Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Reading Civic Theatre's 'Jerry's Girls' opens May 24

READING — the ladies take center stage for Reading Civic Theatre latest production, “Jerry’s Girls,” a musical revue that celebrates the music and lyrics of award-winning Broadway composer Jerry Herman. Some of the best songs he wrote for his major shows (“Hello, Dolly!,” “Mame,” “Mack and Mabel,” “Milk and Honey,” and “La Cage aux Folles”) were written for and about women, so it is only fitting that the cast be all female. The show is directed and music directed by Ray Rhoads and stars a cast of seven Berks County women: Elizabeth Frederick, Linda Kauffman, Karen Levesque, Shirley Pisano, Debbi Silas, Laura Stewart, and Danelle Wagner.  The concept is a cabaret/nightclub style with lots of glitz and glamour —  and 35 fantastic arrangements of well-known and loved Broadway hits for the all-women ensemble. 
Songs and numbers include: “Put on your Sunday Clothes” and “Before the Parade Passes By” from “Hello, Dolly!,” a medley of songs from “Mame,” “Tap Your Troubles Away” and “I Won’t Send Roses” from Mack and Mabel, a movie medley and a grand finale of songs from “La Cage Aux Folles.”
“Jerry’s Girls” will be presented at Alvernia University’s St, Francis Hall auditorium on May 24, 25, 26 and June 1 at 8 p.m. and May 31 and June 2 at 3 p.m.  Tickets go on sale March 25, and are $25 per person or a group of 10 for $22 each.
Tickets can be ordered by calling 610-375-7482 or online at


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home