Highland Park – Highland Park Players proudly presents the Tony Award nominated musical, On The Town. On The Town runs October 12th through October 28th at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. Performances are October 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 PM and October 14, 21, 28, at 2:00 PM.
On The Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
All tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, please go to www.highlandparkplayers.com or call the Northbrook Theatre at 847-291-2995.
On The Town is directed and choreographed by Dina DiCostanzo. The production stars Aaron Stash as Ozzie, Christopher Johnson as Gabey, Steven Schur as Chip, Brittny Goon as Claire, Justine Klein as Hildy, Ariana Cappuccitti as Ivy, Naomi Hershman as Madame Dilly, and Geoff Isaac as Pitkin. The ensemble features Lisa Adams, Terry Bangs, Frank Caputo, Dana Clouser, Jacob Cohen, Maggie May Dominick, Henry Gessner, Jeri Hart, Alex Iacobucci, Sarah Makkawy, Toni Mansfield, Jennifer McHugh, Rebecca Nigro, Peter Rasey, Katrina Rautanen, Jill Schwartz, Amanda Strolia, and Carlyn Vadnais
“On The Town is a musical that is so rarely done yet it is so entertaining that it needed to be shared with audiences. There is amazing music, mesmerizing dancing, and a laugh out loud story,” says Bradley A. Rose, Producer and Board President. “Hiring Dina as our Director and Choreographer brings instant credibility and a professionalism that sets the tone for a high quality production from the start. Her imaginative choreography and ability to get the most out of any actor really sets her apart in this industry. No one knows Bernstein better than Aaron and his unwavering passion for his work will shine through in our production. Aaron will also continue his mastery of putting together some of the finest musicians in the business that will continue with our live 20 piece orchestra.”
The production team includes Bradley A. Rose (Producer), David Shaw (Producer), Naomi Hershman (Producer), Dina DiCostanzo (Director/Choreographer), Aaron Kaplan (Music Director/Conductor), Erin Versosky (Stage Manager), Jenna Schoppe (Assistant Director/Choreographer), Brett Baleskie (Scenic Director), Rachel Parent (Costume Designer), Carol Lee Wax and Bob Silton (Props), Alec Kinastowski (Lighting Designer), Michael Patrick (Sound Designer), Kurt Ottinger (TD), and Jacob Cohen (Marketing/Publicity).
“The sweeping, beautiful score by Leonard Bernstein perfectly sets the tone for 24 hours of love and adventure for our three sailors. The clever script, filled equally with fun hijinx and sincerity, rounds out this classic musical,” says Director/Choreographer Dina DiCostanzo. “You don’t want to miss this production at the Northbrook Theatre. The board and staff at Highland Park Players has made every effort to put together a show everyone can be proud of and the cast is filled with unbelievable local talent. Creating and supporting local arts is so important and we really think we have something worth sharing with this community.”