Floyd Collins: Obie Award-Winning Musical Based on a True Story
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The last date listed for Floyd Collins was Saturday April 14, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Witness all the antics of America's favorite dizzy redhead and her Cuban crooner hubby as beloved '50s sitcom I Love Lucy is transformed into a live musical. Step back in time onto the Desilu soundstage where a charming host will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest hi-fi technology that makes this new thing called "television" possible. Then, the show starts, and Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel get up to their side-splitting antics in the familiar cozy surroundings of their New York apartment building and at the famed Tropicana Nightclub, where The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra delights with "Babalu" and other Cuban dance numbers. In between scenes, the Crystaltone Singers will perform live advertising jingles from the show's newest sponsors (Brylcreem, anyone?) in perfect '50s-style harmony. This is your chance to be a member of the studio audience at the taping of two classic I Love Lucy episodes -- "The Benefit" (Lucy agrees to get Ricky to perform in a benefit for her women's club, as long as she is the star of the show) and "Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined" (drops from the eye doctor make Lucy's vision blurry just as she's about to have a jitterbug audition for a movie role). Learn More
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This staging of this production was excellent. At times it seemed that we, the audience, were in the cave with Floyd Collins. The performer who starred in the Floyd Collins role was excellent. Everytime he sang, it was captivating.
Unfortunately, many of the other performers were not of his caliber.
It is a production rarely staged these days and for music theater fans, worth seeing.
directed by Allison Olivia Choat
musical direction by Dan Rodriguez
choreographed by Rachel Bertone
with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel;
book and additional lyrics by Tina Landau;
based on true story
Floyd Collins features the performance talents of Phil Tayler (*) in the title role, along with Phillip Berman as Ed Bishop, David Carney doubling as Reporter/Cliff Roney, Anne Colpitts as Miss Jane, Bob De Vivo doubling as Reporter/ Dr. Hazlett, Alex Grover doubling as Reporter/Frederick Jordan,Mark Linehan (*) as Homer Collins, Robert D. Murphy (*) as H.T. Carmichael, Jacob Sherburne as Jewell Estes, Rick Sherburne as Bee Doyle, Phil Thompson (**) as Lee Collins, Matthew Zahnzinger as Skeets Miller, and Teresa Winner Blume as Nellie Collins. [* Denotes member of Actors’ Equity; ** denotes member of Screen Actors’ Guild.]
Musical Director Dan Rodriguez (piano) conducts a band that features harmonica, violin, viola, cello, guitar/banjo, bass, and percussion.
This show has brief periods of blackout and is recommended for ages 12 and older.
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