Ruthie Ann Miles, Claybourne Elder, and More Set for Reading of New Musical Emma

Readings and Workshops   Ruthie Ann Miles, Claybourne Elder, and More Set for Reading of New Musical Emma Meghan Brown and Sarah Taylor Ellis’ musical is based on the Jane Austen novel.
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The cast is set for invitation-only readings of Emma, which will be presented September 25 and 26 at the Dodger Atelier.

Based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, the musical features book and lyrics by Meghan Brown and music by Sarah Taylor Ellis.

Directed by Sammi Cannold, with Kim Grigsby as music supervisor, the cast will be headed by Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park With George), Kerstin Anderson (The Sound of Music), and Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I) as Knightley, Emma, and Mrs. Weston, respectively.

They will be joined by William Youmans (Bright Star) as Mr. Woodhouse, Andrew Chappelle (Hamilton) as Elton, Erica Dorfler (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) as Augusta/Frank's Aunt, Alex Finke (Come From Away) as Jane, Rory Donovan (Finding Neverland) as Mr. Weston, Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom) as Harriet, Tari Kelli (Groundhog Day) as Hetty, Larry Owens as Robert Martin, and Ronald Peet as Frank.

Casting is by Kate Lumpkin. Ben Toth produces.

The musical concerns clever Emma Woodhouse, who amuses herself by matchmaking for her friends—until she meets her own match. The reading will run approximately 100 minutes with no intermission. Industry members interested in attending should email EmmaMusicalRSVP@gmail.com.

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