The Ohio State University at Marion


Ohio State Marion students take the stage once again in annual Broadway production

The Ohio State University at Marion’s performing arts and entertainment series Five Nights on Campus will present the student based Broadway musical comedy, Sugar, Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium.

Based on the Billy Wilder film, “Some Like It Hot,” starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe, Sugar chronicles the zany lives of two musicians from the prohibition era who witness a gang slaying. Forced to disguise themselves as women, they join an all-female orchestra, and the games begin. “Penniless Bums,” “The Beauty That Drives Men Mad,” “We Could Be Close,” “Doin’ It for Sugar,” “What Do You Give (To a Man Who Has Everything?),” “Beautiful Through and Through,” and “November Song.” Sugar opened on Broadway in 1972, and was nominated for 4 Tony awards in 1973.

The musical is directed locally by Scott Persinger, Assistant Director Brea Turner; and Music Director Kelly Culler. Kim Bradshaw serves as the productions choreographer, and Kathy Hill as the production pianist.

Advance tickets for Sugar are now available by calling 740-725-6340 or at the door the evening of the event, while they last. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for students and seniors (60 & up).

Sugar is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, 10022.

The Five Nights on Campus performing arts series is made possible through the support of community minded business in our area. 2016-17 sponsors include: UniPrint, OhioHealth, Marion Industrial Center, Inc., Stifel, iHeartMedia, Merrill Lynch, Marion Community Credit Union, Inc., Frontier, The Marion Star, Wyandot Inc., Morral Companies L.L.C., Marion Technical College, Sims Brothers Recycling, Whirlpool Marion Operations, & ArcelorMittal.

Cast of Characters
Sweet Sue: Alexandra Kauser
Sugar Kane: Hannah Fuller
Bienstock: Ethan Clewell
Joe (Josephine): Matthew Meade
Jerry (Daphne): Colton Conley
Musicians Contractor: Brea Turner
Spats Palazzo: Hannah Greer
Rosella: Ashley Straw
Dude: Brea Turner
Hood: Eli Walker
Knuckles Norton: Summer Hopkins
Train Announcer: Brea Turner
Reporter: Summer Hopkins
Cab Driver: Eli Walker
Olga: Armani Borden
Dolores: Mackenzie Reinhart
Bellboy: Brea Turner
Sir Osgood Fielding: Evan Pfeifer
Henchman: Eli Walker