By Andrew Gans
12 Feb 2014
Kennedy will be unable to be part of the season because she and her partner, Jacob James, are expecting a baby.
The singing actress was scheduled to play Polly Baker in Crazy for You and Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, two physically challenging roles. Plans are underway, however, to include Kennedy's new concert as part of the 2014 Forum.
Natalie Daradich, most recently seen as Glinda in the U.S. tour of Wicked, will take on the role of Polly Baker. Robin Hutton will step into the role of Aldonza in Man of La Mancha and is also playing Irene Roth in Crazy for You. Hutton played Louise in the 2012 production of Wanderlust, Irene in 2005’s Hello, Dolly! and Tzeitel in 2000’s Fiddler on the Roof.
Crazy for You, directed and choreographed by Donna Feore with musical direction by Shelley Hanson, starts previews April 21 and opens officially May 27, running until Oct. 12.
Man of La Mancha, directed by Robert McQueen and choreographed by Marc Kimelman with musical direction by Franklin Brasz, will begin previews May 8, opening May 29 and running until Oct. 11.
For more information visit www.stratfordfestival.ca.