Igor Goldin will direct and Jeffry Denman will choreograph the new musical, which has a score and a book by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs, based on the classic Austen novel. Timothy Splain is the music director.
The cast comprises Bets Malone as Jane Austen, Jill Van Velzer as Cassandra Austen, Andrew Arrow as Mr. Gardiner, Brandon Andrus as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Mathew D'Amico as Dream Soldier, Eddie Egan as Mr. Bingley, Samantha Eggers as Jane Bennet, Arielle Fishman as Lydia Bennet, Kimberly Hessler as Mary Bennet, Matthew Kacergis as Mr. Wickham, Jamison Lingle as Caroline Bingley, Katharine Kelly McDonough as Kitty Bennet, Patricia Noonan as Elizabeth Bennet, Gregory North as Mr. Bennet, Amanda Naughton as Mrs. Bennet, Jeff Skowron as Mr. Collins, Brian Steven Shaw as Dream Soldier and Leigh Brian Wakeford as Dream Soldier.
The musical, according to press notes, "springs to life when the author re-imagines the world of her novel. As the compelling love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy unfolds, Austen learns to see both the story and herself in a new light."
The production will also have scenic design by Josh Zangen, costume design by Ann Closs-Farley, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Josh Bessom and props design by Terry Hanrahan. The casting is by Julia Flores. The production stage manager is Jill Gold.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was originally presented by the New York Musical Theatre Festival and was a selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2011 Next Link Project. Tickets range from $20 - $70 and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre’s website, www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310.