Click, Clack, Moo: Todd Buonopane assumes the role of 'Loretta'

Todd Buonopane assumes the role of 'Loretta the cow' from 17 Aug 2009 in Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre Program Click, Clack, Moo, a new musical based on the Caldecott Honor children's book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Buonopane assumes the role from Michael Thomas Holmes who played his finale performance on 16 Aug 2009.

Buonopane previously played 'Mudge' in TheatreworksUSA production of 'Henry and Mudge.' He has appeared on Broadway in 'Grease' and understudied various roles in 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.'

Click, Clack, Moo, opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on 28 Jul 2009, following previews from 21 Jul and runs through to 28 Aug 2009.

The show opened to good reviews: "to there's considerable talent in all areas." (Back Stage); "udderly charming turns from a cast that is having at least as much fun as its audience." (Variety).

All day long Farmer Brown hears "click clack moo, clickety clackety moo..." The cows are typing and protesting their working conditions! Recommended for children ages four and up, Click, Clack, Moo is a new musical about compromise, based on the acclaimed 2005 children's book 'Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.'

Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown) and choreographed by Wendy Seyb (Toxic Avenger), Click, Clack, Moo now features Gretchen Bieber as 'Darlene - a cow,' Kristy Cates as 'Maddie - a cow,' Todd Buonopane as 'Loretta - a cow,' Drew McVety as 'Farmer Brown,' DeMond B. Nason as 'Duck' and Kirsten Wyatt as 'Jenny/Chicken.'

Click, Clack, Moo has a book by Billy Aronson, lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila and music by Rodgers Award-winning composer Brad Alexander.

Click, Clack, Moo features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Lora LaVon, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Jeremy Wilson.

Tickets for Click, Clack, Moo are FREE and available on a first come, first served basis in-person at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Box Office (121 Christopher St.) on the day of the performance, one hour prior to curtain time. Individual reservations cannot be made in advance.

Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre Program is entirely underwritten by charitable contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. This year Theatreworks USA is pleased to partner with Free Summer Theatre Committee members Michelle Humphrey (Chair), Amie Carey and Adam Richman, as well as Actors' Equity Association, The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and the Writers Guild of America.

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