HIGH SPIRITS

HIGH SPIRITS

book, lyrics, and music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray, based on the play Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

A stylish musical comedy about the problems that arise when the ghost of his first wife comes back to visit him — and his second wife. The original Broadway production opened in 1964 and was nominated for 8 Tony Awards. The original  Blithe Spirit first appeared on the Forge stage in our 7th season.

June 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2012

Directed by Marnie Herzfeld and Hal Holzer

Marnie first joined Forge in 1982 for HELLO, DOLLY!  Hal became a Forge member in 1975.  His first show was THE CURIOUS SAVAGE.

Cast

Charles Condomine – Anthony Marsala

Edith – Melanie Magolan

Ruth Condomine – Michelle English

Dr. Bradman – JT Grosch

Mrs. Bradman – Danielle Greenberg

Madame Arcati – Patricia Rhoads

Elvira – Janine Herd

Rupert – Will Nassau

Production Team

Directors - Hal Holzer and Marnie Herzfeld

Music Director – Denise Wisneski

Stage Manager – Linda Blystone

Lighting Design – Jeff Sugzdinis

Choreographer – Renée Schulz

Click HERE for production photos.

Read Arnie Finkel’s review in STAGE Magazine HERE.

HIGH SPIRITS opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on April 7, 1964 and closed on February 27, 1965 after 375 performances and fourteen previews.  The production was nominated for eight Tony Awards but did not win any. Other major musical nominees that same year (1964) were Funny Girl and Hello, Dolly!; most of the major Tony wins went to the latter.

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