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Over the Hill Senior Theatricals presents 'Bells Are Ringing'

PROSSER - Over the Hill Senior Theatricals will be staging its fall production, "Bells Are Ringing," this coming October at Prosser's Princess Theatre.

The venue change for the production is due to the ongoing construction at Sunnyside High School, but plans are to return to the SHS auditorium when construction commences.

This fall's production will feature more than 50 cast and crew members from Yakima to Prosser. They include Sue Ellen Davis as Ella, Brad Smith as Jeffery Moss, Doug Hansen, Kristi Tuor, Dan Santos, Linda Key, Terry Langley and Mike Shuttleworth.

Julie Trumble will produce "Bells Are Ringing," and directors include Ron Jetter and Paul Brooks. The music will be directed by Jean Eakin and Marlaine Mars is choreographing the musical.

Also involved in the production are Marti Nelson as publicity chair, Melodie Smith is in charge of set dressing and costumers will be Susan Webber, Betty Minick and Sue Jetter.

In "Bells Are Ringing," a lonely young woman can't help getting involved in the lives of her answering service clients.

She falls for a man (Jeffery Moss) whom she only knows by voice and classic 1950s mayhem ensues.

The score includes "Just in Time," "The Party's Over," "I Met a Girl," "Long Before I Knew You" and a fistful of other tunes from one of Broadway's greatest tunesmiths.

The original production opened at the Shubert Theater on Nov. 29, 1956, and played a total of 924 performances.

The entire original production was directed by Jerome Robbins; dance and musical numbers of the original production were staged by Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse. The show won Tony awards for its stars Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin.

The curtain rises on "Bells Are Ringing" Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. It will also be staged Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.

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