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Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Loehr, Kristie Kerwin, HollyAnn Butler and More in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Music Circus

The 2016 season continues with the Music Circus premiere of the Tony Award®-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It, now playing through August 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Tickets start at $45 and are available by phone at(916) 557-1999, online at Tickets.com, or in person at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street in Sacramento. For information, visit SacramentoMusicCircus.com.

Filled to the brim with Gershwin songs, Nice Work If You Can Get It, with Matt Loehr in the role of Jimmy Winter, takes us back to Prohibition Era New York City. Loehr, recently on Broadway as Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon, was an original Broadway cast member ofThe Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, and more. Joining the cast as Billie Bendix is Broadway's Dames at Sea original cast member Kristie Kerwin, who performed in the First National Tour of South Pacific and on Broadway in Monty Python's Spamalot. HollyAnn Butler, playing Jeanie Muldoon, recently finished performing on Broadway in On the Townbefore heading to Chicago to take part in the pre-Broadway production of Gotta Dance. In addition to his extensive film and TV work, including a recurring role in Netflix's upcoming "Luke Cage" and five seasons with HBO's "The Wire," Michael Kostroff, portraying Cookie McGee, has toured as Max Bialystock in The Producers and as Thénardier in LES MISERABLES.

Mark Bradley Miller, seen in the Music Circus production of Brigadoon, has toured nationally with South Pacific and throughout Europe with Beauty and the Beast; he returns this summer in the role of Duke Mahoney. Rich Hebert, returning to Music Circus as Chief Berry after appearing in last summer's West Side Story, also took part in Sting's musical The Last Shipin Chicago and New York and toured as Billy's dad in the national tour of Billy Elliot. Most recently seen on Broadway in Bullets Over Broadway, Paige Faure, who starred as Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella both on Broadway and for the national tour, will playEileen Evergreen.Madeleine Doherty, whose Broadway credits include the recent revival ofGigi, Sister Act, LES MISERABLES, and the original cast of The Producers, will appear as Duchess Estonia Dulworth.Jamie Jones, well known to Sacramento theatre audiences as a member of the B Street Theatre Acting Company, having recently appeared in B Street's production of Mud Blue Sky and Capitol Stage's production of The Totalitarians, will play Millicent Winter. In addition to appearing as Herr Schultz in Cabaret this summer, Music Circus favorite Ron Wisniski will also join this cast as Senator Max Evergreen; his wide-ranging work with Music Circus includesThe Little Mermaid,LES MISERABLES, Oliver!, andSpamalot, and he has extensive touring, Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions to his name.

The cast will also include the following actors: Ward Billeisen, at Music Circus in the 2015 production of Hair, has performed on Broadway in Anything Goes, Curtains, and Fiddler on the Roof. Making her Music Circus debut this season, Lindsey Bracco has appeared in numerous productions with Pittsburg CLO, including The Wedding Singer, Man of La Mancha, andGypsy.Brittany Rose Hammond, who appeared in Hair last season, has performed inTheWill Rogers Follies and Singin' in the Rain, in addition to touring with the national revival ofHair. Karen Hyland has appeared at Music Circus in numerous productions, including Mary Poppins, South Pacific and Brigadoon, as well as on Broadway in Scandalous and Ghost.Bonnie Kelly makes her Music Circus debut after touring nationally with A Chorus Line and Disney'sBeauty and the Beast. Also making her debut this season is Alexa De Barr, who has toured withSingin' in the Rain, Anything Goes, and West Side Story.

Eric Anthony Johnson has toured with Evita, Elf the Musical, Miss Saigon, and West Side Story, and served as the Dance Captain of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella for its two-year Broadway run. Matthew J. Kilgore has performed on Broadway in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, toured with numerous shows including Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, and Evita, and appeared in multiple Music Circus productions. Also joining the ensemble is Zach Williams, making his Music Circus debut after touring with Billy Elliot, The Will Rogers Follies, and Street Scene. After performing with the National Tour of Monty Python's Spamalot and in numerous regional theatre productions, Jessica Wockenfuss appears at Music Circus for the first time this season. Rashaan James Ii has toured with shows including Dirty Dancing, South Pacific,West Side Story and 42nd Street, in addition to appearing in a number of regional productions.BrianSteven Shaw, back for his fourth Music Circus season, has extensive regional theatre experience including The Little Mermaid, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mary PoppinsandCats.

Music Circus is produced under the leadership of Artistic Director Glenn Casale and Executive Producer Scott Klier. California Musical Theatre President and CEO is Richard Lewis.

Photo Credits: Charr Crail and Kevin Graft



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