Tag: Paint Your Wagon

Meet the Dreamers: Eric and Marlette

Two more cast members are running where the brave dare not go: Eric Ankrim as Duke/Carrasco and Marlette Buchanan as Maria/Housekeeper! Eric Ankrim Eric will be very familiar to our audiences. You may have seen him last year at The 5th in both our revisal production of Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon and as

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Meet the Dreamers: Allen and Jose

Two more cast members are fighting the unbeatable foe with us: Allen Fitzpatrick as The Governor/Innkeeper and Jose J. Gonzales as The Barber! Allen Fitzpatrick Allen is no stranger to our stage. You saw him most recently in our revisal production of Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon last season, and as the big boss himself,

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Meet the Director: David Armstrong – The Secret Garden

David Armstrong will be directing our spring production of The Secret Garden, which is a co-production with D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company being performed there this fall. He recently directed our revisal production of Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon. What has been your favorite directorial experience? Every show is my favorite when I am doing it but looking

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Meet the Dreamers: Eric, Sarah and Wilson

Continuing our introductions of the amazing Man of La Mancha cast, here are three more of our dreamers: Eric Esteb, Sarah Rose Davis and Wilson Mendieta! Eric Esteb We are glad to have Eric back with us for this production. Most recently you may have seen him in our revisal production of Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your

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The Life of A ‘Revisal’: An Interview With the Paint Your Wagon Creative Team

Over the course of several years, Director David Armstrong, Writer Jon Marans, Music Supervisor and Vocal Arranger Ian Eisendrath and Choreographer Josh Rhodes worked together to develop and re-write a new version of the Lerner and Loewe musical, Paint Your Wagon. I sat down with them recently to talk about the process of recreating a classic.

Meet the Pioneers: Armando and Jennifer

Joining Robert Cuccioli and Kendra Kassebaum are our younger couple-in-love: Armando (Justin Gregory Lopez) and Jennifer (Kirsten deLohr Helland). Armando is an arriero–which is kind of a pioneer-style mailman–who is begrudgingly befriended by the surly Ben Rumson (Cuccioli). Armando is down on his luck having recently lost his mule when Rumson stumbles upon him and

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Meet the Pioneers: Cayla Woodling

Performing opposite previously announced leading man Robert Cuccioli is 5th Avenue Theatre regular Kendra Kassebaum, joining the cast as Cayla Woodling. In this newly updated book and storyline, Cayla is one of two wives of Jameson Woodling. When the Woodlings arrive in town to gamble, Ben Rumson (Cuccioli) doesn’t appreciate the way that Jameson treats

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NextFest at The 5th

What a thrilling summer it was atThe 5th Avenue Theatre! Over four weekends in July and August, The 5th held its first-ever New Works festival–NextFest!  Circles donors had the opportunity see and hear eight new musicals at various stages of development—from a first read-through to a fully staged studio presentation. The festival allowed our donors

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