August 21-23, 2015 at the Wisconsin Union Theater
The Wisconsin Union Theater stage will be transformed into that most American of cities, New York, peopled with Damon Runyon’s larger-than-life characters: crap-game master Nathan Detroit; his intended-but-14-times-not-wedded fiancée, the showgirl Miss Adelaide; the teetotaler Salvation Army doll, Miss Sarah Brown; and the high-rolling gambler, Sky Masterson. You’ll fall in love all over again with such great Frank Loesser songs as “I’ve Never Been in Love Before”, “Luck Be a Lady”, and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
Support for this production has been provided by Park Printing Solutions, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Wisconsin Public Television.
Abby Nichols (Sarah Brown) was featured in Four Seasons Theatre’s inaugural Cabaret @ the Circle in November 2014 with her husband, Jace, whom she met in Four Seasons Theatre’s 2008 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has also appeared in several of FST’s Great American Songbook shows and performed as part of our Outreach Series in senior centers and retirement facilities in Madison. Other recent Madison theatre credits include Mrs. Barry in Anne of Green Gables with Children’s Theatre of Madison and Diana in Next To Normal with Madison Theatre Guild. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Pace University in New York and toured the country with the National Tours of Annie and Junie B. Jones.
Jace Nichols (Sky Masterson) is known in Madison for his work as an actors, scenic designer, and director. In 2013 he directed and designed the set for Four Seasons Theatre’s production of The Fantasticks in The Playhouse at Overture. He also appeared in FST’s productions of Les Misérables (Javert), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon) and Follies. Jace has directed for such area companies as Madison Theatre Guild, Strollers and Madison East High School. Some favorite projects include American Buffalo, The Crucible, Into the Woods, and Next To Normal (starring his talented wife, Abby).
Michael Herold (Nathan Detroit) was The Proprietor in Four Seasons Theatre’s December 2014 production of Assassins and served as The Emcee for their March 2014 Great Dames Songbook. He has been seen in many productions in Madison with the Madison Rep, CTM, Theatre LILA, and Forward Theater Company, of which he was a founding member. He began his career with the Ohio Shakespeare Festival in 1979 and joined Actors’ Equity in 1991.
Jessica Jane Witham (Miss Adelaide) has worked with many local companies over the last 25 years, including Four Seasons Theatre (Kiss Me, Kate), Encore Studio, Forward Theater Company, The Bricks Theatre, Wisconsin Wrights, and Theatre Lila’s Actors Lab 360. Favorite roles include 4.48 Psychosis, Oatesland (Major Yannon), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Maggie), Meg (Meg), Proof (Catherine), and True West (Lee). Jessica attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, NY and the UW–Madison.
Robert A. Goderich (Nicely Nicely) most recently appeared as The Girl’s Father in our December 2013 production of The Fantasticks. Other FST credits include Miss Saigon (John), Evita (Magaldi), and Les Misérables (Grantaire/Bamatabois), as well as numerous other stage performances. This past February he played Pirelli in Madison Opera’s Sweeney Todd.