Cody Musical Theatre Company

20th-25th March 2006

“Her name was Lola …”
the unforgettable opening lyric of Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award winning hit song, “Copacabana,” is the inspiration for an exciting and passionate new musical.

Copacabana is a tale of love and romance set at the heart of the swinging nightclub scene of the 1940s. While creating the world’s next big hit, Stephen, an aspiring songwriter, is carried back to an era when “music and passion were always the fashion” at the world-famous Copacabana nightclub in New York City. In his dream, Lola Lamar, a hopeful showgirl, is launched on the path to stardom as a Copa Girl with the help of Tony Forte, a bartender with dreams of his own. Captivated by Lola’s performance, the villainous Rico whisks her away to the Tropicana nightclub in Havana. From this exotic,distant new world, a tale of old-fashioned love,jealousy, and murder in the entangled lives of Lola, Tony & Rico unfolds amidst dazzling costumes, spectacular sets and sensational choreography.

Production Team

Creative Team

CreativeName
DirectorJune Thomas
Musical DirectorDerek Canfield
ChoreographerJoyce Atlee
Stage ManagerMike Davall

Cast

Cast List

CharacterName
STEPHENPhilip Mumford
SAMANTHAAnnie Veneti
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TONY FORTEPhilip Mumford
LOLA LA MARAnnie Veneti
GLADYS MURPHYSue Sampson
SAM SILVERJim Prescott
RICO CASTELLIMartin Sampson
CONCHITA ALVAREZJoanne Bonnett
WILLIEGary Oxenham
McMANUSTim Canfield
SKIPGraham McCarron
COPA BOYSGraham McCarron, Gary Oxenham, Roger Johnson, Tim Canfield, Rob Tickner, Steve Howard
COPA SOLOISTSGraham McCarron, Rob Tickner
FEMALE DANCE TEAMClare Nisbet, Mary Heath, Siân Thomas, Amy Fletcher, Danni Stembridge, Sam Bottle, April Timpson, Anna Holmes, Lisa Fletcher, Vanessa Higgins, Deborah Oxenham, Sarah Ward
MAITRE'D Mike Lehman
COAT CHECK GIRL Anne-Marie Johnson
PIANO ACCOMPANIST Paul Findlay
ANOTHER ACCOMPANISTRichard Young
A BACK-OF-THE-HOUSE VOICE Ron Walker
MR. BRILL Haydn Thomas
ANOTHER MUSIC PUBLISHER Tony Doherty
LUIS Graham Davidson
RICO'S NO.2 GUARDChris Armes
CARLOS Rob Tickner
ANNOUNCER David Main
  VERONICA LAKEJuliette Hammond
HER ESCORT Richard Young
FEMALE SINGER NO.1Emma Loader
FEMALE SINGER NO.2Suzi Canfield
CLEANING LADY NO.1Giga Phillips
CLEANING LADY NO.2Lesley Evans
LARGE CHORUSAnne-Marie Johnson, Emma Loader, Suzi Canfield, Giga Phillips, Juliette Hammond, Sharon Ungless, Lesley Evans, Graham Davidson, David Main, Richard Young, Paul Findlay, Tony Doherty, Haydn Thomas, Ron Walker, Mike Lehman, Paul Tickner
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