TUES. 18th - Sat. 22nd October, 2005

at The Town Hall Theatre, Stourbridge

 

           

 

Music by Barry Manilow                Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman

Book by Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman                       Orchestrations by Andy Rumble

 

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

 

 

The Cast

 

Tony: Leon Davies

Lola: Rachel Horton

Gladys: Lindsay Flavell

Rico: David Gregory

Conchita: Anna Hough

Sam Silver: Steve Humpherson

Willie: Terry Gormley

MacManus: Steve Taylor

Maitre D': Simon Cooper

Skip: Adam Bowles

Coat Check Girl: Lin Stokes

Luis: James Tromans

Veronica Lake: Gill Pitman

Mr Brill: Ken Clift

 

Copa Boys: Richard Howell, David Shaw, Adam Partridge, Robert Picken, Gary Powell

 

Dancers: Natalie Batting, Claire Fletcher, Melanie Glazzard, Beccie Lees, Gill Pitman,

Dawn Shillingford, Amy Taylor, Chrissie Thomas, Emma Louise Vale,

Gaynor Whitehouse, Amy Williams

 

Chorus Dancers: Sarah Millward, Katie Newey, Rachel Price, Rachael Travers

 

Chorus: Lucy Cox, Emily Knight,

Cathy Moreton, Lin Stokes, Julia Tromans

 

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Production Appointments

 

Director/Choreographer: Mike Capri

Musical Director: Jonathan Hill

Assistant to the Musical Director: Rachel Horton

Accompanist: Tony Braddock

Production Secretary: Eileen Gorton

Stage Management: Paul Middleton

Stage Director: Judi Davies

Sound Engineer: Peter Revill, Cygnet Sound

Lighting Designer: Steve Hewitt

Lighting Assistants: Dave Muirhead,

Su Fernandez, Nigel Parkinson

Scenery: Scenic Projects

Properties: Judi Davies

Costumes: Triple C

Wardrobe Mistresses: Kath Trigg, Tracey Powell

House Manager: Mike Davies

Assistant House Manager: Kevin Gripton

Call Boy: Sheila Harryman, Bernard Shaw

Prompt: Sheila Clift

Ticket Secretary: Lorraine Lovett

Programme Editor: Ken Clift

Publicity Officer: David Gregory

 

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The Story

The unforgettable opening of Barry Manilow's Grammy Award-winning hit song provides the inspiration for this nostalgic tribute to the movie musicals of the 1940s.   While creating the world's next big hit, Stephen, an aspiring songwriter, is carried back to and era when "music and passion were always the fashion" at the world famous Copacabana nightclub in New York City. In his dream, Lola Lamar, a hopeful showgirl, is launched on the path to stardom as a Copa Girl with the help of Tony Starr, a bartender with dreams of his own. Captivated by Lola's performance, the villainous Rico whisks her away to the Tropicana nightclub in Havana. From this exotic, distant new world, a tale of old-fashioned love, jealousy, and murder in the entangled lives of Lola, Tony and Rico unfolds amidst dazzling costumes, spectacular sets and sensational choreography.
 

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REVIEW

'Manilow musical is marvel' - Jerald Smith, Express & Star, 19/10/05

 

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PHOTOS

 

 

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