Get Your Tickets Now: Musical “I Do! I Do!” Next for Theatre in the CirclePosted on: June 5th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli
Following a sellout run of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, you may be asking yourself what could Theatre in the Circle have up its sleeve next?
The answer is another musical chestnut--I Do! I Do!--a funny, touching and intimate two-person theatrical tour-de-force about one-couple’s incredible 50-year marriage—the highs and lows and everything in between, including a few surprises!
“I Do! I Do! is not only about marriage, but the value of honesty in relationships and the courage to be who we are as individuals,” notes Mark Corcoran, Theatre in the Circle’s managing director, and a Judson Manor resident. “The audience can expect to laugh, relate and be touched by some heart-rending moments.”
And the surprises? “Oh, there’s one in the second act that you won’t see coming!”
With book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks), I Do! I Do!features memorable tunes such as “My Cup Runneth Over” and “The Honeymoon Is Over.”
“The show borrows from classical forms, vaudeville, operetta and classic American musical theatre,” says Mark. “There are ballads, big brassy numbers and downright silly songs that advance the story.”
The original Broadway production, directed by Gower Champion, opened in December 1966 with Robert Preston and Mary Martin as Michael and Agnes Snow. Preston won a 1967 Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.”
Theatre in the Circle’s production of I Do! I Do! is directed by the company’s Artistic Director Bill Corcoran. Actors Angela Mitchell and Mason Stewart, who both appeared in Jacques Brel…, return to play Agnes and Michael.
“It’s very demanding, not only do the actors share all the dialogue for two full acts, they sing 18 songs, change costumes seven times and age from their early 20’s to 70-plus!,” says Mark.
“Angela and Mason showed us they were up to this daunting challenge when they appeared in Jacques Brel… which offered very difficult music, complex lyrics—a real emotional roller coaster for any actor. We are so fortunate to be working with such disciplined, hard-working professionals who are also fun and a real joy to work with as creative collaborators.”
Performances take place Thursday, June 22, 2017—Sunday, June 25, 2017, in the ballroom of the historic Judson Manor retirement community, 1890 East 107 Street, in Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood.
Performance ScheduleThursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 24, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for residents of Judson’s three communities are complimentary with a reservation. Tickets for the general public are $15. Please call (216) 282-9424 or visit www.theatreinthecircle.com.
SEATING IS OPEN AND LIMITED!