This weekend: ‘They’re Playing Our Song’ staged by Westport Community Theatre
“They’re Playing Our Song,” according to publicity for the production, was “inspired by the quirky romantic relationship” between Hamlisch and Sager, and “is often described as a Seinfeld episode set to music.”
The main characters in the show are music composer Vernon Gersch, played by Mike L'Altrella, and Sonia Walsk, played by Laura Blackwell, a lyricist. While Vernon and Sonia are basically the sole characters on stage, each has a three-person Greek chorus acting as their inner voices. Sonia’s voices are played by Gabrielle Colangelo, Samantha Pattinson and Holly Fasciano, with Jim Norton, Norris Wakefield and Eric Sporborg giving voice to Vernon’s inner self.
The production is directed by Kevin Pelkey, with Constance Koeper as assistant director, and executive producer Donna Wyant and production team of Anne James and Dave Rylander. Barbara Occhinois the choreographer and Deanna Hartog is stage manager.
“They’re Playing Our Song” runs from Sept. 18 through Oct. 11, at Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. Performances are set for Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., as well as a Thursday performance at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 and an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 10.
Tickets cost $28, $26 for seniors and students, and can be purchased at www.westportcommunitytheatre.com or by calling 203-226-1983.