By Krissie Fullerton
18 Jul 2012
Rob Ruggiero (Broadway's Looped and High) directs with choreography by Parker Esse. The cast also includes Ronn Carroll as Starkeeper, Deanne Lorette as Mrs. Mullin, Anne Kanengeiser as Nettie Fowler and Tally Sessions as Jigger, Jessica Bishop; Beth Crandall; Belle Doraz as a Snow Child; Jennifer Evans; Eloise Kropp as Louise, the daughter of Billy and Julie; Edward Lawrence; Leisa Mather; Jonathan Rayson as Mr. Bascombe; Sam Rodgers; Michael Scirrotto; Jet Thomason; Travis Waldschmidt; Aaron Young; and a Snow Child to be announced. The Swings are Maria Briggs and Andrew Scott Holmes.
The musical is based on Ferenc Molnar's Liliom, and focuses on the dysfunctional relationship between a carnival barker and his millworker wife in Maine. Their lives are changed with the birth of their daughter. The score, tinged with regret and unspoken declarations of love, includes "If I Loved You," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "What's the Use of Wondrin'," "June Is Busting Out All Over" and more.
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