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HMT Presents: Nine

Christine Geraci as Claudia, Eric Shovah as Guido. Photo: Dawn Oesch. Christine Geraci as Claudia, Eric Shovah as Guido. Photo: Dawn Oesch.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — For two weekends, starting on Friday, October 7, Home Made Theater will present the musical Nine; music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, book by Arthur Kopit, and adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti.

Based loosely on Federico Fellini’s movie 8 1/2, Nine features one man and the myriad of women in his life. Celebrated but impetuous film director Guido Contini, succumbing to the pressures of filming his latest film epic, suffers a midlife crisis. One by one, women from his past and present - including his mother, his wife, his mistress, and his leading lady - haunt, instruct, scold, seduce, and encourage him until he finally learns to grow up.

The Director of Nine is Michael McDermott, whose previous Home Made Theater directing credits include Almost, Maine, Barefoot in the Park, and The Game’s Afoot. The artistic team includes Musical Director Richard Cherry, Choreographer Heather D’Arcy, Scenic Designer Jennie Sinnott, Lighting Designer Matthew Kopans, Sound Designer Anne-Marie Baker, Costume Designer Sharon Greene, Properties Designer Maura Pickett, and Stage Manager Christine MacLellan.

The cast of Nine includes several performers new to the Home Made Theater stage, including Helen Annely, Caleb Blackler, Abby Countermine, Heather D’Arcy, Debra Mead, Amanda Robie, Eric Shovah, and Ellya Winchester. Veterans of previous Home Made Theater productions include Andrea Burger, Christine Geraci, Melissa Mason Lacijan, Joelle Malinowski, Deborah Otto-Jones, Sonya Sidhu-Izzo, Arlette St. Romain, and Isabella Varno

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 7-8, and 14-15 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 2 p.m. All performances are at the Dee Sarno Theater, inside Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Tickets are available at Home Made Theater’s website, www.HomeMadeTheater.org, or by calling 518-587-4427 during business hours.

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