First Photos From The Fix at Signature Theatre
John Dempsey and Dana Rowe's political musical returns to the political hub of the United States.
Photos from Signature Theatre's production of The Fix, an inside-Washington musical satire by John Dempsey and Dana Rowe, have been released. The show is currently playing a new engagement at Arlington, Virginia's Signature, where the show had its American premiere in 1998. Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer directs.
The cast includes Mark Evans (The Book of Mormon) as Cal Chandler, Christine Sherrill (Mamma Mia!) as Violet Chandler, Bobby Smith (Simply Sondheim) as Senator Reed Chandler, Lawrence Redmond as Grahame Chandler, Stephen Gregory Smith (Elmer Gantry) as Peter Hale, Tracy Lynn Olivera (Company) as Leslie Pynchon, Rachel Zampelli (Brother Russia) as Tina McCoy, and Jessica Lauren Ball (Elmer Gantry) as Deborah Pullman. Matt Conner, Mark Chandler, Jordan DeBona, Jamie Eacker, Maria Egler, Will Gartshore, Nick Lehan, Dan Manning, Christopher Mueller, Nickolas Vaughan, and Caroline Wolfson round out the company.
Violet Chandler is at a loss when her husband, a promising presidential candidate, dies in the arms of his mistress. Not content with fading into obscurity, she decides that if she can't be the wife of the president, she'll be the mother of the president. With the help of her strategic brother-in-law, they push her lackluster son, Cal, into the limelight. Along the way they have to teach him to be the perfect citizen and ideal politician. In an unrelenting critique of the American bureaucratic system, the show presents a brutally entertaining and highly dysfunctional almost-first family. Performances continue through September 20.