Ernest in Love at the McGinn Cazale Theatre



Musicals Tonight! present a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde�s play, 'The Importance of Being Earnest', called Ernest in Love, with book by Anne Croswell and music by Lee Pockriss, at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre from 20 Mar - 1 Apr 2007.

Ernest in Love: Algernon has a best friend, Jack Worthing, who pretends he has a wastrel brother named Ernest, who lives in London. Jack wishes to marry Gwendolen, Algernon's cousin, but she seems to love him only because his name is Ernest, and her mother, Lady Bracknell, is horrified when she learns that Jack was adopted as a toddler when he was discovered in a handbag at a railway station. Algernon falls in love with Jack's ward, Cecily, who believes herself in love with Ernest - the non-existent brother she has never met.

The musical will include songs titled 'Mr. Bunbury', 'Metaphorically Speaking', and 'A Handbag is Not a Proper Mother'.

Directed by Thomas Mills, Ernest in Love features Blake Hackler (Jack Worthing), Lauren Molina (Gwendolen Fairfax), Nick Dalton ( Algernon Moncrieff), Melissa Bohon (Cecily Cardew), Deborah Jean Templin (Lady Bracknell), Sarah Dacey Charles (Miss Prism), William Ryall (Revered Dr. Chasuble), Roger Rifkin (Perkins), Selby Brown (Lane), Katherine McClain (Effie), Kathryn Feeney (Alice), Robert Anthony Jones, Jody Cook, Joseph Torello and Michael Jennings Mahoney.

Ernest in Love played Off-Broadway in 1960.