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Hudson play will focus on ride on train

Published: April 19, 2017 1:00 AM

The 20th Century Limited was one of the most well-known trains in the world, with famous, infamous and not-so-famous passengers intermingling with each other while basking in the lap of luxury for 16 hours between Chicago and New York City.

For the final show of the Hudson Players season, the legendary train and its zany passengers are the brought back to life in "On the Twentieth Century," a classic screwball comedy musical with book and lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden and music by Cy Coleman.

Show dates are April 28-29, May 5-6, 12-14 19-20. Curtain Time is 8 p.m., except for the May 14 performance (2 p.m.). Reserved seating, group, senior and student discounts are available. For current ticket information, visit www.hudsonplayers.com or call the box office at 330-655-8522.

Part operetta and part farce, "On the Twentieth Century" is a fun night of musical theatre. It won five Tony awards during its original run in the late 1970s, which featured John Cullum, Madeline Kahn and Kevin Kline. A Broadway revival in 2015 showcased Kristin Chenoweth's talents.

Dave Stebbins is the director and musical director. Ron Jones, most recently musical director for "Mary Poppins," is the assistant musical director.

The lead characters are played by Don Bernardo and Chandra Porter. Other cast members are Mike Guffey, Sean Donovan, Jim Wolf, Nathan Hill, Sharon Lloyd, Brian Diehl, Shelley Palumbo, Genevieve Adelman, Brenda Willis, Carol Tymchenko, Chantel Covino, Len Reinker, Chris Macchione and Benjamin Mudrak.

Performances are at Barlow Community Center, 40 S. Oviatt St.


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