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Elmer Gantry

by John Bishop, Lisa Bishop, Bob Satuloff & Mel Marvin

October 7 – November 9, 2014

The charismatic, but completely broke, salesman Elmer Gantry stumbles upon a struggling religious tour, led by pious evangelist Sister Sharon Falconer. Falling for Falconer, Gantry joins the troupe as a preacher and, with a little showmanship and theatrics, transforms the revival into the hottest ticket in town. However, inspired by Falconer’‘s earnestness and his reawakened spirit, Gantry inserts one spectacle too many and risks blowing up the entire operation.

Featuring Charlie Pollock (Broadway’s Violet) and Mary Kate Morrissey (Hair International Tour) as Elmer Gantry and Sharon Falconer and Nova Y. Payton (Dreamgirls) as Mary Washington.

Book by John Bishop
Additional Book Material by Lisa Bishop
Lyrics by Bob Satuloff
Music by Mel Marvin
Based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis
Directed by Eric Schaeffer

  • Sponsored by Peter and Ann Tanous.