The Tony award-winning musical "Nine" begins a six-performance run in the Fullerton College Campus Theatre beginning tonight, March 8 at 8 p.m.
The musical is based on Frederic Fellini's "8 1/2" and directed by Gary Krinke, "Nine" guest stars Danny. D'Bolero as Guido, "the man who wanted everything." Written by Arthur Kopit, the play is set in an Italian Spa, were reality, fantasy; and flashbacks entwine as Guido attempts to sort out the formative women in his life.
These women are the facts and fantasies of Guido's life, and through them the audience sees his personal and creative life crumble as his fantasy and-real worlds continually collide.
These women, played by guest stars Lynda Blais as Carla, Guido's mistress, and Amanda Hudson as Luisa, Guido's wife, are what gives "Nine"- its "color, character, and voice" according to Krinke.
Other cast members include: Diane Walsh as Claudia, Patti Cumby as Sarraghina, JoAnn Campanella as Lillian LaFleur, Terri Miller Schmidt as Guido's mother, Phyllis Bromberg as Mama Maddelena, Cindy Daytona as the Lady of the Spa, Aimee Feeger as Lina Darling, and Shelly .Kuhl as Stephanie Necrophorus.
Set Design is by Gil Morales, with costume design by Mela HoytHeydon,both winners of Dramalogue awards. Choreographer Ray Limon has. been awarded the San Diego Drama Critic award. Musical direction is by Rhonda Carlson.
Additional cast members are: Tara Miller, Jessica Cooper, Melissa Allison, Sheryl Whiteside, Daniella Brown, Dorothy Gribben, Holly Shirley, Tiffany Durham, Becky Wallace, Toni Turnbull, Yelizaveta Mostsinsker, and Laurianna Liddi.
"Nine" will be presented at 8 p.m. March 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16. In addition, a 2p.m. matinee is scheduled for Sunday, March 17.
Tickets are $7 general admission, $6 for students, and $5 for senior citizens. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Box Office on campus weekdays from 10:30 to 5:30 or may be purchased at the Box Office the day of the performance. Tickets may also be charged by calling (714) 871-8101 during box office hours.