Flamingo Kid

The Flamingo Kid

The Flamingo Kid

Extended by Popular Demand!
May 9 – June 15, 2019

Book & Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman

Music by Scott Frankel

Choreography by Denis Jones

Directed by Darko Tresnjak

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

Recommended Ages: 13+

Includes haze effects

In the summer of ’63, against the wishes of his father, Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Winnick leaves behind his blue-collar roots for an exciting job working as a cabana boy at the colorful El Flamingo — a posh private club on Long Island. There, Jeffrey meets Karla, a forward-thinking young woman from California. The music, the romance, the beach are magical — until tensions grow between father and son when a slick club member takes Jeffrey under his wing.

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All photos by T. Charles Erickson.


Jimmy Brewer

Lindsey Brett Carothers

Ben Fankhauser

Adam Heller

Marc Kudisch

Liz Larsen

Omar Lopez-Cepero

Lesli Margherita

Samantha Massell

Alex Wyse


Ben Bogen

Michael Hartung

Jean Kauffman

Ken Krugman

Anna Noble

Erin Leigh Peck

Steve Routman

William Squier

Kathy Voytko

Price Waldman

Kelli Youngman

Stuart Zagnit

The Hartt School at the University of Hartford

Taylor Lloyd

Gregory Rodriguez

Jayke Workman


Book & Lyrics
Robert L. Freedman

Scott Frankel

Denis Jones

Darko Tresnjak

Scenic Designer
Alexander Dodge

Costume Designer
Linda Cho

Lighting Designer
Philip Rosenberg

Sound Designer
Peter Hylenski

Projection Designer
Aaron Rhyne

Hair Designer
Charles G. LaPointe

Make-Up Designer
Joya Giambrone

Music Director
Thomas Murray

Bruce Coughlin

Dance and Vocal Arrangements
Scott Frankel

Fight Choreographer
Thomas Schall

Assistant Music Director
Paul Staroba

Associate Choreographer
Robbie Roby

Associate Director
Rachel Alderman

Elizabeth Williamson

Carrie Gardner, CSA

Production Stage Manager
Linda Marvel

Assistant Stage Manager
Genevieve Kersh

Assistant Stage Manager
Michael Wilhoite


Presenting Sponsor

Richard P. Garmany Fund

Lead Sponsors

50 Church Street Productions

bank of america


Jill Adams & Bill Knight

Sue Ann Collins

Marjorie E. Morrissey

Jack and Donna Sennott

Assisting Production Sponsors

Red Lion Hotels

The Jackson Laboratory

Locke Lord

The Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear Family Foundation

Additional Support

Federman, Lally & Remis

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford