FRIENDS UNITED DEVELOPING GENUINE ENTERTAINMENT aka The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company, Inc. Founder, President & Artistic Director, Joe DeMita proudly presents BROADWAY'S HILARIOUS BEST "THE GLORIOUS ONES" from APRIL 29 - MAY 7 at The Arsenal Center for the Arts
Starring CURT FENNELL, RICH HOEHN, LESLIE COMPERCHIO, STEPHANI SCHAPERO, ADAM GRAY,JOELLE KROSS, MIKE FAY
Music Direction by MEGAN BERGERON
Directed & Choreographed by JOE DeMITA
BODICE RIPPING IS BACK ! MASKS ARE THE NEW BLACK !
"THE GLORIOUS ONES" opened at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theatre on October 11th, 2007 to raves from both critics and audiences alike.
If you missed it then. Now's your chance. We're talking 90 intermission-free minutes of laughter here.
"THE GLORIOUS ONES" is Stephen Flaherty's (Music) & Lynn Ahrens' (Lyrics) celebration of the impossible complications of love and lust in a 16th Century travelling troupe of self-obsessed actors who are completely infatuated with their own talents and any standing ovations they can marshal.
These masked uproarious prototypes are the creators of a lineage of icons that includes Lucille Ball, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.
They are overly dramatic megalomaniacs and emotional gymnasts.
They are also comic geniuses.
They fall madly in love. They elope. They purchase impotent love elixirs. They navigate the choppy waters of backstage. They infuriate the French King.
They go without money. They go without food. They go without connubial bliss. They go without conjugal euphoria.
What they won't go without is applause.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Directed and choreographed by The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company's Founder, President & Artistic Director, JOE DeMITA, "THE GLORIOUS ONES" musical direction is by MEGAN BERGERON. Costume Design is by ANNEMarie Alvarez and LINDSAY HURLEY. Makeup Design is KAITLYN MacPHERSON. Props are by EMILY MONROE. MR. DeMITA is designing both the Scenery and the Lighting. TINA CERSOSIMO is the Production Stage Manager. MS. MONROE is also serving as Stage Manager.
CURT FENNELL as Flaminio Scala
( Annie, Jekyll and Hyde, City of Angels, Man of LaMancha )
RICH HOEHN as Francesco
( Into the Woods, Dessa Rose, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Just So )
LESLIE COMPERCHIO as Columbina
( Seussical, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Little Women, The Little Mermaid Suite )
STEPHANI SCHAPERO as Isabella
( A Man of No Importance, Factory Girls, A Midsummer Night's ream, West Side Story )
ADAM GRAY as Dottore
( You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors, Arsenic and Old Lace, Beauty and the Beast, The Graduate )
JOELLE KROSS as Armanda
( Nevermore, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Blue Room, A Christmas Carol )
MIKE FAY as Pantalone
( Carousel, Anne of a Thousand Days, The Wizard of Oz )
THE ARSENAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
321 Arsenal Street Watertown, Massachusetts
THE PLAYING SCHEDULE
Friday, April 29 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 30 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 1 at 2:00pm
Thursday, May 5 at 8:00pm
Friday, May 6 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 7 at 8:00pm
Thursday, May 5 (Pay-What-You-Can)