Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre begins its 18th season with the new musical, I Love A Piano, playing from now through Oct. 2. This nostalgic journey spans seven decades of American history with more than 60 Irving Berlin songs.
I Love A Piano captures the spirit of America from the ragtime era through the swinging elegance of the 1920s and 30s. From the songs that inspired a nation through the Great Depression to the innocent optimism of the 1950s, the show embarks on an enduring journey through musical heaven, said Susan Johnson, the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre manager.
The timeless Irving Berlin classics include Puttin' on the Ritz, There's No Business Like Show Business, Blue Skies, Anything you can Do, We're a couple of Swells and God Bless America.
Scene from I Love A Piano at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
The musical is directed and choreographed by Amy Marie McCleary. Known for her diverse choreography, she is making her Florida directorial debut. She recently directed and choreographed I Love A Piano at Broadway Palm's sister theatre in Mesa, Ariz., where she received stunning reviews for her work.
The cast includes David Piazza, Jonathan Van Dyke, Sarah Dowling and making a special guest appearance from Sanibel's Schoolhouse Theatre is audience favorite, Victor Legarreta.
A veteran perform, Legarretta has performed on all three Prather Entertainment Group stages.
During 2002 to 2004, he was the Off Broadway Palm's artistic director, Johnson said.
Also joining the cast is Elizabeth Loos from Arizona. She recently toured the country with the Footlose national tour. Loos has performed in more than 30 productions for Broadway Palm West in Arizona. She was last seen here in the production of Gypsy where she appeared as Mama Rose.
Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees.
Broadway Palm is offering a "Season Opener Special" and all tickets are only $35 for dinner and the show. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 239-278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm,com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.