Gatlin and Dodge's New Musical Quanah to Receive Staged Readings

News   Gatlin and Dodge's New Musical Quanah to Receive Staged Readings Pace New Musicals will present staged readings of the new musical Quanah Jan. 19-24 in Pace University's Schaeberle Studio.

The world premiere features music, story and lyrics by country music star Larry Gatlin, book by Anthony Dodge and dramaturgy by Ragtime director Marcia Milgrom Dodge.

Directed by the head of the Musical Theater program, Amy Rogers, with music direction by Robert Meffe, the cast will feature 20 BFA musical theatre students from Pace, including Brandon Contreras as Quanah Parker and Holly Dalton as Cynthia Ann as well as Gina Naomi Baez, Ally Bo, Taylor Collins, Jace Craft, Matthew Curiano, Maura Daly, Matt Farcher, Keelay Gipson, Ryan Goodale, Emma Jane, Bethany Xan Jeffrey, Jon Karsky, David Kuelz, Purvi Parmer, Jeffrey T. Perri Jr., Rebeca Radosz, Krystina Salcedo, Britton Smith, Brian Walters, Andy White and Whitney Winfield.

Quanah, according to press notes, is the "musical journey of Comanche chief Quanah Parker and his mother, Cynthia Ann Parker, who was kidnapped as a girl and raised by the Comanches as one of their own. It is about Christians, Comanches and Texas Rangers; killing and heartbreak and heroes; and how Quanah came to lead his people from the prairie to The White Man’s Road."

Pace University's Schaeberle Studio is located at 41 Park Row, 10th Floor. Show times are Wednesday-Saturday 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday 2 PM. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/students; reservations can be made by emailing pacenewmusicals@gmail.com. A special reception and talk-back session featuring Larry Gatlin will take place after the 2 PM show on Jan. 23. Tickets for this performance will be $20 and are available by emailing pacenewmusicals@gmail.com.

* Pace New Musicals offers Pace University students "the invaluable opportunity to take part in the developmental process of new material with today's writers of musical theater."

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