Steve Tomkins directs the new musical that was initially developed as part of the Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals in 2006. Featuring a score by Friedman with book and lyrics by Kellogg, the full production will play Issaquah, WA, March 18-April 26 and later arrive in Everett, WA, May 1-24.
Sarah Chalfy, who starred in 27 Rue de Fleurus Off-Broadway, portrays Nellie Bly in a cast that also features John Patrick Lowrie (Joseph Pulitzer), Dane Stokinger (Arthur Brisbane), Hugh Hastings (Robert Seaman), Eric Polani Jensen (Howard Martin), Jessica Skerritt (Phoebe) and John X. Deveney (John Cockerill).
The ensemble includes Kristin Culp, Trish LaGrua, Charissa Bertels, Rebekah Krupke, Jeff Church, Bob De Dea, Josh Krupke, Ian Lindsay, Jason Kappus, Christian Duhamel, Kyle Anderson, John McDevitt, Justin Ramsey and Luke Vroman.
Press notes for Stunt Girl read: "Before tabloid television, before the paparazzi, back when the news business was new...she was the original sensation. Nellie Bly was a groundbreaking investigative journalist, an intrepid world traveler, and a captain of industry — all in a time before America gave women the right to vote. Bridging the years from the turn of the twentieth century to the First World War, this remarkable woman comes to tuneful life in the rollicking new musical Stunt Girl, a fast and funny account of her life and loves, her hopes and heartbreak, and her fascinating times."
Stunt Girl has scenic design by Scott Fyfe, lighting by Alex Berry and costume design by Melanie Burgess. Tickets for the Issaquah run of Stunt Girl go on sale Feb. 11 and for the Everett run on March 25.
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