November 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Alex Theatre, Glendale
November 25, 2012 at 3 pm - Sherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Director - John Bowab
Musical Director - Eddy Clement
Choreographer - Jane Lanier
Production Coordinator - Erik McEwen

Love and politics are as important today as they were in 1950, but in those days they were backed by a Tony© Award-winning Irving Berlin score (with songs like “It’s a Lovely Day Today” and “The Hostess with the Mostess”). Suggested by Washington socialite Perle Mesta’s 1949 appointment to the Ambassadorship of Luxembourg, Lindsay and Crouse set their story in “two mythical countries: the Duchy of Lichtenburg and the United States of America.” Ethel Merman won the Tony© Award for her performance, natch, and starred in the 1953 film version. George Abbott directed, Jerome Robbins choreographed. Impressive enough, but how many Broadway musicals have generated a Presidential campaign slogan? (“I Like Ike!”)



Mrs. Sally Adams Eileen Barnett
Ensemble Jill Marie Burke
Pemberton Maxwell Christopher Carothers
Princess Maria Robin DeLano
Grand Duchess Sophie Helen Geller
Cosmo Constantine Gordon Goodman
Congressman Wilkins Steven Hack
Senator Gallagher / Grand Duke Otto David Holmes
Senator Broadbank Mark C. Reis
Ensemble Jennifer Shelton
Sebastian Sebastian Kevin Symons
Ensemble Nicholas Gutierrez
Ensemble Daron O' Donnell
Ensemble Cody Rogers
Ensemble Daniel Switzer
Ensemble Estevan Valdes