The new Frank Wildhorn musical Zelda: An American Love Story began performances Oct. 3 at Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theatre of North Carolina.
The cast is headed by Lauren Kennedy as Zelda Fitzgerald and Tony winner Jarrod Emick as F. Scott Fitzgerald. They are joined on stage by Nova Bergeron, Barbara Bradshaw, Charles Brady, Scott Cote, Ben Dibble, Preston Dyar, Roderick Kennedy, Lauren Linville, Erin Mosher, Kristin Piro, Elizabeth Racanelli, Robbie Roby, Julius Rubio, Eric Stretch, Jena Lindsay VanElslander, Todd A. Walker, Nikol Wolf and Brenna Yeary.
Set in Asheville, North Carolina, the brand-new "jazz age" musical, press notes state, is "loosely based on novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda. Zelda tells the story of the two lovers’ rise, their fall, and their almost divine desire to rise once more." Here's a look at the production:
Lauren Kennedy and Jarrod Emick Star in Frank Wildhorn's Zelda: An American Love Story