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April 14, 2008
Sacramentan stars on Broadway

Perhaps you read the story on the front of Sunday's New York Times arts section about the Sacramento stay-at-home mom who’s starring in a new Broadway show.

I’m referring to the great Faith Prince, who was, of course, a Broadway-starring (“Bells Are Ringing” and “Noises Off,” to name a couple), Tony Award-winning (1992 best actress in a musical for “Guys and Dolls") actress before she moved to Sacramento a couple of years ago.

Prince came here with her husband, trumpeter Larry Lunetta, and their son, Henry, to be closer to Larry’s parents, Stan and Sharon. Stan is now principal timpanist for the Sacramento Philharmonic, the Sacramento Opera and the Sacramento Choral Society Orchestra. He’s also the percussionist and music contractor with the Music Circus, which is where Faith and Larry met in 1987. (Larry was playing in the pit orchestra, and Faith was performing in “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.” Stan claims their eyes met across the stage and things developed as they sometimes do.)

Larry and Faith have lived in New York and Los Angeles, but they felt Sacramento would be a solid place for Henry to spend time - where they could also spend time with him.

Recently, Faith has been doing some television work in L.A. and has made an album (pictured) while looking for just the right Broadway project to come along. It seems that's happened with the opportunity to play Aggie in the new John Doyle (“Sweeney Todd” and “Company”)-directed musical, “A Catered Affair,” which opens Thursday night.

The musical has a pretty distinguished lineage, with its book by Harvey Fierstein (who also stars in the show) and music and lyrics by John Bucchino, based on a film written by Gore Vidal and original teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky.

Larry and Henry are flying out for the opening, and we hope Sacramento’s own Faith Prince breaks a leg.

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