Veteran Springer actor, Steve Valentini, stars as Theodore Sunderson in the Springer’s upcoming production of Perfect Arrangement. Steve discovered the Springer Opera House at the age of 15 when he joined the cast of the musical comedy Celebration and after that Hello Dolly, The Man Who Came to Dinner and other works with the Springer Children’s Theatre. After catching the “theatre bug”, Steve went on to perform in theatres across the country for more than 10 years. He then returned home to Columbus where he has been working as a Guest Artist at the Springer for the past 30 years. Some of his favorite roles include: The King and I (The King), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd), Ragtime (Tateh), My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins), Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote), Camelot (King Arthur), and The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion.). Steven, Debbie Anderson, and Paul Pierce collaborated to create the Springer Opera House original musical review, Why, Baby, Why, a story of George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Steve continues to raise the bar on talent in Springer productions.
Perfect Arrangement – Winner of The American Theatre Critics Association Osborne Award for Best New Play by an Emerging Playwright (2014)
It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
Adult language and content.
April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 ,& 21 at 7:30 p.m.
April 22 at 2:30 p.m.