Sunday, January 13, 2019 | 2:00 PM
ABOUT THE SHOW
Abbondanza! This vibrant, rarely-seen musical will transport you to the vineyards of Napa Valley, where your heart will be warmed by the story of a city bride, an aging Italian grape farmer, and a handsome, restless ranch hand.
From the brilliant mind of Frank Loesser, the composer/lyricist of Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed..., the score features operatic numbers alongside Broadway show-stoppers, including “Somebody Somewhere,” “My Heart Is So Full of You,” “Standing on the Corner,” and “Joey, Joey, Joey.” This benefit concert production –– starring Reagle veterans Peter S. Adams as Tony and Jennifer Ellis as Rosabella –– will allow the score to shine in its full majesty, accompanied by a 21-piece orchestra.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on Sidney Howard's “They Knew What They Wanted”
Presented by Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
Director – Susan M. Chebookjian
Music Director – Dan Rodriguez
Creative Consultant – Stephen Rourke
Production Stage Manager – Lori E. Baruch
Producing Artistic Director – Robert J. Eagle
MEET THE CAST
PAUL SANFORD, CONOR MEEHAN, MATT GORGONE, NINO RUGGIERI, LOUIS BROGNA, J.T. TURNER*, ALLYN HUNT, RICK SHERBURNE, ANELISE ALLEN, SUSAN CARITY CONKEY, MARGARET FELICE, CATE GALANTE, DAVID KEYES, SARAH LANDRY, PAUL MARCHESIANI, LAUREN MARLOW, BETH MARTIN PIERCE, SUZANNE CASSIDY NEUMAN, KATHERINE O'CONNOR, MIA PORTER, MARGIE QUINLAN, LAUREN SABBAG, JONATHAN TILLEN, GARY VINCENT
* Members of Actors’ Equity Association
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
SUSAN M. CHEBOOKJIAN (Director) has choreographed and staged countless productions over her long tenure at Reagle. She received the IRNE Award for Best Choreography for last season’s 42nd Street, and nominations for Hello, Dolly! and The Music Man. She is the co-founder of the RMT Youth program and is Artistic Director for Waltham’s own Dancing with the Stars. Other projects include corporate entertainment and branding solutions, A Valentine for Boston Flash Mob, NSMT’s Youth Performance Academy, Waltham School Department, Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant, and Partners HealthCare, as well as a variety of programs at regional theaters and dance studios.
DAN RODRIGUEZ (Music Director) has been the resident music director at Reagle for the past seven years, with recent favorites including Show Boat, Crazy for You, and Guys and Dolls. Dan’s other credits include work with the Lyric Stage (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Gypsy), Wheelock Family Theatre (In the Heights), Huntington Theatre Company (Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music), American Repertory Theater (The Lily’s Revenge, Pippin), Moonbox Productions (Cabaret, The Wild Party, Musical of Musicals), and many other area theaters, as well as work at the Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Brandeis University, and other schools. His work has earned him four IRNE Awards for Best Music Direction.