Carmel Community Players present ‘I Married An Angel’

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From left: Emma Hedrick, Ava Benvenutti, Addy Monger, Piper Williams and Rachel Smith play angels in Carmel Community Players performance of “I Married an Angel.” (Submitted photo)

From left: Emma Hedrick, Ava Benvenutti, Addy Monger, Piper Williams and Rachel Smith play angels in Carmel Community Players performance of “I Married an Angel.” (Submitted photo)

By Jessica Fox

The lesser-known musical “I Married an Angel” is coming to Carmel thanks to the Carmel Community Players, who hope to wow audiences with their unique performance.

The play’s producer Vince Accetturo said he believes it’s a hidden gem of musical theatre.

“It’s an old musical that’s not done very often. It’s a very witty fun show,” Accetturo said.

Accetturo will be playing the part of Peter Mueller, the quirky sidekick of the lead male character Willie Perrin. Peter is often known for wearing bad toupees.

The play begins with main character Willie breaking off an affair he has been having and swearing that he will not marry anyone unless she is an angel. He is surprised when at that moment an actual angel appears.

Willie, who marries the angel, often becomes embarrassed by her abnormal ways including her -inability to fib. Once the angel meets tavern owner Valarie Vincent she is introduced to how the real world works.

Characters will be dressed in late 1930s era costumes and classic formal wear.

In this performance tap, soft shoe and classic musical theatre dance will accompany the acting.

The little angels of the cast are Ava Benvenutti, 11, Piper Williams, 12, Rachel Smith, 14, and Emma Hedrick, 14.

The director said the personalities of their characters range from sweet to troublemaking – and one angel is even a little quirky.

The young actresses are all from Carmel and surrounding cities like Fishers and Zionsville.

As far as the performance itself, the angels agree it’s going really well and they believe it will be a hit.

“We’ve all had really good character development and we can bond on and off stage. It’s really coming together as a whole show,” said Addy Monger, who plays the Angel Nanny, Lucinda.

Lucinda is the nanny of the other angels. She keeps them on track and helps them to earn their bigger wings.

“I Married An Angel” ● Presented by Carmel Community Players ● July 18 through Aug. 3 ● Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday shows will start at 2:30 p.m. ● Carmel Community Playhouse in Clay Terrace Mall ● Tickets are $17 ● For more information call 815-9387

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