The York Theatre Company's 2006 presentation of a one-night-only benefit concert of The Gig, winner of a Richard Rodgers Award.
Based on the film by Frank D. Gilroy (The Subject Was Roses), The Gig has book, music, and lyrics by Drama Desk Nominee Douglas J. Cohen (No Way to Treat a Lady, The Opposite of Sex). Directed by Victoria Bussert, with musical direction by David Evans, musical staging by Janet Watson and orchestrations by the late Michael Gibson.
It's 1975 and a used car salesman, a dentist, a real estate agent, a financial advisor, a deli owner and a music teacher put their careers and families on hold to pursue their passion – music – with their first professional 'gig' in the Catskills. The results are funny, touching, and unexpected as this musical focuses on the necessity of living a dream, no matter where it takes you.
The unforgettable cast includes Stephen Berger (The Pajama Game), Jill Paice (Woman in White), James Judy (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Herndon Lackey (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Michael James Leslie (Little Shop of Horrors), Michael McCormick (The Pajama Game), William Parry (Passion), Michele Pawk (Mamma Mia!), Charles Pistone (The Most Happy Fella), Steve Routman (Lingoland) and Karen Ziemba (Contact).