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29 January 2009


Mistaken Identity at Heart of CAST's "Leading Ladies"

What do the cinema's "Some Like It Hot", "Tootsie", and "Mrs. Doubtfire" along with television's "Bosom Buddies" have in common with CAST Theatre's upcoming production of "Leading Ladies?" Besides being hilariously funny, they each feature males pretending to be women as a means to win money, the girl or sometimes both.

In "Leading Ladies," the men are down-on-their-luck actors Leo Clark and Jack Gable who are desperate to find a way out of playing "Scenes from Shakespeare" for civic clubs in small town America. Upon learning of a rich old woman's plans to bequeath her fortune to her two long-lost nephews, they concoct a scheme to impersonate her relatives, only to find out too late that the nephews are actually nieces. They must become "Maxine" and "Stephanie" in order to collect the loot. And so the fun begins.

The CAST production of "Leading Ladies" stars David Rice as "Leo/Maxine" and Glenn Davenport as "Jack/Stephanie." Pati Tiller, Kimberly Davenport, Mike Crosby, Mike Stedham, Logan Huggins and Linda Lee round out the cast of this madcap comedy, directed by CAST Artistic Director Kimberley Dobbs. The show is written by Ken Ludwig, author of Broadway hits "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo."

Tickets are now on sale for "Leading Ladies", which plays January 29 - February 15 at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays at the McClellan Theatre in Anniston. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and may be purchased at Noble Bank, Anniston & Oxford; F&M Bank, Anniston; Golden Springs Pharmacy; Crow Drugs, Jacksonville; Cheaha Bank, Anniston & Jacksonville, online at or at the door. All Thursday night CAST performances are offered for "Pay-What-You-Want" admission and discounts are offered to groups of 12 or more individuals. Due to the nature of the subject matter of the comedy, "Leading Ladies" may not be suitable for all audiences.

To make reservations for the show or for more information contact (256) 820-CAST.


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