"Merman's Apprentice" Starring Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette & More

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"Merman's Apprentice" Starring Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette & More

Monday, January 18, 2016

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$25.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

"Merman's Apprentice" Starring Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette & More
"Merman's Apprentice" Starring Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette & More
The evening will be a return engagement of June 2015's sold out concert of Merman’s Apprentice celebrating the release of the Original Cast Album produced by John Yap for Jay Records! Once again, Birdland favorite Klea Blackhurst will star as Ethel Merman with a star-studded supporting cast lead by Tony Nominee Anita Gillette, Bill Nolte, Adam Grupper, Eddie Korbich, Brian Charles Rooney, F. Michael Haynie, Desi Oakley, Sarah Sessler, a six piece band with orchestrations by Lynne Shankel, led by Lawrence Yurman, and featuring 13 year old Elizabeth Teeter as Muriel Plakenstein.

Picture it: 1970. The Golden Age of Musical Theatre is drawing toan end. But twelve-year-old Muriel Plakenstein doesn't know that. So she runs away from home to become a Broadway star, and meets the Queen of Broadway, Ethel Merman, who takes her to a Hello, Dolly! rehearsal where they sing together. When legendary producer David Merrick hears the kid, he decides to star Muriel in the first all-child cast of Dolly! Naturally, Merman takes her under wing to teach her the ropes of being a star...making little Muriel Plakenstein Merman's Apprentice.

Merman’s Apprentice is a tuneful new musical comedy about childhood, parents, Broadway, and Ethel Merman. Who could ask for anything more?