Join Us for the First Production
at The New MTC!
An award-winning celebration of one of Broadway’s hottest composing teams,
with songs from Chicago, Cabaret and more!
November 7 - 23, 2014
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
at THE NEW MTC
509 Westport Avenue (Route 1) in Norwalk
(Click here for directions)
MTC MAINSTAGE presents
THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB
Music by JOHN KANDER Lyrics by FRED EBB
Conceived by SCOTT ELLIS, SUSAN STROMAN, DAVID THOMPSON
with KATHY CALAHAN, MELISSA CARLILE-PRICE, ERIC SCOTT KINCAID, TRISHA RAPIER and AARON YOUNG
Set by DAVID HEUVELMAN Costumes by DIANE VANDERKROEF Lighting by MICHAEL MEGLIOLA
Stage Managed by JIM SCHILLING Choreography by JERI KANSAS Musical Direction by DAVID JOHN MADORE
Directed by KEVIN CONNORS
Production Photos by Joe Landry
T.G.I.F. Special Event for "The World Goes 'Round”
Friday, November 21 at 7pm: T.C.C. LGBT NIGHT
Join Triangle Community Center for a pre-performance reception and take 30% off tickets when you enter code LGBT at checkout. Reception at 7pm, performance at 8pm.
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"The World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb" Opens 2014/2015 MTC MainStage Season
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, opens its 2014/2015 Season with "The World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb" is an award-winning celebration of one of Broadway’s hottest composing teams, with songs from "Chicago," "Cabaret" and more. Performances are November 7-23. Fridays at8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, at The Melissa & Doug Theatre at The New MTC, 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Jones New York and Nine West Outlet) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets range from $30-$50 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com
"The World Goes 'Round" is a razzle-dazzle revue of one of musical theater’s greatest composing teams: John Kander and Fred Ebb. Featuring unforgettable gems from throughout their incredible career in theatre, film and television, the work spotlights songs from "Cabaret," "Chicago," "New York, New York," "Funny Lady," "Kiss Of The Spider Woman," "Liza with a Z" and more. Filled with humor, romance, drama, nonstop melody and brassy, insightful lyrics, "The World Goes ’Round" is a thrilling celebration of one of Broadway’s greatest musical collaborations.
"I could not think of a more fitting show to open this very special 28th season—the first in our stunning new theatre," says Kevin Connors, MTC's executive artistic director. "Kander and Ebb have a musical signature that is unmistakable. The sound is slick, clean, and highly stylized while at the same time connects on a very honest and emotional level. That kind of textual marriage has been achieved by very few musical writers and, for my money, Kander and Ebb are the masters."
MTC's professional Equity cast includes Kathy Calahan of Broadway's "Mary Poppins" and "Cole" and "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" at MTC. Melissa Carlile-Price appeared in the national tour of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and as Sally Bowles in the critically-acclaimed MTC production of "Cabaret." Eric Scott Kincaid appeared in the Broadway productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love" and "Cats," and has appeared in the MTC productions of "Cole" and as the Emcee in MTC's "Cabaret". Tricia Rapier appeared in the Broadway productions of "Sister Act" and as Liza Minnelli in "The Boy from Oz" opposite Hugh Jackman. Off-Broadway and regional credits include "Forbidden Broadway," "Next to Normal," the title role in "Evita" and Sally Bowles in "Cabaret." Aaron Young has appeared on tour in "Cabaret" and at regional theatres including Goodspeed and Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
"The World Goes 'Round" is directed by MTC co-founder and Executive Artistic Director Kevin Connors, with musical direction by David John Madore and choreography by Jeri Kansas. The design team includes set design by David Huevelman, lighting design by Michael Megliola, and costumes designed by Diane Vanderkroef. The production is stage managed by Jim Schilling.
MTC is proud to partner again this season with Rizzuto's Wood-Fired Kitchen and Bar of Westport, offering a special discount to "The World Goes 'Round" ticket holders. See the MTC website for details.
KATHY CALAHAN is honored to be part of MTC’s inaugural production in this beautiful new theatre space! She has been seen in several MTC productions, including Cole and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and she choreographed MTC’s most recent production of The Fantasticks. Kathy was in Broadway’s Mary Poppins for five years, where she performed as a swing, covering over 10 parts, including Bird Woman, Mrs. Corry, and Miss Lark. She toured nationally in the original production of Ragtime, shared the stage with Tony Curtis in the world premiere musical Some Like It Hot and danced in Randy Skinner’s pre-Broadway production of White Christmas. She’s also performed all around the U.S. in regional theatres. Favorite credits include Dolly in Annie Get Your Gun, Josie in George M!, Polly in Crazy for You and Sara Carter in Keep on the Sunny Side. Kathy is thrilled to have joined the voice faculty at MTC’s School of Performing Arts. She also teaches voice and tap in NYC and travels around the U.S. doing musical theatre and tap Master Classes. For more information, including news about her CD for kids, please visit www.kathycalahan.com.
MELISSA CARLILE-PRICE couldn’t be happier than to be back at MTC where she was seen as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Other credits: Muriel u/s in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (national tour), Medea (NYC-Mainspring Collective), Island, or To Be or Not To Be (NY Shakespeare Exchange). Olivia in Shakespeare in Hollywood and Katia in Memory House (Hope Summer Rep). Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Judy in White Christmas, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Gloria in Boeing Boeing (Derby Dinner Playhouse), All Shook Up (Ogunquit Playhouse) and 42nd Street (MUNY). BFA: Penn State. To family!
ERIC SCOTT KINCAID most recently appeared at MTC in the musical review Cole featuring the music of Cole Porter. Also at MTC: the Emcee in Cabaret. He has appeared on Broadway in Aspects of Love and in the long running hit Cats, where he played the role of Skimbleshanks the “railway cat.” He has also toured internationally as a featured vocal soloist with the concert venture The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other credits include Pirelli in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Portland Center Stage), Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), and as guest performer for Rosie O’Donnell’s Broadway Kids; private Meet the Artist concerts at Lincoln Center. Northwestern University.
TRISHA RAPIER Broadway: Sister Act (Mary Martin of Tours, u/s and performed for Victoria Clark and Carolee Carmello as Mother Superior), The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman (Liza Minnelli u/s and performed). Off-Broadway: Sessions (Mary), Her Song at Birdland, Shout! The Mod Musical, Nerds:// A Musical Software Satire (Myrtle), NEWSical the Musical (Trisha), Golf: The Musical (Trisha), Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Forbidden Broadway (Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, etc.). Tours: The Who’s Tommy (Mrs. Walker u/s and performed), Forbidden Hollywood (Marlene Dietrich, Nicole Kidman, etc.). Regional: Play It By Heart (Jeannine Jasper), Date of a Lifetime (Katie Clemmons), Next to Normal (Diana), Xanadu (Melpomene), Closer Than Ever (Woman 1), Crazy for You (Irene Roth), My Ohio (Bonnie Bell), Caroline, or Change (Rose Stopnick), The Full Monty (Vicki Nichols) Evita (Eva), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Miss Saigon (Ellen), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Agnes of God (Agnes). Opera: The Magic Flute (Pamina), The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda (Clorinda). Television: Delocated on Adult Swim. Numerous concerts and workshops including most recent: Treasure Island, a new musical, Finding Nemo, The Musical, for Disney Theatricals and Enter Laughing at the York Theater. Awards: Carol Burnett Award, Spotlight Award of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. www.TrishaRapier.com
AARON YOUNG is thrilled to be making his MTC debut in this production. Tour: Cabaret. Regional: Goodspeed, PCLO, 5th Ave., NCT, and the Finger Lakes MT Festival. Favorite roles include Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, Joseph in Joseph…Dreamcoat, The Prince in Cinderella, John Truitt in Meet Me in St. Louis and Rolf in The Sound of Music. Aaron also toured Japan as a featured soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic. Love to mom and Richard.
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