Project Description

AN AMERICAN CANTEEN IN PARIS 2002 Celebrity Constellation Poster

An American Canteen in Paris
(Celebrity Cruises)

World premiere of a musical AN AMERICAN CANTEEN IN PARIS conceived & written by Jerome Vivona utilizing a Broadway creative and production team as a flagship show of a 4 show repertory for the maiden voyages throughout Europe with Celebrity Cruises commencing in May 2002. AN AMERICAN CANTEEN IN PARIS explores wartime romances lasting generations.  A sense of urgency filled with passion, power and excitement are the hallmark of the era.  Music and romance color the air on the Champs ‘Elysee and light up the night in Montmartre.

Produced by Bob Nederlander, Jr, Amy Nederlander and Toby Simkin based on a researched idea by Toby Simkin, John Daniele & Larry Alexander.

Directed & Choreographed by Jerome Vivona; Set Design by Riccardo Hernandez; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Jeffrey S. Koger; Projections by Wendall K. Harrington; Musical Direction by Terry Hanson; Music Supervision by Jim D’Amico; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence; Dance Arrangements by Brian Cimmet and Orchestrations by Mike Lewis.

Wayne Cilento & Cast (2002 Celebrity Constellation)Starring Amy Connolly, Laura Dysarctck, Robyn Hurder, David Koch, Vanessa McMahon, Steve Morgan, Mary Mussberg, Declan Owens, Richard Paxton, Monica Palos, Marco Puenta, Tarita R. Reid, Tia Robinson, Irene Omer Flowers, Matt Tinker and Sandra Weinthal.

Assistant Choreographed by Kyle-Craig Bogard; Associate Set Designed by Chad McArver; Drafting by Paul Weimer; Associate Costume Designed by Valerie Marcus; Assistant Costume Designed by Kate Jones & Michael McAleer; Automated Light Programming by Mathew Piercy; Conventional Light Programming by Richard J. Beck; Associate Projections by Sage Carter and Animation by David Biedny.

Celebrity Director of Entertainment Jim D’Amico; Celebrity Specialist, Entertainment Productions Leigh-Ann Thomasson; Celebrity Specialist, Interactive and Technical Systems Brian Lunsford; Celebrity Specialist, Entertainment Technical Systems William Price; General Management by Marcia Goldberg & Nancy Gibbs; Casting by Jessica Gilburne & Ed Urban; Senior Production Manager Kraig Tippee; Production Stage Managed by Thom Schilling; Assistant Stage Managed by Jason Sutton; Dance Captained by David Koch, Rehearsal Percussionist Tony Tedesco; Assistant to Jim D’Amico: Amy De Varona; Assistant to the Producers: Richard Rainville and Music recorded by Hal Batt at After Hours Recording Studio.

For the Celebrity Constellation Theatre: Cruise Director: Ray Carr; Production Manager: Gareth Mogford; AV Manager: Amado Hernandez; Audio Engineer: Troy Wyatt; Broadcast Manager: Mark Sommise; Backstage Manager: Alex Took; Technicians: Craig Alferdson, Renante Lopez & Shaun Throndson.

Scenery built by Hudson Scenic Studio. Inc. New York. Costumes by Barbara Matera, Ltd.; Eric Winterling; Jennifer Love Costumes; Phillip Brown; Skip Stewart Design, Orlando Theatrical Supply Co. Millinery by Lynne Mackey; Arnold Levine. Shoes by Menkes Theatrical; Capezio. All Props fabricated by Prism Production Services, Rahway, NJ. Insurance by Robert A. Boyar, MARSH USA; Legal Counsel by Elliot Brown, Daniel Wasser and Jason Baruch, Franklin, Weinrib et al and Banking by Linda Dunn, Citigroup Private Bank

Special Thanks to Frank Scardino, James Merillat, Susan Weaving, Sarah Kaskel, Roland Scahill, Leah Alter, Patrick Herold, Mala Mosher, Lawrence Anderson, Morris Azouz, Jim Payne, Mike Terranova. Derek Gallan, Basil Hero, The Broadway Theatre Archive, Marcus Collins and DJ Wizniak.

Nederlander Worldwide EntertainmentAs Executive Producer & Senior Vice President of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment LLC since 2000, a New York based member of the Nederlander family group of companies, responsible for international development of theatrical markets, venues and shows.

An American Canteen in Paris

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