Eden Espinosa to Star in Workshop of New Musical Loulou The Acrobat

News   Eden Espinosa to Star in Workshop of New Musical Loulou The Acrobat Wicked and Brooklyn star Eden Espinosa will take part in workshop presentations of the new musical Loulou the Acrobat July 17 and 18 at 2 PM at the The Banff Centre's Kinnear Centre for Innovation and Creativity in Canada.
Eden Espinosa
Eden Espinosa

Kelly Robinson will direct a cast that also includes Peter Crook, Brandon O'Neill, David Pichette, Adam Brazier and Nicole Shalhoub.

Loulou the Acrobat features music by Steve Mackinnon, Marc Jordan and Amy Sky and a book by Quincy Long. Ian Eisendrath is the musical director.

"A tortured prisoner discovers, among the banal obscenities scratched into the wall of his cell, an unusual pronouncement: 'I will always love Loulou the acrobat,'" according to press notes. "He conjures a vision of Loulou — a vision of freedom that becomes the prisoner's only solace, and, after his escape from prison, his quest. He's led to the circus, and to a woman with her own dreams, desires and thwarted ambitions. But even after he is initiated into the mysteries of the circus, the prisoner is tormented by visions of his torturer, and when the torturer himself arrives, only magic can save them."

The Banff Centre and Ginger Cat Productions are producing the workshops.

Eden Espinosa made her Broadway debut covering the roles of Elphaba and Nessarose in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked. She eventually assumed the role of Elphaba on Broadway and also opened the sit-down production of Wicked in Los Angeles. Espinosa also played the role of Brooklyn — a part she created at the Denver Civic Theatre — in the musical of the same name at the Schoenfeld Theatre. She played Maureen in the final cast of Broadway's Rent and was also seen in the Reprise staging of Flora, the Red Menace.

Tickets are priced $10. For more information call (403) 762-6301 or (800) 413-8368 or visit www.banffcentre.ca/events/box_office.

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