Casting Announced for Musical Version of As You Like It

News   Casting Announced for Musical Version of As You Like It The Vital Children's Theatre Company will present an hour-long musical version of As You Like It April 9-May 15.

The production, featuring a book by Doug DeVita and a score by Paul L. Johnson, will play Off-Broadway's McGinn Cazale Theatre. Jason Summers is director and choreographer of a cast that includes Jason Forbach as Orlando, Marija Reiff as Rosalind, Elise Marie as Celia, Chris Janssen as Oliver and Noah Longo as Touchstone.

As You Like It, according to press notes, "is an hour-long version that highlights the fun, gender-bending premise of the Shakespeare original (and is suggested by the charming prose adaptation for children written by Charles and Mary Lamb), and telescopes the action into a 55-minute playing that nevertheless manages to feature 14 songs that swing, jive and dance."

The creative team for As You Like It comprises Jenna Rossi-Camus (set and costume design) and Carrie Yacono (lighting design). The musical plays Saturdays at 1 PM and Sundays at 1 and 3 PM.

The McGinn Cazale Theatre is located at 2162 Broadway at 76th Street on the fourth floor. Tickets, priced at $15, are available by calling (212) 352 3101.

* Vital Children's Theatre, winner of the Off-Off Broadway Review's Award for Overall Excellence, previously presented a children's musical version of The Tempest.