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Star Power Comes To Oswego Players’ Stage

OSWEGO, NY – The husband and wife team of Bob and Cathleen O’Brien Brown will take to the stage of the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Oswego Civic Arts Center as the leads Don Quixote and Aldonza in the Oswego Players’ upcoming production of “Man of La Mancha.”

Bob and Kathleen O'Brien Brown prepare to take Players' stage in upcoming musical, "Man of La Mancha."
Bob and Kathleen O’Brien Brown prepare to take Players’ stage in upcoming musical, “Man of La Mancha.”

The play is being directed by Inez Parker with musical direction by Abel Searor.

Choreography is by Laurel Artz.

This will be Bob Brown’s first appearance with the Players.

An international performer, he has been seen in roles as far away as Singapore.

A 40-year veteran of the stage, he has sung lead roles in “I Do! I Do!,” “Camelot,” “Funny Girl,” “1776,” “Man of La Mancha” and numerous others.

He is perhaps best known locally for his long-running role as Jesus in “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

A well-known local radio personality he can be heard on Dinosaur 94.1 Monday through Saturday from 3-7 p.m.

He is the recipient of two Clio awards, was inducted in the Syracuse Area Live Theater Hall of Fame and is a SALT Lifetime Achievement winner.

Cathleen O’Brien Brown returns to the Players’ stage after a successful run as Mama Rose in “Gypsy” in 2014.

She has appeared all over the world singing roles in “Camelot,” “Titanic,” The Sound of Music” listing some of her favorite roles in “Ragtime,” “Spamalot” and “Company.”

She is a multiple SALT Award winner appearing with numerous Central New York theater companies.

She has also directed her husband in “Fiddler on the Roof” for the Salt City Center for the Performing Arts.

“Man of La Mancha” will be presented in the Frances Marion Brown Theater on Aug. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.

For ticket reservations, contact the Players’ box office at 343-5138.

“Man of La Mancha” is funded by CNYArts and is presented under special arrangements with Tams-Witmark Music Theater Library.