Featuring music, book and lyrics by Christopher Curtis, the cast includes Tony Award winner Michael Rupert as Chaplin, Luther Creek as young Chaplin, Denise Summerford as Chaplin's mother Hannah, Kate Baldwin and Sarah E. Litzsinger as Chaplin's wives Oona and Mildred, and Jacqueline Piro as Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Michael Unger will director the workshop of Limelight, which promises a story in which "the wounded youth, the idealist, the cad and the genius all come together."
Behind the Limelight is one of three musical workshops that are part of the Martel Musicals season. The others include The Man in the White Suit — by Urinetown's Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann — and Michele Brourman, Amanda McBroom and Jeannine Dominy's Dangerous Beauty.
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