Pittsburgh CLO Summer Season Features 42nd Street, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Phantom and The Little Mermaid
06 May 2013
Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh's Civic Light Opera Summer Season. The festival of musicals, which runs May 31-Aug. 4, will include productions of 42nd Street, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Phantom and Disney's The Little Mermaid.
The casting for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers includes George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel,Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Passion) as Adam Pontipee and Mamie Parris (Ragtime, The Drowsy Chaperone, 110 in the Shade) as Milly.
The title role of Phantom will be performed by Ron Bohmer (A Little Night Music, Ragtime, The Woman in White, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Fiddler on the Roof and Les Misérables). His love interest Christine will be played by Erin Mackey (Anything Goes, Chaplin, Sondheim on Sondheim, Wicked), and Jean-Claude will be played by Peter Matthew Smith (Cry-Baby, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Mamma Mia! and Rent).
Disney's The Little Mermaid will feature Jessica Grové (A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Les Misérables) as Ariel. Prince Eric will be played by Nick Adams (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, La Cage aux Folles, Guys and Dolls, The Pirate Queen, A Chorus Line and Chicago), and Grimsby will be played by Ron Wisniski.
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.