Whitney Sweetens the Pot with the raucous production of “Sugar”
Director & Choreographer David Whitney of Delavan, has put together a sweet cast for the last production of the 2017-2018 season at the Historic Sprague Theater in Elkhorn. Sugar a roaring, rollicking, dancing and singing take off of the classic movie Some Like It Hot.
Joe, played by Kerry John Knolton of Lake Geneva, and Jerry, played by David Drettwan of Elkhorn two penniless, unemployed musicians, work up a plan to leave Chicago after witnessing a mob slaying and becoming the target of gangster, Spats Palazzo. To get out of town, they transform from Joe and Jerry to Josephine and Daphne and take jobs with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopaters, an all-girl band. On the way, they meet the bands’ lead singer, Sugar Kane, and they both begin a bidding war for her affection. Whitney gives the audience a great look back at the 1930s. He along with Pianist Kathy Middleton and Musical Director Amberleigh Cellak, and the great cast provide a show stopping event. “You can’ help but tap your feet to the jazzy sounds. To see this era on stage is very interesting and colorful,” says Beth Sukala the producer.
Cece Danovich of Delavan, who plays lead character Sugar Kane is always in relationships that fail, and often describes her life as “always getting the fuzzy end of the lollipop” What can the audience expect from the production? Nothing! Everything is unexpected. There’s a constant surprise everywhere.
The play opens at the historic Sprague Theater, downtown Elkhorn, on May 11-13 & 18-20. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m and Sunday Matinees @ 4:00 p.m. All tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce, by calling 262-723-4848 to reserve at door, or order on line at www.lakeland-players.org
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