Friday, March 6, 2009

"It'd be alright if they weren't such...big stars"

Hey hey thespians and theatregoers, I am really happy to get some early information on the upcoming cast of the wildly funny play Moon Over Buffalo, written by Ken Ludwig, directed by John Muller, and produced through the Off Broad Street Players Theatre Company in Bridgeton, NJ.

DISCLAIMER: This cast list is a working list and is subject to change. But as of now:

GEORGE- Thurman Hogan (Thurman has performed numerous times with OBSP. He has also done over 60 performances of The Nutcracker with the South Jersey Ballet. Thurman was also featured in the National Tour of Hair.)

CHARLOTTE - Beverly Beardsley (Beverly "Bev" has been featured most notably with OBSP as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast and most recently as Ernestina Money in Hello, Dolly! Bev made her OBSP directorial debut last spring with the outrageous comedy The Foreigner.)

ROSALIND - Lauren Van Embden (Lauren was most recently featured as Catherine Simms in The Foreigner and most notably as Nurse Nellie Forbush in South Pacific with OBSP and as Babe Williams in The Pajama Game at NJPAC.  A graduate of Leheigh University and Wiedner School of Law, she practices law in Millville while serving as the Chairwoman of the Levoy Theatre Preservation Society.)

HOWARD - Zach Ott (Zach, a junior at Cumberland Regional High School, has most notably been remembered as Dennis in All Shook Up and Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar with OBSP. He has also been featured in productions of Footloose, South Pacific, The Wizard of OZ, Beauty & The Beast, and The Foreigner)

PAUL - Andrew Jarema (Andrew, a psychology major at Rowan University, was recently seen headlining the cast of All Shook Up as Chad as well as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of OZ and John in Jesus Christ Superstar. Andrew has been featured in productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (as Hero...AP Shalick High School) Hello, Dolly!, The Foreigner,  and South Pacific with OBSP)

ETHEL - Kim Hitchner (Kim, a former member of the Screen Actors Guild, has been most notably featured in productions of Gypsy, Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, Footloose, to name a very few. Kim has also served as the director of Costuming for productions of South Pacific and All Shook Up.)

RICHARD - Tracy Treadway (Tracy made his OBSP debut as Pellinore in Camelot, and has also been featured as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar and as Froggy LeSeur in The Foreigner)

EILEEN - Megan Kleefeld (Megan is making her OBSP debut with Moon Over Buffalo)


Moon Over Buffalo
Written By: Ken Ludwig
Directed By: John Muller
May 15  & 16 at 8pm
May 17 at 3pm
Robert L. Sharp Auditorium at Bridgeton High School
Tickets are $13 Adults, $11 Students and Seniors

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