"The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus," a new musical based on the book by L. Frank Baum ("The Wizard of Oz") opens at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday, November 15, 2008 and will play through December 28th.
This family-friendly holiday musical features book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and lyrics by Scott Simonelli. The team has written musical versions of Elise Primavera's "Auntie Claus," Robert San Souci's "Cinderella Skeleton," the punk rock "Oliver Twist" and most recently "Halloween High School." The production team includes Hugh Hallinan (lights), Delmar (sets), Jimmy Johansmeyer (costumes), Steve Swatt (Technical Direction), and Phill Hill (Production Stage Manager). The musical is directed by Artistic Director Bert Bernardi.
Featured in the cast are Lance Anthony as Claus, Jeffrey James Dinan as Jingles and Jimmy Johansmeyer, Ashley DePascale, Maria Vee, Andrew Pane, Kyle Dobkowski, Taylor Conat, Cathy Cann, Tyler Angotta, Michael Ell and Pamela Nastu Garrett.
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is Bridgeport's acclaimed theatre for young audiences, now in its twenty-seventh season. More information is available at www.downtowncabaret.org.
Jimmy Johansmeyer and Tim Rinadli
Tyler Angotta, Lance Anthony, Cathy Cann, Tim Rinaldi, Taylor Connat and Michael Ell
Maria Vee, Kyle Dobkowski, Lance Anthony, Jimmy Johansmeyer, Jeffrey James Dinan, Andrew Pane and Ashley DePascale
Maria Zee, Jimmy Johansmeyer and Ashley DePascale