Warren Players announces cast of upcoming ‘Bugsy Malone, Jr.’

Photo submitted to Times Observer Here’s the cast of the Warren Players’ upcoming show “Bugsy Malone Jr.,” including, from left, in front, Chalina Abreu, Anabelle Harvey, Morgan Alexander, Sam White, Broc Bryan, and Max Smith; second row, Macy Winicki, Sydney Johnson, Ella Getner, Sarah Harvey, Elissa Errett, Jadenne Fofana, Cayla Chapman, Collin Drayer, Chevelle Yeskey, Malorie Lawson, and Ivy Moore; and, third row, Abiana Edwards, Logan Johnson, Hannah Hoffman, Marylin Shene, Ethan Monroe, Sam Smith, Derek Hahn, Andrew Bailey, Abigail Wilson. Missing from photo is Emma Kisselbach, and Caroline Smyth.

Warren Players has announced the cast of its upcoming Jack In The Box production of “Bugsy Malone, Jr.,” the final show of its 88th season. The production will be staged July 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., and July 28 at 2 p.m. at the historic Struthers Library Theatre.

Directed by Jennifer Bailey, “Bugsy” is a tongue-in-cheek musical tribute to the gangster films of the 1920s. Two gangs comprised completely of children, square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Based on the hit 1976 film, Bugsy Malone, this pint-sized, pinstriped classic is good, clean, comedic fun! Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since acquiring the “splurge” gun – a weapon that shoots whipped cream. Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust into the limelight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey… but that just isn’t in the cards for our hero.

The show will feature Ethan Monroe as Bugsy, Elissa Errett as Blousey, Colin Drayer as Fat Sam, Derek Hahn as Dandy Dan, Logan Johnson as Fizzy, Jadenne Fofana as Tallulah, and Abigail Wilson as Lena. Chorus Girls are Caroline Smyth, Sydney Johnson, Ella Getner and Macy Winicki. Fat Sam’s Gang members are Sarah Harvey, Malorie Lawson, Sam Smith, Anabelle Harvey, and Hannah Hoffman. Dandy Dan’s Gang includes Cayla Chapman, Ariana Edwards, Marylin Shene, Andrew Bailey, and Broc Bryan. Ensemble/Speakeasy Customers are Ivy Moore, Chevelle Yeskey (Marbini The Magician), Maxwell Smith, Chalina Abreu (Opera Singer), Sammy White (Ventriloquist), Emma Kisselbach (Trumpet Player on Skates), and Morgan Alexander.

The production crew includes Director Jen Bailey; Production Manager Kelsey Angove; Choreographer Nicholas Abreu; Vocal Director Rachel Harvey; Stage Manager Christine Smith; Assistant Stage Manager Michael Stenberg; Sound Team Corey Bailey and Sam Bailey; Costume Lead Charmaine Check; Hair and Makeup Lead Cheyenne Stenberg; Properties Coordinator Julie Fofana; Set Design Corey Bailey, and Steve Watson; Advertising Coordinator Colette Bonavita; Photographer Phil Gilbert; and Videographer Todd Ristau.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and free for children 5 and under.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the theatre office at (814) 723-7231.

They are also available for sale at the box office one hour prior to show time.

To follow the cast and crew as they rehearse for the upcoming production, visit warrenplayers.com and social media sites Facebook.com/warrenplayers, Facebook.com/bugsymalonejr, and Instagram @bugsymalonejr.