Bingo' a new musical comedy, announces full cast.
Aruba Productions and Buddy & Sally Productions present Bingo, a musical comedy, opening at the Theatre at St Luke's on the 7 Nov 2005, following previews from the 21 Oct 2005.
The cast, directed by Thomas Caruso, features: Ann Crumb (Bernice/Joan), Chevi Colton (Minnie), Liz Larsen (Honey), Heather MacRae (Vern), Beth Malone (Alison), Janet Metz (Patsy), and Patrick Ryan Sullivan (Sam/Frank).
In this environmental musical comedy, the audience gets to join in the Bingo game at Hamerin CountyÃ¯Â¿Â½s St. LukeÃ¯Â¿Â½s Church basement, where they will meet, among others, Vern, Honey and Patsy: three pals that have driven through Hurricane Dora in the name of their weekly obsession. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and estranged friends reunite, sending everyone home a winner.
Bingo has book by Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid, with lyrics and music by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid and David Holcenberg.
Bingo has scenic design by Eric Renschler; costume design by Carol Brys; lighting design by John Viesta and sound design by Lewis Mead. The musical features orchestrations by Steve Bishop.
Bingo had its world premiere production in 2001 at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse, with subsequent productions at the Ordway Center of the Performing Arts in Minnesota in 2001 and the Adirondack Theatre Festival in 2003.
Ann Crumb (Bernice/Joan). Broadway: Anna Karenin, Aspects of Love, Chess, Les MisÃ¯Â¿Â½rables. London: The Goodbye Girl, Aspects of Love, Nine. Off-Broadway: Hemingway Project, The Slow Drag, Inside/Out, Rags and others.
Chevi Colton (Minnie). Ms. Colton's New York theatrical debut was in The Insect Comedy, directed by Jose Ferrer at City Center. Since then she has gone on to a diverse career in musicals and plays on Broadway, including leading roles in Cabaret, Over Here, The Grand Tour, The Supporting Cast, Roza, as the mother in Torch Song Trilogy, as well as two national tours of Fiddler on the Roof.
Liz Larsen (Honey). B'way: Smell of the Kill, The Rocky Horror Show, Most Happy Fella, Damn Yankees, Fiddler on the Roof, Starmites, Night Music. Off-B'way: Him & Her, New Yorkers, Loman Family Picnic, New Brain. Nat'l: Sunday in the Park, Bab.
Heather MaCrae (Vern). Broadway: Hair (Sheila); Coastal Disturbances (Faith); Falsettos (Dr. Charlotte). Off-B'way: The Hot L Baltimore (the Girl), Emily (Hallie).
Beth Malone (Alison). Bingo happily marks Ms. MaloneÃ¯Â¿Â½s New York debut. Regional credits include: Babes in Arms (L.A. Reprise), Guns (Mark Taper Forum), Sail Away (Denver Center), Grand Hotel and YouÃ¯Â¿Â½re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Colony Theater).
Janet Metz (Patsy). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Marie Christine, On the Town, Once Upon a Mattress. Off-Broadway: I Love You, You're PerfectÃ¯Â¿Â½; Falsettoland (cast recording); I Love New York. Tours: JosephÃ¯Â¿Â½ (recording w/Donny Osmond), The Music of ALW, Stop the WorldÃ¯Â¿Â½. Regional: Harmony (Drama-Logue Award), Spitfire Grill, Mack & Mabel. Patrick Ryan Sullivan (Sam/Frank). Broadway: 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Titanic. Off-Broadway: Meet John Doe (New York Theatre Workshop), Sundown (York).
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