Pantochino Productions Inc. will open its new holiday musical, “Glitz! The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical” on December 7th for eight performances at the Milford Center for the Arts on Railroad Avenue in Milford, Connecticut.
The original holiday musical with book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and music by Justin Rugg is a wildly funny spoof of glitz pageants. .Swirling in delicious controversy, the host, Shayde Shames, is at the center of tinsels, tiaras, little girls with big hair and outlandish moms with big dreams and big mouths. Add a touch of Dickens to this modern tale and a new holiday classic story is born.
“The show is an unexpected mash up of Toddlers and Tiaras and A Christmas Carol,” said Bernardi. “It’s a smart, funny and heartwarming holiday show for the entire family to enjoy,” he added.
“Glitz! The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical” features Pantochino’s largest cast to date. Jimmy Johansmeyer plays Shams, with Rugg as musician Buddy Panache. The five mothers include Dale Allen of Fairfield as Helen Hailey, Shelley Marsh Poggio of Durham as Mugsy Loren, Mary Mannix of Killingworth as Olivia Westinghouse Winerack III, Jennifer Smith of Trumbull as Marybeth McCutcheon and Katie Durham of West Haven as Cheryl Spangles. The five girls are played by Dani Corrigan of Fairfield, Cassie Gerace of Monroe, Elise Sullivan of Shelton, Peyton Iott of Seymour and Kylie Poggio of Durham. Also in the company are Stavros Koumbaros of Shelton, Jessica Intelisano, Thea Ryan, Delia Eisenmen, and Claire Koppy all of Milford, Emma Fuchs of Stratford and Olivia Foley of Fairfield. The show features set design by Von Del Mar, Lighting by Blaze Silvernail and costumes by Johansmeyer
Performances of “Glitz!” are Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 8 at 2 & 5:30pm, Sunday, December 9 at 2pm, Friday, December 14 at 7:30pm, Sunday December 16 at 2pm and Saturday December 22 at 2 & 5:30pm. Milford Center for the Arts is located at 40 Railroad Avenue in Milford on the northbound side of the Milford train station. Tickets are $16. and available online at www.pantochino.com.