlesque shows all over the world (seriously). All love to Mom and Rosebud.

Andrea Canny (Beverly, Dance Captain) Andrea Canny's 37-year career has spanned through Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Her Disney career began at Disney's MGM Studios as the original Belle (Beauty and the Beast), original Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Adventurers Club, & more. Vocalist of the Decade (Broadwayworld.com 2020). Critic's Pick: Best Actress in a Musical 2018 (Mama Rose in "Gypsy"), Reverend Mother ("Nunsense"). Recordings: solo CD (Cab Fab), Sleeping Beauty (10th Anniversary recording of "Disenchanted"). Producer of Emmy Award-nominated & Golden Brick Award-winning concert (From Broadway with Love: Orlando.) Andrea is delighted to be back on stage with this fun show! www.andreacanny.com imdb.me/andreacanny

FREDERICKA MEEK (Maxine) World premiere: "Unsung Sheroes" (Encore Producer's Pick, Hollywood Fringe Festival; official selection: 2020 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival). Pre-Broadway workshop: "Car Wash the Musical: The Norman Whitfield Story." Partial TV & Film: "Mommies: An American Parody," "Dak Tandy," "Willing and Able," "Blackbird***," "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop," "Anger Management," "Work It," "CONAN," "Franklin & Bash," "Tonight Show," "Head Cases," "General Hospital" (recurring). Recipient of an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Supporting Blactress, she has headlined Comedy Festivals in both Los Angeles and abroad, won Best Ensemble Cast and Best Comedy Series at LAWeb Fest, and was nominated for Best Comedy Short at the Trail Dance Film Festival. Tours: "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television," CelticFusion. She is extremely proud to be a part of the Rising Storytellers Search with her talented and beautiful sisterfriends and writing partners Karla Mosley and Chante Carmel. IG: FrederickaPatricia. Twitter: @FrederickaMeek

Sheri Sanders (Lulu) A passionate problem solver in the Broadway community for 18 years, Sheri has completely bridged the gap between popular music and musical theatre with the Pop/Rock Revolution, Rock The Audition. When she piloted her RTA classes on ZOOM back in 2015, Sheri became the very first Musical Theatre On Camera Acting teacher. In between teaching gigs she's gotten to do the National Tour of "Urinetown" (Little Becky), play Kitty in the opera "The Screams of Kitty Genovese" (NYMF), Golde in "Fiddler on the Roof" (Surflight), Mme Squirrel in "Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas at Goodspeed," Rosie in "Mamma Mia" at ACT of CT, and now wonderful Lulu. She so appreciates this incredible team for the opportunity to start performing MUCH more!

Shirley Johnston (Pit Singer, Alternate: Maxine, Beverly) is an award winning San Diego-based singer/dancer/actor/choreographer/director and dance teacher for more than 30 years. She has taught both in San Diego and New York City and currently she teaches at San Diego Musical Theatre where she is also their Academy Manager. Some of her favorite roles: Brenda "Smokey Joe's Cafe," Charlayne "Ain't Misbehavin'," Fortune Teller "Sideshow," Bonnie "Anything Goes," Charlotte "A Little Night Music," Lucy "Avenue Q," Medda Larkin "Newsies," Mrs. Phelps in "Matilda" Jacqueline in "La Cage Aux Folles" and The Witch in "Big Fish."

Shirley Johnston (Pit Singer, Alternate: Maxine, Beverly) is an award winning San Diego-based singer/dancer/actor/choreographer/director and dance teacher for more than 30 years. She has taught both in San Diego and New York City and currently she teaches at San Diego Musical Theatre where she is also their Academy Manager. Some of her favorite roles: Brenda "Smokey Joe's Cafe," Charlayne "Ain't Misbehavin'," Fortune Teller "Sideshow," Bonnie "Anything Goes," Charlotte "A Little Night Music," Lucy "Avenue Q," Medda Larkin "Newsies," Mrs. Phelps in "Matilda" Jacqueline in "La Cage Aux Folles" and The Witch in "Big Fish."

DOÑA OXFORD (Pit Singer, Alternate: Beverly, Lulu) Raised in musical theater at the prestigious Empire State Institute for the Performing Arts. She studied at NYU in hopes of a Broadway life but her impressive piano skills took her away to play with many Rock Legends including Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Roger Daltrey, Bob Weir, Levon Helm, and on Grammy winning albums, & film scores including Eddie Murphy's "Norbit," "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," "Girl's Trip," and "Night School." Her Boogie Woogie Piano video has over 12 Million views. She's recurring on TV's: "Car Lot," "General Hospital," and the new Mel Brooks series "History Of The World Part 2."

T.J. Mannix (Alternate: Men) During his 25 years in NYC, T.J. has tackled everything from Santa Claus (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) to soaps ("All My Children," "One Life to Live," "As the World Turns"), to serial killers (too many) - along with 85 commercials and three versions of "Law and Order." He has toured the world with The Second City/NCL and with his epic, one-man, improvised musical "LimboLand." T.J. is the Founder of the New York Musical Improv Festival, www.NYMIF.com He admits to spending a very dark year as a Mouseketeer. Faculty at Circle in the Square, NY Film Academy, PCMT. Proud member of Actor's Equity. Thanks to the Gang at Avalon Artists.



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