By Michael Gioia
09 Oct 2013
|Photo by Diane Sobolewski|
Directed by Rob Ruggiero (Looped, High) and choreographed by Parker Esse (associate choreographer for Finian's Rainbow), performances continue through Dec. 1.
The cast includes Bill Nolte (La Cage aux Folles, The Producers, Amour, Jane Eyre, 1776, Cats) as Tony, Mamie Parris (Ragtime, 110 in the Shade, The Drowsy Chaperone) as Rosabella, Ann Arvia (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables) as Marie, Doug Carpenter as Joey, Natalie Hill (Wonderland, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease) as Cleo, Kevin Vortmann (A Little Night Music) as Herman, Daniel Berryman as Ciccio, Martín Solá (Coram Boy, La Bohème, The King and I) as Pasquale and Greg Roderick (South Pacific) as Guiseppe.
Rounding out the ensemble are Noah Aberlin (Goodspeed's Annie Get Your Gun), Elizabeth Ann Berg (Goodspeed's Show Boat), Victoria Castle, Christine Cornell, Seth Danner, Michael Deleget (Goodspeed's Camelot) as the Doctor, Eloise Kropp (Goodspeed's Carousel), Danny Lindgren, John Payonk, Rachel Rhodes-Devey, Sarah Tranchina, Eric Ulloa and James Zannelli. Matthew Amira and Sabrina Marlene are swings.
Other members of the creative team include scenic designer Michael Schweikardt, costume designer Thomas Charles LeGalley, lighting designer John Lasiter, sound designer Jay Hilton, music director Michael O'Flaherty and assistant music director William J. Thomas. Orchestrations are provided by Dan DeLange.
The Most Happy Fella is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.
Goodspeed Opera House is located at 6 Main Street in East Haddam, CT. For more information and tickets, call (860) 873-8668 or visit Goodspeed.org.