San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for THE FULL MONTY
San Diego Musical Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of The Full Monty. With a mix of raucous humor and an audacious pop-rock score, this Americanized stage version of the hit 1997 hit film features a book by Terrence McNally (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Ragtime, Catch Me If You Can) with music and lyrics by David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). The Full Monty will be directed by Neil Dale (SDMT's Billy Elliot), with Music Direction by Don LeMaster, and choreography by Paul David Bryant (SDMT's Ragtime). The Full Monty runs January 26 - February 25, 2018, at the historic Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m.
The Full Monty follows six down-on-their-luck steelworkers who are desperately looking for work to support their families when they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. Filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally and David Yazbek cook up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart as the guys work to overcome their fears and self-consciousness to discover the power of their strength in solidarity.
"The Full Monty was the first show we produced back in 2007, so it has a special place in our heart," shared SDMT Founder Erin Lewis. "It's a hilarious show with a lot of heart, and we thought it was the perfect musical to start off our 2018 Broadway season of musicals at the Horton Grand Theatre."
The cast is lead by Steven Freitas (Jerry Lukowski), Danny Stiles (Dave Bukatinsky), Richard Van Slyke (Harold Nichols), Jonathan Sangster (Malcolm Macgregor), Ron Christopher Jones (Noah 'horse' T. Simmons), Jack Eld (Ethan Girard), Amy Perkins (Pam Lukowski), Joy Yandell (Georgie Bukatinsky), Karyn Overstreet (Vicki Nichols), Devlin (Jeanette Burmeister), Scott Arnold (Buddy 'Keno' Walsh), Owen Schmutz (Nathan Lukowski), and Beth Alison (Estelle). The ensemble includes Luke Harvey Jacobs, Sydney Joyner, Stella Kim, Shayne Mims, Paul Morgavo, and Alex Nemiroski.
The creative team for The Full Monty includes: Neil Dale (Director), Don LeMaster (Music Director), Paul David Bryant (Choreographer), Michelle Miles (Lighting Design), Janet Pitcher (Costume Design), Peter Herman (Wig/Hair Design), Heather Longfellow (Properties Design), Kevin Anthenill (Sound Design), Neil Dale (Production Manager), Steve Longfellow (Technical Director), and Marie Jahelka (Stage Manager).
Neil Dale (Director): Neil began acting at the early age of 10 and has continued his professional career to date. He was born in Liverpool, England and moved to San Diego in 2007 after meeting his beautiful wife Jennifer in the Cameron Macintosh production of Miss Saigon. His theatre credits include Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Starlight Express, The Buddy Holly Story, Man Of La Mancha, Evita, Godspell, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Full Monty, My Fair Lady, Fiddler On the Roof, Cats, Billy Elliot, Joseph and a world premiere production of Oz an American Fairy Tale, to name a few. Neil's directorial credits include an award-winning production of Miss Saigon, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Sweet Charity, The King And I, and Crazy For You. He is currently playing the roles of The Duke of Weselton in the world premiere production of Frozen.
Performances for The Full Monty run January 26 - February 25, 2018, at the Horton Grand Theatre in San Diego's Gaslamp district. Showtimes for The Full Monty are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. For more information on The Full Monty and SDMT's 2018 Season, call the box office at (858) 560-5740 or visit www.sdmt.org.
ABOUT SDMT: Founded in 2006, San Diego Musical Theatre is dedicated to passionately producing and providing musical theatre that ignites the human spirit.