Happy Days, A New Musical

The cast of Second Street Players' production of "Happy Days, A New Musical" is pictured. The show opens Friday, July 19, in Milford, Del.

MILFORD, Del. — Second Street Players will bring "Happy Days, A New Musical" to its Riverfront Theater stage, starting Friday, July 19.

Based on the hit TV series, the show will run for two weekends. It features music from Oscar-winner Paul Williams and a book by the TV series’ original creator Garry Marshall. The production is directed by Josh Gross and co-directed by Laura Howard.

"Happy Days, A New Musical" reintroduces one of America's best loved families, the Cunninghams, along with Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable "king of cool" Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli to a whole new generation of kids and parents.

Some faces familiar to Second Street Players’ audiences have joined the cast, including Jose Bernard as Fonzie, Eryk Bluto as Richie Cunningham, John Zinzi as Howard Cunningham and Sydney Gross as Joanie Cunningham. The show also features several cast members new to Second Street Players but not new to performing, including Sue Gerdes as Marion Cunningham and Abigail Pardocchi as Pinky Tuscadero.

Show dates are July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at the Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St., in downtown Milford.

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m, and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, with a $1 discount offered to seniors and students for Sunday matinees. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.secondstreetplayers.com or by calling 800-838-3006.

Second Street Players is a year-round community theater that produces shows covering practically every genre, including musicals, dramas, comedies, original works, a children's theater and cooperative productions with other cultural groups and schools. SSP programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. SSP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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