THE CRADLE WILL ROCK

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein

The Cradle Will Rock Revews

 

"Surprisingly relevant in the currant political climate...David Fuller's excellent church-basement revival thrives as a spare, piano-only staging marked by Brechtian directness and raging passions." more - AM New York 

"A very funny and entertaining show...the simple dignity of this fine play is enhanced by the enthusiasm of a tremendously talented cast performing on a bare stage with only their fine voices to ring out Blitzstein's passionate message." more - CurtainUp.com 

"A sobering yet inspiring story, The Cradle Will Rock couldn't have come at a better time, nor could it have been produced by a better team." more - New Theater Corps.com 

"Eric Thomas Johnson as Musical Director and Accompanist does an amazing job...the cast of almost 20 members are all passionate, talented, and seeing this group come together with such passion is wonderful."more - The Happiest Medium.com 

"The performances are uniformly outstanding, and special kudos to the Musical Director and Accompanist, Erich Thomas Johnson...Director David Fuller is masterful in realizing his stirring vision for the show...this production is a high point in the distinguished career or Judith Jarosz, who has served as the Producing Artistic Director of Theater 1010 for the past decade, and is one of the most talented and dedicated leaders of Indie Theater." more - NY Theater Buying Guide 

 

 

The 2010 "Theater1010"  Production


Staff

David FullerDirector/Set Designer

Eric Thomas JohnsonMusical Director/Accompanist

Judith JaroszChoreographer

Viviane GallowayCostume Designer

Zack BrownLighting Designer

Elisabeth SalischProd. Stage Manager

Carissa CordesAsst. Director

Alexandria AlvarezAsst. Stage Manager

Cast


Damron Russel Armstrong* 
Michael Baxter* 
Douglass Anne Cartwright 
Sara DeLaney* 
Tessa Faye* 
Matthew James Gray* 
Dan Hermann 
Greg Horton* 
David Janett* 
Elizabeth Kensek* 
Bellavia Mauro* 
Christopher Michael McLamb* 
Robert Meksin* 
Bill Newhall* 
Michael C. O'Day* 
Josh Powell* 
Sarah Rebekah* 
Chris Vaughn* 
D. Zhonzinsky* 

* Appearing courtesy of AEA 

Running Time: 2 hours 
Theater Ten Ten 1010 Park Avenue, between 84th & 85th Street. 212-288-3246 
2/12 - 3/14/10 
All Friday, Saturday, & Monday performances are at 8:00PM. Sunday matinees at 3pm 
Tickets: $25 

Performance dates: 
Friday, February 12, Saturday, February 13 at 8pm - Previews 
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm - Opening 
Sunday, March 14 at 3pm - Final performance 

 


This 1937 fierce and riveting musical comedy about the fight of the everyman against the power of corruption has a history as exciting as the musical itself. It was originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, and was directed by Orson Welles, and produced by John Houseman. When the original production was shut down due to what most believe was an objection to the politics of the piece, the theatre was padlocked and surrounded by armed guards. The artists found a way to perform it despite all obstacles, and what resulted was a great and moving moment in theater history. Set in "Steeltown, USA", it follows the efforts of Larry Foreman to unionize and otherwise combat wicked businessman Mr. Mister, and is filled with a cornucopia of memorable characters. Join us for a long overdue revival of this exciting piece, directed by David Fuller, whose musical productions have been nominated by the Innovative Theater Awards for "Outstanding Production of a Musical" three times in the last four years! Appropriate for ages 10 years and up. 

Running Time: 2 hours 
Theater Ten Ten 1010 Park Avenue, between 84th & 85th Street. 212-288-3246 
2/12 - 3/14/10 
All Friday, Saturday, & Monday performances are at 8:00PM. Sunday matinees at 3pm 
Tickets: $25 

Performance dates: 
Friday, February 12, Saturday, February 13 at 8pm - Previews 
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm - Opening 
Sunday, March 14 at 3pm - Final performance 

 

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