Celebrating the 100th-year anniversary for women’s right to vote, the hard work of the women’s suffrage movement and all women throughout history who fought for justice, peace and equality, the Spring Lake Theatre Company will be performing 1776 with an all-female cast. The show opens on Friday, January 31st, 2020, and runs for three weekends.
26 talented women are taking on the challenge of playing the founding fathers and other figures related to the historical founding of a New Nation, but they are not the only ones. For each performance, they will be joined by additional inspiring women from the community. Continuing the success of last year’s “Walk-On Role”, Elle’s mom in Legally Blonde, 1776 will once again feature one role that changes actors with each performance. The nine women will be sharing the role of Joseph Hewes, the delegate from North Carolina.
The women taking on the role are as follows:
Friday 1/31 7:30 pm: Nancy Ficuciello teaches music in our theater workshop. She holds a B.A. in elementary education from Georgian Court College and has taught in the Ocean Township school system. She has studied voice and has sung extensively with the Metro Lyric Opera Company.
Saturday 2/1 2:00 pm: Theresa Turner founded the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and now serves as head of the New Jersey Chapter.
Saturday 2/1 7:30 pm: Syd Whalley serves as a Councilwoman in Spring Lake, making this a particularly fitting stage debut.
Friday 2/7 7:30 pm: Danielle Schindledecker Wright is the Director of Dance for the SLCH children's program and an adjunct professor of dance at Stockton University.
Saturday 2/8 2:00pm: Regina Ippolito. Ippolito lives in New York, and has been involved in theater at Spring Lake for over ten years, and will be sharing the stage with her mom, Debbie Ippolito, who plays George Read.
Saturday 2/8 7:30 pm: Megan Miller works with individuals with autism and parents of children with challenging behavior as a Clinical Supervisor and BCBA at Graham Behavior Services.
Friday 2/14 7:30 pm: Kerry White adds to her duties as the Director of 1776 by taking the role for the final Friday. She is the Director of Children’s Programs for Spring Lake Theatre & Dance and has been a part of the SLCH family since joining the Theatre Workshop Program in 1995.
Saturday 2/15 2:00 pm: Janice Mehnert works at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey where she built a clinical trial program dedicated to patients with advanced skin cancer. She is an international expert, with collaborations spanning multiple continents.
Saturday 2/15 7:30 pm: Sandy Dension owns the catering company It’s All Good Catering. She has been a part of the Spring Lake Community House family for over ten years, waiting for a day she could be on stage.
Come see one, or more, of these amazing inspiring women, as well as all the other talented ladies in the cast of this revolutionary production of 1776!