The REV Theater Company opens the third production of its 2022 season – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair. The show runs from August 17 through September 6 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY.
Against the colorful backdrop of a heartland America tradition, State Fair travels with the Frake family as they leave the farm routine behind for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair.
With beloved songs from the R&H catalog and an Oscar-winning score, plus spectacular choreography and an endearing coming-of-age story, State Fair is a nostalgic genre of heartwarming family entertainment that only Rodgers & Hammerstein could. to offer !
State Fair is directed by REV Production Artistic Director Brett Smock and choreographed by Marc Kimelman. Elle May Patterson is assistant choreographer. The show features musical direction by Alexander Tom, scenic design by Jeff Kmeic and associate Milo Bue, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, and sound design by Daniel Lundberg. Costume design is by resident designer Tiffany Howard, while hair and makeup are designed by Alfonso Annotto. Dan Mullarney is assistant musical director. The show is directed by Kent James Collins.
The main cast of State Fair includes: Martin Sola (Broadway: On Your Feet, The King and I, Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème) as Abel Frake, Kim Sava (Broadway: Beetlejuice; 1st Nat’l Tour: Matilda; Regional: Annie at Papermill) as Emily Arden, Anne Wechsler (Off-Broadway: No Strings and A Recluse and His Guest; Regional: Biloxi Blues at Act 2, Merrily We Roll Along at Astoria Performing Arts Center) as Margy Frake, Crissy Guerrero (In The Heights at La Mirada & Dallas Theater Center; American Mariachi at South Coast Rep) as Melissa Frake, J Savage (Off-Broadway: Seesaw; Regional: Footloose at Muny/The Kennedy Center and Something Rotten at Sacramento Music Circus) as Pat Gilbert, and Jackson Goad as Wayne Frake. Vivian Holton and Adeline Morey share the role of Violet.
The cast also includes Lauren Alagna, Alicia Babin, Sierra Lai Barnett, Alyxandria Batty-Rivera, Cydney Clark, Claire Fossey, James Francis, Nigel Jamal Hall, Ian Hayes, Arjaye Johnson, Lilli Komurek, Emily Larger, Jay Owens, Tommy Pintado- Gedrich, Sarah Santos, Cooper Stanton, Thomas Sutter, Dan Teixeira, Brian C. Veith, Kyle Yampiro and Cullen Zeno.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting THEREVTHEATRE.COM or by calling the REV box office at 1-800-457-8897.
Photo credit: Ron Heerkens, Jr., Goat Factory Media Entertainment, LLC.
The company of STATE FAIR
Jackson Goad and Kyle Yampiro