ACTING OUT ON THE HANGAR STAGE

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HANGAR THEATRE PRESENTS

ACTING OUT ON THE HANGAR STAGE

Saturday, October 5

SEE BROADWAY STARS & LOCAL NOTABLES

GO TOE TO TOE IN AN EPIC BATTLE OF CHARADES

TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HANGAR’S EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

Featuring:

Wally Dunn (Broadway’s Spamalot , Gypsy,

Hangar’s Gypsy, November, and Spelling Bee)

Stacie Morgain Lewis (Broadway’s Sunday in the Park with George,

Urinetown, Wicked, and Titanic)

Mark Price (Broadway’s Mary Poppins, All Shook Up, Mama Mia!

and Hangar’s Sweeney Todd)

Rebecca Gibel (Hangar’s Gypsy)

Ithaca, NY (9/23/2013) -Hangar Theatre’s annual benefit returns as an epic battle of charades. Acting Out on the Hangar Stage is a light-hearted FUNdraiser in which local personalities go toe to toe with Broadway stars in an a charades competition to support the theatre’s education programs. Four teams will compete by acting out entertainment clues for their teammates and also by fundraising for the event, which will take place at the Hangar Theatre on Saturday, October 5 at 6:30pm.

Acting Out team members include: Wally Dunn (Broadway’s Spamalot, Gypsy, Hangar’s Gypsy, November and Spelling Bee), Stacie Morgain Lewis (Broadway’s Sunday in the Park with George, Urinetown, Wicked, and Titanic), Mark Price (Broadway’s Mary Poppins, All Shook Up, Mama Mia! and Hangar’s Sweeney Todd), Dave Ashton (WYXL97.3 Lite Rock Radio Host), Jean McPheeters (Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce President), Frost Travis (President of Travis Hyde Properties), and Stephen Nunley (Kitchen Theatre Managing Director). In addition, Hangar board members Laurel Southard (Director of Undergraduate Research at Cornell  University), Ann Costello (Physician), Jessica Casey (Physician), and Arno Selco (Retired Ithaca College Acting Professor) will also compete. Visit HangarTheatre.org to see the team roster and to donate to support your favorite team or call 607.273.8588. Hosting this special evening will be Hangar’s Associate Artistic Director and actor, Jesse Bush (Hangar’sClybourne Park, The Trip to Bountiful, and November) Local favorite Serendipity Catering will provide delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Tickets are $100 and include complimentary drinks and light fare, the charades challenge match, and a half-time show. $70 of each ticket is a tax-deductible donation. Suggested dress code is fun and festive cocktail attire. Tickets can be purchased online at HangarTheatre.org, by phone at 607.273.8588, and at the Hangar Business office located in Center Ithaca on the Downtown Commons. Hangar Theatre is located in Cass Park at 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca,  NY 14850. The Hangar Theatre gratefully acknowledges Acting Out premier sponsor Serendipity Catering and team sponsors CFCU Community Credit Union, Tompkins Trust Company, Travis Hyde Properties, and Warren Real Estate.

Hangar Theatre is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.  Visit our website at HangarTheatre.org.

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BIOGRAPHIES

WALLY DUNN Broadway: Spamalot, Gypsy (Bernadette Peters), One Mo’ Time, Master Class. National Tours: West Side Story, Spamalot, All Shook Up, Master Class. Off-Broadway: Roundabout, The Vineyard, Theatre for a New Audience. Regional: Goodspeed, Hangar Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Hartford Stage, George Street Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Public, McCarter Theatre, New York Stage & Film, GeVa. Film: The School of Rock, In & Out, In Dreams, The Opportunists, 24 Hour Woman, The Good Shepard. TV: 30 Rock, The Carrie Diaries, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU. Actors’ Equity member since 1987. MD.

STACIE MORGAIN LEWIS starred as Eliza Doolittle in the Hangar’s production of My Fair Lady. She most recently seen on Broadway as Frieda/Betty in the critically acclaimed revival of Sunday in the Park with George.  Prior to that, she played Glinda in the Chicago production of Wicked.  Broadway: Wicked (stand by/performed Glinda), Urinetown (performed Hope Cladwell & Little Sally), Titanic.  Off-Broadway: Don’t Quit Your Night Job.  National Tours: Titanic, South Pacific (performed Nellie Forbush opposite Michael Nouri). Regional: LMNOP (Agnes) at Goodspeed, The 39 Steps (Annabella/Margaret/Pamela), No Way To Treat a Lady (Sarah), Sarah, Plain and Tall (Anna), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy), A Chorus Line (Kristine). Film: Elephant Shoes. BFA  Ithaca College.  Stacie is currently working on a one-woman show as well as a children’s album.

MARK PRICE Broadway: Mary Poppins (Robertson Aye), Wonderful Town (Ensemble), All Shook Up (Dennis), Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff), Mamma Mia! (Pepper), Dance of the Vampires (Boris), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy u/s), Paul Simon’s The Capeman (Anthony  Krzesinski), Chicago and Beauty and The Beast (Lefou). Regional: Sherlock Holmes & the Suicide Club (Alley Theater), Lend Me A Tenor (Paper Mill Playhouse), Assassins (Charles Guiteau) at Milwaukee Rep, The 39 Steps (George Street Playhouse), Into The Woods (The Baker) at the Alliance Theater, Sondheim Celebration at Lincoln Center, Sweeney Todd (Tobias) at the Kennedy Center, for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination, and 70, Girls, 70 for City Center Encores! Film & T.V.: Law & Order, Broadway’s Finest, The Tony Awards, and The Rosie O’Donnell Show. He is a BFA graduate of Ithaca College and performed at the Hangar Theater many moons ago in productions of Lost In Yonkers, Sweeney Todd and Damn Yankees. Visit www.aboutmarkprice.com.

REBECCA GIBEL Regional Theatre: Gypsy (Hangar Theatre)Noises off (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Camelot, Boeing Boeing, Social Creatures, The Importance of Being Earnest (Trinity Rep); Hairspray (Theatre by the Sea); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Arvada Center); Crazy for You, To Fool the Eye, Urinetown (Creede Rep). This winter, Rebecca will play Natasha in a new translation of Three Sisters at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Co. Television: Blue Bloods Additional Credits: Denver Post Audience Choice Award: Best Year by an Actress; IRNE Award nomination: Best Actress in a Musical. Narrator of over 40 audio books, Rebecca is a member of Trinity Rep’s Acting Company, and a proud graduate of Brown University/Trinity Rep’s MFA acting program. www.rebeccagibel.com

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