New Jersey Stage
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
State Theatre presents 'S Wonderful - The New Gershwin Musical
Performed with a live orchestra, 'S Wonderful features over 40 timeless classics including: "Rhapsody in Blue," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Nice Work if You Can Get it," "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and more. Under the direction of Ray Roderick, musical direction of Richard Hip-Flores, and choreography of Vince Pesce, the talented cast of five triple-threat singer/dancer/actors will bring the music of the Gershwin brothers to life.
The cast includes New Jersey native and Edison resident, Kimberly Thomas; Jake Delaney; Katie Mitchell; Cassandra Nuss; and Matthew Rickard.
Incorporating five mini-musicals inspired by the real events occurring in and around the lives of the Gershwin brothers, this new musical illustrates their impact on the world then and now. First it's New York City in 1916 and Paris in the 1930s, followed by Hollywood in the 40s and New Orleans in the 50s. Like a Technicolor® movie musical, 'S Wonderful paints a picture of nostalgia and entertainment while paying tribute to the incomparable songbook of George and Ira Gershwin.
The tour is presented by Maximum Entertainment Productions and producers Todd Gershwin and Dan Chilewich of Premiere Media. The Gershwin families have authorized the use of the Gershwin songbook, making 'S Wonderful a brand new, all-inclusive Gershwin musical.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
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