By Clare Bender

Director Adrian Lopez-Balbontin has found the cast to bring this popular and successful play to life. Lyric Arts is excited that this lively and hilarious show will be produced on its stage.

You may recognize Jackie O'Neil, Bob Zalazar, Grant Hooyer, and Michael Conroy who all appeared in Lopez-Balbontin's Nice Work If You Can Get It. Other returning actors include Ellie Herringshaw who will appear in Coney Island Christmas, Bill Williamson and Don Maloney reunite after their appearance as Felix and Oscar in The Odd Couple.  Currently starring in Flavio Betrayed - A Commedia are Rick Wyman and Nate Otto, and Gina Sauer returns after her appearance in last year's holiday hit, A Christmas Story.  You may also recognize our former Education Director Deborah Schee, who has performed in over 15 productions since 2004, starring as Mrs. Kirby.

New to the Lyric Arts stage are Lolly Foy, Valencia Procter, Lynda Dahl, Michael Dufault, James Ramlet, and Michael Johnson.

Here is the full cast list:

Alice: Jackie O'Neil

Essie: Ellie Herringshaw

Penelope: Gina Sauer

Olga Katrina: Lolly Foy

Mrs. Kirby: Deborah Schee

Rheba: Valencia Proctor

Gay Wellington: Lynda Dahl

Paul: Bob Zalazar

Mr. De Pinna: Bill Williamson

Mr. Kirby: Michael Dufault

Martin Vanderhoff: James Ramlet

Boris Kolenkhov: Don Maloney

Henderson: Rick Wyman

Tony: Grant Hooyer

Ed: Michael Conroy

Donald: Michael Johnson

Gman #1: Tim Rawerts

Gman #2: Nate Otto

Gman #3: Will Rosin




Feb. 16 - Mar 4, 2018

This rollicking romp centers on the clash between the delightfully eccentric Sycamore family and the straight-laced Kirby family, whose lives come crashing together when their children fall in love and decide to marry. As the families meet for the first time over dinner, the audience is treated to one of the most uproariously funny culture clashes to ever grace the stage.