By Adam Hetrick
18 Jan 2013
|Photo by Dario Acosta|
Francesca Zambello directs the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical that will run through Feb. 9. Zambello previously staged this production of Show Boat for the Lyric Opera of Chicago last winter. The original creative team has reunited for the Houston engagement.
The principal cast features Cooke as Magnolia Hawks, Kaiser as Gaylord Ravenal, Teeter as Cap'n Andy, Melody Moore as Julie La Verne, Morris Robinson as Joe, Marietta Simpson as Queenie, Cheryl Parrish as Parthy Ann Hawks and Houston philanthropist Lynn Wyatt in a cameo role as the Lady on the Levee.
Show Boat has set design by Peter Davison, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Mark McCullough and choreography by Michele Lynch.
The show's musical numbers include "Make Believe," "Old Man River," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine," "You Are Love" and more.