The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd

Book Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

January 22 – February 7, 2016

Directed by Jim Lockwood

Written in 1965 this is a parable disguised as a comic allegory about the class system in England. It depicts the conflict between Sir, a portentous individual who is always on the winning side, and Cocky, a meek partner and Sir’s foil, who always seems to be on the losing end of the “game” the two incessantly play. With songs like “Who Can I Turn To,” “A Wonderful Day Like Today,” “The Joker,” “Where Would You Be Without Me,” and “Feeling Good,” Greasepaint was understandably nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score.

Cast:
Cocky – Ted Eltzroth
Sir – J. Gary Thompson
Kid – Christy Carson
Girl – Krissy McKim-Barker
Negro – Naman Clark
Bully – Don Ray
Urchins – Malcolm Casey, Kathleen Durig, Alicia Walton, Jamie Pavlofsky, Carrin Ragland, Stacey Ward

Director – Jim Lockwood
Assistant Director – Richard Brock
Music Director – Judy Mansky
Choreographer – Allison Eder
Accompanist – Dean Brown
Set Designer – Chris Newman
Sound Designer – Bob Kovach
Costumer – Kathleen Carroll
Stage Manager – Melanie Brenner