Sophisticated Ladies

Sophisticated Ladies

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre    9/13/1996 - 9/29/1996 (schedule)

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Literally, the Big Show of the 1996-1997 season, this splashy revue of Duke Ellington and Ellington-inspired songs was the all-singing, all-dancing, all-spectacle hit of the year. Featuring the stellar talents of Ben Bagby, Karen Hebert, Mandy Zirkenbach, Sarah Jane McMahon, Vatican Lokey, Robin Noel, Freda Molizone-Nall, Craig Terese, and a host of the city's finest performers, including Cora Joffe and memorable special guest star Edward R. Cox.

The score includes such iconic Ellington songs as "Take the A Train", "Something to Live For", "Mood Indigo", "Caravan", "Lucky So-And-So", "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me", and many more.

Total performances: 17

Cast
Amanda Zirkenbach.... Music is a Woman *
Ben Bagby.... Duke's Place *
Craig Terese.... Caravan *
Edward R. Cox.... Lucky So-and-So *
Freda Molizone-Nall.... Mood Indigo *
Karen Hebert.... Sophisticated Lady *
Robin Noel.... Don't Mean a Thing *
Sarah Jane McMahon.... Hit Me With A Hot Note *
Vanessa Van Vrancken.... Hit Me With A Hot Note; I'm Beginning to See the Light *
Vatican Lokey.... Something To Live For *
Amanda Berg.... Ensemble
Anais D'Jolie Patterson.... I'm Checking Out-Goombye
Anita Landry.... Ensemble
Christina Tichenor.... Ensemble
Clayton Mazoue.... Ensemble
Cora Joffe.... Imagine My Frustration
Debbie LeBlanc.... Ensemble
Derek Franklin.... Satin Doll
Ernest Toussant.... Ensemble
Herman Halphen.... Ensemble
Joey Abramowicz.... Ensemble
Jonathan Drury.... Everything But You
Julie Gordon.... Ensemble
Kerry Mendelson.... Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Kirk Gagnon.... Ensemble
Maria Karras.... Ensemble
Patrick Mendelson.... I'm Beginning to See the Light
Preston Meche.... Ensemble
Raymond Burkart.... Ensemble
Renee Panter.... Ensemble
Richard Arnold.... Ensemble
Teresa Whitaker.... Ensemble
*=featured role

Staff
Sonny Borey ....  Director
Karen Hebert ....  Choreographer
Derek Franklin ....  Musical Director
Bill Walker ....  Lighting Design; Set Design
Greg Havard ....  Lighting Design
Debby Simeon ....  Costume Design
Cliff Stromeyer ....  Sound Design
Bret Hanemann ....  Sound Design
Amy Embry ....  Stage Manager
Richard LeBlanc ....  Makeup / Hair
Edward R. Cox ....  Scenic Artist; Costume Assistant; Logo Design
Arthur Tong ....  House Manager; Photographer
Vatican Lokey ....  Publicity
Jay Haydel ....  Conductor
Roy Haylock ....  Wigs
Richard Clawson ....  Rehearsal Accompanist
Neil Ingles ....  Master Electrician
Robbie Guillot ....  Master Carpenter
Ryan Thomas ....  Carpenter
Lee Hicks ....  Woodwinds

Notes: [LPT #
References: Hale; Cahill; Media
Record created by: mcahill
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