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Three Tony nominees revisit Broadway for Playhouse’s “Dames at Sea”

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A trio of Tony-nominated artists – Randy Skinner, Anna Louizos and David C. Woolard – will recreate their work for the Broadway revival of “Dames at Sea,” when the light-hearted, dance-centric musical debuts at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Aug. 12 to Sept. 11.

The production previews Aug. 12 with an official opening performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. “Dames at Sea” is the third production in Bucks County Playhouse’s homecoming season, which is sponsored by Bank of America.

Olivier Award-winning actress Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent and Daisy Wright as Ruby lead the cast of the director-choreographer Skinner-helmed tap-happy musical spoof of the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.

Joining Margherita, who performed as Miss Adelaide in the Playhouse production of “Guys and Dolls,” and Wright are Julie Kavanaugh as Joan, Byron St. Cyr as Captain/Hennessy, and Daniel Plimpton and Drew King as the sailors, Dick and Lucky respectively.

The show features music by Jim Wise and book/lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller.

Scenic design is by Louizos, and Woolard is costume designer. Lighting Designer is Kirk Bookman. Joanna Lynne Staub is sound designer. Hair, wig, and makeup designer is Earon Chew Nealey. Casting is by Paul Hardt, CSA. Musical direction is by Jeffrey Campos. Pamela Edington is production stage manager.

Ruby steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show, but hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theater is being demolished. So, Ruby and the cast, with the help of some adoring sailors, come up with an ingenious plan to ensure that the show goes on.

Single tickets are on sale now. Tickets start at $70. Group rates and season ticket packages are available. Visit buckscountyplayhouse.org or call 215-862-2121.


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