Casting Announced for Musical Theatre Guild Presentation of Death Takes a Holiday
27 Jan 2014
Musical Theatre Guild will present Maury Yeston's Death Takes a Holiday Feb. 9 at 7 PM at Moss Theatre at New Roads School.
Directed by Calvin Remsberg with musical direction by James May, the cast will include Teri Bibb, Melissa Lyons Caldretti, Dan Callaway, Doug Carfrae, Will Collyer, Misty Cotton, Melissa Fahn, Helen Geller, Pamela Hamill, Ashley Fox Linton, Erik McEwen, Todd Nielsen, Kevin Symons and Sam Zeller.
Death Takes a Holiday features music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan. "Death is sick to, well, death of being everyone’s dreaded final visitor," according to press notes. "He takes a weekend off and assumes a human guise to mingle with mortals and understand human emotion. During his 'vacation,' he falls in love with an engaged young woman and learns about love and sacrifice."
Production supervisors are Kim Huber and Heather Hoppus-Werner.
Moss Theatre at New Roads School is located at 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA. For more information call (818) 848-6844
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.