Wright State Theatre presents whimsical musical comedy ‘No, No, Nanette’

Wright State Theatre's production of the whimsical tap-dancing musical "No, No, Nanette" runs in the Festival Playhouse from Oct. 27 to Nov. 13. (Photos by Erin Pence)

Wright State Theatre’s production of the whimsical tap-dancing musical “No, No, Nanette” runs in the Festival Playhouse from Oct. 27 to Nov. 13. (Photos by Erin Pence)

Wright State University Theatre continues its 42nd season in the Festival Playhouse with the whimsical tap-dancing musical “No, No, Nanette” Oct. 27 to Nov. 13.

Performances are Oct. 27, Nov. 2, 3 and 10 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 28, 29, Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m.; and Oct. 30, Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, and $20 students and seniors.

For tickets and theatre information call the Box Office at 937-775-2500, or purchase single tickets online.

Set in Atlantic City in the 1920s, “No, No, Nanette” tells the story of a Bible salesman and his young ward, Nanette. It features comical entanglements of love and friendship when young Nanette sheds her ladylike shell for a wild and exciting life. The foot-tapping score features well-known show tunes such as “Tea For Two” and “I Want To Be Happy.”

“No, No, Nanette” is directed by Joe Deer (“Chicago,” “Peter Pan”), with musical direction by Scot Woolley (“The Music Man,” “Chicago”). Dances feature guest choreographer Michael Baxter, who recently performed with the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis and with the “Hello, Dolly!” 50th anniversary tour.

Sets are designed by Pam Lavarnway (“The Music Man,” “Peter Pan”), lighting by Jessica Drayton, costumes by Elizabeth Bourgeois, properties by John Lavarnway and sound by James Dunlap (“Hot Mikado,” “Oklahoma!”).

On the stage, “No, No, Nanette” features Kyle Krichbaum (Jimmy Smith), Lauren Everett (Nanette), Grace Liesch (Sue Smith), Dakota Mullins (Billy Early), Meredith Zahn (Lucille Early), Brandon Kinley (Tom Trainor), Bailey Edmonds (Pauline), Caroline Chisholm (Betty), Danielle Bessler (Winnie) and Megan Valle (Flora); male ensemble: Jordan Garcia, Colin Hodgkin, Joey Kennedy, Aaron Roitman, Kyle Sell and Philip Stock; female ensemble: Halle Augenstein, Danielle Bessler, Rita Cavicchia, Caroline Chisholm, Kathleen Klensch, Taylor Patrick, Megan Valle, Carrie Vorbroker, Hannah Williamson and Ellyn Wood; and swings: Allison Fragassi and Emily Monsour.

Wright State Theatre season continues
Wright State Theatre’s season continues in the spring 2017 semester with “The Children’s Hour” from Feb. 2 to 12 and Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” March 16 to April 2.

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