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Saturday Night Fever Begins Performances at Walnut Street Theatre

Richard Stafford directs and choreographed the production.

Saturday Night Fever begins performances tonight at the Walnut Street Theatre.
Saturday Night Fever begins performances tonight at the Walnut Street Theatre.
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Saturday Night Fever begins performances tonight at Walnut Street Theatre. Richard Stafford directs and choreographs.

Inspired by the 1977, the musical Saturday Night Fever was adapted by Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti. It is described as follows: "One of the most loved dance stories of all time. The year is 1977 and, in Brooklyn, New York, Tony Manero, a young man with a dead-end job and an extraordinary ability to dance, has only one ambition in life — to become the disco king. When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brooklyn, they decide to train together for a dance competition and their lives begin to change forever. The electrifying score is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics: "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever," "Jive Talking," "You Should Be Dancing," and "How Deep is Your Love?"

Jacob Tischler stars as Tony Manero. He is joined by Alexandra Matteo (Stephanie Mangano), Nicole Colón (Annette), Will Stephan Connell (Bobby C), Christopher Hlinka (Joey), Joe Moeller (Double J), Raynor Rubel (Gus), Ben Dibble (Monty), Fran Prisco (Frank Manero), Sabrina Profitt (Flo Manero), Christopher deProphetis (Frank Jr.), Bill D. Hart (Fusco, Jay, Pete), Crystal Joy (Candy), Kathryn Miller (Pauline), Jōvan Dansberry (Chester), Kristyn Pope (Shirley), Lauren Dalal (Maria), Kerri Rose (Connie), and Lexi Gwynn (Linda Manero).

The creative team includes John Daniels (music and vocal director), Peter Barbieri (scenic design), Jack Mehler (lighting design), Michael Bottari and Ronald Case (costume design), and David Temby (sound design). Gail Baldoni is the costume coordinator.

Performances continue through July 16.

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