70 GIRLS 70
Directors Meggin Dail, Jeff Gregoire and Carole
Neveux have announced their cast for this fall’s
musical 70 Girls 70, and you’ll want to mark
your calendars right away so as not to miss this
hilarious show with a veteran ensemble cast. The
directors had a great turn out for this
toe-tapping production written by John Cander
and and Fred Ebb, the same duo that brought
Cabaret and Chicago to the stage.
Based on the play Breath of Spring by Peter
Coke, adapted by Joe Masteroff, the show tells
the story of a group of senior citizens who
resort to shoplifting in order to save their
retirement home from the wrecking ball...with
The show runs at the Scenic
Theatre Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November
13, 14 and 15 and again on Friday and Saturday,
November 20 and 21.
All shows are at 7:30 pm, except for the Sunday
matinee on November 15, which is at 2 pm.
Tickets, which are $17 per
person, can be purchased through Ticket Leap.
Just click on the "Buy Tickets" button. Tickets
can also be reserved by calling the Scenic
Theater at (603) 435-8852.
The show is sponsored by Kentek and
Martha and Richard Moloy.
The show features Maye Hart as Ida Dodd, a
retired school teacher who becomes the ring
leader of the Sussex Arms Hotel “gang”. Maye is
usually directing shows, but she was last seen
acting on the Scenic stage as the grandmother in
Autumn Garden in 2008. Her gang includes fellow
residents Gert, a former store detective, played
by newcomer Cathy Williams. The gang also
includes Eunice, played by Lena Luongo, who
starred as Mama in I Remember Mama, and Eunice
is engaged to Walter, played by Angelo Gentile
who last appeared as Emile deBeque in last
fall’s South Pacific. And let’s not forget
Harry, played by newcomer Marty Williams.
The Sussex Arms has a restaurant in the lobby
called the Cornucopia, and Melba (Gerri Casey,
who appeared as Bloody Mary in South Pacific as
well as Honey Raye in last spring’s Dearly
Beloved.) and Fritzi (Jean Gentile, who last
appeared as Miss Dorothy Brown in Thoroughly
Modern Millie) work in the restaurant.
Eddie (newcomer Jared Griffin) is the bell hop
for the Hotel, which also houses Edna and Marvin
Whitaker (Nella and Mike Hobson—Nella appeared
as Patsy Parker in Dearly Beloved and Mike has
been in many shows including Proof), Mr. and
Mrs. McIllehenny (Mal Cameron—last seen in I
Remember Mama, as well as in many other Players’
productions - and Vicki Watson—last seen in
South Pacific ), as well as residents Chet
(Uncle Chris in I Remember Mama, Dave Pollard
(Pappy Finn in Big River), newcomer Jean Cram,
Elisha Griffin (South Pacific), Dee Dee Pitcher
(Mrs. Frake in State Fair) and Bea Douglas (Mrs.
Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie). And don’t
forget Sadie, who runs a local fur store, played
by Margot Keyes (Thoroughly Modern Millie).
With all these talented actors, the show
promises to be a smash hit. Get ready for laughs
galore, some geriatric dance moves and hummable
music in a wonderful evening. Don’t miss 70
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