Stars of If/Then, Newsies and More Tapped for Music Circus Summer Season

News   Stars of If/Then, Newsies and More Tapped for Music Circus Summer Season
 
California Musical Theatre has announced casting for its famed Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento, CA. Among the line-up are Broadway vets Phillip Boykin, Paul Schoeffler, Jennifer Hope Wills, William Parry, Stephen Berger and Jenn Colella. Newsies star Ben Fankhauser is also slated.

As previously reported, the 2015 summer season will kick off with the classic Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical My Fair Lady, to be directed by Glenn Casale, choreographed by Bob Richard with music direction by Craig Barna. The role of Henry Higgins will be reprised by Schoeffler, and leading lady Eliza Doolittle will be played by Glory Crampton, with Parry playing Colonel Pickering and Berger joining as Alfred P. Doolittle. The cast also features Jason Forbach, Mary Jo Mecca, Toni Sawyer and Shannon Stoeke, with performances set to run June 9-14.

The remainder of the season includes Big River (June 23-28), Bye Bye Birdie (July 7-12), Peter Pan (July 21-26), West Side Story (Aug. 4-9) and Hair (Aug. 18-23).

The complete season, including casting, is detailed below:

Big River, directed by Michael Heitzman with choreography by AC Ciulla and music direction by Andrew Bryan. The cast features Fankhauser, Boykin, Parry and Jeff Skowron

Bye Bye Birdie, directed by Casale with choreography by Randy Slovacek and music direction by Dennis Castellano. The cast features Nathaniel Hackmann, Larry Raben, Janine DiVita, Sainty Nelsen, Amanda Jane Cooper, Rebecca Baxter, Stuart Marland, Mary-Pat Green, Garett Hawe and Hunter Clary.  Peter Pan, directed by Casale with choreography by Patti Colombo and music direction by Jeff Rizzo. The cast features Colella, Hope Wills, Schoeffler, Lori Eve Marinacci, Aidin Winn, Joshua Davis, Desiree Davar, Korey Buecheler, Sarah Jenkins, Michael McGurk, Andy Richardson, Maria Briggs and Michael Nostrand.

West Side Story, directed by Bob Richard with choreography by Diana Laurenson and music direction by  Barna. The cast features Carolann Sanita, Justin Matthew Sargent, Michael Callahan, Maria Briggs, Garett Hawe, Andy Richardson, Adam Lendermon, Steve Schepis, Shane Rhoades, Jake DuPree, Davar, German Alexander, Miguel Falcon, Gary Lee Reed, Rich Hebert, Dave Pierini and Michael Dotson.

Hair, directed by Casale with choreography by Dana Solimando and music direction by Dennis Castellano. The cast features Oliver Thornton, Peter Saide, Omari Tau, James Michael Lambert, Laura Jean d’Andre, Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Gabrielle McClinton and Lizzie Klemperer.

For more information visit SacramentoMusicCircus. Tickets for all 2015 Music Circus productions are on sale at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, by phone at (916) 557-1999, or online at Tickets.com.

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