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Dames At Sea


November 12, 2003 :: No. 102

Who: Cal State Fullerton Department of Theatre and Dance
What: Dames At Sea
Music by Jim Wise
Book and Lyrics by George Hamsohn & Robert Miller
Directed by James R. Taulli
Musical Direction by Mitchell Hanlon
Choreography by William F. Lett
When: December 5-14, 2003
8:00 p.m. December 5-6, 12-13
2:00 p.m. December 6-7, 13-14
6:30 p.m. December 7, 14
Where: Recital Hall, Cal State Fullerton’s Performing Arts Center
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton (Nutwood Ave. and State College Blvd)

“Dames At Sea” humbly began in 1962 at Café Cino, a 40-seat performance space where coffee and pastries were served. Joe Cino, the owner of the café, was committed to giving a forum to new scripts, and burgeoning playwrights like Lanford Wilson, Terrence McNally, and John Guare were thrilled to have their first works produced there. Robert Dahdah, a director and friend of Cino, discovered a pile of scripts dumped in the back of the café. Cino allowed Dahdah to pick one from the pile to direct, and “Dames At Sea” was set afloat for its first production, starring a 17-year old Bernadette Peters.

Created as a musical spoof of the 1930’s movie musicals, “Dames at Sea” is a musical gem full of comedy, tap dancing and torch songs. This imaginative production tells the story of naïve, fresh-faced Ruby, who becomes the last minute star of a new show just before the theatre is demolished. With a little luck and love, the show must go on…on the deck of a battleship.

The cast features Lindsay Martin, Mara Davi, Lindsay Nickerson, Noah Rivera, Matt Lara, and Jeff Deards.

Ann Sheffield is the scenic designer, Rebecca Guzzi is the costume designer, Debra Lockwood is the lighting designer, Mai Sakai is the hair and make-up designer, and Matt Schleicher is the sound designer.


Advance sales of single tickets are $16 for general admission, and $13 with the Titan Discount (student, senior or CSUF ID).

All tickets purchased at the door are $16.

Box Office: For tickets, please call the CSUF Performing Arts Center Box Office at 657-278-3371. The Box Office is open 11am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available 24/7 on the internet at www.tickets.com. Questions? Call us at 657-278-3371 or EMAIL us at pac-boxoffice@fullerton.edu. Or check out the Website at www.fullerton.edu/arts/events.

Dr. Jim Volz, Professor, Theatre and Dance at 657-278-3538

Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at 657-278-2434

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