Stage Door Theatre Presents VICTOR/VICTORIA

Stage Door Theatre Presents VICTOR/VICTORIA

Comedy, romance, and music. Set this delightful combination together in the stylish Parisian nightlife of the 1930s and 'voila' - you have the sophisticated and appealing musical Victor/Victoria, which will open on May 4th and run through June 10th in Stage Door Theatre's Theatre One.

Victoria Grant is a penniless soprano, totally down on her luck when she meets Carroll Todd (Toddy), who takes her under his wing and offers her shelter on a wet, wintry night. Toddy, who is also unemployed, comes up with what he considers an inspired idea: with him as her manager, Victoria will pretend to be a man, and get a job singing as a female impersonator. It all goes according to plan until Chicago 'business man' King Marchan arrives on the scene and finds himself attracted to 'Count Victor Grazinski'.

Based on the 1982 award-winning film of the same name, Victor/Victoria is funny, provocative, and entertaining, and in many ways as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. Although light in spirit, it highlights the need for acceptance of individual differences, and the right of anyone to love whomever they choose.

"This show is one I've always wanted to do," says Victor/Victoria's director, Kevin Black. "It's funny, it's jazzy, it's got music by the great Henry Mancini, it's set in Paris... what more could you ask!? The characters are not just one-dimensional," he continues, "And some of the situations are absolutely hilarious. It's been great fun to stage this one, and I know our audiences are going to enjoy seeing it as much as I've enjoyed directing it."

Black has cast Dalia Aleman, who recently wowed audiences with her lovely soprano in Stage Door's Carbonell recommended Nice Work If You Can Get It to play the title character(s). She will be joined by Larry Buzzeo as Toddy, James Skiba as King Marchan, Troy Stanley as Squash Bernstein, Ashley Rubin as Norma Cassidy, Kevin Reilly as Sal Andretti, Mike Cartwright as Andre Cassell, and Michael Schneider as Henri Labisse. Other cast members include Jerel Brown, Carly Dorman, Jonathan Eisele, Luis Gomez, Barry Kramer, Natalie McPherson, Cat Pagano, Elissa Solomon, Phyllis Spear, and Alexandra Van Hasselt.

Victor/Victoria's Musical Direction is by David Nagy; Choreography is by Danny Durr. Lighting Design is by Dean Landuis, Costume Design is by Jerry Sturdefant, Set Design is by Stage Door Scenic, and the Props Designer/Set Dresser is Jameelah Bailey. The production's Operations and Technical Director is Paul O'Donnell and the Production Stage Manager is Nancy Clay.

Victor/Victoria will run from May 4 - June 10 at Stage Door Theatre. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate (33065). Tickets for Victor/Victoria are $48. Group rates are available, as are student prices (with valid ID). Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at https://www.stagedoorfl.org.

In the attached photo: Dalia Aleman as Victor/Victoria.

Photo credit: Carol Kassie

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