Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Uptown Players presents GAY PAREE
in hysterical musical comedy, Victor/Victoria
July 29 – August 21, 2011
at the historic Kalita Humphreys Theater
With a book by Blake Edwards, music by Henry Mancini,and lyrics by Leslie
Bricusse,Victor/Victoria is an appealing,sophisticated musical,based on the movie of the same name. It is the story of a penniless soprano, named Victoria (Ashley Puckett Gonzales),who colludes with a struggling gay impresario (Paul Taylor) to disguise herself as a man named Victor, who entertains as a female impersonator known as "Victoria" - and as a result becomes the toast of Paris.
We know we're in Paris, but is this person a man or a woman?
The confusion gets more complicated when a Chicago mobster (Shane Peterman) sees the act and finds himself attracted to the star. Life's complications are both hilarious and touching.
The cast also features Mikey Abrams,Michael Albee,Maribeth Ayers,J Mathew Butler, Clair Cuny,John de los Santos,Emily Ford,Sergio Antonio Garcia,Carlos Gomez,Tom Grugle,Whitney Hennen,Greg Hullett,Summer Kenny,Kelly McCain,Jon Morehouse,Mark Oristano,Thomas Renner, Christine Smith and Jordan Willis.
The production is under the direction of Cheryl Denson, with music direction by Adam C. Wright and choreography by Vicki Squires.
Victor Victoria runs July 29 through August 21, 2011, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. (no performance July 31)
A special Thursday night performance will take place on August 18 at 8 p.m.
Performances will take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd at Blackburn, Dallas TX 75219.
Tickets are $30-40 and can be purchased online at www.uptownplayers.org or by phone at 214-219-2718.
About Uptown Players
Now in its tenth season, Uptown Players has gathered a dedicated following with an annual audience base of over 15,000 patrons, including nearly 1000 season subscribers. The response from the community and critics has been remarkable,including over 25 Leon Rabin Awards from the Dallas Theatre League, several hundred “The Column” Awards and 15 Theatre Critics Forum Awards in its first seven seasons.
In recent years, Uptown Players has also been named the best theatre company by the Dallas Voice Readers Awards, and the Dallas Observer, and has appeared on the WFAA-A list and Best of Big D - D Magazine.
Uptown Players is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization,presenting plays and musicals that challenge audiences artistically, build cultural bridges,and strive to create greater positive public awareness and acceptance through the performing arts. There is no other theater group with this unique mission in the Dallas area.
Madelyn Miller is a travel and food writer and loyal fan of Uptown Players. Read her stories on www.travellady.com, www.carladynews.com, www.yogayaya.com, www.chocolateatlas.com, www.cocktailatlas.com, www.coffeeatlas.com, www.teaAtlas.com
She has seen Victor/Victoria before, but is interested in the Uptown Players version.