Friday, November 23, 2012

A Fabulous 50's, Swank 60's Christmas Musical 11/23/12



Thank you NIPSCO for sponsoring this wonderful, enjoyable, very seasonal musical.  I loved every minute of it . . . my face still hurts from smiling for so long.

I never do research.  Mostly because of time.  However, now I am finding it beneficial.  I can photograph a musical or play and not feel biased.

These six ladies made this musical so adorable, heart felt, warming, that you could not walk away without a good holiday cheer.  If I had any kind of musical voice, I would have broken out in song with them.

Let me introduce you to the cast:

Rebecca Bradford

Megan DeLay

Sara Jean Mergener

Carol Rose

Leslie Allison Smith

Leslie Spitznagel


I fell in love with each of these ladies.  They pulled me into their heart with voice . . . musical and emotional.  I would give each one of them a kiss, if I thought I could get away with it :)

Okay, enough romance (that is what the musical does to you, so bring your significant other). Lets get down to some photos for you to enjoy . . . oh, no spoiler alert. These photos are definitely no substitute for the performance. You are only getting a fraction of the experience here.


What was interesting were the commercials of the times, being reenacted for us. I do remember some of these, so it brought back some fun, fond memories.




Commercial time, and this is how I do remember them.  Gestures and all . . .





Commercial time . . .













Commercial time . . .






These times (the 50's and 60's) were when products took advantage of stereotypes, as in the above photos and the next, picturing two house wives drinking the sponsors coffee, gossiping . . .












The cast was great individually and as teams, however, this next set of photos they really came together as a group.




Back when is was looked upon as cool, for women to smoke . . .









As always, it is a joy to go to the Towle Theater to see a play or musical. I do encourage you, if you have not yet done so, to go at least once. This musical is just the thing to get you into the holiday spirit.

The musicians were led by:


Elizabeth Tuazon
Vocal / Music Director

The musicians:


Piano - Elizabeth Tuazon

Reed - Larry Meschi

Bass - Don Parker

Percussion - Randy Jamrok





And, as always, this musical could not have taken place without sponsors, staff, and people like you.  We are fortunate that this musical has two exclusive sponsors:


NIPSCO
Exclusive Show Sponsor

Post-Tribune
Exclusive Media Sponsor


The production staff:



Director - Jeff Casey

Choreography - Rebecca  Bradford
(Marshmallow World & Coca Cola)

Lighting Deisgn - Kevin Bellamy

Costume Assistants - Carol Rose & Leslie Spitznagel
(Marshmallow World)


If you enjoyed this musical, how about taking some time to write the sponsors and thank them.


Happy Holidays!!!






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5205 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 937-8780


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