Little Theatre of Owatonna is pleased to announce the cast for the summer Musical “Funny Girl” opening June 16th.
The musical is set in and around New York City just prior to and following World War I. Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, awaiting the return of her husband, Nicky Arnstein, from prison, reflects on their life together, and their story is told as a flashback. The story is told with comedy, drama, romance and plenty of music including, “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”.
The Cast: Emma Hellevik (Fanny Brice) Kenneth Griswold (Nick Arnstein), Isaiah DaMitz (Eddie), Heather Burke (Mrs. Brice), Vidette Ostermeier (Mrs. Strakosh), Gail Zollner (Mrs. Omalley), Dianne Suarez (Mrs. Meeker), Christine Johnson (Emma, chorus), Michael Burke (John, ensemble), Ron Hager (Mr. Renaldi, Paul, Heckie), Bill Wood (Mr. Keeney ), Jerry Qualley (Florenz Ziegfeld), Don Hettinga (Wedding Tenor, ensemble), Ethan Pick (ensemble, chorus), Dave Phillips (ensemble, chorus), Sherry Khuns, (ensemble), and Heather Speiker (ensemble).
Show Girls and ensemble: Alyssa Crum, Kara Kubista, Michelle Minton, Kenna DaMitz, and Deirdra Jorgensen.
Orchestra: Herbie Rand violin, Moriah Dant-violin, Lisa Revier-cello, Howard Kittleson-string bass, Marla Holt-flute, Alana Pekuri-clarinet and saxophone, Mark Kuklok-trumpet, Jon Holt -trumpet, Suzette Kuklok-horn, Craig Kautz-trombone, Daniel Nolte-percussion, and Kristi Westigard-keyboard.
Artistic Director is Linda Karnauskas, Musical Director Larry Ostermeier, Technical Director Brenda Hager, Orchestra Leader Ray Lacina, and Choreographer Katie Gillespie. Sponsored by Wenger Foundation.
Performances of ‘Funny Girl’ will be 7:30 p.m. on June 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Matinee performances will be 2 p.m. on June 18th and 25th.
‘Funny Girl’ is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Ave. New York. New York 10072. Music by Jule Styne, Lyrice by Bob Merrill; Book by Isobel Lennart