THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL!

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THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL!

CAST AND CREW:
Amy Conley – Abby
Harv Lester – Jeter
Katie McManus – June
Sam Nystrom – Willy

Producers – Richard Isaacs and Spencer Lepler
Director/Choreographer- William D. Parker
Music Director – Mickey Daguiso
Stage Manager – John A.S. Lada
Assistant Stage Manager – Jim Callery, Matthew Pastic
Assistant Choreographer – Catherine Oh
Fight Choreography – Steve Lada
Set and Painting Design – Jared Davis
Master Carpenter – David M. Moretti
Lighting Design – Jeffrey S. Auerbach
Master Electrician – Nick Brown
Sound Design – Keith Bell
Costume and Properties Design – Larissa Norris
Run Crew – Ben Allen, Joni Hughes

Dominion Stage warms the winter season with the parody The Musical of Musicals – The Musical! The five vignettes feature the ingenious music of Eric Rockwell and snappy lyrics of Joann Bogart in the stylings of five of musical theater’s famous composers/collaborative
teams – Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander and Ebb. The premise of this whimsical and witty piece revolves around the simple melodrama plotline of “You must pay the rent, I can’t pay the rent!”

Variety.com’s review (2/10/05) of the original production in 2005, wrote of Rockwell and Bogart, who also developed the book for the show, “The pair’s affection for and knowledge of the musical heavyweights’ work clearly runs deep. The parodies often are as show-specific as they are ecumenical in skewering each composer’s signature style, but the digs are subtle enough to keep the cognoscenti smiling and broad enough for occasional musical fans.”

Director William D. Parker heads up the artistic team, with local performer/musician Michael Daguiso performing as music director and
keeping the four talented, zanny cast members inline as the show’s solo pianist. Local favorites Amy Conley, Harv Lester, Katie McManus and Sam Nystrom pull of the multiple characterizations, hamming and hawing their way through the fast-paced takes on each composer’s iconic favorites. For the young and old, Musicals provides a great evening of entertainment for the entire family.

The Musical of Musicals – The Musical! will run weekends from January 9 – 25, 2009, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Gunston Arts Center – Theater One, located at 2700 S. Lang Street in Arlington. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors and juniors. Seating is General Admission; Tickets are available online for pre-purchase at www.DominionStage.org.