Check out Two Songs from Signature's Elmer Gantry In Rehearsal (Video)

News   Check out Two Songs from Signature's Elmer Gantry In Rehearsal (Video)
 
Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA) production of Elmer Gantry – a musical version of Sinclair Lewis’ best-selling novel, directed by Signature artistic director Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet and starring Violet actor Charlie Pollock – begins performances Oct. 7. 

Check out these exclusive videos of the company in rehearsal.Schaeffer's production will run through Nov. 9.

 "On The Road" features Nova Y. Payton and the cast, in a song where, "Elmer Gantry grows Sister Sharon’s ministry into the hottest show on the road by adding the gospel voices of the Washington family, whose matriarch Mary leads the choir."

 

“Between Trains” features Charlie Pollock and Mel Marvin, in the song where, "Elmer Gantry finds himself at a crossroads, ready to take on the next adventure, but only the Lord knows where he’ll end up next – Sharon Falconer’s tent revival."

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Here's how Signature bills the show, "The charismatic, but completely broke, salesman Elmer Gantry stumbles upon a struggling religious tour, led by pious evangelist Sister Sharon Falconer. Falling for Falconer, Gantry joins the troupe as a preacher and, with a little showmanship and theatrics, transforms the revival into the hottest ticket in town. However, inspired by Falconer’s earnestness and his reawakened spirit, Gantry inserts one spectacle too many and risks blowing up the entire operation."

The production will star Charlie Pollock (Violet) as Elmer Gantry and Mary Kate Morrissey as Sharon Falconer. Nova Y. Payton will join the cast in the role of Mary Washington. The cast is rounded out by Jessica Lauren Ball, Ian Berlin, Sean Burns, Ashley Buster, Matt Conner, William Diggle, Jamie Eacker, Maria Egler, Daphne Epps, Nick Lehan, Lawrence Redmond, Paul Scanlan, Bobby Smith, Stephen Gregory Smith, Russell Sunday, Bayla Whitten and Harry A. Winter.

Tickets are on sale now.

For more information and to purchase visit signature-theatre.org.

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