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Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre’s “Bullets Over Broadway – The Musical” Opens Sat Oct 21

October 18, 2017

LIVERMORE, CA–Tri-Valley residents needing a comedic distraction should head over to Livermore’s Bankhead Theater starting this Saturday. Bullets Over Broadway The Musical is a musical comedy written by Woody Allen based on his film of the same name.

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Domonic Tracy (David), Suzie Shepard (Olive), Eric Neiman (Cheech), Annmarie Martin (Helen St. Claire)

Bullets Over Broadway the Musical is filled with memorable old style musical numbers including “Up a Lazy River”, “I’m Sitting on Top of the World”, “Let’s Misbehave”, “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I do”, “Yes, We Have No Bananas” and humor filled numbers you may not recognize (but will soon be humming) including “The Hot Dog Song” and “Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man”. The 1920s really does come “…roaring to life with showgirls, gangsters and more in this musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s madcap film.” The musical version of the Woody Allen film premiered on Broadway in 2014 and was nominated for six Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, winning one for Best Costume Design.

Bullets Over Broadway is about a young playwright whose first Broadway play is financed by a gangster. In 1929, the naïve playwright David Shayne (played by Dominic Tracy) is finally getting his first play God of Our Fathers, produced on Broadway. Seasoned producer Julian Marx (played by Michael Sally) has engaged the help of wealthy gangster Nick Valenti (played by Jeff Seaberg) to fund the show. Valenti wants his untalented girlfriend, Olive Neal (played by Suzie Shepard) to star as one of the leads, but she hysterically overacts the part. Cheech, a likeable bodyguard and gangster (played by Eric Neiman), is assigned by Valenti to watch over Olive.

During his assignment, he comes up with great ideas for improving the play. The real star of the play is aging diva Helen Sinclair (played by Annmarie Martin). Annmarie’s past roles consist of the Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone and Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Ellen, David’s current girlfriend (played by Madison Genovese) might get temporarily pushed aside, but is no pushover. Warner Purcell, (played by Jim Rupp) also has his eye on Olive and provides more laughs when he can’t decide whether to eat everything in sight or pay attention to Olive.Eden Brent (played by Christina Boothman) rounds out a strong cast.

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre’s Bullets Over Broadway The Musical opens on October 21, 2017 at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater (2400 First Street, Livermore, CA). The show runs October 21, 28 & November 4 at 8:00 pm and October 22, 29 and November 4 and 5 at 2:00 pm. Performances are Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm with an additional Saturday matinee on Nov 4th at 2pm. For parents the musical is rated the equivalent of PG-13. Bullets Over Broadway the Musical is performed at the

Tickets are $19-$39 each (plus Bankhead facility fees) and are available at the Bankhead Theater Box Office, by phone at 925-373-6800, hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, noon to 6pm, or online at www.lvpac.org. Group discount rates are available to groups of 10 or more, contact the box office.

Make sure to leave some extra time after the show to stay in the lobby since many cast members come out to meet the audience after each performance. For more information visit the TVRT website: www.trivalleyrep.org.

  • Producer: Kathleen Breedveld
  • Director: John Maio
  • Vocal Director & Musical Director: Sierra Dee
  • Choreographer: Kevin Hammond
  • Assistant Choreographer: Traci Colon

Cast

  • David Shayne: Dominic Tracy
  • Helen Sinclair: Annmarie Martin
  • Cheech: Eric Neiman
  • Olive Neal: Suzie Shepard
  • Warner Purcell: Jim Rupp
  • Ellen: Madison Genovese
  • Nick Valenti: Jeff Seaberg
  • Eden Brent: Christina Boothman
  • Julian Marx: Michael Sally
  • Female Dance Ensemble: Pamela Ballin, Carmen Lessa, Celeste Lococo, Amy MacKinnon, Lisa Radanowski, Cierra Zimmerman
  • Male Dance Ensemble: Charles Anthony, Todd Aragon, Matt Busbee, Dominic Lessa
  • Ensemble: Mark Flolo, Mark Flores, Paul Hogarth, Britt Jensky, Jessie Annie Lukban, Mateo Lungu, Bob Stratton, Kirsten Torkilson

Photo credits: Josh Milbourne and DC Scarpelli

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