PHOTO CALL: Sleeping Beauty Wakes, With Bryce Ryness, Aspen Vincent and More, at the McCarter

News   PHOTO CALL: Sleeping Beauty Wakes, With Bryce Ryness, Aspen Vincent and More, at the McCarter
 
McCarter Theatre's production of the new musical Sleeping Beauty Wakes plays the New Jersey venue through June 5 prior to a La Jolla run.

In Sleeping Beauty Wakes, press notes state, a "young beauty is brought to a sleep disorder clinic, and soon all the patients find themselves sharing a familiar dream."

Featuring a book by Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and a score by composer Brendan Milburn and lyricist Valerie Vigoda, both of the acclaimed trio GrooveLily, the production will continue through June 5 before heading to the La Jolla Playhouse, July 19-Aug. 21.

Here is a first look at the show:

Directed by Rebecca Taichman, the cast includes Kecia Lewis-Evans (Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone, Once on This Island, Ain't Misbehavin', The Gospel at Colonus, Big River, Dreamgirls); Bryce Ryness (Woof in the recent hit revival of Hair, Drama Desk nomination); Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens, Dirty Blonde, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Grand Hotel); and Aspen Vincent (American Idiot).

Rounding out the ensemble are Adinah Alexander, Jimmy Ray Bennett, Steve Judkins and Donna Vivino.

The world-premiere recording of Sleeping Beauty Wakes was released in 2009 on the PS Classics label.

For tickets, call (609) 258-2787; toll-free at (888) 278-7932; visit online www.mccarter.org; or in person at the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office at 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ.

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