New John Kander Musical Kid Victory Finds Its Stars

News   New John Kander Musical Kid Victory Finds Its Stars The Signature Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere of Kid Victory, a new musical from famed composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and playwright Greg Pierce (Slow Girl). Performances begin Feb. 17 in Arlington, VA.

Sarah Litzsinger
Sarah Litzsinger

The cast will feature Beauty and the Beast and Les Misérables star Sarah Litzsinger, along with Christopher Bloch (Cloak & Dagger), Laura Darrell (Smiling the Boy Fell Dead), Jeffry Denman (The Producers), Valerie Leonard (Sunday in the Park with George), Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Witches of Eastwick), Bobby Smith (The Threepenny Opera) and Jake Winn, in the lead role as 17-year-old Luke.

A co-production with Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre, Kid Victory will be directed by Liesl Tommy, who made headlines this past summer for her contemporary re-imagining of Les Miz at Dallas Theatre Center. Performances will run Feb. 17-March 22 at Signature's MAX Theatre.

The new musical looks at the life of a teenager following his year-long absence from home. According the Signature, "Profoundly changed, Luke and his parents struggle to adjust to life following his disappearance. Only finding solace with Emily (played by Litzsinger), the quirky proprietor of an offbeat garden shop, Luke grapples with a past undone and a coming of age that came too late to a boy who just wants to fade away."

Kid Victory marks the second collaboration between Kander and Pierce. Their first musical, The Landing, premiered at The Vineyard Theatre in 2013 and received critical acclaim.

The creative team includes choreography by Christopher Windom, musical supervision by David Loud, music direction by Jesse Kissel, orchestrations by Michael Starobin, scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Kathleen Geldard, wig design by Anne Nesmith, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design by Lane Elms, assistant director Walter Ware III; production stage manager Julie Meyer; assistant stage Manager Kristen Mary Harris; and New York Casting by Henry Russell Bergstein, CSA. Signature Theatre is located at 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (703) 573 SEAT, and online at signature-theatre.org.

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