Created and Written by Ray Roderick and James Hindman
Music Arrangements by Joseph Baker
Additional Music and Lyrics by Joseph Baker and Ray Roderick
Back together after 20 years, a girl group from the Jersey Shore reunites to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. Reliving their heyday from the summer of ’64, these four inseparable friends, who won the Belmar Beach Talent Contest wearing just their bikinis, offer a nonstop celebration of song from their early days through the next two decades. Featuring the hits “It’s In His Kiss,” “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” “Under The Boardwalk,” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Look What They’ve Done To My Song,” “When Will I Be Loved,” “I’m Every Woman,” “I Will Survive,”and “It’s Raining Men,” The Bikinis is a musical beach party!
Katy Blake* (Barbara)
Katy Blake is so happy to be rockin’ with The Bikinis! Nat’l tours: Eva in Evita, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Whistle Down the Wind (World premiere, dir. Hal Prince). Off Broadway/Regional: York Theatre, Signature Theatre, NYMF productions, created the role of Pam in CATCO’s and Off-Broadway’s The Last Smoker in America, and the role of Sirroco in the Pasadena Playhouse production ofMask (dir. Richard Maltby, Jr.), Hollywood Bowl in South Pacific with Reba McEntyre. Country music singer/songwriter. Love to Barry, Mom, and Dad. www.katyblake.com.
Valerie Fagan* (Annie)
Broadway: THE ADDAMS FAMILY (original cast/cast recording) Off Broadway: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY-RUDE AWAKENING (original cast/cast recording, NY Drama Desk Award: outstanding revue, Billboard Top Cast Album),The 45th Street Theatre; MADAM FURY'S TRAVELING SHOW (Madam Fury), Co-author: SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH (Published MTI, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York Musical Theatre Festival) Regional: Musical Theatre West; FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (LA Ovation Award: Best Leading Actress nomination) FORBIDDEN VEGAS (Vegas Press: Las Vegas At It's Best Entertainer) National Tours: MAN OF LA MANCHA w/Robert Goulet (Aldonza) LES MISÉRABLES (Fantine) Soloist/NBC: New York City Marathon.
Karyn Quackenbush* (Karla)
Karyn Quackenbush Broadway: BRONX BOMBERS; IMAGINARY FRIENDS; ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Understudy for Bernadette Peters & Reba McEntire) and BLOOD BROTHERS TV/Film: LOUIE; LAW AND ORDER; CHAPPELL'S SHOW; SEX, DEATH AND BOWLING; ISN'T SHE GREAT, with Bette Midler Off Broadway: LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE; I LOVE YOU, YOUR PERFECT, NOW CHANGE National Tour: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Annie Oakley opposite Tom Wopat) STOP THE WORLD I WANT TO GET OFF, with Anthony Newley
Joanna Young* (Jodi)
Joanna Young has appeared on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone and Grease! National tour credits include Les Miserables and Grease!. Joanna has worked extensively in regional theatres across the country, and can be seen in numerous commercials. Favorite regional roles include Diana and Val in A Chorus Line, Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical, andWoman #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change. Joanna was an original cast member of Rated P…for Parenthood at the Westside Theatre Off-Broadway and can be heard on the soon to be released cast recording. For more info go to www.joannayoung.net.
Director & Choreographer: Ray Roderick
Music Director: Anne Shuttlesworth
Scenic Designer: James Dardenne
Lighting Designer: Jamie Roderick
Sound Designer: Craig Beyrooti
Casting: Wojcik / Seay Casting LLC
Stage Manager: Audrey Brown*
*Members of the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors
and Stage Managers in the United States