Broadway Actress Stars in Sherie Rene Scott's Everyday Rapture, Beginning Tonight in Florida

News   Broadway Actress Stars in Sherie Rene Scott's Everyday Rapture, Beginning Tonight in Florida
 
The Boca Raton Theatre Guild presents Sherie Rene Scott's Tony-nominated Everyday Rapture Nov. 7-23 at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park.

Jodie Langel
Jodie Langel

Genie Croft directs the Florida production, which stars Jodie Langel (Les Miserables).

Langel is joined by Ann Marie Olson, Leah Sessa and Ben Solmor, who is also the choreographer.

Everyday Rapture has a book by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott. Scott also starred in the 2010 Broadway production, which received Tony nominations for Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical (Scott).

Everyday Rapture, according to press notes, "tells the story of a young woman’s psycho-spiritual-sexual journey down the rocky path that separates her mostly Mennonite past from her mostly Manhattan future – from the cornfields of Kansas to the clover fields of New York (with a disturbing detour through YouTube!)." The production features songs by numerous singers and songwriters, including Johnny Mercer, David Byrne, George Harrison, Roberta Flack, Judy Garland, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Mr. Rogers.

“I’m delighted to be directing the Southeast premiere of this unique musical story,” said director Croft in an earlier statement. “The lead character is an outsider from Topeka - raised as a Mennonite - who follows her dreams to New York, and creates a career as a Broadway actress. The emotional, humorous, and spiritual arc of the musical is an exciting contrast of two journeys of discovery that cleverly show how divided personalities can lead to some of the most fascinating people out there.”

Musical director is Caryl Fantel.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (561) 347-3948. The Willow Theatre is located at 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton; for more information visit brtg.org.

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