Broward Stage Door Theatre, Clayton Phillips, Emily Freeman, Gail Byer, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Michael Small, musical comedy, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Rebecca Tucker, Stage Door Theatre, T.J. Lamando
March 2 – April 15, 2018
“…a rowdy, dopey-smart, dance-driven screwball comedy…”
Kathleen Marshall ~ Newsday
February 13, 2018
MARGATE, FL: Bootleggers and ‘business men’, duchesses and dancers, and senators and ‘servants’ will populate Stage Door’s Theatre 1 when Nice Work If You Can Get It opens on March 2nd. The production will run through April 15th.
It’s 1927. Playboy Jimmy Winter is celebrating yet another marriage. Three thugs are trying to figure out where to hide 400 cases of gin and their beautiful bootlegger boss Billie Bendix is looking for a place to stash the hooch and hide out from the Prohibitionists. Add some chorus girls, a Vice Squad, and of course a romance or two to the mix; season this soufflé with the glorious music of George and Ira Gershwin, and voila! Nice Work If You Can Get It, the riotous multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical comedy takes all these ingredients and creates the epitome of a 1920’s screwball comedy perfect for 21st Century audiences.
“Nice Work If You Can Get It, the ‘brand-new’ Gershwin musical, is a fun filled romp that harkens back to the days of prohibition and the speakeasies,” says the show’s director, Clayton Phillips. “Vice squads, rum runners, dancing girls, hi jinks and romance galore. Audiences will sing along with the music and dance out of the theatre with a happy heart!”
Clayton Phillips is very pleased to be returning to Stage Door Theatre, where he last directed Deathtrap in 2013. Phillips, who was Harold Prince’s assistant for the national tours of Kiss of the Spider Woman and Parade, is an award-winning director whose recent production of The Addams Family was nominated for 12 New Hampshire Theatre Awards and won 5. He has also directed numerous national tours, including Ruthless, The Full Monty, The Mousetrap, Leading Ladies, Falsettos, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Phillips has cast T.J. Lamando, Rebecca Tucker, Michael Small, and Emily Freeman to portray Jimmy Winter, Billie Bendix, Bootlegger Cookie McGee, and ‘Modern Dancer’ Eileen Evergreen. Other cast members include Michael Schneider (Duke Mahoney), Jerry Weinberg (Senator Max Evergreen), Dalia Aleman (Duchess Estonia Dulworth), Haley Jones (Jeannie Muldoon), Michael Collins (Chief Berry), and Gail Byer (Millicent Winter). Also cast are Austin Carrol, Jamie Lyn Cleary, Evan Dolan, Jonathan Eisele, Jennifer Fain, Connor Hubbard, Barry Kramer, Natalie McPherson, Sarah Rose, and Kelly Ziegler.
The Musical Director for Nice Work If You Can Get It is Dave Nagy; Choreography is by Danny Durr. The show’s Scenic Designer is Randall Parsons. Lighting Design is by Ardean Landhuis, Sound Design is by Rushnay Henry, and Costume Design is by Jerry Sturdefant. Nancy Clay is the production’s Stage Manager.
Nice Work If You Can Get It will run from March 2 – April 15 at Stage Door Theatre. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate. Tickets for Nice Work If You Can Get It are $48. (Student prices are also available with valid ID). Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoorfl.org.
For more information about Nice Work If You Can Get It and/or Stage Door Theatre, please visit www.stagedoorfl.org, or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244).
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Nice Work If You Can Get It
March 2 – April 15, 2018
Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse
Tickets: 954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Margate, Fl 33065
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