Phoenix Cast


Produced by Bud Martin, Philip Roger Roy, & Dana Matthow in Association with Act 2 Playhouse


RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women Triumphantly Returns to South Florida!
The Wildly Popular Hit Musical at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts
through February 27th

For Immediate Release
Contact: Carol Kassie,

Coral Springs, Florida, February 21st, 2011

RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women 'rocked the hall' last Friday night at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. The show, which will run through February 27th, chronicles the progress of women as reflected in the popular music of the 20th and 21st centuries. A multi-talented, powerful, and energetic ensemble of four women claimed the stage—and the hearts of the audience—from the opening medley: "Fall to Pieces", "Blues in the Night", Johnny Angel", "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend", through more than sixty songs to the closing and rousing renditions of "I Will Survive" and "Respect".

South Florida resident "Little" Peggy March, whose classic "I Will Follow Him" is included in the show, attended the opening night performance: "I loved it," she raved. "They're all terrific performers, and the show is a real tribute — to women and to music!"

Also in attendance on Friday night were several members of the original cast of RESPECT: Paulette Dozier, Katie Angell Thomas, and Debbie Goldberg, who said: "What a wonderful evening—the show was so refreshing, and of course nostalgic. I think the changes they've made are very creative."

Tickets for RESPECT are $52 and $47 (Wednesdays and Thursdays) and $57 and $49.50 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) and are available for purchase on line at: or by calling the theater's box office at 954-344-5990.

Performances are Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. For group discounts (20 or more) call 888-264-1788.

RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women is produced by Philip Roger Roy and Dana Matthow, producers of A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, and directed by veteran Broadway Producer and Director Bud Martin, whose recent producer credits include London's current hit Legally Blond and the New York productions of 9 to 5 and Burn the Floor.

Opening Night - Coral Springs

Pictured above: Carly Mayo, Lois Sach Binder, Peggy March, Andrea Doro, Paulette Dozier, Eileen Matthews, Debbie Goldberg, Katie Angell Thomas.
Photo credit: Carol Kassie


Opening Night at Coral Springs


Phoenix production

Left-right: (front) Eileen Matthews, Donnie Hammond, Christine Petrini. (top) - Carly Mayo

Phoenix cast

Left-right: Heather Mayes, Andrea Dora, Carly Mayo

Phoenix cast

Carly Mayo and music director John Daniels

Phoenix cast

Left-right: Eileen Matthews, Christine Petrini, Carly Mayo, and Donnie Hammond

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