Home Made Theater to Open ‘Nine’

(Front to back) Christine Geraci as Claudia, Eric Shovah as Guido – All photos: Dawn Oesch

SARATOGA SPRINGS – For two weekends, starting on Friday, October 7, Home Made Theater will present the musical Nine; music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, book by Arthur Kopit, and adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti.

(Left to right) Heather D’Arcy as Carla, Eric Shovah as Guido

Based loosely on Federico Fellini’s movie 8 1/2, Nine features one man and the myriad of women in his life. Celebrated but impetuous film director Guido Contini, succumbing to the pressures of filming his latest film epic, suffers a midlife crisis. One by one, women from his past and present – including his mother, his wife, his mistress, and his leading lady – haunt, instruct, scold, seduce, and encourage him until he finally learns to grow up.

On the cover: (L to R) Heather D’Arcy as Carla, Eric Shovah as Guido, Joelle Malinowski as Luisa

The Director of Nine is Michael McDermott, whose previous Home Made Theater directing credits include Almost, Maine, Barefoot in the Park, and The Game’s Afoot. The artistic team includes Musical Director Richard Cherry, Choreographer Heather D’Arcy, Scenic Designer Jennie Sinnott, Lighting Designer Matthew Kopans, Sound Designer Anne-Marie Baker, Costume Designer Sharon Greene, Properties Designer Maura Pickett, and Stage Manager Christine MacLellan.

The cast of Nine includes several performers new to the Home Made Theater stage, including Helen Annely, Caleb Blackler, Abby Countermine, Heather D’Arcy, Debra Mead, Amanda Robie, Eric Shovah, and Ellya Winchester. Veterans of previous Home Made Theater productions include Andrea Burger, Christine Geraci, Melissa Mason Lacijan, Joelle Malinowski, Deborah Otto-Jones, Sonya Sidhu-Izzo, Arlette St. Romain, and Isabella Varno            

(Left to right, top to bottom) Christine Geraci as Claudia, Eric Shovah as Guido, Joelle Malinowski as Luisa, Heather D’Arcy as Carla

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, October 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th at 7:30PM and Saturdays and Sundays, October 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th, at 2:00PM.  All performances are at the Dee Sarno Theater, inside Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Tickets are available at Home Made Theater’s WEBSITE, or by calling (518) 587-4427 during business hours.

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