The concert-staged readings will boast the talents of Reece Holland (Finian), Maura Knowles (Sharon), Damon Kirsche (Woody), Richard Israel (Og), S. Marc Jordan (Senator Rawkins), Roy Leake, Jr. (Buzz), Chuck Bergman (Sheriff), Karen Nowicki (Susan) and Paul Keith (The Narrator).
The ensemble will comprise Meloney Collins, Christopher James Culberson, John Duffy, Gordon Goodman, Pamela Hamill, Ben Holtzman, Shauna Markey, William Martinez, Delaney Miner, Wendi Motte, Arthur Ross, Carly Turner and Natalie Wachen.
Gary Gordon will direct the award-winning musical with musical direction by Ed Martel and choreography by Karen Nowicki. Jill Townsend produces.
Finian's Rainbow was penned by Burton Lane (music), E.Y. Harburg (lyrics) and Harburg and Fred Saidy (book). The classic score includes "How Are Things in Glocca Mora," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Devil Moon" and "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love."
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Blvd in Glendale; call (818) 243-ALEX for tickets. The Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks, CA; call (805) 583-8700 for tickets.