Kinky Boots Joey Taranto Stars in Dorset’s The Legend of Georgia McBride, Beginning August 3

Regional News   Kinky Boots Joey Taranto Stars in Dorset’s The Legend of Georgia McBride, Beginning August 3
 
Matthew Lopez’s play continues at the Vermont venue through August 19.
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The Dorset Theatre Festival production of The Legend of Georgia McBride, Matthew Lopez’s comedy seen Off-Broadway in 2015, begins performances August 3.

Lopez’s play, which tells the story of a struggling Elvis impersonator who trades his life of rock and roll for a drag queen’s platform pumps, will continue through August 19 at the Dorset Playhouse. Stephen Brackett directs.

Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots) leads the cast as Elvis-impersonator-turned-drag-queen Casey, with David Turner (Sunday in the Park with George) as Miss Tracy Mills. They are joined by Denny Dale Bess as Eddie, the club manager; Vasthy Mompoint as Jo, Casey’s wife; and Jon Norman Schneider as Rexy/Jason, Miss Tracy Mills’ counterpart and Casey and Jo’s landlord, respectively.

“Dorset Theatre Festival has long admired Matthew Lopez’s immense playwriting talent," said Artistic Director Dina Janis in an earlier statement. “Back in 2013, Matthew’s play The Whipping Man was the first show I directed at Dorset Theatre Festival, and we’re proud to now mount the regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride. It’s a totally different sort of show—a comedy that will have audiences singing along to some excellent music and rolling in the aisles with laughter—but what will resonate most is Matthew’s same honest dialogue and authentic characters.”

The creative team includes scenic designer Lee Savage, costume designer Bobby Frederick Tilley, lighting designer Zach Blane, sound designer Ryan Rumery, choreographer Patrick McCollum, and stage manager Will Rucker.

For tickets call (802) 867-2223, ext. 2 or visit DorsetTheatreFestival.org.

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(Updated August 3, 2017)

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