Bellevue Little Theatre. 203 W. Mission in Bellevue, will present 'Sugar" 'The Some Like It Hot Musical', its third offering of the 2012--13 season on April 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, and 27 and 28. Due to production conflicts we have been forced to cancel the Friday April 26 evening performance and have added an additional 2 pm matinee on Saturday April 27. Evening performances begin at 8 pm on the first two Friday and Saturday evenings, and all matinees begin at 2 pm. on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling 402-291-1554 between the hours of 10 am and 4:30 pm Monday thru Saturday. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $9 for students (with proper ID).
This funny and touching musical is set in 1929 in the windy city of Chicago, and continues via train to points south....its final destination being sunny Florida.
Two unemployed musicians, bass player Jerry and saxophone player Joe, witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago. In order to escape gangster Spats Palazzo and his henchmen, they dress as women and join Sweet Sue and Her Society Syncopaters, an all-female band about to leave town for an engagement at a Miami Beach hotel.
Complications arise when Joe, now known as Josephine, falls in love with beautiful band singer Sugar Kane, who has a slight drinking problem that tends to interfere with her ability to choose a romantic partner wisely. More than anything, Sugar wants to marry a millionaire, prompting Joe to disguise himself as the man of her dreams.
Meanwhile, wealthy and elderly Osgood Fielding, Jr. is pursuing Daphne, unaware she really is Jerry in drag. As much as he knows he needs to reveal his true gender to his over-amorous paramour, Jerry is beginning to enjoy all the expensive gifts bestowed upon him on a regular basis.
Total chaos erupts when Spatz and his gang descend upon the hotel and realize who Josephine and Daphne really are.
Bridget Robbins will direct this musical, and Bette Swanson is producer. Ric Swanson assisted by Kim Hansen are musical directors. Kerri Watts is choreographer, land Jane Keller is stage manager. Other staff members are Jack Hogston, set design and construction, Carole Zacek Costumer, Mark Ferrill, lighting designer, Kyle Fitch sound designer, Pam Matney, props mistress, and Elizabeth Ireland Lighting Technician.
Appearing in Sugar are Angela Fick, Sugar; Timothy Barr, Jerry/Daphne; Adam Hogston, Joe/Josephine.
Also in the cast are Leigh Chaves, Shortie; Phyllis Cremonini, Olga; Jason DeLong, Spats; Mark Ferrill, Knuckles; Teri Gabel, Sweet Sue; Jan Gabrial, girl; Cutrtis Leach, Sir Osgood; Austin Learned, hood; Donna Matlock, garage mechanic; Vince Riha, henchman; Michaela A. Russell, Rosella; Kelly Schlott, Delores; Terry Schmidt, Beinstock; Robby Stone, announcer; Becky Trecek, hood; Carrie Trecek, Girl; Mary Trecek, Mary Lou.
Sugar is a musical with a book by Peter Stone, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. It is based on the film Some Like It Hot, which was adapted by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond from a story by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan. It premiered on Broadway in 1972 and was staged in the West End twenty years later.