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Pictured: Sharriese Hamilton and James Earl Jones II
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the cast for the “Porchlight Revisits” staged concert of THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon.
Directed and choreographed by Christopher Carter with musical direction by Andra Velis Simon, the production features Sharriese Hamilton (Sonia Walsk), James Earl Jones II (Vernon Gersch), Anastasia Arnold, (voice of Sonia Walsk), Kiersten Frumkin (voice of Sonia Walsk), Yando Lopez (voice of Vernon Gersch), Billy Rude (voice of Vernon Gersch), Tyler Symone, (voice of Sonia Walsk) and Koray Tarhan (voice of Vernon Gersch).
From the press release: “THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG is a romantic musical comedy about the affair (both professional and romantic) of a wisecracking composer and an aspiring, offbeat lyricist. Creatively, their relationship works great, but personal trials and tribulations lead them toward finding a new way to make harmonious music together in this laugh-a-minute romantic charmer. The show features musical hits “Fallin’,’ ‘If He Really Knew Me’ and ‘Just For Tonight.'”
The production team includes Lucia Lombardi (stage manager), Joaquin Gomez (assistant stage manager), and Samantha Treible (wardrobe supervisor). The musicians are Chel Hernandez (bass),Tony Scandora (drums), and Page Kallop (guitar).
Porchlight Revisits THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG runs Tuesday, March 6 – Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 PM at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. For more information visit porchlightmusictheatre.org.