Valerie Lemon-Led MARVIN & ME Set for This Weekend at Gateway Playhouse
Broadway veterans and regional favorites will join Valerie Lemon in "Marvin & Me" at the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, NJ, tonight, October 7th at 8pm and tomorrow, October 8th at 3pm. Scroll down to learn more about the cast!
Broadway veteran Karen Sutherland, from the original Broadway productions of "Pippin" and "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas", is also a local favorite and on the board of directors of the Theatre Collaborative of South Jersey.
Mary Lou Barber has toured the country in leading roles in the National Tours of Cats, covering Grizabella, Jellylorum and JennyAnyDots, and as Cassie in A Chorus Line, Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, and as a featured performer in Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies. She starred as Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes at The Birmingham Theater directed and choreographed by the Tony-nominated Marcia Milgrom Dodge. And, has had the honor of working along side Tony award-winning actors, George Grizzard and Gary Beach.
Patrick Ludt hails from Doylestown Pa. Patrick has been seen in many productions in the tri-state area including such roles as Cornelius Hackl in "Hello Dolly" starring Andrea McArdle, The Old Man in "A Christmas Story", Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" , all at the Media Theatre in Media Pa., as well as The York Theatre in NYC , Surflight Theatre and Bucks County Playhouse to name a few. Patrick is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music.
Phil Hall (Musical Director) Throughout his career, Phil Hall has created significant achievements in just about every aspect of the musical theater industry. On Broadway, he was the conductor for Play Me A Country Song and was the associate conductor for the revival of Mame, which starred Angela Lansbury. Phil was also the musical director and conductor for dozens of productions including Phantom, the national tour of Cats, Side By Side By Sondheim, The Merry Widow, 42nd Street, The Desert Song and The Wizard of Oz.
Valerie Lemon has performed across the United States as a concert soloist for Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch. Their 12-year association resulted in Mr. Hamlisch writing a solo act for her that has been performed around the globe.In January 2017 Valerie debuted her new Hamlisch Show called Marvin and Me at the Theatre Zone in Naples Florida to a sold-out audience. Recently she has been performing with the Adrian Symphony for a tribute honoring Marvin Hamlisch conducted my Maestro Ernie Green and sharing the stage with her pal Rocky Paterra. Also she has been doing several cabaret and gala shows in Annapolis Maryland for "Live Arts Maryland."Valerie has performed with the New Albany Symphony in another tribute honoring Marvin conducted by Maestro Ernie Green and also featuring singers Marissa McGowen Rocky Paterra, violinist Charles Yang and Pianist Peter Dugan.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 609-653-0553 or going to www.gatewaybythebay.org. The Gateway Playhouse is located at 738 Bay Ave. in Somers Point, NJ 08244.