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FADE OUT, FADE IN & I LOVE MY WIFE Open 3rd Season At ODTC

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Opening Doors Theatre Company announces the first two productions in their 3rd season of Closing Notice productions for 2009:

FADE OUT, FADE IN (1964) - First ever NYC revival!
Music by Jule Styne
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Directed by SuzAnne Adams
Choreographed by Christine Schwalenberg
Stage Manager: Billie Di Stefano
Musical Direction by Jessica Stewart.
Cast - Sarah Cooney, Hector Coris, Brian DeCaluwe*, Sarah Lilley, Jean McCormick*, Patrick John Moran*, Michael Vitaly Sazonov*, Lawrence Street* (Broadway's Urinetown), Rob Ventre*, Lexi Windsor*

DATES: February 27, 28, March 8, 9 and 10, 2009

Originally starring Carol Burnett and Jack Cassidy, Fade Out, Fade In is a delightful romp in Hollywood through the eyes of an eager young usherette who dreams of becoming a star. Playfully parodying classic Hollywood musicals, this classic Broadway show opened on May 26, 1964 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. Cassidy earned a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

I LOVE MY WIFE (1977)
Music by Cy Coleman
Book and Lyrics by Michael Stewart
Director, staff and cast TBA
DATES: May 29, 30, 31, June 8 and 9, 2009

Trenton, NJ is the setting for this hilarious musical about two guys who plan a very special Christmas Eve party which should culminate in a foursome including their wives. I Love My Wife, which opened April 17, 1977 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, won Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Lenny Baker), and Director of a Musical (Gene Saks). Composer Coleman won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music.

All performances will be held at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street, NYC ' (212) 255-5438 ' www.TheDuplex.com) and are scheduled for 7:00PM. Tickets are $20 plus a 2 drink-minimum. (Members of AEA and MAC, tickets are $15) and must be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased through www.ODTConline.org or by calling (212) 868-4444.

Opening Doors Theatre Company is a New York City-based, non-profit performing arts ensemble committed to developing an eclectic mix of programming through the artistic collaboration of performers as well as playwrights, composers, directors and designers, and providing opportunities for new talent to be seen and heard. The company was formed in 2006 by SuzAnne Adams (Artistic & Managing Director), along with Hector Coris (Associate Artistic Director) and Eric Martin (Production Manager).

The 'Closing Notice' Series is a set of 'living cast album' presentations focusing on classic musicals that were either dubbed a 'flop', had short commercial runs or most likely will never be revived again. Opening Doors respectfully presents these scores with the understanding that ' unsuccessful or not ' the creators poured their cr'ft, guts and l've into the work and'they deserve to b' heard once again “ live on stage. The focus is on the score with a tr'ncat'd book. The Å"Closing Notice' series began in December 2006 with the critically-acclaimed presentation of Bring Back Birdie (2007 MAC Award nominatio' - Outstanding Variet' Production/Recurring Series)' followed by I's a Bird, It's a Pl'ne, It's Superman' (March 2007). Season I was rounded off with the 50th anniversary pres'ntat'on “ and first ever revival - of 1957 Whoop-Up. All three shows enjoyed sold out houses. The second Closing Notice season began with Flora the Red 'enace, followed by Th' Best Little Whorehouse Goes 'ublic and Gold'locks.

The Closing Notice series is fast becoming a favorite of musical theatre enthusiasts in NYC.

SELECTED REVIEWS FOR OPENING DOORS THEATRE COMPANY:
'The respect for the effort and the love of the Broadway musical shines through!'
Michael Dale, BroadwayWorld

'I admire Opening Doors' ingenuity and skill.' ' Matt Windman, amNY

'Making zingy lemonade out of what Broadway critics once found to be lemons, Opening Doors has proven itself with what is now a habitual way of putting a left-for-dead body's best foot forward and making it dance.' Rob Lester, Cabaret Exchange

'I wish I'd discovered these talented people sooner!
If you ever see Opening Doors, go catch them!' Eva Heinemann, Hi! Drama

 


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