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Gretna Theatre Broadway Bus Trip: “Hands on a Hard Body” or “Newsies” or “Cinderella”


Gretna Theatre Broadway Bus Trip to NYC!

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013    9:00 am – 10:00 pm. 

(Note change from previously announced date!)

 

Join Gretna Theatre Producing Artistic Director Larry Frenock for a Bus Trip to Broadway to see your choice of the brand new musical “Hands on a Hard Body” (with Gretna alumnus Scott Wakefield) or the live Broadway debut of Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” or the mega-hit Disney’s “Newsies” (with Gretna Alumnus Jack Scott)!  Bus departs from the Mt. Gretna Parking Lot at 9:00 am.  Price includes Coffee & Donuts pre-boarding, luxury motor coach equipped with restroom, rear orchestra or mezzanine seating for either show, free time for sightseeing or dinner after, departs NYC 7:00 pm with complimentary glass of wine on the way home. If this is your first trip to Broadway, it’s a safe and fun way to go with friends!  If you go to New York a lot, then you know this is a great value!   CHOOSE THE SHOW YOU WISH TO SEE AS YOU ORDER YOUR TICKETS!

 

SPECIAL!  ALL SEATS JUST $145!

 

More info on each show below:

 

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a  scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition,  they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the  hilarious, hard-fought contest that is HANDS ON A HARDBODY only one winner can  drive away with the American Dream.

 

The cast list of this newest of Broadway shows includes our own SCOTT WAKEFIELD. Gretna audiences raved over Scott when he starred as Will Rogers in our 2010 production of “The Will Rogers Follies” at the Playhouse and again when he starred in last Valentine’s weekend “Love ‘Round the Piano” at the Lantern Lodge for Gretna Theatre. Here he is, back on Broadway, having strutted on the Great White Way in “Nothin’ but the Blues” and “Ring of Fire” as well as Off-Broadway’s “The Joy Luck Club,” “…Still Getting My Act Together,” “Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge” and “The American Clock.” Previously, Scott also appeared in Gretna Theatre’s “Pump Boys & Dinettes” (which he also directed) and in “Noises Off.” We sure do know how to pick great talent to appear on the Gretna Theatre stage!

 

The cast of “Hands on a Hard Body”, with tons of Broadway credits behind them, includes KEITH CARRADINE, ALLISON CASE, HUNTER FOSTER, JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON, DAVID LARSEN, JACOB MING-TRENT, KATHLEEN ELIZABETH MONTELEONE, MARY GORDON MURRAY, JIM NEWMAN, CONNIE RAY, JON RUA, KEALA SETTLE, DALE SOULES and WILLIAM YOUMANS.

 

 

Inspired by true events, this new musical features a book by DOUG WRIGHT (Pulitzer  Prize winner, I Am My Own Wife), lyrics by AMANDA GREEN (Bring it On: The  Musical) and music by TREY ANASTASIO (Phish) and AMANDA GREEN. Directed  by NEIL PEPE (Speed-the-Plow) with musical staging by SERGIO  TRUJILLO (Memphis, Jersey Boys), it is based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of  the same name by S.R. Bindler, produced by Kevin Morris and Bindler.

 

 

Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA has arrived on Broadway for the first time ever! Four-time Tony Award® nominee Douglas Carter Beane’s (Sister Act, Xanadu) delightfully romantic and hilarious take on the ultimate makeover story features all the classic elements you remember—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Rediscover some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this outrageously fun Broadway musical for dreamers of all ages.

 

 

Gretna Theatre was proud to cast JACK SCOTT in our production of “Funny Girl” on the Playhouse mainstage in our 2011 season and he was terrific in our Theatre for Young Audiences series as well. Unbeknownst to us, he had already gotten the word he was to be part of a brand new stage musical version of Disney’s “Newsies” at the Papermill Playhouse…and from there, he is on Broadway in one of the biggest hits there is! His talents as an actor, dancer, singer and gymnast were evident to us…and so…it’s Broadway for this Boston Conservatory student and Gretna Theatre alum! Watch the promo video below to learn more about “Newsies, the Musical”!