Very Intense Productions and Your Theatrics (Jeremy Youett and Jacob Harvey) will present the 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM concerts, produced in association with Prospect Theater Company.
Directed by Brandon Ivie (assistant director of First Date) with music direction by Ryan Fielding Garrett, the cast includes Johnson ( The Last Goodbye), Clarke ( The Light in the Piazza), Wesley Taylor ( Little Miss Sunshine, "Smash"), F. Michael Haynie ( Wicked, Dogfight), Tori Huston-Elem, John-Michael Lyles, Julia Mattison ( Godspell), Ryah Nixon ( 9 to 5 national tour), Lexi Rabadi and George Salazar ( Godspell, Here Lies Love).
Rounding out the ensemble are Kevin Shotwell, Tatiana Lofton and Connor Russell.
Jasper in Deadland, according to press notes, "follows 16-year-old Jasper as he travels through the afterlife on a mission to save his best friend, Agnes. In this hybrid underworld, Jasper encounters demons, gods, mortals and monsters from Greek, Egyptian, Roman, Norse, and Judeo-Christian mythology, learning what it means to die and questioning what it means to live."
RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing the scores of new musicals by composer Oliver, launched Oct. 7 with 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (produced in association with Tony Award-winning producer John Johnson), followed by Darling Nov. 4 (produced in association with Grammy Award-winning Sh-k-boom records and Kurt Deutsch). Jasper in Deadland concludes the series. Jasper in Deadland was commissioned by the Pasadena Musical Theater Program, where it received a premiere workshop presentation in August 2011. It was also a selection for The York Theatre Company NEO Reading Series in February 2013.
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