Allen, Bienskie, Jennings, et al. Set for Goodspeed's High Button Shoes
High Button Shoes takes the audience back to the Model "T" era with a story that involves bathing beauties, fraternity brothers, Keystone Kops chasing madcap robbers, and even a dancing gorilla. The score features such songs as "Papa, Won't You Dance With Me," "I Still Get Jealous," and "You're My Girl."
The cast of the Goodspeed production also includes Tommy Berklund, Keith Coughlin, Eric Giancola, Susan Grady, Sara Hart, David Hull, Cheryl McMahon, Hallie Metcalf, Mahri Relin, Dorothy Stanley, Drew Taylor, and swings Chet Crocco, Colby Q. Linderman, and Dani Speiler. Directed by Greg Ganakas, the show will feature choreography by Linda Goodrich, musical direction by Michael O'Flaherty, orchestrations by Dan DeLange, set design by Howard C. Jones, lighting design by Kirk Bookman, and costume design by Gregory Gale.
Bienskie has performed on Broadway in Chess and Cats, and in numerous Off-Broadway and regional productions including The Last Session, tick, tick...BOOM!, and the U.S. premiere of The Fix. Jennings won a Drama Desk Award and a Theatre World Award for his performance as Tobias in the original Broadway production of Sweeney Todd; his other Broadway credits include Urinetown and Side-Show. Hissong played Gideon in the Goodspeed Musicals production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.