Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits!

 
at Forge Theatre
 

Book & Lyrics by: 

Gerard Alessandrini

 

 

 
 
 
Directed and Choreographed by:
Tom Yenchick
 
Musical Director:
Denise Wisneski
 
 
 
Starring
 
Evelyn Dudonis
Ross Druker
Becca Finkenaur
Bob Goretski
Tom Groves
Sarah Halpern
Mia Mbuy
Sean Murray
Peter Phillips
Melisse Weber
​Janine Weiss
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Song List

1. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Ensemble

2. CHICAGO

Both Reached For The Gun - Ross, Janine

Glossy Fosse ("Razzle Dazzle") - Janine, Sean, Tom

3. ANNIE 

Tomorrow - Evelyn

4. SONDHEIM: INTO THE WOODS

Into The Words ("Into The Woods" & "A Weekend In The Country") - Bob, Becca, Sarah, Peter

5. CAROL CHANNING IN HELLO, DOLLY!

Call On Carol ("Call On Dolly") - Ross, Peter

Dolly Is A Girl's Best Friend ("Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend") - Tom

Hello, Dolly ("Oh No, Carol) - Ross, Peter, Tom

6. CHITA/RITA

America - Janine, Evelyn

7. MANDY PANTINKIN

Somewhat Overindulgent ("Over The Rainbow") - Sean

8. WICKED

Defying Subtlety ("Defying Gravity") - Mia, Sean, Becca, Ensemble

9. MORE MISERABLES

Les Miserables ("C'est Magnifique") - Evelyn

End Of The Play ("End Of The Day") - Ensemble

I Dreamed A Show ("I Dreamed A Dream") - Melisse

It's Too High ("Bring Him Home") - Sean

Recitative - Ross, Sarah

Did You Hear The People Sing? - Ensemble

Finale - Ensemble

10. THE PHANTOM AND ETHEL

Mucous Of The Night - Peter

"You're Just In Love" - Peter, Melisse

11. MAMMA MIA

Mamma, Mia - Mia

Dancing Queen - Mia, Janine

12. RANT

Rant ("Rent") - Peter, Sean

Seasons Of Hype ("Seasons Of Love") - Ensemble

13. LIZA

Liza One Note ("Johnny One Note") - Melisse

14. SPAMALOT

Spamalot ("Camelot") - Sean

The Song They Stole From Us ("The Song That Goes Like This")- Ross, Becca

15. CATS

Old Cats - Tom

I Enjoy Being A Cat ("I Enjoy Being A Girl") - Tom

16. ANOTHER WORD FROM LES MIZ

On My Phone ("On My Own") - Sarah

17. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Ambition ("Tradition") - Bob, Ross, Evelyn , Sarah

18. CAMERON MACINTOSH - Bob

19. BACK TO BARBRA

Back To Broadway ("On A Clear Day") - Becca

20. HAIRSPRAY

You Can't Stop The Camp ("You Can't Stop The Beat")

21. A CHORUS LINE

What I Did For Laughs ("What I Did For Love") - Melisse, Ensemble

22. BOWS

23. TATA - Ensemble

 

 

 

Cast

Evelyn Dudonis
Ross Druker
Becca Finkenaur
Bob Goretski
Tom Groves
Sarah Halperin
Mia Mbuy
Sean Murray
Peter Phillips
Melisse Weber
​Janine Weiss

Creative Team

Tom Yenchick

Director/Choreographer

Denise Wisneski

Musical Director

Meet the Company

Evelyn Dudonis

Evelyn Dudonis is back at The Forge after a twenty-five plus years absence from the stage but not the audience. She is pleased to be sharing the light with such an outstanding cast of characters and grateful to Tom and Denise for the opportunity to shine.

Ross Druker

Ross is happy to be returning for his second show at Forge after many, many years.  He previously appeared in The Crucible, in which by happy coincidence both director Tom Yenchick and fellow cast member Bob Goretski also appeared.  His most recent, pre-pandemic performances were as Mr. Mayhew in Witness for the Prosecution and as Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, both at Chestnut Hill Stagecrafters.  Other recent and favorite roles include Father Charles in Incorruptible at Playcrafters of Skippack, Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone at Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra,  Father Flynn in Doubt and Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Old Academy Players, Anton Diabelli in 33 Variations at Langhorne Players, Reginald Paget in Quartet and Horace Giddens in The Little Foxes at ActorsNet of Bucks County.

He has performed numerous Gilbert and Sullivan lead roles with the Savoy Company at the Academy of Music and Longwood Gardens, with the Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and with the Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra.  In August 2016 he went with Savoy to  the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, England, playing Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance, where he won Best Male Character Actor.

For many years, Ross was a professional member of The Philadelphia Singers and Chorale, which performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra.  He is now a member of the recently formed Philadelphia Chorale, which is performing with Andrea Bocelli at the Wells Fargo Center on December 8.

 

Becca Finkenaur

Becca works at speech and voice therapy, commercial acting,  and voice-over stuff;  she plays at singing and dancing. She’s glad to be reunited with her old acting buddies here where she launched her musical theatre “career”, and happy to be meeting new friends. She was active at Forge during seasons 30-39, appearing in Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy, Me and My Girl (Sally Smith), Mack and Mabel (Mabel Normand) Steel Pier (Precious McGuire), and Lucky Stiff (Annabelle Glick). Kinda seems like just yesterday, but that was a LONG time ago!  Time flies when you’re having fun. 

 

Bob Goretski

 

Bob began his theatrical career in the original Broadway company of Show Boat.  After spending many years pursuing his passion for Ancient Sumerian dance, and Etruscan cheese making, he is happy to be back at Forge.  Please follow his pursuits on his website, www.bigfatliar.com.

Tom Groves

Tom is happy to be back at Forge doing a show especially with this cast of characters.  .  He has done several shows here including "Man of La Mancha", "Calendar Girls", "All Shook Up", and "Head Over Heels", to name just a few.  Thank you, everyone, for the hard work and energy!  Thank you Tom and Denise for being Tom and Denise.  And a super special thank you to Ruth, Lily, and Phoebe for all their love and support.

Sarah Halperin

Sarah Halperin is thrilled to be performing in her first show at The Forge. She also sings with The Norristown Chorale. When not performing, she is the Mommy of two and enjoys sewing and playing video games.

Mia Mbuy

Mia has been involved in community theater for over 20 years and got her start in Exton on Barley Sheaf's stage in their production of "Fidler on the Roof". Since then Mia has made several appearances at the Forge Theater,The Center Theater, as far north as the Lehigh Valley. Her most favorite roles have been AIDA in NTC’s production of AIDA, She was last seen here on the NCT stage as the title role in AIDA, Ronnette in Little Shop, the Narrator in Blood Brothers, the Narrator in Joseph, Ms. Pennywise in "Urinetown" and Mrs. Latitia Primrose in "On the 20th Century". Mia would like to thank: her friends, family and her Love, for understanding, enjoying and supporting her love for theatre. She would also like to thank her fellow cast members and crew and all the angels that are surrounding and protecting us. And thank you, the community helping to keep community Theatre and the Arts going through this virtual experience.

Sean Murray

Rumored to be the love child of Judy Garland and the Lucky Charms leprechaun, Sean has always kept his true lineage a mystery. He prefers to let his work speak for itself - although backstage whispers about a padded resume have circulated for years. Did his star quality really almost convince Broadway producers to drop Andrea McArdle and reimagine Annie as little orphan Andy? Why do his claimed credits as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady and Danny Zuko in Grease sound more like a game of Two Truths and a Lie? Did a production of Little Shop of Horrors in which he played both Seymour and Mushnick as one man with dissociative identity disorder really tour Eastern Europe for years? The theatre world may never know the truth. But one thing is certain - Sean is right at home in the zany world or Forbidden Broadway and grateful for this opportunity to play again on stage.   

Peter Phillips

Peter is happy to be back on the boards after all this time.  Previous roles at Forge have been in "Head Over Heels", "The Man Who Came To Dinner",  and "A Funny Thing Happened on t Way to the Forum".  Peter can also be seen in the upcoming production of"33 Variations".  Peter would like to thank his wife and girls for all their love and support.  He would also like to thank Tom and Denise who he worships!

Melisse Weber

Melisse is no stranger to the theater!  She has appeared in numerous productions over the years.  At Forge, she was seen in "All Shook Up" and "Head Over Heels" to name a couple.  She would like to thank Tom and Denise for helping to make her shine!

​Janine Weiss

Janine Weiss is thrilled to be a part of this Forbidden cast.  Past stage roles at Forge include Kate Monster in “Ave Q”, Millie in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, and Maria in “The Sound og Music”.  She graciously thanks her loving husband for encouraging her to return to the stage, and who continued to conquer bed-time while being outnumbered by small humans during evening rehearsals.  Special thanks to Tom and Denise and the entire cast for all the salacious giggles.

 

 

Tom Yenchick

Director/Choreographer
Tom serves on the Board of Directors of Forge Theater as General Productions.  Tom has recently directed and choreographed “Head Over Heels” and “All Shook Up” and choreographed “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder”.   When not at the theater he is a second grade teacher and also directs the middle school musical in his district with his recent productions being “We Will Rock You” and “Frozen, Jr.”.

Denise Wisneski

Musical Director
Denise has been musical director and piano player for many many many productions and Forge and other theaters.  When not at the theater she can be found playing the organ at a local church or doing charity work for local organizations.  She is the Energizer Bunny of the Phoenixville area!

SONG CREDITS

WE BOTH REACHED FOR THE GUN from Chicago by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Published by Kander and Ebb Inc., Bro N Sis Music Inc., Carlin America

Inc. and Warner Chappell.

RAZZLE DAZZLE from Chicago by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Published by Kander and Ebb Inc., Bro N Sis Music Inc., Carlin America Inc., and Warner

Chappell.

TOMORROW from Annie by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Published by Charles Strouse Publishing Co., Williamson Music Co, Edwin H. Morris & Co.

Inc., and MPL Communications Inc.

INTO THE WOODS from Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim. Published by Warner Chappell.

A WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY from A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim. Published by Warner Brothers Music Corp OBO Rilting Music Inc.

CALL ON DOLLY from Hello Dolly by Jerry Herman. Published by Edwin H. Morris & Co. and MPL Communications Inc.

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND from Gentleman Prefer Blondes by Leo Robin and Jule Styne. Published by Music Sales Corp.

HELLO DOLLY from Hello Dolly by Jerry Herman. Published by Edwin H. Morris & Co. and MPL Communications Inc.

AMERICA from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Published by The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co. LLC, Asuncion

Fierros, and Universal Publishing Group.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW from Wizard of Oz by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. Published by EMI Fiest Catalog, EMI April Catalog, and EMI

Music Publishing.

DEFYING GRAVITY from Wicked by Stephen Schwartz. Published by Greydog Music.

C’EST MAGNIFIQUE from Can-Can by Cole Porter. Published by Warner Chappell.

AT THE END OF THE DAY from Les Miserables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Published by Alain Boublil Music Ltd.

I DREAMED A DREAM from Les Miserables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg.

Published by Alain Boublil Music Ltd.

BRING HIM HOME from Les Miserables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Published by Alain Boubil Music Ltd.

RECITATIF from Les Miserables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Published by Alain Boublil Music Ltd.

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? From Les Miserables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Published by Alain Boublil Music Ltd.

YOU’RE JUST IN LOVE from Call Me Madam by Irving Berlin. Published by Irving Berlin Music Company and Williamson Music Co.

MAMMA MIA from Mamma Mia by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Published by Universal/Polygram.

DANCING QUEEN from Mamma Mia by Bjoern Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson, Aleksej Kortnev, Benny Andersson. Published by Universal-Songs of Polygram OBO

Union Songs Musikforlag AB and EMI Grove Park Music OBO Polar Music AB.

RENT from Rent by Jonathan Larson. Published by Finster and Lucy Music Ltd. and Universal Music Corporation.

SEASONS OF LOVE from Rent by Jonathan Larson. Published by Finster and Lucy Music Ltd. and Universal Music Corporation.

JOHNNY ONE NOTE from Babes in Arms by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Published by Warner Chappell Music Inc. and Williamson Music.

CAMELOT from Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Published by Chappell & Co.

THE SONG THAT GOES LIKE THIS from Spamalot by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Published by Rutsongs Music and Ocean Music LA Inc.

I ENJOY BEING A GIRL from Flower Drum Song by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Published by Williamson Music Co.

ON MY OWN from Les Miserables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Published by Alain Boublil Music Ltd.

TRADITION from Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Published by Jerry Bock Enterprises and Williamson Music Co.

ON A CLEAR DAY (YOU CAN SEE FOREVER) from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever by Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner. Published by Chappell &

Co. Inc., Warner Chappell Music Inc. and Est. of Alan Jay Lerner Pub/WB, WB Music Corp, and Warner Chappell Music Inc.

YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT from Hairspray by Marc Shaiman and Michael Wittman. Published by Walli Woo Entertainment and Winding Brook Way

Music.

WHAT I DID FOR LOVE from A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban. Published by Sony ATV Harmony.

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