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The Menier Chocolate Manufacturing unit at the moment proclaims full casting for the revival of Jerry Herman’s Jerry’s LadiesHannah Chissick directs Cassidy JansonLyn Paul and Julie Yammanee.

The present will characteristic choreography by Matt Cole, set and costume design by Paul Farnsworth, lighting design by Philip Gladwellmusical supervision and preparations by Sarah Travis, and an all-female band. This new manufacturing opens on 22 Might, with previews from 18 Might, and performs a strictly restricted season till 29 June.

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Ideas by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento and Jerry Herman
18 Might – 29 June
Director: Hannah Chissick; Choreographer: Matt Cole; Set & Costume Designer: Paul Farnsworth; Lighting Designer: Philip Gladwell; Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator: Sarah Travis

JERRY’S GIRLS celebrates the life and legacy of legendary award-winning Broadway composer Jerry Herman.

That includes songs from such timeless musicals as Hey, Dolly!MameMack and Mabel, Expensive World and La Cage Aux FollesJERRY’S GIRLS involves the Menier Chocolate Manufacturing unit for six weeks solely.

JERRY’S GIRLS was created by Herman and collaborator Larry Alford in 1981, opened Off-Broadway to essential acclaim and resulted in successful Nationwide Tour and a Tony-nominated run on Broadway, directed and choreographed by Wayne Cilento.

Jerry Herman’s checklist of awards and honours is seemingly countless – it consists of a number of Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, the Johnny Mercer Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, the Oscar Hammerstein Award and an entry into the Theatre Corridor of Fame.

Cassidy Janson returns to the Chocolate Manufacturing unit, having beforehand appeared in Candide and Tick, Tick…Growth!.  Her different theatre credit embrace Naked (The London Palladium), & Juliet (for which she gained the Olivier Award for Finest Supporting Actress in a Musical), taking part in Carole King in Stunning: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (London Coliseum) Elphaba in Depraved (Apollo Victoria), Chess (London Coliseum), The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre), Avenue Q (Gielgud Theatre) and As soon as (Tokyo).

Lyn Paul’s theatre credit embrace Calendar Ladies – The Musical (UK tour), Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre, UK tour), CabaretFootloose (UK tour) and Taboo (Leicester Sq. Theatre).  Her tv credit embrace Emmerdale (as sequence common Freda Danby) She was a member of pop group The New Seekers, who had been a runner-up within the Eurovision Music Contest and whose music “I’d Prefer to Educate the World to Sing” was a number one hit within the UK and the US.

Julie Yammanee beforehand appeared on the Chocolate Manufacturing unit in Spamilton. Her different theatre credit embrace Bonnie and Clyde (Garrick Theatre), Clueless (Churchill Theatre, Bromley), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Hope Mill Theatre), Gatsby (Southwark Playhouse), Lazarus (King’s Cross Theatre), Right here Lives Love (Nationwide Theatre), Carousel (Kilworth Home Theatre), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK & worldwide tour) and Avenue Q (UK tour).  Her movie credit embrace Matilda and A Christmas Story Christmas.

Hannah Chissick returns to the Menier to direct – she beforehand directed Pack of Lies for the corporate. Her most up-to-date work consists of Eugenius (Turbine Theatre – Finest Director, The Offies), Treason the Musical (West Finish and Alexandra Palace Theatre), The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair (NYMT), Mom Braveness and Her Youngsters and the UK skilled première of the musical Aspect Present (Southwark Playhouse), Down the Dock Highway (Liverpool Royal Courtroom), for the NYMT – Brass (Hackney Empire) and Sunday within the Park With George (The Different Palace), Rags, Amour (Royal Academy of Music), Marry Me a Little (St James Studio) and Teechers (John Godber Theatre Firm). She was Assistant Director to Matthew Warchus on the play Artwork in London and New York and was Affiliate Director on his acclaimed manufacturing of Boeing Boeing, directing casts in London, on Broadway and in Melbourne. In 2003, she turned the youngest ladies to change into an Inventive Director within the UK, when Harrogate Theatre appointed her on the age of 25. Different credit embrace the critically-acclaimed revival of Aspect by Aspect by Sondheim (The Venue, London), Abigail’s Celebration (Northcott Theatre Exeter), a tour of Grumpy Previous Girls Reside, the world première of Horrid Henry – Reside (tour and West Finish), and the world premiere of Pushing Up Poppies (Theatre503).

Matt Cole returns to the Menier, the place he beforehand labored on Fiddler on the Roof (and its switch to the Playhouse; Olivier Award nomination for Finest Choreography). His current credit embrace Police Cops (Edinburgh Fringe Competition), Roman Vacation (Tub Theatre Royal), Newsies (Director and Choreographer – Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award for Finest Choreography), Similar (Nottingham Playhouse), Fisherman’s Pals, The Night time Pirates (UK excursions), Taboo (in live performance on the Palladium Theatre London), Berlin Berlin (Germany), Lovesick (Theatre J, Washington DC), Parade, The Stunning Sport (NYMT), Oklahoma! (Chichester Competition Theatre), Amour (Charing Cross Theatre), Flashdance, Footloose, Little Store of Horrors (UK and worldwide excursions), The Candy Scent of Success (Royal Academy of Music), and The Producers (China and Asian Tour).

Sarah Travis gained a Tony and Drama Desk Award for her Orchestrations on The Watermill Theatre Manufacturing of Sweeney Todd – directed by John Doyle, which transferred to Trafalgar Studios and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, Broadway. Her theatre credit embrace Grease (Dominion Theatre, Curve and UK tour), 101 Dalmatians (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Late Toy Present (Dublin), The Magician’s Elephant (Orchestrator – RSC), Expertise (Sheffield Theatres), West Aspect Story (Curve – Music Supervisor solely), Curtains, Sister Act, Fiddler on the Roof, Chess (UK excursions), Miss Littlewood (RSC), Candy Charity, A Little Night time Music (The Watermill Theatre), An Officer And A Gentleman (UK Tour – Music Supervisor solely), Legally Blonde (Curve), The Employed Man (NYMT), The A to Z of Mrs P (Southwark Playhouse), Jungle Guide (Glasgow Residents Theatre), Expensive World (Charing Cross Theatre), Copacabana, Spend Spend Spend (Winner 2009 Regional Theatre Award for Finest Musical), and Sundown Boulevard (Comedy Theatre). As a composer her work for theatre and radio consists of Extraordinary Girls, The Misplaced Toy’s Large Journey, The Secret Backyard, The Marriage of Figaro, A Star Danced, The Final Fattybottypuss in The World, Tales My Lover Advised Me and A Womb with a View.




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