America, Here I Come!!!
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK CITY!
THIS JUNE!!! St Louis, Missouri... Don't miss Dwelvan in Ain't Misbehavin'
THIS NOVEMBER... Dwelvan returns to Ohio in
"Dwelvan David provides superb, deep bass vocals as the 'evil' Dryer and aptly sorrowful Bus." - Scott Cain
Thick Skin Required---A+
"SMOKIN' SMOOTH" -Grace Davis
Dayton Most Metro
"...a complete triumph from start to finish" - Burt Saidel
Chicago Tribune- Recommended
'You will not fall asleep at the Munster "Wiz." The dulcet but demanding tones of Dwelvan David, who plays the big, cool dude himself, will further take care of that." -Chris Jones
Chicago Stage Style- Recommended
"Dwelvan David earns his title billing with a truly powerful and booming Wiz." -Joe Stead
ChicagoCritic- Highly Recommended
"...So You Want to Meet The Wizard..." -Tom Williams
SUMMER 2011... DWELVAN DAVID is
Chicago Tribune- Recommended
'The Nativity' by Congo Square: Gospel music and the Gospel story, updated and still fresh" -Chris Jones
42nd Annual Joseph Jefferson Awards
The 42nd annual Jeff Equity Awards were presented before a near capacity audience at Drury Lane Oakbrook on October 25. The Equity Awards ceremony included live performances from all nominated musicals and video performances from nominated plays.
"Ragtime" was a hit this spring at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace; it pulled in 11 nominations for the 42nd annual Joseph Jefferson Awards, to be presented Oct. 25.
The resurgent Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace tops the list of nominated theaters for the 42nd annual Joseph Jefferson Awards, announced Tuesday. Among Drury Lane's 26 nominations, Rachel Rockwell's production of “Ragtime” scored 11 nominations and “Cabaret” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” collected seven apiece. Court Theatre dominates the best large-play category with three nominees: “The Illusion,” “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” and “The Mystery of Irma Vep.”
The nominations in 31 categories are for Chicago-area Equity theatrical productions between Aug. 1, 2009, and July 31, 2010. The Jeff Awards will be presented Oct. 25 at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace. (For tickets, go to www.jeffawards.org)
RAGTIME: The Musical
March 18th, 2010 - May 23rd, 2010
Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
" 'Ragtime' is Absolutely Stunning ... This is what the American Musical Theater is Capable of!"
Is "Ragtime" the Great American Musical? Certainly a grand argument in favor of that statement is now on display at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago's western suburb of Oakbrook Terrace, where one of the strongest home-grown musical productions in recent memory very nearly floored the opening night...
By: Paul W. Thompson - BroadwayWorld.com Read the Full Review
"Extraordinarily Emotional and Not-To-Be-Missed ... The Musical this town was Born To Play"
At the opening-night curtain call of Rachel Rockwell's extraordinarily emotional and not-to-be-missed revival of “Ragtime” at the Drury Lane Oakbrook, tears were streaming down the face of Mark David Kaplan, the honest Chicago actor who plays Tateh, the battered but relentlessly optimistic Jewish im...
By: Chris Jones - Chicago Tribune Read the Full Review
"Altogether Magnificent ... Masterful on Every Level."
With its altogether magnificent production of “Ragtime,” the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre demonstrates beyond any doubt that the best place to find the most glorious Broadway ventures these days is a half hour’s drive west of the Loop....
By: Hedy Weiss - Chicago Sun Times Read the Full Review
"Ragtime is a Major Triumph ... a New Standard for Chicago Musical Theatre"
Since Kyle DeSantis and his team of creatives have taken over at Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre, the shows have constantly gotten better. Now with director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell’s perfect production of Ragtime, that level has increased even higher. What you’ll get when you attend (and you absol...
"An Unforgettable, Intensely Emotional Journey ... An Evening you will Never Forget!"
This is the musical Chicago has been waiting for and will be talking about for years to come. If you miss this extraordinary, visually and emotionally stunning musical you will regret it. This production again validates Chicago as one of the finest theatrical cities in the nation and why it's not al...
'Treasure Island' transports
Fulton musical Broadway-worthy
"...I also was wild about Dwelvan David's
awesome singing voice in his dual role as Billy Bones and Job Anderson..."
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Herrera Set for PA World Premiere
of Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure
By Adam Hetrick
10 Jan 2008
The world premiere of Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure will splash onto the stage of Pennsylvania's historic Fulton Opera House beginning March 6.
The new musical adaptation of Treasure Island, based on the Robert Louis Stevenson 1883 adventure novel, follows the "fatherless Jim Hawkins who embarks on an epic adventure of discovery, daring and double crosses, as Jim matches wits with Long John Silver, the leader of the mutinous crew of the Hispaniola," according to production notes.
The musical features a score by Marc Robin, with book and lyrics by Robin and Curt Dale Clark. Robin, a 16-time Jefferson Award winner, will also direct the Fulton world premiere staging.
Tony nominee John Herrera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Man of La Mancha, Off-Broadway's In the Heights) stars as Long John Silver with Dale Bensen as Squire Trelawney; Curt Dale Clark as Dr. Livesey; Charles Abbott as Ben Gunn; John Charles Kelly as Captain Smollett; Dwelvan David as Billy Bones; and Rick Desloge and Dan Scott, who will alternate in the role of Jim Hawkins.
The ensemble comprises Christopher Dickerson as Tom Morgan, Randall Frizado as Redruth, William Hartery
as George Merry,
Erik Hogan as Mr. McCladry, Joe Jackson as Mr. Joyce, Matthew Kernisky as Israel
Hands, Adam Levinskas as Abraham Gray, Robert Rokicki as Mr.
Alan, Zak Rissinger as Mr. O'Brien, George
Andrew Wolff as
Mr. Arrow and Hal Yudoff as Mr. Hunter.
Rounding out the creative team are Robert Klingelhoffer
(set design), Paul Black (lighting design), Beth Dunkleberger
(costume design), Anthony Laskoskie Jr. (make-up
and wig design), John Bellamo (fight
choreography), Debra Dunlop (properties) and David Tempe (sound design).
Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure plays the Fulton Opera House through March 22. Tickets are available by calling (717) 397-7425 or by visiting www.thefulton.org
The Fulton Opera House, a regional professional company located in Lancaster, PA, was recently featured in the New York Times.