The actress has appeared in the Broadway and touring productions of Les Misérables and was Julie Jordan on tour in the celebrated Nicholas Hytner staging of Carousel. She played Anne in the Kennedy Center's A Little Night Music in the 2002 Sondheim Celebration.
Marc Jacobs directs a cast that includes William Michals (Captain Von Trapp), Ann Arvia (Mother Abbess), Teri Hansen (Elsa), Patrick Quinn (Max), Melissa WolfKlain (Liesl), James Royce Edwards (Rolf), Elizabeth Ann Campisi (Sister Margaretta), Jeannette Manor (Sister Berthe), Kathleen Moss (Sister Sophia), Rob Hatzenbeller (Franz), Diana Torres Koss (Frau Schmidt). The troupe totals 38. Official opening is Jan. 18.
Michals played the Beast in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast opposite Deborah Gibson, Toni Braxton and Andrea McArdle, and later played Gaston. Arvia is the Broadway Les Miz veteran who jetted to San Jose direct from her late 2002 gig as Mother Abbess at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Quinn is the respected character actor and president of Actors' Equity Association. Hansen was aboard the national tour of Harold Prince's staging of Show Boat, as Magnolia, and played the role in London, as well.
Edward G. Robinson is music director. Dottie Lester White choreographs. Designers are John B. Wilson (scenic), Pamela Z. Gray (lighting) and Cathleen Edwards (costume).
Performances continue to Feb. 2 at the 2,600-seat San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit www.amtsj.org.