OCTC Honors Broadway Songwriters Starting Sunday Night

first_imgABOUT THE CAST:Mario Castro is a classically trained Tenor originally from NYC and a graduate of the famous LaGuardia Art HS. He’s performed across the U.S. from Kansas to Vermont In theatre and opera. This summer he played Adolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone at Festival 56 in Illinois along with Julius Ceasar & Gypsy. He’s thrilled to be making his OCTC debut & thanks the team for bringing him onto an exciting musical. Stage Credits: Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza, Chris in Miss Saigon, Al in A Chorus Line, & Pirelli in Sweeney Todd.Chrissy Hartzell is jazzed to be back at OCTC for a 2nd summer after making her debut as the feisty General Cartwright in Guys ‘n’ Dolls during last summer’s season. She was also a part of the 2014 children’s theatre series, including The Cat in the Hat (Thing 1), The Berenstain Bears (Mama Bear), How I Became A Pirate (Pierre), and Cinderella (Evil Stepmother).  She recently graduated from Rider University with a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre (woo class of 2015!!) Educational credits include Lucky Stiff, Machinal, Merrily We Roll Along, and Nine. Regional credits include The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz at Surflight Theatre and The One Minute Play Festival at Passage Theatre Company in Trenton, NJ.Kayla Saunders is very excited to be making her OCTC debut! She currently studying Musical Theatre at Pace University in New York City. Her favorite credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), The Producers (Ulla), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy Harris), and Aida (Amneris).Alishia Suitor is ecstatic to return to OCTC in The World Goes Round! Past OCTC Credits: Swing!, Guys and Dolls, Joseph…Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tis the Season, and Lights, Camera, Christmas! Alishia has also performed all over the country including California, Alaska, Florida, New York and Nashville. Credits Include: Young Frankenstein, The Addams Family, Mack and Mabel, Book of Love: A Doo Wop Romance, The Days of ’98 Show, and the Wizard of Oz North American Tour.Joey Valliere, originally from Old Orchard Beach, ME, is excited to make his OCTC debut this summer in Shrek, Three Little Wolves, and The World Goes Round. He has had the opportunity to work along the eastern coast in theaters like Maine State Music Theatre and The Ogunquit Playhouse.  A career highlight would include opening for the late, great Joan Rivers in Joan Rivers LIVE! — News release from the Ocean City Theatre Company A professional cast working with the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops will perform a tribute to the Broadway songwriting team of Kander and Ebb on Sept. 6, 8 and 11 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are on sale now.John Kander and the late Fred Ebb were one of the greatest songwriting teams in the history of Broadway and Hollywood.The 1991 revue “The World Goes ‘Round” celebrates their achievements with a survey of songs from their matchless list of hit show tunes from stage and screen, including “All That Jazz,” “Cabaret,” “New York, New York,” “How Lucky Can You Get,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Coffee in a Cardboard Cup,” “And The World Goes ‘Round,” and so many more.  “The World Goes ‘Round” is a fully staged retrospect of two of musical theatre’s greatest collaborators!Keeping in the spirit of collaboration, the Ocean City Pops and the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company join forces to bring to life this musical journey. John Kander and Fred Ebb’s brilliance has never been showcased so impeccably. Filled with humor, romance, drama, and non-stop melody, this show is a celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going.“We are thrilled to highlight the impressive career of this dynamic duo,” said Director Michael Hartman. Full of familiar tunes and hidden gems, “The World Goes ‘Round” features something for everyone! Joining the Creative Team is Andrew Hink as music director with Rachel Marlowe and Colleen Kreisel as choreographers.Starring a professional cast of triple-threat musical theatre performers, “The World Goes ‘Round” runs for only three performances at the Ocean City Music Pier on September 6, 8, and 11. Curtain is 7:30 PM and tickets range from $25-$30.For more information or to reserve your tickets call 609-525-9248 or visit ocnj.us/boxoffice.last_img

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