Handbag Casts POSEIDON! Remount

Handbag Casts POSEIDON! Remount

(top, l to r) Ryan Armstrong, Katherine Bellantone, Brittney Brown, Tommy Bullington, Sydney Genco and Caitlin Jackson (center, l to r), Josh Kemper, Elizabeth Lesinski, David Lipschutz, Stevie Love, Nicky Mendelson, Michael S. Miller and Courtney Dane Mize (bottom, l to r), Elissa Newcorn, Marc Prince, Shane Roberie, Scott Sawa, Patrick Stengle and Maiko Terazawa.

Hell in a Handbag Productions has announced casting for its revival of “POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical,” a musical parody of the classic 1972 film “The Poseidon Adventure.”

“POSEIDON!” will feature Handbag ensemble members Sydney Genco (Ensemble), Caitlin Jackson (Toni/Doctor), Elizabeth Lesinski (Linda Rogo), David Lipschutz (Reverend Scott), Stevie Love (Nonnie Parry) and Michael S. Miller (Manny Rosen) with Ryan Armstrong (Robin Shelby), Katherine Bellantone (Susan Shelby), Brittney Brown (Ensemble), Tommy Bullington (Belle Rosen), Josh Kemper (Ensemble), Nicky Mendelson (Acres), Courtney Dane Mize (Ensemble), Elissa Newcorn (Lara, Nurse), Marc Prince (Captain Harrison, Ensemble), Shane Roberie (Mike Rogo), Scott Sawa (James Martin), Patrick Stengle (Ensemble) and Maiko Terazawa (Ensemble).

The original 2002 Chicago production (Handbag’s first) had a five-month sold-out run in Chicago before it was accepted into The New York International Fringe Festival where it was the most attended show of 2003, winning an award of excellence for Best Ensemble. The show was remounted in 2009 at The Chopin Theatre for another extended run.

The musical features a book and lyrics by Handbag Artistic Director David Cerda, music by Cerda and Scott Lamberty, direction by Derek Van Barham, music direction by Andrew Milliken, and choreography by Breon Arzell. The production team includes Christopher Rhoton (scenic design), Beth Laske Miller (costume design), Cat Wilson (lighting design), Danny Rockett (sound design), Adrian Hadlock (props design), Sydney Genco (make-up design), Keith Ryan (wig design), Madison Smith (assistant director) and Andrew Donnelly (stage manager).

“POSEIDON!” will run March 15 – April 28 at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets are currently available at brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006.

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