Casting for Encores! production of Mack & Mabel is here! The production runs for seven performances at New York City Center from Feb 19 – 23.
The full cast includes Douglas Sills as Mack Sennett, Alexandra Socha as Mabel Normand, Major Attaway as Fatty Arbuckle, Michael Berresse as William Desmond Taylor, Lilli Cooper as Lottie Ames, Ben Fankhauser as Frank Wyman, Jordan Gelber as Mr. Kessel, Evan Kasprzak as Freddy, Raymond J. Lee as Andy, Kevin Ligon as Eddie, Janet Noh as Ella, and Allen Lewis Rickman as Mr. Bauman.
The ensemble includes Alex Julian Aquilino, Matt Bauman, Maria Briggs, Julian R. Decker, Sara Esty, Paige Faure, Haley Fish, Leslie Donna Flesner, Garett Hawe, Leah Horowitz, Matt Moisey, Madison Stratton, Diana Vaden, Jacob Keith Watson, Kristen Beth Williams, Darius Wright, Joy Woods, and Richard Riaz Yoder.
A love letter to the silent film era, Mack & Mabel tells the story of Mack Sennett (Sills) and his first great discovery and muse, the comedienne Mabel Normand (Socha). Mack makes Mabel a star, but Mack’s insatiable drive to succeed coupled with Mabel’s natural vulnerability—the key to her audience appeal—turns their love affair into a high wire act with no net. The long-cherished score by Jerry Herman includes standards “Time Heals Everything” and “I Won’t Send Roses,” as well as numbers like “Look What Happened to Mabel” and “Movies Were Movies”—performed by Sills and Socha in Hey, Look Me Over! as part of the Encores! 2018 season—which showcase the sunny, irresistible melodies for which the composer of Hello, Dolly! and Mame is so justly celebrated. Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes with Encores! Music Director Rob Berman leading The Encores! Orchestra, Mack & Mabel is dedicated to the memory of Jerry Herman.
Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org.