The delightful musical I Do! I Do! by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, opens The Naples Players season October 6 , and follows a feisty couple, Michael and Agnes, from their wedding night on into old age. Michael and Agnes are portrayed by real life married couple by John McKerrow and Mary Anne McAvoy McKerrow.
The McKerrows have been popular performers on stage at the Sugden Community Theatre since their move to Naples in 2003. Mary Anne has played Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes! and the title role in Mame, and most recently portrayed bad girl Lily in this summer’s Annie. John appeared in Mauritius, as Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing, and as Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
On stage in the same productions, though not playing a couple, the two drew applause in Guys and Dolls and Thoroughly Modern Millie, and laughter in Little Shop of Horrors.
I Do! I Do! spans 50 years of the trials and tribulations, laughter and sorrows and hopes and disappointments of married life. The charming score includes the lasting favorite “My Cup Runneth Over.” The multiple Tony Award-winning musical is being steered by another husband/wife team: Music Director Charles Fornara and his wife, Director/Choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara. That couple has had a busy summer, directing the popular KidzAct Youth Theatre production of CATS and serving as music director and choreographer for the Players’ big summer musical Annie.
Performances of I Do! I Do! are at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2:00 Sunday, Oct. 6-30, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets for the delightful musical, $35 adults, $10 students through age 18, are on sale at the Box Office, 701 5th Avenue South, on the plaza in downtown Naples. To reserve by credit card, call 239-263-7990, or go to the Players’ website: http://www.naplesplayers.org.
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