Friday, May 29, 2009

Cynthia Whitaker & Lauren Ross, Academy of Children's Theater, find the dancers needed to do West Side Story; see it at MLP Fri, May 29, through Sun, June 7

Academy of Children's Theater director Cynthia Whitaker and choreographer Lauren Ross present West Side Story at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse this weekend and next.

Patti Reeves, also a director of top young thespians, says that because of the male dancers needed, West Side Story is usually a non-starter. "I'm delighted to see that Cynthia and Lauren are bringing it to the stage," she adds.

Splendid stage veterans Bridgette Winder and Dez Duron have the lead roles. Also bringing Leonard Bernstein's music to the theater at Centenary College are a stage-wise gang that includes:

Ansley Hughes: Anita.
Zach Judge: Riff.
Daniel Salazar: Bernardo.
Jacob Starks: Chino.
Christian Dantes: Action.
Bryan Wooley: Diesel.
Jim Christie: Lt. Schrank.
Micheal Brown: Arab.
Meagan Tinsley: Anybodys.

The dancers include Meredith Little, Josh Good, Leon Carter, Lauren Vizza, Robin Flenniken, Carmen Ortiz, Taylor Walker, Audrey Lutz, Michelle Allen and Dustin Gaspard.

* Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
* Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
* Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
* Friday, June 5, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
* Saturday, June 6, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
* Sunday, June 7, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
Centenary College
Corner of Wilkinson and Woodlawn
Shreveport, LA 71104
318-869-5242 box office
Presented by Academy of Children'sTheatre

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