CV Rep Swings with the International Hit Play, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri The Delightful, Life-Affirming Human Comedy
The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CV Rep), the place for innovative local theatre, announces its second production of the 2012-13 season, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri. This internationally acclaimed play will be directed by Ron Celona and is scheduled to run at the CV Rep Theatre in Rancho Mirage from January 23-February 10, 2013.
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks follows the unlikely relationship of Lilly Harrison, a formidable, headstrong widow of a Southern Baptist Minister and Michael Minetti, a gay dance instructor who is hired to give her private lessons – one per week for six weeks. Lily and Michael turn antagonism into compassion as they discover a profound connection while dancing the Tango, Waltz, Cha-Cha and Swing.
“In this day and age, tolerance, acceptance and compassion are needed more than ever. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks shows how two people are challenged to understand the meaning of these human needs while dancing their way to the truth about themselves and each other. In this play, dance lessons are not the only thing being taught each week,’’ comments CV REP Artistic Director, Ron Celona.
Since its Los Angeles premiere and Broadway opening, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks has become a global hit with performances in more than 20 countries.
This life–affirming human comedy will star seasoned actors, Bobbi Stamm as Lily and Sean Galuszka as Michael, and will be performed at the CV Repertory Theatre located in The Atrium at 69-930 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased online at www.cvrep.org or at the box office: 760-296-2966. Group seats are available.
CV Rep is an educational and dramatic theatre organization that presents thought-provoking theatre of substance and children’s outreach programs designed to enrich the quality of life for Coachella Valley residents and visitors. For more information call 760-296-2966 or visit www.cvrep.org.
Bobbi Stamm (Lily Harrison)
Bobbi is excited to make her debut appearance here at the wonderful Coachella Valley Rep and to be playing this incredible role! She brings with her a varied theatre background with favorite stage roles including Maria in Twelfth Night, Lina Lamont in “Singin’ In the Rain”, Sally Bowles in “Cabaret”, the role of Carol which she created in the Samuel French published “eLove-A Musical.com/edy”, staged episodes of “The Twilight Zone” and the Broadway revival of “The Boys From Syracuse”. Bobbi has particularly enjoyed performing in all four seasons of the Pink Lady’s “Rockin’ With the Ages” – musical reviews performed by seniors in the Los Angeles area. She has appeared on screen with Emilio Estevez, Chris Cooper, Ann Bancroft, Jo Beth Williams, Shelley Berman and Mickey Rourke, and has enjoyed working with directors Robert Wise, Brian De Palma and Carl Reiner. Bobbi has also traveled the night club/resort circuits as a singer, dancer, burlesque sketch artist and stand-up comedian. She can be seen every day on network television “On the Riviera - reupholstering that is!” Bobbi thanks her husband for his loving support and she thanks you all for supporting live theatre!
Sean Galuszka (Michael Minetti)
Hails from Central NY with a BS in Acting/Directing from Syracuse University. TV credits include the lead “Jean” in the PBS AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE presentation of Miss Julie as well as ABC’s Miracles, Ghost Whisperer, Taming the Wild West (History). Feature film wise, Sean currently stars as “Clef Robie” in CROSSROAD. Other films include Water for Elephants, Primrose Lane, The TV Set, and Richard III. Past plays include K2, Poison Apple (which he wrote and performed in the LA and NYC Fringe Festivals), The Complete Works Of Wm Shakespeare (Abridged), Feste in An Appalachian Twelfth Night, Fucking Men by Joe Dipietro (West Coast Premiere) and The Boys in the Band (Coast Playhouse). Sean dedicates this performance to Evelyn Snyder. Much love.