"Copacabana” The Musical, a lush tribute to the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s, started at Ashland Community and Technical College on Friday night. The Broadway-style musical fantasy features original songs by Barry Manilow and dazzling costumes, sets and choreography.
Performances are tonight and April 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday and April 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the J.B. Sowards Theater on the College Drive Campus.
The story of Lola, the aspiring showgirl, and Tony, the bartender/composer, is told by Stephen, a present day aspiring songwriter.
Lola arrives in New York with show-biz aspirations and meets Tony, a bartender/composer. Tony helps her become a Copa girl and comes to her rescue when she is abducted by nightclub owner Rico. To add interest to the production, Tony looks like Stephen and Lola looks like Stephen’s wife Samantha.
Zack Davis, an ACTC Theatre veteran, portrays Tony and Stephen. Greenup County High School sophomore Lauren Saltsman plays Lola and Samantha. ACTC theatre majors Brian Duty, Alana Mullins and Lindsey Taylor portray Rico Castelli, Conchita Alverez and Gladys Murphy respectively. Andrew Potter, a paralegal, plays Sam Silver. Area residents and students round out the cast.
Edward Figgins, ACTC director of theatre and associate professor, is the director and scenic, lighting designer. Kathy Saltsman, a music teacher at Wurtland Elementary School, is the musical director.
Eric Akers, orchestra conductor for Cabell County Board of Education, is the orchestra leader. Max Jackson, ACTC Professor Emeritus of Music, is the accompanist. Paula Krepsik, costume designer for ACTC Theatre, is the costumer. Tiffany Mays, an ACTC theatre major, is the properties designer.
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