Sheik, the singer-songwriter who won a Tony Award for his score to the musical Spring Awakening, wrote the ghost-story's music and lyrics, and Jarrow penned book and lyrics.
"Set in 1942 at the height of World War II," according to Old Globe, "Whisper House is the story of an 11-year-old boy, Christopher, who lives with his Aunt Lilly in a haunted New England lighthouse following the death of his father. All of the songs in the musical are performed by the ghosts, played by David Poe and Holly Brook, and embody the boy's subconscious thoughts and fears. When Christopher begins to hear strange music seeping through the walls, is his imagination getting the best of him, or is he receiving warnings of the very real dangers that lie ahead?"
The production stars Mare Winningham as Aunt Lilly. Also featured are Arthur Acuña as Yasuhiro, Kevin Hoffman as Lieutenant Rando, Ted Koch as Charles and Eric Brent Zutty as Christopher, with David Poe and Holly Brook as the ghosts who perform all of the show's songs.
Here is a first look at the musical:
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