New Musical Southern Comfort, Featuring Annette O'Toole and Jeff McCarthy, Begins Oct. 5

News   New Musical Southern Comfort, Featuring Annette O'Toole and Jeff McCarthy, Begins Oct. 5 CAP 21 Theatre Company presents Southern Comfort, a new musical based on Kate Davis' 2001 Sundance award-winning documentary about transgender friends in rural Georgia, beginning Oct. 5 at the CAP21 Black Box Theater in Manhattan.

Jeff McCarthy and Annette O
Jeff McCarthy and Annette O Photo by Matthew Murphy

Directed by Thomas Caruso, the production will officially open Oct. 6. 

The cast is led by Annette O'Toole as Robert Eads and Jeff McCarthy as Lola with Jeffrey Kuhn and Todd Cerveris as well as Allison Briner, Lizzie Hagsteadt, Natalie Joy Johnson, David Lutken, Robin Skye and Joel Waggoner.

Southern Comfort features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis. The musical is described as a "uniquely American musical with a folk/bluegrass score...based on the true story of transgender friends living life openly, honestly, and courageously in rural Georgia."

The production has costume design by Patricia Doherty, lighting design by Ed McCarthy, scenic design by James Fenton, choreography by Shea Sullivan and musical direction by Emily Otto. Stage manager is Joan H. Cappello.

Performances will continue through Oct. 29. Show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 7 PM.

Tickets are $18 and are available through OvationTix or online at www.cap21.org. CAP21 Black Box Theater is located at 18 West 18th Street.

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