Monday, February 15, 2010

Ryan Williams presents Funny Girl at Byrd High Feb 18 - 20; show features students alongside community theater regulars

The Byrd High School Drama Department opens the musical Funny Girl on Thursday, February 18, says Ryan Williams. The show runs through February 20 in the school auditorium.

Funny Girl is a musical about the life of the most famous Ziegfeld Follies star, Fanny Brice. The musical is also what helped make Barbra Streisand a star, and audiences will be familiar with one of the most popular musical scores. Songs include, "I'm the Greatest Star", "People", "Who Taught Her Everything She Knows", "Don't Rain on My Parade", and "My Man".

The Byrd production boasts a cast of students as well as some community theatre regulars.

The Cast -
Fanny Brice / Taylor Foss
Nick Arnstein / Nathan Gauthier
Rosie Brice / Seva May
Eddie Ryan / Brandon Stewart
Mrs. Strakosh / Christy Bickham
Flo Ziegfeld, Jr. / John Georgiafandis
Georgia / Brooklynn Johnson
Emma / Keyshae Robinson
Vera / Mary Megan Sealy
Mrs. Meeker / LeeAnn Prunty
Mrs. O'Malley / Sue Moyers
John / Travis Harris
Mr. Renaldi / Edwin Goldston
Brendan Doran, Jarvarreay Harris, Jordan Ward, Casey White, Christian Stamps, Allen Smith, Alyssa Farmer, Madison Pugh, Kristen Patrick, Hayley Cooper, Maddie Layton, Annalise Gunn, Katie Merryman, Abbie Bumgardner, Sara Pate, Tara Watson, Cody Griffin

Director--Ryan Williams
Choreographer--LeVette Fuller
Rehearsal Accompanist--Becky Gerardy
Conductor--Amy Wakefield (conducting a 21 piece orchestra)
Lighting Designer--Courtney Gaston
Stage Manager--Caitlin Eades
Assistant Stage Manager--Samantha Lewis

Performances are at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5, general admission, and can be purchased at the door. Call Byrd at 318-869-2567 for additional information.

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