2 actors, 10 characters, 36 quick-changes, 1 pianist,
12 song-and-dance numbers…tons of fun!
The Cabaret kicks off the 29th season with a bang – the very intricate, energetic and highly entertaining DOUBLE TROUBLE: Musical Tour-deFarce. It’s a new show (created in 2001) with a new and original score but is very much in the style of a 1940s musical comedy. It’s about a song-writing team of two brothers who come from New York City to Hollywood in 1941, hoping to break into the business of writing songs for the movies. The show was written by real-life brothers Jim & Bob Walton – who were also the original cast – to showcase absolutely all of their considerable talents: singing, dancing, crazy characterizations and impersonations. Their background as dancers shows because the entire show is as carefully crafted as a precision dance number.
The two multi-talented actors playing Jimmy and Bobby Martin (Jim and Bob Walton’s alter-egos) are Galen Schloming and John Keating. Among the characters that these two singing/dancing actors play are: Merwin M. Garner, blustery head of MMG Studios; Millie Ferber, Garner’s motherly secretary; Seymour Beckley, a nerdy intern with a talent for impersonations; Preston Creest, an effete film director; Bix Minky, an ancient and narcoleptic sound man; Swifty Morris, a slick Hollywood agent; and Rebecca LeFleurdelaMaganis, a glamorous, scheming movie star.
The delightful original score by the Walton brothers is reminiscent of the best 1940s movie musicals and tailor-made for two hoofers. Musical Director and pianist for the show is Sarah Wussow. Cabaret Artistic Director Jim Giancarlo is directing and choreographing. Set and lighting design are by Craig Hudson, costume design by Kerri Lea Robbins and sound design by Tom Freeman. Michael Halderman is Technical Director and Kathleen Mahoney is the Stage Manager.
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