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Unsinkable Molly Brown runs through April 2 at Broadway Palm

February 23, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents The Unsinkable Molly Brown playing through April 2. This spirited musical comedy tells the rags-to-riches story of Molly Tobin, whose feisty determination to rise above her impoverished beginnings leads her from the backwoods of Hannibal, Missouri, to the palaces of Europe. Along the way, Molly marries a wealthy miner, "Leadville" Johnny Brown and enters the highest echelons of Monte Carlo Society, survives the sinking of the Titanic and, most importantly, earns the approval she so desperately seeks of "those beautiful people of Denver."

The Tony award-winning musical was created by Meredith Wilson, the composer of The Music Man. The songs include I Ain't Down Yet and Belly Up to the Bar, Boys.

Tammy Grimes starred in the original Broadway production. In 1964 a film also titled The Unsinkable Molly Brown starred Debbie Reynolds, and in 1989 and 1990 Debbie Reynolds starred in the National Tour.

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Lisa LeCuyer as The Unsinkab le Molly Brown

The role of Molly Tobin Brown is portrayed by Lisa LeCuyer. Past credits include the national tour of A Christmas Carol as Martha Cratchit, the role of Penny Pingleton in Broadway Palm's Hairspray and Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical. The role of Johnny Brown is played by Scott Moreau. Scott recently performed in the Broadway Palm hits The Full Monty, Ring of Fire; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Guys and Dolls and Hairspray.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown is directed by M. Seth Reines and choreography is provided by Dottie Lester White. Both Reines and White were the creative team for 42nd Street at Broadway Palm.

About the legendary Molly Brown, Reines said, "This lady had moxie and guts; two qualities which are certainly inspirational during tough economic times. Molly reminds us what an indomitable spirit can accomplish within a lifetime."

Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $27 to $51 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. 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 Boulevard in Fort Myers.

 
 

 

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