Swinging on a Star
Swinging on a Star
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Book by Michael Leeds
Swinging on a Star is a musical revue, featuring the music of Johnny Burke, with the lyrics by Burke and the music by Burke and several of his partners, such as Erroll Garner and Jimmy Van Heusen. The name of the revue is from the Oscar-winning song that Burke wrote with Jimmy Van Heusen for the film Going My Way.
PRESENTING SPONSORS: John and Marilyn McConnell
IN THE NEWS
- PlanetVero.com - Review: "Swinging on a Star" upbeat and fun!
- Inside Vero - Review by Milt Thomas
- Florida Theatre On Stage - Review: Swinging On A Star Indeed Swings At Riverside Theatre
- Brevard Culture - Review: Riverside Theatre’s ‘Swinging on a Star’
- Playbill.com - Broadway Actors Set for Riverside's Swinging On a Star
*Members of the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
Sara Andreas* (Woman #1)
Sara Andreas is thrilled to be returning to Riverside Theater after having last performed here as Woman 1 in World Goes Round in 2012. Broadway: Catch Me If You Can. National Tours: Legally Blonde (u/s Margot, Serena, Pilar, Brooke) Addams Family (u/s Morticia) Anything Goes. Regional: Bells Are Ringing (Gwyenne) Berkshire Theatre Group, A Chorus Line (Cassie) Weston Playhouse, CHICAGO (Mona, u/s Roxie) Northshore Theatre. Love to Mom, Dad and Mikey.
Denis Lambert* (Man #3)
Riverside Theatre debut. Broadway: Doctor Zhivago, A Chorus Line. National Tours: The Producers, White Christmas, A Chorus Line. New York: Guys and Dolls (Carnegie Hall), Pipe Dream, Finian’s Rainbow (City Center Encores!), Yank, Zorba (York Theatre), Dying City (TBG Theatre), A Bronx Tale (Workshop), Solo Concert at 54Below. Regional: Kennedy Center, Asolo Rep, Pittsburgh CLO, Dallas Theatre Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Walnut Street Theatre, Music Theatre of Wichita, Gem Theatre, Charlottetown Festival, Berkshire Theatre Group. BFA, CCM. www.denislambertonline.com
Mary Little* (Woman #3)
Mary is thrilled to join the cast of Swinging On A Star at the Riverside Theatre! She most recently lived in Las Vegas performing as Jessica Robertson in The Duck Commander Musical. Favorite credits include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (The Wagon Wheel Theatre), Eponine in Les Miserables (Arkansas Repertory Theatre) Sandy in Grease (Ogunquit Playhouse) and Polly Baker in Crazy For You (University of Michigan). An immense amount of gratitude goes to the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre program, BRS/GAGE, DJ Salisbury and The Riverside Theatre, friends, family and her husband, Reid. Most importantly, she gives thanks to God for providing her with opportunities to perform and to pursue what she loves as a career path!
Ryan Murray* (Man #1)
Ryan, a native of northern California and a graduate of NYU-Tisch, is thrilled to be retuning to the Stark Stage. You may remember him as Dick in Riverside’s production of Dames At Sea. Favorite credits: the INfamous Broadway-bound production of Lone Star Love, which blazed headlines for its “unruly Hollywood celebrity,” just ask TMZ. Off B’way productions Masquerade at The Cherry Lane & 1 man show King of the Mountain. Ryan also graced your television screens for 2.5 yrs. as Tom the head of ‘Towers’ on Guiding Light, and you may recognize him as the face of Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million fragrance. Please visit www.ryan-murray.com for updates & enjoy the show! Love to my JPM, family, friends, & in loving memory of Mama!
Brian Ogilvie** (Man #2)
Brian Ogilvie is so excited to return to the Riverside, where he previously appeared as Eddy Ryan in Funny Girl. He most recently performed on Broadway in Gigi, starring Vanessa Hudgens. Also on Broadway: Mary Poppins where understudied Bert and Robertson Ay. Other credits include the title character in Tarzan (Arvada), Zach in A Chorus Line (Maltz Jupiter), Buzz in South Pacific (Papermill), and regional productions of Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and 42nd Street. Brian also appeared in HBO’s True Blood. All my love to my wife Dana and our beautiful son Shane.
Jennifer Swiderski* (Woman #4)
Jennifer is delighted to return to her Floridian roots to make her Riverside Theater debut. Most recently, Jennifer performed on Broadway in MAMMA MIA!, where she appeared as both Donna and Tanya. Other favorites: The first national Broadway tour of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (Drood), THE FULL MONTY (Vicki), THE 25TH… SPELLING BEE (Rona), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Lina), and SISTERS OF SWING (Patty Andrews – Best Actress Carbonell Nomination). Concerts: The New York Philharmonic and The Boston Pops. Big gratitude to Loved Ones! @swidersays www.jenniferswiderski.com
Debra Walton* (Woman #2)
A 2014 BroadwayWorld Miami Award winner for Best Featured Actress in a Musical Debra is delighted to be making her Riverside Theatre debut! Broadway & Off Broadway highlights include The Pajama Game, “Storyville!” The Bubbly Black Girl and Cookin’ At the Cookery the Life and Times of Alberta Hunter, in which Debra created her award winning roles earning her a Drama Desk Nomination and a Barrymore Award! Debra recently made her Prime time debut on Blue Bloods. National Tours include, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun and Chicago, playing multiple roles including Mama Morton! For more fun facts about Walton check out www.debrawalton.com or Youtube!
Director/Choreographer: DJ Salisbury
Music Director: Anne Shuttlesworth
Scenic Designer: Allen D. Cornell
Lighting Designer: Yael Lubetzky
Costume Designer: Martha Bromelmeier
Sound Designer: Craig Beyrooti
Casting: Wojcik | Seay Casting
Stage Manager: Amy Bertacini*