“Nuttin’ But Hutton,” LLC presents a world premiere musical event, “Nuttin’ But Hutton, A Musical Tribute To The Songs Of Betty Hutton! Conceived by Diane Vincent, with book by Diane Vincent & Sam Kriger, musical direction by Sam Kriger, choreographed by Lee Martino and directed by Larry Raben. The show open 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 and will run for seven weeks through Sunday, April 28 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood.
“Nuttin’ But Hutton” is a celebration of the songs of the one-and-only Betty Hutton! “Nuttin’ But Hutton” features over 20 show-stopping musical numbers, sophisticated 1940’s style vocal arrangements, a multi-media look at her legendary life while using a fresh approach in telling the superstar’s story and all backed by a powerhouse six-piece band!
The triple threat cast which features Diane Vincent as Dee Dee, Nathan Holland as Buster Heymeister, Chad Borden as Tom, Daniel Guzman as Dick and Jeffrey Scott Parsons as Harry takes the audience on a musical journey of the Betty Hutton songbook. Chock-full of brilliant songs and novelty numbers by such world-class songwriters as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Frank Loesser, Livingston & Evans and Jimmy Van Heusen the musical is sure to delight.
Vincent (Book, Dee Dee) is a long time fan of Betty Hutton, but she did not conceive of writing a tribute to her until she caught a now legendary interview of Ms. Hutton on Turner Classic Movies conducted by Robert Osborne. In order to perform the physical demands of the brilliantly zany Betty Hutton songbook, Diane has had years of practice.
Since 1995, she has been licensed and authorized by CBS Worldwide and Desilu, too, LLC to portray “Lucy Ricardo” at Universal Studios Hollywood and throughout the world. She appears as the “Official Lucy Impersonator” at the annual Lucy Festival in Jamestown, NY (Lucille Ball’s hometown). Diane is no stranger to musical comedy either. When not portraying the “Queen of Comedy,” she stays busy as an award winning regional theater actress.
“Nuttin’ But Hutton” previews 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15, opens 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16 and performs 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Sunday, April 28. Tickets are $35 for all performances. Preview tickets are $25. Call 1-800-595-4849 or visit www.tix.com.
The NoHo Arts Center is located at 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood.
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