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By Anne Kiley
FERNDALE — Opening July 12 at The Ringwald Theatre is “Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical” that tells the famous rags-to-riches story.
Debbie Benton has been invited to try out for the Dallas Cowgirl Cheerleading squad. The only problem is that she has to pay for her fare to the tryouts. Being a girl of simple means, she enlists the aid of her friends to help her raise the money and together they will do anything to get Debbie to Dallas.
Conceived by Susan L. Schwartz, adapted by Erica Schmidt and with music and lyrics by Andrew Sherman, Tom Kitt and Jonathan Callicutt, “Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical” premiered at the New York Fringe Festival and has since been performed around the world.
The Ringwald production is directed by Brandy Joe Plambeck, with music direction by Jeremy St. Martin and choreography by Mike Suchyta. Phoenix Eldridge stage manages a cast that includes Maggie Alger, Joe Bailey, Lily Belle Czartorski, Tess Hannah, Brenton Herwat, Kyle Mitchell Johnson, Brandy Joe Plambeck and Liz Schultz.
The design team features Mike Suchyta on set, Michelle Reeves does costumes and Brandy Joe Plambeck handles light and sound design.
Tickets can be purchased at TheRingwald.com or at the theatre, located at 22742 Woodward Ave. in downtown Ferndale. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card. For more information, please call 248-545-5545.