by F. Scott Fitzgerald
adapted for the stage by Simon Levy
Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, and in Simon Levy's adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.
"Somewhere out there, Jay Gatsby is smiling one of those enigmatic smiles, with everything and nothing behind it. 'Yes, old sport,' Gatsby is saying, 'that's about right. That's about right.' Surely, that smiling sign of approval would be Gatsby's suitably understated take on Simon Levy’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby…a beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel which defined the Jazz Age…This is indeed a grand GATSBY." —London Free Press.
Announcing the cast for The Great Gatsby.
Nick Carraway - Jonathan Menk
Jay Gatsby - Thomas Moore
Daisy Buchanan - Elizabeth Szyman
Jordan Baker - Sam Gretz
Tom Buchanan - David Lorbecki
Myrtle Wilson - Beth Iannitello
George Wilson - Justin Knapp
Meyer Wolfshiem - Nicholas "Cole" Becka
Lucille McKee - Ariel Ducat
Chester McKee - Brandon Carroll
Mrs. Michaelis - Joy Krejarek
Cop/Butler - Frank Salzberg
Maid - Kari Pritzl
Dancing Party Guests - Melyssa Behnke, Cathy DeLain, Katie Jo Shimulunas, Krissy Nommensen, Shannon Wadzinski, Philip Jindra, Tessa Komorowski, Hannah Virlee.
Producer - Bruce Bitter
Director - Lisa Heili
Assitant Director - Beck Iannitello
Choreographer - Shannon Wadzinski
Stage Manager - Kevin Sievert
Set Design - Lisa Heili
Master Builders - Jim Schweitzer & Bob Heili
Set Decorator - Lisa Heili
Costume Design - Claran LaViolette
Makeup Design - Margaret Iannitello
Hair Design - Missy Wendorf
Props - Melyssa Behnke
Crew members include -
Auditions were held in March and a cast was selected and announced - see the cast tab on this page.
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