Two shows remain in the 2014 Music Circus season

By From page B4 | August 04, 2014

Two wonderful shows remain in the 2014 Music Circus season: “Brigadoon” on Aug. 5-10, and “La Cage Aux Folles” on Aug. 19-24.

Tickets for all 2014 Music Circus productions are on sale at the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office, 1419 H St. in Sacramento, by phone at 916-557-1999 or online at

In the Lerner and Loewe classic “Brigadoon,” Tommy Albright will be played by Music Circus veteran Robert J. Townsend, whose national touring credits include “Jersey Boys,” “Mamma Mia!” “Camelot” and “Radio City Christmas Spectacular.”

Jason Graae, who will play Jeff Douglas, has appeared on stage and screen, including roles in a number of Broadway shows including “Falsettos,” “Stardust” and “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”

The role of Harry Beaton will be played by Sacramento area native Luke Hawkins, who has appeared in shows on Broadway and on tour, and who has performed on the Music Circus stage in 15 shows.

Ron Wisniski, who has appeared in a number of Music Circus productions, including “Les Misérables” and “Annie Get Your Gun,”  as well as in dozens of touring Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theater productions, will play Archie Beaton.

Amanda Peet, an acclaimed dancer for Sacramento Ballet, will play Maggie Anderson.

The role of Andrew MacLaren will be played by Broadway veteran Rich Hebert, who recently performed in Sting’s musical, “The Last Ship.”

Sacramento area native Courtney Iventosch, who will play Jean MacLaren, has performed in regional productions around the country and appeared in the national tour of “Wicked.”

The role of Fiona MacLaren will be played by Jennifer Hope Wills, who performed on Broadway as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera” for nearly four years and returns to Music Circus after starring as Magnolia in last season’s “Show Boat.”

Tory Ross, who has performed in the Broadway productions of “Kinky Boots,” “9 to 5″ and “Cry-Baby” as well as the national tours of “Wicked,” “The Producers” and Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” will play Meg Brockie.

Brandon Springman, who has performed in a number of regional productions such as “The Pirates of Penzance,” “Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Sound of Music,” will play Charlie Dalrymple.

Playing Mr. Lundie is Gordon Goodman, an internationally-recognized singer, actor, author and composer who has performed as a soloist with groups like the London City Symphony and the Prague Symphony.

Angus MacGuffie will be played by Mark Bradley Miller, who has extensive international and national theater experience in productions.

“Brigadoon” is directed by Glenn Casale. The choreographer is Bob Richard; music director is Jeff Rizzo; production stage manager is Craig Horness and assistant stage manager is Jill Gold.

In Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Goodman’s hilarious “La Cage aux Folles” the role of Georges will be played by Broadway veteran Brent Barrett, who has played multiple roles on stage and screen, including the film “The Producers” and the Broadway productions of “West Side Story,” “Dance a Little Closer,” “Chicago” and “Annie Get Your Gun.”

Alan Mingo Jr., who has extensive Broadway, touring and regional experience in shows including “The Little Mermaid,” “Once on This Island,” “Shrek the Musical” and “Rent,” will play Albin.

Playing Jacob is Reggie De Leon, who has extensive experience in TV and film, and has appeared in numerous regional theater productions.

Michael Dotson, who has appeared in more than 35 Music Circus shows as well as a number of regional productions will play Francis.

Playing Jean-Michel is Michael Lowney, who made his Broadway debut in the 2010 Tony Award-winning revival of “La Cage aux Folles.”

The role of Anne Dindon will be played by Julie Kavanagh, who has performed in a number of regional productions as well as a national tour of “La Cage aux Folles.”

Kevin Cooney, who has appeared in TV and films and appeared on Broadway, in national tours and in regional theater productions around the country, will play Monsieur Dindon/Monsieur Renaud.

Mademoiselle Dindon/Mademoiselle Renaud will be played by Heather Lee, who has appeared in more than 17 Music Circus productions, as well as in Broadway and national touring productions.

Jacqueline will be played by Barbara McCulloh, whose Broadway and national touring credits include “The King and I,” “South Pacific” and “Peter Pan.”

“La Cage Aux Folles” is directed by Tony Spinosa. The choreographer is Dana Solimando; music director is Dennis Castellano; production stage manager is Craig Horness and assistant stage manager is Katherine Cannon.

Single-show tickets range from $35-$80. Evening performances are Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Matinée performances are Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

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