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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER A Musical in 2 Acts, 19 Scenes. Based on the Paramount/RSO Picture, based on a story by Nik Cohn. Screenplay by Norman Wexler. Stage adaptation by Nan Knighton, in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas and Robert Stigwood. Songs by the Bee Gees. (Brothers Gibb: Barry, Robin and Maurice) Directed and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Scenic designer, Robin Wagner. Costumes designed by Andy Edwards. Broadway Costumes designed by Suzy Benzinger. Lighting by Andrew Bridge. Sound by Mick Potter. Musical director, Martyn Axe. Orchestrations by Nigel Wright. Dance and vocal arrangements by Phil Edwards. Associate producers, Manny Kladitis and David Rocksavage. Produced by Robert Stigwood. Opened 21 October 1999 at the Minskoff Theatre and closed 30 December 2000 after 500 performances. SYNOPSIS The show focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. There he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store and his gang of deadbeat friends. CAST • TONY MANERO - A 19-year-old ladies’ man living in the 1970s. His passion is dancing on a Saturday night down at the local dance club. He finds himself caught up in a love triangle. His ex-girlfriend Annette is madly in love with him, but he has eyes for a new girl Stephanie Mangano. Stephanie likes Tony back, and after an incident following the dance contest, she goes off him. • STEPHANIE MANGANO - A 20-year-old office worker from Manhattan. Stephanie classes herself as a refined citizen and convinces Tony she is a “snotty bitch”, however she is the complete opposite. Stephanie meets Tony at the dance club and after agreeing to be his dance partner in the dance contest, falls in love with him. After he tries to rape her, she runs away crying. She feels sorry for Tony after his best friend dies and goes to talk to him. • ANNETTE - A sex-crazed girl. Annette is obsessed with Tony and even though she loves him, only wants to use him for one thing. • BOBBY C - A troubled youth. Bobby’s life gets turned upside down when he gets his girlfriend Pauline pregnant. He ends up having a breakdown after his friends ignore his call for help. He dies after falling off the Manhattan bridge. • MONTY - DJ at the Odysey 2001 Dance Studio. • GUS - A friend of Tony Manero’s. After getting beaten up by a gang, he tells his friends it was their rival group, but they later discover he had made it up. • DOUBLE J - A friend of Tony Manero’s • FRANK MANERO - Unemployed Father of Tony • Flo Manero Tony’s very religious mother • FRANK MANERO, Jr. - Tony’s priest brother. After leaving the church and returning home, Tony takes him clubbing, their mother Flo flips on both of them. • LINDA MANERO - Tony’s little sister.