HGHS Theatre Company presents “Merrily We Roll Along,” Thurs-Fri-Sat, Nov. 21, 22, 23

HGHS Theatre
November 15, 2013
~ from the Greeley Theatre Company

Creators of the landmark “Company”—book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim—reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in “Merrily We Roll Along,” a thrilling and compelling fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success. Performances run Thursday, November 21 through Saturday, November 23; see times below.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad.) The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one’s ideals. Like Company, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is a show that crackles with the wit, humor and intensity that embody the spirit of New York City. With a brilliant “Broadway-style” score and that deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.

Thursday, November 21st at 7:30pm
Friday, November 22nd at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 23rd at 8:00pm

Horace Greeley High School Auditorium
70 Roaring Brook Road—Chappaqua, NY 10514

Reserved Seating

All tickets are $10
Available at the door—or online, by clicking HERE.

Box Office: 238.7201, ext. 2302

STARRING…

(in order of appearance)

Alex Martinez as Franklin Shepard
Adam Bayer as Charley Kringas
Maddie Snow as Mary Flynn
Michael Civitano as Tyler
Madison Weiser as Terry
Micaela Silver as Scotty
Rebecca Marano as Dory
Mikey Rubin as Ru
Charlotte Whalen as Jerome
Thea Schwartz as K.T.
Arielle Smith as Meg Kincaid
Megan Warshofsky as Bunker
Emma Freeman as Gussie Carnegie
Leyla Brittan as TV Newswoman 1
Jess Leason as TV Newswoman 2
Cara Davis as the Make-up Artist
Katie Dionne as the Stage Manager
Chris Valenti as Joe Josephson
Danielle Klausner as the Judge
Isabella DiGiovanni as the Photographer
Michela Masotti as Beth
Travis Amiel as Mr. Spencer
DeeAnn Guo as the Pianist
Rebecca Ozer as Mrs. Spencer
Rebecca Schelling as 1st Girl
Laurel Kastner as Guest
Bobbie Pearce as Guest
Lindsay Shiner as Guest
Orchestra…conducted by Howard Kilik
Pianist: David Baranowski
Synthesizer: Michael Sayers
Flute: Laura Li
Oboe/English Horn: Sophia Rader
Clarinet/Alto Saxophone: Ben Wesner, Gerry Mohen
Bass Clarinet: Turner Williams
Tenor Saxophone: Grant Steinhauer
Baritone Saxophone: Gabby Resnick
Trumpet: Theo Bisdikian, Andrew Kihara, Jon Leonard
Trombone: Elliot Semel
Drums: Rick Donato
Production Staff
Director: Chris Schraufnagel
Musical Director: Maureen Callan
Choreographer: Linda Duci
Set Designer: Clifton Chadick
Technical Director: Andrew T. Smith
Lighting Designer: David Sexton
Costume Designer: Sally Chochran
Sound Designer/Operator: Rocky Russo of Greco Audio Services
Hair and Wig Design: Troye Evers
Student Assistant Director/Producer: Cyrus Cohen
Student Stage Manager: Elliot Ford
Student Technical Manager: Brian Benjamin
Student Costume Designer: Jenna Miller
Student Costume Crew: Summer Graff
Properties Rental House: Anything But Costumes
Costume Rental House: The Costumer
Lighting Board Operator: Brian Benjamin
Student Sound Technician: Rebecca Dummit
Follow Spot Operators: Gabe Ehrlich, Jared Lazarus
Hair/Make-up Assistant: Raimundo Langlois
Running/Construction Crew: Rebecca Dummit, Gabe Ehrlich, Elliot Ford, Summer Graff, Jared Lazarus, Lori Lipson
Photography: Ella Vanderbilt-Fried
Program/Showcase Design: Travis Amiel
Signs: Signman Says


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