by Douglas Carter Beane
October 21 - November 6, 2016
In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. A headliner called “the nance” – usually played by a straight man – was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre. THE NANCE recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey’s uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.
Warning – this play contains adult language and situations.
UNDER 18 NOT ADMITTED
Photo Credit KM2 Creative
Cast Chauncey Miles David Morey Ned Joseph BenShimon Efram Marty Weaver Sylvie Gabriella Giocomo Carmen Ashley Rapuano Joan Anita Bean Rose Amanda Ward Charlie Rocky Rowley Production Staff Director David Ament Musical Director James Mares Choreographer Rommel Pacson Assistant Director Alexander Sund Stage Manager Ernest Medina Set Design Ron Lindblom Lighting Design Ginny Adams Costume Design Rose Scarborough