Emily Larger to Star in Skyline Theatre Company's EVITA

By: Sep. 26, 2016

Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County's most established professional theatre company and in residence at the Fair Lawn Community Center in Bergen County's Fair Lawn, announces its 15th anniversary 2016-2017 season featuring both a Tony Award winning musical and play.

Its first production of the season will be the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Evita - a re-telling of how María Eva Duarte de Perón, a common poor Argentinian girl, rises to be the First Lady of her country and is worshipped by her people. It is directed by Artistic Director Sam Scalamoni and presented Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm; Saturday, October 1 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm.

The scaled down cast of 10 stars Emily Larger as Eva, Danny Arnold as Che, and Jonathan D. Mesisca as Juan Peron. Rounding out the powerful ensemble are Melissa Rapelje (Mistress), Alexander Rivera (Magaldi), Megan Koumis, TJ Newton (Dance Captain), Gabriel Colombo, Richard Biglia, and Sarah Feinmark. The production is choreographed by Michael Whitney, with Music Direction for Jonathan Parks.

Its second production is This Wonderful Life, written by Steve Murray. Proving that one man really can make a difference in the world, this is a hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic film "It's a Wonderful Life" in which one actor inhabits virtually every character from the movie. Back by popular demand after its 2015 premiere, it will be presented for one performance only on Thursday, December 15 at 7:30pm.

In early 2017, Skyline will once again present a brand new and original musical production as part of the state-wide New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2017 Stages Festival. The production will premiere on Friday, March 17 at 7:00pm and will be followed by an audience talk-back with the piece's authors, performers and directors.

The following month, Skyline's annual gala concert, Broadway in Bergen, featuring an evening of performances by today's brightest Broadway performers, will be held the evening of April 3, 2017. This is Skyline's one-night-only benefit concert to support the organization's educational and mainstage programming.

Rounding out the season will be the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award for Best Play winner Doubt: A Parable, written by John Patrick Shanley. This psychological drama challenges audiences to consider whether or not a charismatic Catholic priest crosses the line with the school's first African-American student. It will be presented Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm; Saturday, May 6 at 7:30pm; and Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm.

"This is a truly exceptional season for us at Skyline Theatre Company as we celebrate our 15th anniversary. In addition to presenting well-known and award-winning productions, the themes could not be more relevant for today's audiences. Moreover, we are thrilled to deliver on our mission of entertaining and inspiring our audiences in all that we do throughout our 2016-2017 season" said Sam Scalamoni, Skyline's Artistic Director.

Skyline Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season in summary is:

· Evita, Lyrics and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - September 30-October 2, 2016

· This Wonderful Life, by Steve Murray (conceived by Mark Setlock adapted from the classic Frank Capra Film, It's a Wonderful Life) - December 15, 2016

· The 2017 Stages Festival - a presentation of an original work - March 17, 2017

· Broadway in Bergen (Skyline's Annual Gala Concert) - April 3, 2017

· Doubt: A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley - May 5-7, 2017

Discount season subscription ticket plans and small group discounts are available. Individual tickets prices range from $20 to $29. All tickets are now on sale through Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/1191742), Skyline's online box office at SkylineTheatreCompany.org and its in-person box office at 800-474-1299.

More information will also be made available via our social media platforms on Facebook at SkylineTheatreCo and on Twitter @SkylineBergen.

Skyline Theatre Company's mission is to bring together professional artists to create quality theatre that entertains and inspires an audience. We make commitments to the education of young people in all aspects of the arts and to cultivating and nurturing new artists and their works.

Skyline Theatre Company is a proud Associate Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Skyline Theatre Company depends on private donations, corporate sponsorships, grants, and supportive audiences to fund its programming. Funding is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on Arts/Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

Skyline Theatre Company enjoys warm support for bringing inspirational, professional theatre to Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. More information can be found at SkylineTheatreCompany.org or on Facebook at SkylineTheatreCo and Twitter @SkylineBergen.

Pictured: Emily Larger to appear as Eva Perón in Skyline Theatre Company's production of Evita.


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