Theatre North presents Broadway musical revue
November 2, 2021
By ZACHARY MARANO
Ironwood – Theatre North will present their production of “All Together Now!” from Nov. 12 to 15. “All Together Now!” is an exclusive musical revue provided to schools and theaters by Music Theatre International.
According to the MTI website, any theatre can license the musical revue and perform it free-of-charge from Nov. 12 to 15. Theatre North will perform “All Together Now!” on the same nights as hundreds of theaters around the world.
“It’s to help community theaters and schools because of the whole year of not being able to do any performances, to fundraise and help make up for the years where they couldn’t do anything,” director Andrea Harrison said.
Harrison said that the revue will include 15 different songs from 15 different Broadway musicals, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “Rent,” “Oliver!” and “Sister Act.” She said that Music Theatre International was given permission to use these songs in the musical revue by their songwriters.
Harrison said there are 23 cast members and they have been rehearsing the musical revue for about three months. She said that many of the cast members appeared in Theatre North’s production of “Mamma Mia!” in 2019.
The cast features Christin Pribek, Christina Youngberg, Rachael Hendges, Kristina Kendall, Daevah Kendall, Jacie Jokela, Jeanine Franck, Allyson Conhartoski, Rylen Conhartoski, Cas Bordner, Sarah Eder, Lindsey Averkamp, Lori Hendges, Emily Dennis, Kara Dums, Sue Pallin, Bruce Greenhill, Doug Palmeter, Larry Hopkins, Terry Strasser, Steve Cole, Addison Eder and Hanna Rye.
The showtimes are 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 to 15 with special matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 14. Tickets can be purchased today at the Leather & Gift Shop in Bessemer and Hitt Fine Furniture in Ironwood. The Theatre North Box Office will also be open from 4 to 6 p.m. starting Nov. 8 and an hour before every show.
Harrison said that Theatre North will only sell 100 tickets per show instead of 150 and some seats will be taped off to allow for social distancing. Furthermore, all attendees are required to wear masks.
According to the MTI website, over 2,500 theaters in all 50 states and over 40 countries signed up to participate in the event and there will be over 5,500 individual performances to be seen by one million audience members.