VERO BEACH — It was a coup but how did they pull it off? How did the Vero Beach Theatre Guild manage to land two dynamic professionals, Danielle Ferretti and Jennifer Patty, to perform its upcoming Feb. 21-22 two woman show, A Broadway Cabaret?
According to Guild President Mark Wygonik, “It didn’t take much coaxing at all, because the show is a building expansion fundraiser and both women have strong convictions about the Guild and its future success. They are also thrilled about the show itself and for the opportunity to perform together.” A Broadway Cabaret audiences will experience highlights from the many musicals they’ve performed.
Ferretti, who currently resides in Brooklyn, most recently performed a principal role in Jerry’s Girls, an off-Broadway show. Her many credits include roles in the original Las Vegas production of Mama Mia! at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Velma Kelly in Chicago, and Maria in West Side Story. Many in the community remember her award winning performance as Sally Bowles in the Guild’s 2009 record breaking production of Cabaret.
When in town, Ferretti will also be enjoying a visit with her in-laws, Beverly and Marty Paris, popular owners of their Vero Beach advertising and publicity company, Paris Productions.
Vero’s own Jennifer Patty is a Kansas native who made her home in New York for almost 15 years, appearing in countless musical roles. Her favorites include Reno in Anything Goes, Babe in The Pajama Game, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun and Ado Annie in the national tour of Oklahoma. From 2000 to 2010, she was the Administrator and Theatre Director of the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Edwards School, where she directed, choreographed and designed more than 50 productions. Patty co-owns Vero Home Video with her husband, Greg Roux, and travels with her one woman show, Doin the Divas.
Two gifted pianists, Jacob Craig and Rochelle Sallee, will accompany the performances. Craig moved here from Memphis, Tenn., and is the Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. His choral groups have won numerous awards at local and state levels.
Sallee has appeared as a classical soloist throughout the U.S. and Europe, more recently for the Space Coast Symphony. From the west coast, she currently resides in Sebastian and has been working with the Community Church of Vero Beach in a variety of capacities.
Tickets cost $35, to purchase call the Vero Beach Theatre Guild box office at 562-8300 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online at verobeachtheatreguild.com.