Altwies, Bender and Shams Will Be The Three Musketeers for Seattle Rep

News   Altwies, Bender and Shams Will Be The Three Musketeers for Seattle Rep Casting is now complete for Ken Ludwig's stage adaptation of The Three Musketeers, which will begin performances at Seattle Repertory Theatre Oct. 2.

Kyle Donnelly directs the sword-fighting adventure adapted by Ludwig from the classic novel by Alexander Dumas. The family-friendly production, the first offering of Seattle Rep's 2008-2009 season, officially Opens Oct. 10 and continues through Nov. 15.

Cast as the swashbuckling trio are Hans Altwies (Athos), Jeffrey M. Bender (Porthos) and Ryan Shams (Aramis). The company also features Andrew William Smith (D'Artagnan), Jim Abele (Cardinal Richelieu), Geoffrey Alm (Father/Treville), Cheyenne Casebier (Milady), Alban Dennis (Buckingham/King Louis), Montana von Fliss (Sabine), Jennifer Sue Johnson (Constance), Ellen Karas (Queen Anne), Shawn Law (Rochefort) and Michael Rossmy (Bassile) with ensemble members Justin Alley, Kate Kraay and David Goldstein.

Ludwig's adaptation is described as a "fresh, fast-paced, and hilarious adaptation of one of literature's most thrilling romantic adventures. The dashing musketeers — and one plucky kid sister — swashbuckle their way through nefarious villains, international intrigue, and exotic ladies. It's 'all for one and one for all!' in an action-packed update of this beloved classic."

Designing Three Musketeers are John Arnone (set design), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costume design), Nancy Schertler (lighting design), Lindsay Jones and Will Pickens (sound design), Rick Sordelet and Michael Rossmy (fight directors), Sonia Dawkins (choreographer) and Wayne Barker (composer).

Tickets are available by calling (206) 443-2222, toll free at (877) 900-9285 or online at seattlerep.org. Seattle Repertory Theatre is located at 155 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA.

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