Gotta Getta Girl - A Musical Comedy

Book and Lyrics by

Peter Charles Morris

Music by David Caldwell

Developed in Collaboration with Phillip George

 

When Gene and Don, a Vaudeville tap dancing duo, are forced to re-evaluate their unsuccessful career in show business, they decide they gotta getta girl into the act -- even if it means keeping Don from the one thing he's always wanted: Gene! And when their new and adorable tap dancing beauty, Debbie, turns out to be more than what meets the eyes, Don is forced to take drastic steps to win back his man in this 1930's musical romp that takes audiences from the Vaudeville stage to Broadway to the Hollywood of yesteryear.

Upcoming Presentations

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The Cast

Max Clayton - Gene Kendall

Max is a CCM grad who has made a big splash both regionally and on the Broadway stage. Broadway credits include Gigi, On the Town, and Something Rotten. Regional credits include PittsburgCLO, MUNY, Marriott Lincolnshire, KC Starlight, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music Theatre of Wichita, North Shore Musical Theatre, and Palace Theatre in New Hampshire.

Michael LaMasa - Don Marks

Michael has been a part of Gotta Getta Girl as Don Marks since it's original conception in 2010. New York Theatre Credits include That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody (Dorothy Zbornak) and regional/touring credits include Forever Plaid (Sparky), Pageant the Musical (Miss Great Plains), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon), and Bye Bye Birdie (Albert J. Peterson). Michael also had the great privilege of Assistant Directing the first national tour of Susan Stroman's Bullets Over Broadway, under the direction of Jeff Whiting. 

Tessa Grady - Debbie Ross

Tessa made her Broadway debut at age 19 and has been enjoying every minute of working in NYC ever since! Broadway: Annie (Star to Be), Cinderella (Ella u/s) (plus First Nat’l tour), Dames At Sea (Ruby, Joan u/s). Off/Pre-B’way: First Wives Club, Chasing Rainbows, The Anthem. Favorite Regional include Saturday Night Fever (Stephanie) at North Shore MT, 42nd Street (Peggy) at MTWichita, and Next To Normal (Natalie) at La Mirada Performing Arts (LA Ovation award nomination).

The Production Team

Randy Skinner

Director/Choreographer

Shows include: 42nd Street (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Dames at Sea, (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Ain't Broadway Grand(Tony, Outer Critics nominations), State Fair (Outer Critics nomination), After the Night and the Music (MTC/Friedman Theater), Lone Star Love(Lucille Lortel nomination). City Center Encores: Do Re Mi, Of Thee I Sing,Face the Music, No No Nanette, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Lady Be Good. He played the role of Phil Dolan in Encores On Your Toes. Los Angeles: Garry Marshall's Happy Days. London's West End: Lend Me Tenor The Musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Lincoln Center/PBS: Show Boat.

Peter Charles Morris

Book and Lyrics

Off-Broadway: Shout! The Mod Musical, Howard Crabtree's Whoop-Dee-Doo! (1994 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue), The Remarkable Ruth Fields. London: Escape from Pterodactyl Island; Frankly, Scarlett; Listen to the Wind; and The Rose and the Ring. Short works include: "The Adventures of Mottel," "The World's Longest Kiss," "The Heartbreak Tour," "Pancakes". Mr. Morris is an alumnus of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop.

David Caldwell

Composer/Musical Director

Music director of Forbidden Broadway since 2004. He composed music and lyrics for All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and Uh-Oh Here Comes Christmas, both based on the writing of Robert Fulghum. He also composed music for Fulghum's novel Third Wish. Recently he composed music for Gotta Getta Girl, with lyrics by Peter Charles Morris. He conducted the American premiere of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden. He recently music-directed Murder For Two Off-Broadway, as well as two shows in China, with Inner Mongolian authors and casts. He arranged and orchestrated Marvin Hamlisch's song "I'm Really Dancing" for Career Transitions for Dancers' 25th Anniversary Gala, featuring Angela LansburyChita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth. He is interviewed at length in Oliver Sacks' book about music and the brain, Musicophilia.

Donna Trinkov

Artistic Producer - Amas Musical Theatre

Amas Musical Theatre is now in its 48th year of continuous operation is New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968. Amas ("you love" in Latin) is devoted to the creation, development and professional production of new American musicals through the celebration of diversity and minority perspectives, the emergence of new artistic talent, and the training and encouragement of underserved young people in the New York area. In recent years, Amas has emerged as a leading not-for-profit laboratory for new musicals, the most recent being Broadway and the Bard, starring Len Cariou and Red Eye of Love, which was awarded the Joseph A. Callaway Award for Outstanding Choreography. Its production of The Other Josh Cohen received six 2013 Drama Desk nominations including Outstanding Musical, a 2013 Lucille Lortelnomination for Outstanding Musical, and a 2013 Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best New Musical. Other shows that Amas has developed include A Taste of Chocolate, Triassic Parq, The Countess of Storyville, Distant Thunder, Marry Harry, Me and Miss Monroe, Aesop & Company, Signs of Life, Wanda's World, Shout! The Mod Musical, Lone Star Love, From My Hometown, Zanna, Don't!, 4 Guys Named Jose and Stormy Weather: Reimagining Lena Horne. Amas education programs include the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, Lens on Live Theatre and in-school theatre arts residencies designed in partnership with elementary, middle, and high schools.