October 28th - November 6th, 2011
Dowd Fine Arts Theater
SUNY Campus (corner of Graham Ave. & Prospect Ter.)
The Performing Arts Department of SUNY Cortland is proud to present the regional premier of the original 1940 Broadway hit musical "Pal Joey." Staying true to the music and lyrics of Rodgers and Hart, with book by John O'Hara, this production revives the story of Joey Evans, a small-time song and dance man who is desperate for success. The performance includes familiar songs, such as "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" and "I Could Write A Book," and is highlighted by the spectacular choreography that has become a hallmark of SUNY Cortland musicals.
"Pal Joey" will be on the main stage at Dowd Fine Arts Theatre on the Cortland campus, October 28, 29, November 4, and 5 at 8pm, and October 30 and November 6 at 2pm. Admission is $16 for the general public; $14 for senior citizens and SUNY staff; $7 for all students and children, with tickets on sale at Jodi's Hallmark Shop on Main Street, Cortland, and at the door prior to each performance.
The cast includes Tim Fuchs as Joey; Sam Rey as Vera; Annali Fuchs as Gladys; Angelia Golden as Linda; Derek Mellor as Lowell; Keith Golden as Louis; Mallory Walton as Melba; and Rasheem Ford as Mike. Katie Quigley and Ricky Wenthen perform as Specialty Dancers, and the Chorines are played by Lauren Collins, Lindsey Galgano, Chrissy Jackson, Sara Laursen, Grace McGeoch, Carly Merrill, and Katie Quigley. The Ensembles consist of Jacqui Fisher, Kerry Maloney, Melissa Pipher, Lauren Puente, Lisa Reid, Katie Stanton, Joey Gugliemelli, Chad Henke, David Newman, Charles O'Connor, Paul Warren Smith, and Ricky Wenthen..
The Director/Choreographer for "Pal Joey" is Kevin Halpin; the Associate Director/Choreographer is Cindy Halpin; and the Musical Director/Conductor is Corinne Aquilina. Howard Lindh is the Set Designer; Preston Mayre is Technical Director; Joel Pape is the Sound Designer/Lighting Designer; and Mark Reynolds is the Costume Designer.
For more information about these events, please visit the Performing Arts Department website at http://www2.cortland.edu/departments/performing-arts/ or call 607-753-2811.