The Andrews Sisters are out.
The Show Must Go On.
M. Bauer Foundation
Ken & Dottie Reiner
The Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation
A USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy when they fail to appear shortly before curtain. Thankfully, three earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show! The Andrews Brothers is filled to the brim with 30 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters and other top artist of the era, including: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Three Little Sisters,” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.” Mistaken identities and madcap adventures — imagine Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in a road movie of Some Like It Hot — along with the music of an entire generation, highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II.
Written and Created by
Music and Vocal Arrangements by
2 HOUR, 15 MINUTES
DR. GEORGE & CELESTE MACER
Youth Performance Underwriters
JOHN & RITA PRIMROSE
Presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights (www.stagerights.com)
Appropriate for all ages
Few: very subtle
Drugs and Alcohol
If this were a movie it would be rated G
Krystle Simmons (Peggy Jones) is an award winning singer, VO performer, and actress, most recently appearing as Madam Montague in the Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldois musical Invincible. Some of her credits include appearances on “ICSYV” S1E8, the “Ellen DeGeneres Show”, and Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live.” Regional credits include theater productions like The Christians (Center Theater Group), Sophisticated Ladies (Atlanta Lyric Theater), The Baby Dance: Mixed (Ovation Award Nominee/Female Lead) and Memphis (NAACP Theater Award Nominee & Inland Theater Award Winner/Female Lead). She’s thrilled to be a part of the Musical Theater West Community again.
David Engel (Max Andrews) A longtime member of the Musical Theatre West family, this production of The Andrews Brothers marks Mr. Engel’s 16th show with MTW. Favorites include starring roles in La Cage aux Folles, Singin’ in the Rain, Never Gonna Dance, Kiss Me Kate, The Producers, and Crazy for You. On Broadway, he appeared in La Cage aux Folles, Seussical, Putting it Together and in the original New York production of Forever Plaid, and again in Plaid Tidings and Forever Plaid: The Movie. During the height of the theatre shutdown, David was also the co-host of MTW’s popular weekly broadcast, “The Green Room: with David & Larry!”
Jonathan Arana (Lawrence Andrews) Jonathan Arana is very grateful we’re all here together! Returning to his home of Southern California, The Andrews Brothers marks his first main stage production with MTWest! NYC: Take Me to the World (Carnegie Hall). Nat’l Tour: On Your Feet! w/ Miami Sound Machine. Regional: In the Heights, A Gentleman’s Guide… Sweeney Todd, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, 25th Annual… Spelling Bee, The Count of Monte Cristo. Opera: L.A. premier ‘Cruzar la cara de la Luna’ featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán (The Saroya). Film: In the Heights (Warner Bros./LMM). Much love to friends & family all over the world! @jonaranathan
Larry Raben (Patrick Andrews) returns to MTW after appearing as Sir Robin in Spamalot, Leo Bloom in The Producers, Forbidden Broadway vols. I & II (Ovation Award/Ovation nomination) and Patrick in The Andrews Brothers (Ovation Award) as well as Reiner Reading Series and American Songbook appearances as well as having directed 10 shows. Favorite roles include: Leo Bloom in The Producers (Broadway and entire Vegas run), Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone (Norris) Dr. Frankenstein in
Young Frankenstein (Moonlight), Man in Dirty Blonde (Laguna Playhouse), Sparky in Forever Plaid (Off-Bway original production) Man #1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Off-Bway), Serge in Art (Coyote StageWorks), Hysterium in …Forum (Reprise!) and SO many others!