NAPERVILLE – BrightSide Theatre, Naperville’s only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues their 9th Season – Guilty Pleasures – with NINE the Musical in Concert Performing at the Bartley & Maricela Madden Theatre at North Central College, 171 East Chicago Avenue in Naperville February 7-9, 2020. Tickets are on sale now at www.brightsidetheatre.com, or by phone at 630-447-TIXS (8497).
The Bartley and Maricela Madden Theatre we will be transformed into an intimate cabaret room with a live orchestra and a cast of talented actors performing a concert version of the Tony Award® winning musical Nine. From Broadway to Film and back to Live Theatre, Nine, is based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film 8½. The famous Italian film director, Guido Contini, has turned forty and faces double crises: he must shoot a film for which he can’t write the script, and his wife may leave him if he can’t pay more attention to the marriage. Guido’s mind becomes increasingly preoccupied with his Guilty Pleasures, fantasy and reality become inextricably intertwined by the power of women answering the question, “What are women to men?”
Title: NINE the Musical in Concert
Book by ARTHUR KOPIT | Music and Lyrics by MAURY YESTON
Adapted from the Italian by MARIO FRATTI | Based on Fellini’s 8 ½
Directed by BrightSide Theatre Artistic Director JEFFREY CASS
Musically Directed by: PHIL VIDECKIS
Vocally Directed by: KITTY KARN
|Guido Contini||Edward MaClennan|
|Little Guido||Henry Lombardo|
|Luisa Contini||Mary Nigohosian|
|Carla Albanese||Becca Duff|
|Claudia Nardi||Julie Ann Kornak|
|Guido’s Mother||Pat Deckert|
|Liliane La Fleur||Patty Kirin|
|Lina Darling||Emily Mertens|
|Stephanie Necrophorus||Amy Bamberger|
|Our Lady of the Spa||Sarah Eckel|
|Mama Maddelena||Sarah Ann Sutter|
|Liz Recht Johnson|
Location: The Bartley & Maricela Madden Theatre at North Central College 171 East Chicago Avenue in Naperville
Dates: JUST 3 PERFORMANCES – FEBRUARY 7, 8 AND 9
Curtain Times: Friday at 8pm, Saturday 8pm & Sunday at 3pm
Tickets: $30 Discounts: Students/Seniors$25. Tickets are on sale now at www.brightsidetheatre.com, by phone 630-447-TIXS (8497).
Jeffrey Cass (Co-Director/Artistic Director) a Joseph Jefferson Award Nominee most recently directed BightSide Theatre’s: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Joseph….Dreamcoat, The Bridges of Madison County, Guys and Dolls, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Sound of Music, It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play, Cabaret, RENT, Company, BrightSide Theatre’s inaugural production – Run For Your Wife and also and for the BrightSide Theatre’s Youth Project inaugural production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr., Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr., Disney’s Aladdin, Jr., Legally Blonde the Musical Jr., and Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. He holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theater Performance from Roosevelt University where he also studied lighting design and stage management. He previously served as the Producing Director for Circle Theatre where he directed The Who’s Tommy (6 Joseph Jefferson Nominations including Best Musical and Best Director) Neil LaBute’s Bash and The Distance From Here (Midwest Premier), Burning Blue (Midwest Premier), Crazy for You, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urinetown, Peter Pan and for their New Plays Festivals.
BrightSide Theatre (Jeffrey Cass, Artistic Director and Julie Ann Kornak, Executive Director) celebrates our 9th season as Naperville’s only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district. BrightSide Theatre is committed to Enlighten, Educate, and Entertain through comedies and inspirational stories from across the globe. BrightSide’s shows are selected to be a unique blend of award-winners, premieres, modern works and timeless classics meant to reflect upon and inform our community. For more information on BrightSide Theatre, please visit www.brightsidetheatre.com.