Three-Time Tony Nominee Randy Skinner to helm Infinity's Dames at Sea!
Click the video to watch Randy Skinner's 42nd Street choreography, which opened the 2001 Tony Awards television broadcast.
With the stars perfectly aligned, Infinity Theatre Company has captured the award-winning talents of Broadway’s Randy Skinner to direct and choreograph Infinity’s stage production of Dames At Sea, Annapolis’s Tap-Happy, Navy-Crazy Musical, which comes to the CTA Theatre Complex (near Sandy Point State Park) this season. Nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Astaire awards for his choreography of 42nd Street, Randy Skinner’s acclaimed work will usher in the Kennedy Center’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas this coming season, which he also choreographed.
Dames at Sea tells the story of Ruby, the sweet, innocent girl from Centerville, Utah who takes a bus to razz-ma-tazzy New York City and instantly becomes a star of the Broadway stage, while falling in love-at-first-sight with a songwriting sailor named Dick. But where will Ruby and the other Broadway beauties shine when the theatre is suddenly torn down? On a Navy battleship, of course, where Dick and his best pal Lucky persuade their commander, Captain Courageous, to allow the show to go on and ultimately get their wish - Dames at Sea!
The New York Times says, “Dames at Sea is a real winner, a little gem of a musical.”
Randy Skinner most recently choreographed the West End production of Lend Me A Tenor The Musical. He choreographed the opening number for the 2001 Tony Awards television broadcast, and will be choreographing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes this spring for NY City Center Encores. Mr. Skinner has worked with some of the greatest names from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Ginger Rogers, Cyd Charisse, Ann Miller, and Marge and Gower Champion.
Infinity Theatre Company celebrated their premier season in 2010 with The Fantasticks and in 2011 brought NYC casts to Annapolis for My Way and Little Shop of Horrors. Produced by the real-life husband and wife theatre team Anna Roberts Ostroff and Alan Ostroff, Infinity brings together a high quality team of New York City directors, designers, actors, and technicians to provide the excitement of live, professional shows to Maryland.
“Infinity Theatre is a welcome addition to the local theater scene.” says The Baltimore Sun.
Leading off the 2012 Mainstage Season is Infinity’s production of Sisters of Swing – The Story of the Andrews Sisters that runs from June 9th through July 1st, 2012. Following up on the Ring-A-Ding-Ding good time presented last year with My Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Infinity delves into the trials, tribulations, and irresistible tunes of America’s favorite singing sisters, the Andrews Sisters, in the memory musical Sisters of Swing, directed by Jay D. Brock.