The new musical adaptation of Treasure Island, based on the Robert Louis Stevenson 1883 adventure novel, follows the "fatherless Jim Hawkins who embarks on an epic adventure of discovery, daring and double crosses, as Jim matches wits with Long John Silver, the leader of the mutinous crew of the Hispaniola," according to production notes.
The musical features a score by Marc Robin, with book and lyrics by Robin and Curt Dale Clark. Robin, a 16-time Jefferson Award winner, will also direct the Fulton world premiere staging.
Tony nominee John Herrera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Man of La Mancha, Off-Broadway's In the Heights) stars as Long John Silver with Dale Bensen as Squire Trelawney; Curt Dale Clark as Dr. Livesey; Charles Abbott as Ben Gunn; John Charles Kelly as Captain Smollett; Dwelvan David as Billy Bones; and Rick Desloge and Dan Scott, who will alternate in the role of Jim Hawkins.
The ensemble comprises Christopher Dickerson as Tom Morgan, Randall Frizado as Redruth, William Hartery as George Merry, Erik Hogan as Mr. McCladry, Joe Jackson as Mr. Joyce, Matthew Kernisky as Israel Hands, Adam Levinskas as Abraham Gray, Robert Rokicki as Mr. Alan, Zak Rissinger as Mr. O'Brien, George Andrew Wolff as Mr. Arrow and Hal Yudoff as Mr. Hunter.
Rounding out the creative team are Robert Klingelhoffer (set design), Paul Black (lighting design), Beth Dunkleberger (costume design), Anthony Laskoskie Jr. (make-up and wig design), John Bellamo (fight choreography), Debra Dunlop (properties) and David Tempe (sound design). Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure plays the Fulton Opera House through March 22. Tickets are available by calling (717) 397-7425 or by visiting www.thefulton.org.
The Fulton Opera House, a regional professional company located in Lancaster, PA, was recently featured in the New York Times.