Home for the Holidays at TheatreZone in Naples

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TheatreZone in Naples begins its 15th season with Home for the Holidays which will be presented at Dec. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 and 15 at 2 p.m.
This TheatreZone original production celebrates the season with a musical extravaganza of holiday favorites, lively dance routines, scrumptious costumes and a live orchestra to put everyone in a festive mood. Selections include “Home for the Holidays,” “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
The professional cast members include Kara Konken, Dawn Lebrecht, James Little, Bret Poulter, Carolann Sanita, Billy Sharpe, Kayley Stevens and Gerritt VanderMeer.
TheatreZone will stage Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town Jan. 9 – 19. Set in the summer of 1935, this Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of sisters Ruth and Eileen, one an aspiring writer and the other a dancer, who move from rural Ohio to seek success in Greenwich Village, New York. Together, the sisters take on the Big Apple, pursuing their dreams and finding love. The score, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Comden & Green, features “Ohio,” “Conga” and “One Hundred Easy Ways.”
“The idea for Wonderful Town came from a conversation we had with Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein,” said Mark Danni, TheatreZone artistic director. “She said, ‘Wonderful Town is my favorite of my dad’s musicals and I think it would be wonderful on your stage.’ ”
Wonderful Town originally played for 559 performances on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre starring Rosalind Russell as Ruth and Edith Adams as Eileen. It won Best Musical from the Tony Awards, New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards. The musical was revived on Broadway in 2003 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it played for 497 performances starring Donna Murphy and Jennifer Westfeldt as Ruth and Eileen.
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.theatre.zone or by calling the TheatreZone Box Office at 888-966-3352 x1. TheatreZone is a nonprofit, professional equity theatre located in-residence at the 250-seat G&L Theatre on the Community School of Naples campus, 13275 Livingston Road, Naples.


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