Oscar-winning stage and screen star Shirley Jones and her son, Broadway and television actor Patrick Cassidy, currently star in the world premiere of Have You Met Miss Jones at the New Theatre in Overland, KS. Performances began September 22 and will continue through November 27.
The theatrical evening—co-written by Shaun Cassidy (Jones’ son) and Richard Maltby, Jr., who also directs—features stories, memories and songs from Jones' career. Also in the cast are Charlotte Maltby (director Maltby's daughter) and John Battagliese, playing a number of roles including the young Shirley Jones and the young Jack Cassidy.
Following the limited run plans include a national tour prior to heading to New York.
Have You Met Miss Jones, according to press notes, “tells the story of Miss Jones’s life and career in a musical theatre event of comedy, dance and song. No performer is more indelibly linked to the great American movie musical than Shirley Jones, now 82. In an extraordinary career spanning more than six decades, Shirley has starred in over thirty motion pictures, including three of the most iconic film musicals of all time, Oklahoma!, Carousel and The Music Man. In addition, she won an Academy Award at the age of 26 for her starkly dramatic role opposite Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry. Longing to spend more time at home with her children, Shirley jumped at the chance to star in a half hour TV series The Partridge Family, which became one of the most popular television shows of its time. Shirley has been invited to sing for nine U.S. Presidents and was dubbed ’The First Lady of American Song’ by President Ronald Reagan.”
For ticket information visit www.newtheatre.com.