Chicago's Drury Lane Theatre has announced complete casting for the disco musical Saturday Night Fever, set to run from January 19-March 19. Based on the hit 1977 Paramount/RSO film and the story by Nik Cohn, the production features music and lyrics by the Bee Gees and is adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version is written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti and is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges (Xanadu). Roberta Duchak lends music direction.
Saturday Night Fever follows Brooklyn teen Tony Manero in his attempt to escape his troubles by spending weekends at the local disco. The new stage adaptation includes Bee Gees songs featured in the film, including "Night Fever," "Stayin' Alive," and "Jive Talkin'."
The cast stars Jeff-nominated actor Adrian Aguilar as Tony Manero alongside Erica Stephan as his love interest Stephanie Mangano. The principal cast also includes Landree Fleming (Annette), Nick Cosgrove (Bobby C.), Joe Capstick (Joey), Will Lidke (Gus) and Brandon Springman (Double J) with Adaezè Kelley (Candy), Jhardon DiShon Milton (Monty), Allyson Graves (Pauline), Skyler Adams (Frank Manero Jr.), Marya Grandy (Flo Manero), Olivia Renteria (Linda Manero), and Bret Tuomi (Frank Manero/Fusco). The ensemble includes Tony Carter, Courtney Cerny, Brian M. Duncan, Michael Samarie George, Ron King, Amanda Newman, Martín Ortíz Tápia, Adrienne Storrs, Monica Thomas, and Aaron Umsted.
The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (scenic design), Rachel Laritz (costume design), Ryan O'Gara (lighting design), Ray Nardelli (sound design), Penny Lane Studios (wig and hair design), Neil Massey (stunt coordinator), Courtney Cerny (associate choreographer), and Sammi Grant (dialect coach).
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