Check Out the World Premiere of August Rush Musical

Production Photos   Check Out the World Premiere of August Rush Musical
 
The John Doyle–helmed stage adaptation of the film opened May 3 at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois.
August_Rush_Paramount_Theatre_Production_Photos_2019_HR
Jack McCarthy and George Abud Liz Lauren

The world-premiere musical August Rush, based on the 2007 film about an orphaned music prodigy on a quest to find his birth parents, officially opened May 3 at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois. Performances are currently scheduled through June 2.

Tony Award winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company) directs the actor-musician production that features music and lyrics by Mark Mancina (who scored the original Warner Bros. film) and a book and lyrics by Glen Berger. Orchestrations and additional music are by Tony nominee David Metzger, who orchestrated the film.

Flip through photos of the production below:

The cast includes Jack McCarthy and Huxley Westemeier alternating in the title role, alongside The Band’s Visit’s George Abud as August's long-lost father; Sydney Shepherd (First Date), as August’s birth mother; and Leenya Rideout (War Horse) as Hope. Broadway veteran John Hickok plays the dual roles of Wizard (played by Robin Williams in the film) and Thomas Novacek.

Click Here to Shop for Theatre
Merchandise in the Playbill Store
 
RELATED:
Regional News
Read the latest news about theatre produced outside of New York City.
 X

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting playbill.com with your ad blocker.
Thank you!