MTH Theater at Crown Center has announced the cast and creative team for “Funny Girl,” with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart
Directed by Seth Golay, who makes his MTH directorial debut, the production features Stefanie Wilkerson as Fanny Brice alone with ensemble members Chelcie Abercrombie, Chelsea Anglemeyer, Joey Boos, Martin Buchanan, Lindsey Green, Kimberly Horner, Margo Mikkelson, Eric Morris, Cody Proctor, and Weston Thomas.
The production team includes music direction by Mark Ferrell, choreography by David
“Seth is one of the most knowledgable and experienced Theater Artists in Kansas City. His passion for theater history coupled with his meticulous attention to detail is why we felt him perfect to helm this production at MTH,” says Executive Artistic Director Tim Scott.
“Fanny Brice was undeniably the matriarch of comedy vaudeville song-and-dance. It’s an honor to be trusted with telling Fanny’s story; a determined performer who had a dream and fought for it,” comments Golay.
In the Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films, and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With humor, talent, and chutzpah, young Fanny defied the odds and became one of the greatest stars of her generation. Bob Merrill and Jule Styne’s score includes “People,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and more.
“Funny Girl” runs April 11th – 28th. For more information visit www.mthk.com.
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