February 2–18, 2023
Our 32nd Season
GROUNDHOG DAY, The Musical
GROUNDHOG DAY - THE KWESKIN THEATRE
February 2 - 18
Director - Stephen Emerick
Music Director - George H. Croom
Choreographer - Carly Jurman
Set Design - Peter Barbieri, Jr.
Lighting Design - Evan Brenner
Costume Design - Megan Latte Morello
The hilarious film turned West End and Broadway hit will have audiences returning again, and again, and again... Critically acclaimed on both the West End and Broadway, Groundhog Day revels in one man's journey of self-discovery, day after day. Inspired by the hilarious film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day features a book by original co-screenwriter Dan Rubin, and music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Tim Minchin (Matilda the Musical).How would you spend your time if forced to repeat the same day over and over again? Phil Connors, a seasoned big-city weatherman, is frustrated to be to reporting the annual Groundhog Day Ceremony in small town Punxsutawney, PA. His arrogance and cynicism are in direct opposition to the cheery townsfolk, who are ready for their favorite Groundhog to not see his shadow and welcome an early spring. After disdainfully covering the rodent's negative forecast, he awakens the next day only to discover it's February 2 once more. Initially in disbelief, Phil finally accepts he is doomed to repeat the same day over and over again.
NOTE: Groundhog Day, The Musical, is definitely not for younger audiences, as it contains adult themes and language, as well as a suicidal situation, that may not be appropriate for those under 16. However, through some difficult topics, the show does portray important positive themes of life: to love, to lose, to laugh and to cry, to connect with others, to grow, to change, and to never give up hope.
Principal roles are double-cast - exact performance schedule will be posted here soon.
Phil Connors Chris Balestriere - Performing February 2, 4, 11, 12, 17 Jason Summers - Performing February 3, 5, 10, 16, 18 Rita Hanson Eliza Kingsbury - Performing February 2, 5, 11, 16, 17 Nikki Monahan - Performing February 3, 4, 10, 12, 18 Larry Parke Stevenson Ned Ryerson / Healer Fred Rueck - Performing February 2, 3, 11, 16, 17 Adam Bloom - Performing February 4, 5, 10, 12, 18 Nancy Taylor Charlotte Roth - Performing February 3, 5, 11, 12, 18 Kelley Alejos - Performing February 2, 4, 10, 16, 17 Mrs. Lancaster Donna Fox Chubby Man / Priest Markiss Roberts Mr. Cleveland / Elder Tyler Small Mrs. Cleveland / Piano Teacher / Scientologist Jenny Maso Freddie / Pharmacologist Jon Wu Debbie Monique Castillo Ralph Anthony Laszlo Gus / Bartender Billy Kevin Sell Doris / AA Person Sara DeFelice Buster Rob Nichols Sheriff David Nielsen Deputy Candice Sisbarro Jess Chloe Naudet Lady Storm Chaser / Naturopath Katie Imholt Storm Chaser / Elder / Jenson Marty Garcia Hot Dog Vendor / Ticket Man Jesus Reyes Joelle / Nurse Victoria Clougher Townsperson Kathryn Tracy