Jones and Cassidy will lead a cast of 30 and an onstage orchestra of 15 in the show, which will be directed and choreographed by Cheryl Baxter and music directed by Dan Redfield. According to Cabrillo notes, "Part dazzling spectacle in the spirit of Radio City and countless television variety shows, and part warm family gathering, and tied up with a ribbon by the Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy, the 2010 Cabrillo Holiday Spectacular is perfect entertainment for the entire family. "
Jones, an Academy Award winner for "Elmer Gantry," is best known for her appearances in the screen musicals "Oklahoma!," "Carousel" and "The Music Man," and her work as the mother of "The Partridge Family" in the classic television series of the same name. Her Broadway credits include 42nd Street (opposite son Cassidy), Maggie Flynn and South Pacific.
In addition to 42nd Street, Cassidy has appeared on New York stages in Aida, Annie Get Your Gun, Assassins, Leader of the Pack and The Pirates of Penzance. He recently played opposite his mother in a short-lived concert run at London's Arts Theatre. His television credits include "Ruby and the Rockitts" and "Smallville."