WEST PALM BEACH, FL: Below are production photos from MNM Theatre Company’s Disenchanted, which opens May 12th at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The production will run through May 27th.
Disenchanted is an irreverent, clever, funny, and definitely PG-rated reimagining of what happened to all those fairy tale princesses after ‘they lived happily ever after, the end’!
The production, directed by Jonathan Van Dyke stars seven of South Florida’s top musical theatre actresses: Aaron Bower, Jinon Deeb, Kat Gold, Shelley Keelor, Ashley Rubin, Leah Sessa, and Vallery Valentine. The show’s Musical Director is Bobby Peaco.
If you would like to see Disenchanted, speak with anyone involved in the production, or would like more photos, please do not hesitate to contact me.
~ Marcie Gorman and MNM Theatre Company present Disenchanted May 12 – 27, 2023 Book, Music, and Lyrics:Dennis T. Giacino Developed with: Fiely Matias Performances: Friday & Saturday at 7 pm Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 pm Ticket prices: $55 – $65 For tickets: mnmtheatre.org / kravis.org / 561-832-7469 All performances in Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
BOCA RATON, FL: Rehearsals are underway for MNM Theatre Company’s upcoming production of the South Florida premiere of Disenchanted, an irreverent, clever, funny, and definitely PG-rated reimagining of what happened to all those fairy tale princesses after ‘they lived happily ever after. The end’! The award-winning musical will run from May 12 – 27 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
Directed by Jonathan Van Dyke and musically directed by Bobby Peaco, Disenchanted stars seven of South Florida’s top musical comedy actresses: Aaron Bower will play Sleeping Beauty, along with Jinon Deeb as Pocahontas and Princess Badroulbadour, Kat Gold as Mulan and Rapunzel, Shelley Keelor as Snow White, Ashley Rubin as Cinderella, Leah Sessa as The Little Mermaid and Belle, and Vallery Valentine as the Princess Who Kissed the Frog.
Tickets for Disenchanted are on sale now and can be purchased online at kravis.org, or by calling. 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471. Tickets range in price from $55 to $65. For information regarding group rates call 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4304.
To speak with someone involved in the production, or to arrange for tickets, please contact Carol Kassie at firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244. For more information about MNM Theatre Company or Disenchanted,visit mnmtheatre.org.
Please note: Disenchanted contains some adult material. It is not suitable for children under the age of 13.
In the attached photo, taken at a May 2nd rehearsal: Jinon Deeb, Vallery Valentine, Ashley Rubin, Shelley Keelor, Aaron Bower, Kat Gold, Leah Sessa.
Disenchanted May 12 – 27, 2023 Book, Music, and Lyrics: Dennis T. Giacino Developed with: Fiely Matias Performances: Friday & Saturday at 7 pm Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 pm Ticket prices: $55 – $65 For tickets: mnmtheatre.org / kravis.org / 561-832-7469 All performances in Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Marcie Gorman and MNM Theatre Company to present The South Florida Premiere of Disenchanted at The Kravis Center May 12 – 27
“A warped bunch of stories masterfully crafted and full of inappropriate etiquette…Fun music and even funnier characters will have you laughing all the way to the palace.” Tom Williams ~ Chicago Critic
WEST PALM BEACH, FL: Poisoned apples! Glass slippers! Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in this ‘musical comedy for grownups’ that’s anything but Grimm. Marcie Gorman and MNM Theatre Company will present the South Florida premiere of Disenchanted, a fun-loving, subversive, and definitely ‘not-for-the kiddies’ musical revue proving that happily-ever-after can be a ‘royal pain in the ass!’ The show will run in the Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from May 12 – 27.
“This one is just so much fun,” Gorman said recently. “These princesses have so much to say about almost everything! It’s very funny, very clever, and a little bit raunchy for sure, but as we all know, there can be a lot of truth in comedy, and in satire.”
Disenchanted debuted Off-Broadway in 2014 and played to sold out houses and rave reviews. The show garnered a number of award nominations including ‘Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical’ (Outer Critics Circle Awards), ‘Best New Off-Broadway Musical’ (Off Broadway Alliance Awards), and two Lucille Lortel Award nominations. It has played in multiple languages in13 countries on 5 continents, including an extended 16 week run at the Straz Theatre in Tampa.
“It is such a pleasure to be reunited with this wonderful show and introduce it to south Florida audiences,” says Disenchanted director Jonathan Van Dyke. Van Dyke originally cast the show when it ran in Tampa, and eventually became that production’s company manager. “Although it’s a raucous, feel-good, uproarious musical,” he continues, Disenchanted also delivers plenty of honesty and poignancy, culminating in a true celebration of all women. In fact, in my opinion women and men will embrace and connect with this empowering material.”
MNM’s mission has always been to hire South Florida talent, and Van Dyke has assembled a stellar cast of local princesses: Aaron Bower will play Sleeping Beauty, along with Jinon Deeb as Pocahontas and Princess Badroulbadour, Kat Gold as Mulan and Rapunzel, Shelley Keelor as Snow White, Ashley Rubin as Cinderella, Leah Sessa as The Little Mermaid and Belle, and Vallery Valentine as the Princess Who Kissed the Frog.
MNM is also one of the very few companies in South Florida that continues to use live musicians: MAC and Bistro Award-winner Bobby Peaco will serve as Disenchanted’s Musical Director and pianist and will lead the production’s musical team of Julie Jacobs on Drums and Robert Ziawinski on Bass.
Disenchanted’s Production Stage Manager is Francesca Barioli; the Assistant Stage Manager is Randall Swinton. Lighting Design is Karalyn Fitzgerald, and Sound Design is by Justin Thompson. Penny Williams is the production’s Costume Designer, Wigs are by Justin Lore (Tease & Floof Theatrical Wig Boutique), Props are by Abby Rasmussen and Scenic/Set Design is by Jordon Armstrong.
Tickets for Disenchanted are on sale now and can be purchased online at kravis.org, or by calling. 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471. Tickets range in price from $55 to $65. For information regarding group rates call 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4351.
For more information about MNM Theatre Company or Disenchanted,visit mnmtheatre.org orcontact Carol Kassie at email@example.com / 561-445-9244.
Please note: Disenchanted contains some adult material. It is not suitable for children under the age of 13.
Disenchanted May 12 – 27, 2023 Book, Music, and Lyrics:Dennis T. Giacino Developed with: Fiely Matias Performances: Friday & Saturday at 7 pm Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 pm Ticket prices: $55 – $65 For tickets: mnmtheatre.org / kravis.org / 561-832-7469 All performances in Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
MNM Theatre Company The City of Lauderhill and North End Theater Company
April 1 – April 16, 2022
“If you have ever searched Times Square to find that vanished Broadway of lovable gangsters, wisecracking dolls and neon-splashed dawns, you must not miss … Guys and Dolls.” ~ Frank Rich, The New York Times
LAUDERHILL, FL: Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, Sarah Brown, and of course Miss Adelaide… these names are often familiar to Broadway aficionados of all ages. Guys and Dolls, the third joint production to be presented by MNM Theatre Company, the City of Lauderhill, and North End Theater Company will bring these iconic characters (along with Nicely Nicely Johnson, Harry the Horse, Angie the Ox, and others) to life on the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) stage from April 1st through April 16th.
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City,and considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls has won multiple Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, and Critics’ Circle awards since it debuted at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre). With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Most Happy Fella) and the book by acclaimed humorist Abe Burrows and award-winning writer Jo Swerling, the show received unanimous rave reviews when it opened on November 24th, 1950.
“There is only one defect – but a serious one – about the musical, Guys and Dolls, which opened at the 46th St. Theatre last evening,” John Chappman of the New York Daily News wrote on November 25, 1950. “And I might as well report it now and get on to happier things: The big trouble with Guys and Dolls is that a performance of it lasts only one evening, when it ought to last about a week.”
The story focuses on gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile his girlfriend, nightclub performer Miss Adelaide, laments that they have been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the strait-laced missionary Sarah Brown as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually, everyone ends up right where they belong.
“This show has been on my bucket list for a long time,” says MNM Theatre Company’s Producing Artistic Director and CEO Marcie Gorman. “The music, the characters, the book, Runyon’s New York – Guys and Dolls is ‘theatrical Nirvana’. And I’m so thrilled we can present it to a brand-new audience at LPAC.”
“Guys and Dolls for me is the quintessential NY theatrical experience,” says the production’s director, Jonathan Van Dyke. “The score and characters are so vibrant, and I have really been looking forward to putting this together with MNM.”
Van Dyke’s talented South Florida-based cast includes Sean Davis as Sky Masterson, Caiti Marlowe as Sarah Brown, Leah Sessa as Miss Adelaide, Larry Buzzeo as Nathan Detroit, Tommy Paduano as Nicely, Nicely, Geoffrey Mergele as Benny Southstreet, Alexandria Thomas as Rusty Charlie, Michael Kreutz as Arvide Abernathy, James Skiba as Lt. Branigan, Norita Bandel as General Cartwright, Kat Gold as Agatha, Michael Materdomini as Harry the Horse, Manny Zaldivar as Angie the Ox, Randall Swinton as Joey Biltmore, and Colleen Pagano as Big Jule.
Rounding out the Guys and Dolls cast are Ashley Rubin, Amanda Eisele, Alex Van Hasselt, Alison Podolsky, and Michael Harper.
Bobby Peaco is the production’s Music Director, and Jonathan Van Dyke and Jonathan Eisele are the show’s Choreographers. Scenic Designer and Scenic Artist is Cindi Blank Taylor, Lighting Designer is Guy Haubrich, Sound Designer is Justin Thompson, Costume Designer is Penny Williams, Props are by Jamie Brothman, and Wigs are by Justin Lore. Guys and Dolls’ Technical Director is JB Green, Production Manager is Jordon Armstrong, Stage Manager is Amber Mandic, and the Assistant Stage Manager is Andrea Guardo.
Guys and Dolls will run from April 1st through April 16th, 2022. Tickets are $45 to $65 and are available online at www.lpacfl.com or by calling 954-777-2055.
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center recommends that masks be worn in the building.
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center is located at 3800 NW 11th Place (33311), in the Central Broward Regional Park on the Northeast corner of Sunrise Boulevard and State Road 7. For more information about LPAC visit https://www.lpacfl.com.
For more information about MNM Theatre Company (www.mnmtheatre.org/) and North End Theater Company and/or the Broadway at LPAC series, please contact Carol Kassie at firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244
Guys and Dolls April 1 – 16, 2022 Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Based on the Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon Tickets: $45-$65 For tickets: www.lpacfl.com or www.mnmtheatre.org or Call 954-777-2055 Performances: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 pm Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm All performances at The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) 3800 NW 11th Place Lauderhill, FL 33311
MARGATE, FL: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller – not necessarily household names in today’s pop music or theatrical worlds. But for decades – especially from the mid 1950’s to the mid 1960’s – Leiber and Stoller were one of America’s most successful songwriting teams. Stage Door Theatre will honor this iconic duo when they present Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, a compendium of some of their greatest hits, in the popular Margate venue’s intimate Theatre 2 from December 15th through January 14th.
Lieber and Stoller wrote together for over 60 years, creating enduring classics in a variety of genres including R & B, Pop, Jazz, Cabaret, and most notably, Rock & Roll. Among those who recorded their songs were Ben E. King (‘Stand By Me’, ‘I (Who Have Nothing)’, ‘Spanish Harlem’), The Drifters (‘There Goes My Baby’, Dance With Me’, ‘On Broadway’), and the Coasters (‘Searchin’, ‘Young Blood’, Yakety Yak’, ‘Charlie Brown’). Elvis Presley recorded over 20 Lieber and Stoller songs, including some of his greatest hits: ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Loving You’, ‘Santa Clause is Back in Town’, ‘She’s Not You’, and ‘Treat Me Nice’ were all their compositions.
Smokey Joe’s Café features 39 Leiber and Stoller songs – some of their greatest, instantly recognizable hits, along with a few that won’t be quite as familiar, but are nonetheless fine examples of the duos’ extraordinary talent and versatility.
“This will be my 3rd production of Smokey Joe’s Café and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of this show,” says Kevin Black, who will direct and choreograph the show. “I’m very fortunate to have found an incredibly talented cast that continue to impress me every day. If you’re looking for an evening of great songs, sung by great vocalists…this is the show for you!”
Black’s cast includes Kat Gold, Stephanie LoVerde, Austin Rivers, Andre Russell, Michael Schneider, Charisse Shields, Aili Venho, and Nethaneel Williams.
Smokey Joe’s Café Musical Director is Michael Friedman, and the Technical Director is Paul O’Donnell. Lighting Design is by Ardean Landhuis, Set Design is by Michael McClain, and Costume Design is by Jerry Sturdefant.
Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller will run from December 15th through January 14that Stage Door Theatre. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate. Tickets for Smokey Joe’s Café 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.
Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller December 15, 2017 – January 14, 2018 Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller Tickets: $48 Tickets: 954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
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