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Pictured: The cast of The Ruffians’ 2014-15 production. Photo by Evan Hanover.
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the cast and design team for The Ruffians’ “Burning Bluebeard,” written by Jay Torrence and directed by Halena Kays.
Now in its eighth year, the cast features original performers Pamela Chermansky (Fancy Clown); Anthony Courser (Henry Gilfoil); Jay Torrence (Robert Murray); Leah Urzendowski (Nellie Reed); Ryan Walters (Eddie Foy) with Crosby Sandoval (Faerie Queen).
The production team includes Maggie Fullilove-Nugent (lighting design); Robert Hornbostel (associate sound design); Jeffrey D. Kmiec (set design); Bill Morey (costume coordination); Mike Tutaj (original sound design); Sam Moryoussef (production manager); Justine Palmisano (stage manager) and Alex Rhyan (production and operations director).
Told with music, clowning, tumbling, acrobatics, and dance, “Burning Bluebeard” is inspired by the true story of Chicago’s former Iroquois Theatre and the unforgettable events that resulted in tragedy for 600 theatergoers at Christmas time in 1903.
“Burning Bluebeard” runs December 13 – December 27. For more information visit PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.