Megan McGinnis, Wayne Wilcox, Sean Allan Krill Star in Premiere of Paul Gordon's Sense and Sensibility Musical

News   Megan McGinnis, Wayne Wilcox, Sean Allan Krill Star in Premiere of Paul Gordon's Sense and Sensibility Musical
 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, plays the Courtyard Theater April 18-June 7.

Megan McGinnis
Megan McGinnis

Featuring book, music and lyrics by Tony nominee Paul Gordon, the production is helmed by artistic director Barbara Gaines.

The cast is headed by Megan McGinnis as Marianne Dashwood, Sharon Rietkerk as Elinor, Wayne Wilcox as Edward Ferrars, Sean Allan Krill as Colonel Brandon, Peter Saide as Willoughby, Michael Aaron Lindner as John Middleton, Paula Scrofano as Mrs. Jennings, David Schlumpf as John Dashwood, Tiffany Scott as Fanny Dashwood and Emily Berman as Steele. The ensemble also features Elizabeth Telford, Megan Long and Colin Morgan.

This lush period production, according to press notes, "traces the lives of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood—two sisters who are as bound by their love for each other as they are conflicted in their different natures."

The creative team includes music director Laura Bergquist, who also serves as conductor for the production’s 10-piece orchestra, choreographer Harrison McEldowney, assistant director Kate Galvin, orchestrators Tony winners Larry Hochman and Bruce Coughlin with additional arrangements by Curtis Moore.

The production also has scenic design by Kevin Depinet, costume design by Susan E. Mickey, lighting design by Don Holder and sound design by Ray Nardelli and Dan Mead.

For ticket information visit chicagoshakes.com/sense.

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