Sarah Litzsinger to Star in Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Peter Pan

News   Sarah Litzsinger to Star in Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Peter Pan
 
Broadway's Sarah Litzsinger will tackle the title role in the return engagement of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival production of Peter Pan the Musical, presented Nov. 19-Dec. 24 in Montgomery, AL.

Geoffrey Sherman will direct the production, which will also feature ASF regular Rodney Clark as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling and Emily Kinney as Wendy. Other cast members will include Kevin Callaghan, Kevin Curtis, Lenny Daniel, Richard Gatta, Erik Gullberg, Tara L. Herwig, Tyler Jakes, Eleni Kanalos, Caitlin McGee, Anthony Napoletano, Adam Pelligrene, Seth D. Rabinowitz, Roy San Filipo, Lynna Schmidt, Billy Sharpe, Roger Preston Smith, Eric Shorey, Maria Totten, Corey Triplett, Brett Warnke and Kent Zimmerman.

Montgomery-area children to be featured in the show include Greyson Hammock, Tyler Lewin, Breanna Newton, Savannah Rigby, Crispen South and Joseph Sims.

Karen Azenberg will choreograph and Tom Griffin will serve as music director for Peter Pan, which will boast a design team including John Iacovelli (set), Patrick Holt (costumes), Paul Wonsek (lights) and Richelle Thompson (sound).

Litzsinger had the longest run in the role of Belle of any actress who played the part in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. Other credits include Evita and Les Miserables.

Peter Pan, the musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's play about the boy who wouldn't grow up and his adventures with the Darling children in Never Never Land, features a score with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and music by Mark "Moose" Charlap. Additional music was provided by Jule Styne, with extra lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The score includes "Never Never Land," "I'm Flying," "I Won't Grow Up," "I've Got to Crow" and more. The original Broadway production, starring Mary Martin, aired three times on NBC-TV. Alabama Shakespeare Festival is located at 1 Festival Drive in Blount Cultural Park in Montgomery. For tickets call (800) 841-4273 or visit asf.net.

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