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The Life, the Cy Coleman musical
November 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - November 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Central Florida premiere of the Cy Coleman musical, “The Life”, from November 11-December 5, 2016.
THE LIFE depicts the pulsating life on the Times Square streets in the 1980’s-where everything had a price, especially sex-the garish topless bars, the transvestite joints, the hookers who worked the sidewalks at the bidding of their pimps. The musical focuses on Queen, who plans on leaving the life of a prostitute as soon as she is able, and Sonja, who realizes that prostitution is the only life she’ll ever know.
The Broadway production, directed by Michael Blakemore, opened on April 26, 1997 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it closed on June 7, 1998 after for 466 performances and 21 previews. Among the large cast were Pamela Isaacs, Chuck Cooper, Bellamy Young, Lillias White, and Sam Harris, winner of the first Star Search television competition in 1984. White (Featured Actress in a Musical) and Cooper (Featured Actor in a Musical) both won 1997 Tony awards for their performances in this production.
Show Dates and Times:
November 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, December 2-4.
Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m.
$20.00 General Admission
$18.00 Senior Citizens
$12.00 Monday Performances
$10.00 Breakthrough Alumni
*cash only at the door or online at http://www.breakthroughtheatre.com/tickets/
Reservations: 407-920-4034 (beginning October 25)
The Life is directed and choreographed by Angela Cotto and music directed by Angelyn Rhode.
Queen – Yara J Williams
Fleetwood – DO Riley
Sonja – YaDonna Russell
Mary – Niashia Aviles
JoJo – Zachary Smith
Memphis – Austin Humphrey
Lacy – Nic Jewell
Lou – Andy Waldinger
Tracy – Victoria Hope Morris
Carmen – Ashley Mayne Punay
April – Hayley Brielle Balliet
Chichi – Judith Gill
Frenchie – Mikaela A. Duffy
Peaches – Carol Jacqueline Palumbo
Snickers – Henry Caraballo
Bobby/Shill – Marcus Cedric
Silky/Enrique – Angel Velez
Slock/Shatellia – Janitzo Medina
The Breakthrough Theatre is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park.