Signature’s Titanic Musical Sets Sail December 13

News   Signature’s Titanic Musical Sets Sail December 13
 
The Tony-winning musical is directed by Eric Schaeffer.
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Bobby Smith and Lawrence Redmond Christopher Mueller

Signature Theatre’s production of the Tony-winning musical Titanic begins performances December 13 in an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre’s intimate MAX Theatre in Arlington, VA.

Directed by Signature Theatre artistic director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway’s Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), performances will continue through January 29, 2017.

The Tony-winning musical features a score by Maury Yeston (Nine) and a book by the late Peter Stone (1776).

“I've always loved the musical Titanic and I have felt that Signature should reinvent this musical for our audiences in an exciting new way,” said Schaeffer in an earlier statement. “We've designed the MAX Theatre to bring this epic scale musical to life with an imaginative three story set. Audiences will feel they are aboard this ‘ship of dreams’ surrounded by Maury Yeston’s beautifully haunting score. It truly will be the musical event of the season in Washington and an experience like none other. I can't wait to share it with audiences.”

The production features Hasani Allen (1st Stage’s Floyd Collins) as Jim Farrell, Iyona Blake (Signature’s Jelly’s Last Jam) as Caroline Neville, Christopher Bloch (Signature’s Kid Victory) as E.J. Smith, Sean Burns (Signature’s Elmer Gantry) as Bell Boy, Matt Conner (Signature’s The Fix) as Charles Lightoller, Erin Driscoll (Signature’s Road Show) as Kate Murphey, Jamie Eacker (Signature’s The Fix) as Kate Mullins, Nick Lehan (Signature’s The Fix) as Harold Bride, Florence Lacey (Signature’s Sunset Boulevard) as Ida Straus, Sam Ludwig (Signature’s The Hollow) as Frederick Barrett, Kevin McAllister (Signature’s Brother Russia) as William Murdoch, Katie McManus (Signature’s Chess) as Kate McGowan, Christopher Mueller (Signature’s The Fix) as Henry Etches, Tracy Lynn Olivera (Signature’s The Fix) as Alice Beane, Lawrence Redmond (Signature’s The Fix) as J. Bruce Ismay, Chris Sizemore (Signature’s Miss Saigon) as Charles Clarke, Bobby Smith (Signature’s Freaky Friday) as Thomas Andrews, Stephen Gregory Smith (Signature’s The Fix) as Frederick Fleet, Russell Sunday (Signature’s Elmer Gantry) as Edgar Beane, and John Leslie Wolfe (Signature’s West Side Story) as Isidor Straus.

Watch footage from a rehearsal with the cast below:

The production also has choreography by Matthew Gardiner, music direction by James Moore, orchestrations by Joshua Clayton, scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Frank Labovitz, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, sound design by Ryan Hickey, and wig design by Anne Nesmith. The production stage manager is Kerry Epstein, the assistant stage manager is Kristen Mary Harris, and casting is by Walter Ware III, CSA.

For ticket information visit sigtheatre.org.

(Updated December 13, 2016)

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