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Pictured: Devin DeSantis, and Keely Vasquez
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the cast and production team for its Porchlight Revisits production of CAN-CAN, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows.
Directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, the cast includes Devin DeSantis, “Aristide ;” Keely Vasquez, “Pistache;” Kayla Boye, “Claudine;” Nik Kmiecik, “Boris;” Laz Estrada, “Theo;” Tony Cater, “Hilaire;” Ariel Triunfo, “ensemble/dancer;” Mollyanne Nunn, “ensemble/dancer;” Liz Conway, “ensemble/dancer;” Maya Kitayama, “ensemble/dancer;” Parker Guidry, “featured ensemble;” Isaiah Silvia-Chandley, “featured ensemble/assistant choreographer;” and David Girolmo, “Judge Paul Barriere.”
The production team includes Linda Madonia, music director; Shanna VanDerwerker, choreographer; Casey Wood, costume designer; Rachel West, lighting designer, and Kaitlin Moser, stage manager.
Set in Paris in 1893, CAN-CAN is the story of Pistache, a café owner who decides to feature the then-scandalous and illicit dance, the Can-Can, on the stage of her establishment. Meanwhile, Aristide Forestier, a young, newly-appointed and over-zealous magistrate, decides to undertake a reform movement and sets his sights to clean up Paris, starting with a prohibition of the titillating dance.
Porchlight Revisits CAN-CAN runs three performances-only March 6 and 7.