Podcast With My One & Only’s ANDREW LUPP

Podcast With My One & Only’s ANDREW LUPP

ANDREW LUPP  most recently appeared here at the Marriott Theater as the Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance and as Phil Davis in White Christmas. Prior to that Andrew was proud to perform as Alfred P. Doolittle in the Paramount Theater’s production of My Fair Lady. Andrew’s first appearance in Chicago Theater was with the national touring company of Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theater. Since that time he has appeared in many musicals in the Chicago area, choreographed a dozen main stage productions, written several children’s shows. Andrew has been nominated four times, and twice honored with a Jeff Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his work as Cosmo in Singin’ in the Rain, and Billy in My One and Only. Andrew dedicates this performance to Ken and Terry, Mom and Dad, who for the past 28 years, always try to make it to opening night.

MY ONE AND ONLY features an incomparable Gershwin score and thrilling dance.  This captivating musical romance previews November 7, opens Wednesday, November 14 and runs through December 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL.  MY ONE AND ONLY will be directed and choreographed by Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader.

 MY ONE AND ONLY is the Jazz Age story of Captain Billy Buck Chandler, a barnstorming aviator, and Edythe Herbert, an ex-English Channel swimmer and the star of Prince Nicolai’s International Aquacade.  Through a series of adventures and misadventures, their romantic pursuit is thrown off course, but together they are able to navigate their way to a happy ending. This tap spectacular with legendary songs “’S Wonderful”, “Funny Face”, “Strike Up the Band”, “He Loves and She Loves” and “Kickin’ The Clouds Away” will have audiences floating on air.

MY ONE AND ONLY stars Jeff Award winners Andrew Lupp as “Billy” and Summer Naomi Smart as “Edythe”. Tony Award nominee Felicia P. Fields is featured as “Reverend Montgomery” with Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ted Louis Levy as “Mr. Magix”.   Also featured in the production will be Jeff Award winners Roger Mueller as “Nikki” and Paula Scrofano as “Mickey”. Ensemble members include Quinn M. Bass, Jaclyn Burch, Jameson Cooper, Dina DiCostanzo, Zachary L. Gray, Amanda Kroiss, Alex McCrary, Jarran Muse, Matt Raftery, Clinton Roane, Stephen Schellhardt, Steven Spanopoulos, Tiffany Topol and Melissa Zaremba.

Lead Artistic Director Andy Hite heads the Artistic Team of MY ONE AND ONLY,with Direction and Choreography by Tammy Mader, Music Direction by Michael Mahler, Lighting Design by Jesse Klug, Scenic Design by Thomas M. Ryan, Costume Design by Nancy Missimi, Sound Design by Robert E. Gilmartin and Properties Design by Sally Weiss.  Patti Garwood conducts the Marriott Theatre Orchestra.

 The performance schedule is Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Special added holiday and New Year’s Eve performances. Ticket prices range from $40 to $48, plus tax and handling fees. Seniors and students receive $5.00 off a full price theatre ticket on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings a limited number of Dinner and Theatre tickets are available for $55.00 per person plus handling fees. Dinner is at Kings Wharf Restaurant. Free parking is available at all performances. To reserve tickets with a major credit card, call theMarriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or www.TicketMaster.com. Visit  www.MarriottTheater.com for more information.