The cast for Floyd Collins, the Tina Landau-Adam Guettel musical opening Feb. 18 at the Old Globe Theatre, has been set. Romain Fruge will play Collins, the man trapped in an underground explosion at the Great Sand Cave. Guy Adkins will play Skeets Miller. Other cast members include John Ahlin (Carmichael), Anne Allgood (Miss Jane), Jack Donahue (Rep. 1/Cliff Roney); Kim Huber (Nellie), Marty Higginbotham (Bee Doyle), James Moye (Rep. 2/Flord Understudy), Ryan Perry (Rep. 3, Homer Understudy), John Taylor (Lee), Clark Thorell (Homer), Jacob Garrett White (Jewell Estes) and Michael-Leon Wooley (Ed Bishop). Floyd Collins had its first performance at the American Music Theater Festival (AMTF) in Philadelphia before opening at New York's Playwrights Horizons. Director Landau and composer Guettel first met at Yale University, where he wrote a song for a revue she conceived and directed. They collaborated several years later on a full-length operatic version of A Christmas Carol at Trinity Repertory.
Collins plays through Mar. 21 at the Old Globe. Call (619) 239-2255.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent