The Mount Pleasant Community Theater production of The Most Happy Fella will be presented on Aug. 8, 9, 10 15 and 16 in the John Whearty Theater at Westlake High School, 825 Westlake Drive in Thornwood, NY. Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8 pm, Sunday matinee at 2 pm. Tickets can be ordered on-line at www.mpctshows.com. Rose Cremonese-Norton directs and choregraphs the 44th performance by the local group since its founding in 1970.
Frank Accosta (Ciccio, Ensemble) is delighted to be one of the culinary stooges in the mosta happy Napa valley (following a grey time in Anatevka as Mordcha in 2013’s Fiddler on the Roof). Previously he played the flamboyant Christopher Belling in Curtains, FDR in Annie and Mack in Annie Get Your Gun. Prior stage credits also include?The Boyfriend, Twelve Angry Men and the Sound of Music. In a prior life, Frank performed in musical cabarets?and was a Board Member of the Breckenridge Film Festival in Colorado. Offstage, Frank helps nonprofits raise money as Vice President at Lorelei Events Group.
Bob Beitscher(Cashier, Max, and Ensemble) is back for a second year ,after a long absence, with MPCT. He was last seen as the Beggar in last year’s production of Fiddler On The Roof. His wife Maureen, son Matthew and daughter Jessica are also part of the MPCT family in various roles.
Chuck Buchanan (Sheriff, Priest) Chuck has spent most of the last 19 summers on the Mt. Pleasant Community Theater stage. As long as there is a cop or middle management partin a show Chuck is always there. While waiting for the return?of each summer, he passes his time working in the Special Ed. Department at Horace Greeley High School and as a Board member of Pleasantville Music Theater (PMT).
The two leading roles will be played by Steve Taylor of White Plains as Tony and Julie Wendholt of Nyack
The Most Happy Fella is a musical with book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The story, about a romance between an older man and a younger woman, ran for 676 performances when originally presented on Broadway, and has enjoyed several revivals.