|Cookie McGee kicks up his heels|
The supporting players are out of the same barrel, especially James Beaman, who does the best Buddy Hackett since Buddy Hackett... ~Wall Street Journal
In 2007 Beaman was devastatingly good as Albin in "La Cage Aux Folles" at the Playhouse, and his Cookie characterization is also one for the ages. ~Talkin' Broadway
I haven't blogged in a while, folks, because to be honest--I have been having too much fun! "Nice Work If You Can Get It" burst on to the Ogunquit Playhouse stage a month ago and has been enjoying a rapturous sold out run! The audiences here have embraced the screwball antics of this bubble of a show with such love and hilarity that I have been on a high for weeks. Truly, this has been one of the most joyful and gratifying things I have ever done.
|As Cookie, with Sally Struthers as the Duchess|
|With Valerie Harper|
|Back Stage with Brenda Vaccaro|
|Opening night, with Sally Struthers|
Ogunquit is a stunningly beautiful place to be in July and August, and as it is not only a place where I have performed now in three productions, but a place my family has come to annually since I was a child, I feel I have been at home again here. The joy of the familiar has been matched by the excitement of new collaborators like our director Larry and our choreographer, the great Peggy Hickey, and this stellar cast led by the remarkable Joey Sorge and Amanda Lea LaVergne. I am as proud of this work as of anything I have ever done. Not sure what's next but right now I am finishing out the run here glowing with pride and joy--nice work, in spades.