Pictured: Andy Perkins
Spinning Tree Theatre continues its season with the Kansas City premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE, featuring music by Glen Kelly.
Co-directed by Artistic Director Michael Grayman-Parkhurst and Nicole Marie Green, the production features Andy Perkins (Chauncey Miles), Katie Gilchrist (Sylvie), Timothy Michael Houston (Ned), Ashley Personett (Joan), R.H. Wilhoit (Efram) and Sarah Montoya (Carmen).
The production team includes Stage Manager T.J. Burton, Lighting Designer Nicole Jaja, Costume Designer Shannon Smith-Regnier, Sound Designer Jeff Eubank, Properties Designer Eric Palmquist, Choreographer Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst and Music Consultant Gary Green.
THE NANCE tells the story of burlesque’s stereotypically camp character and master of comic double entendre, almost always played by a straight man (so to speak). Mayor LaGuardia wants to clean up the city before the 1937 World’s Fair, and one of his targets is burlesque. What happens when our nance is gay…and has fallen in love?
“THE NANCE suits our aesthetic beautifully. wildly entertaining while meaningful.” comments Managing Director Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst. “We believe this will be an introduction to most of our patrons about the comic representation of gay men in burlesque. It’s a unique opportunity to step back in time with a highly theatrical cast of characters.”
THE NANCE runs November 2 – 18 at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit spinningtreetheatre.com.