April 3, 2019, Milwaukee, WI – In Tandem Theatre presents The Fabulous Lipitones by John Markus and Mark St. Germain from April 26 – May 19, 2019 at the Tenth Street Theatre (628 N. 10th Street, Milwaukee WI, 53233). Tickets to The Fabulous Lipitones can be purchased by calling the theatre box office at (414) 271-1371 or visiting www.InTandemTheatre.org.
When the fourth member of the singing quartet, The Fabulous Lipitones, keels over while holding the winning B-flat, the remaining three must scramble to find a replacement in time for the national competition. When they hear the angelic voice of “Bob” over the phone, they’re all ears…but when they meet him, he’s not quite who they expected. A hilarious take on tolerance, preconceived notions and the perfect path to harmony.
The cast for The Fabulous Lipitones includes local actors:
Ethan Brittingham (Bob): A recent graduate from the American Musical Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, Brittingham has most recently toured with KIDS from Wisconsin. Other credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf), Pippin (Leading Player), and Matilda the Musical (Understudy – Rudolpho) at AMDA. Brittingham makes his In Tandem debut with The Fabulous Lipitones .
Steve Koehler (Phil): In Tandem audiences last saw Koehler onstage as Marco the Magician in the 2018 musical Carnival . Other theatre companies for whom he has worked include Milwaukee Chamber Theatre , Milwaukee Repertory Theater , Skylight Music Theatre , and Next Act Theatre . Koehler is widely known for his work on the musical Guys on Ice in the role of Lloyd, which he has performed more than one thousand times.
Nathan Marinan (Howard): No stranger to In Tandem’s stage, Marinan has been seen as Horace Lane in the 2016 production of Ernest in Love , Jaquot in the 2017 production of Carnival and Lottie in the popular 2018 production of Scrooge in Rouge . He has also been seen onstage at Skylight Music Theatre, Theatrical Tendencies and Divine Savior Holy Angels Productions.
Rick Pendzich (Wally): Pendzich was last seen on In Tandem’s stage as Jim in the 2014 production of The Glass Menagerie. Additional In Tandem performances include Benny in the 2005 production of Holiday Hell: The Curse of Perry Williams and Charlie Brown in the 2005 production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown . Other theatre companies for whom he has worked include Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, First Stage, Next Act Theatre, and American Players Theatre.
The design team for The Fabulous Lipitones includes Joe Brhel (set design), Jonathan Leubner (sound design), Kathy Smith (costume design), and Shane O’Neil (light design).
Musical direction is by David Bonofiglio and choreography is by Adam Estes . The show will be directed by In Tandem Theatre’s Producing Director, Jane Flieller.
The Fabulous Lipitones is sponsored, in part, by David Paris Dentistry , Michael Mosesson , and Libby Temkin . Dan Schley and Barb Haig will sponsor the opening night champagne reception. Season sponsorship comes, in part, from the Wisconsin Arts Board , with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts , the United Performing Arts Fund , and CAMPAC (County Funding).
In Tandem Theatre, a 501(c)3 non-profit was founded in 1998 with the commitment to produce exciting, innovative and professional live theatre. The company presents creative and eclectic programming that enlightens, inspires, provokes and entertains a diverse audience in an intimate atmosphere. Its name, In Tandem Theatre, reflects the connection between audience and actor, the audience and the written word – an intimate experience obtained when live audiences are engaged in strong storytelling.
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