MILL HALL - The Millbrook Playhouse board of directors and David Leidholdt, artistic director, have announced the opening of "Happy Days," to begin Friday at the Ryan Main Stage, 258 Country Club Lane. The musical is based on the book by Garry Marshall, with music by Paul Williams.
Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable "king of cool," Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures' television series, "Happy Days - A New Musical," reintroduces one of America's best-loved families, the Cunninghams, and the days of 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin'. Bring the whole gang and enjoy a rock 'n' rolling performance at the playhouse directed and choreographed by Dax Valdes.
The musical will star Nicholas Miller as "The Fonz" and Katrina Diehm as Pinky Tuscadero.
Shown are Nicholas Miller as Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli and Katrina Diehm as Pinky Tuscadero, in the Millbrook Playhouse production of “Happy Days — A New Musical,”?opening Friday.
The cast also includes: Jake Evan (Richie Cunningham) Jess Brookes (Marion Cunningham), Tom Lavallee (Howard Cunningham), Morissa Trunzo (Joanie Cunningham), Warren "Potsie" Webber (Michael Egan), Richard Spitaletta (Ralph Malph), Ian Fairlee (Charles "Chachi" Arcola), Richard Guido (Arnold Delevcchio), Kali Haines (Lori Beth Allen), Philip Bolton (Count Malachi) and Jake Novak (Jumpy Malachi), as well as Rebecca Kuznick and Maren Fischer as the Pinkettes.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and July 2-6, and at 2 p.m. July 2 and 6. There will be a Senior Preview Performance at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Tickets are on sale now. The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Group rates are available.
For more information on tickets and performance schedules, call 570-748-8083 or visit www.millbrookplayhouse.org.
The mission of Millbrook is to provide outstanding professional theater for Clinton County and central Pennsylvania, exploring the scope of the theatrical repertoire by performing musicals, plays, and cabaret, broadening the artistic range by discovering and producing new plays and musicals; to discover and develop the finest talent through training and mentorship, and to offer educational and performance activities for school-age children.