Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Leslie Kritzer, Patina Miller Set for Kennedy Center's First You Dream
By Andrew Gans
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced casting for its production of First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, which will play the Eisenhower Theater June 8-July 1. Opening night is June 13.
The musical revue will star Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Alan H. Green, Leslie Kritzer, Patina Miller and Matthew Scott.
Originally produced at Signature Theatre in Virginia and co-conceived by David Loud and Eric Schaeffer, the production features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Schaeffer will direct, and Jon Kalbfleisch will conduct the 22-piece Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.
First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb celebrates the five-decade partnership of songwriting duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, who brought us Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Zorba. Songs include “The Cell Block Tango,” “Maybe This Time,” “Ring Them Bells,” “Sing Happy,” “Razzle Dazzle” and many more.
The production will also feature scenic design by James Kronzer, costume design by Kathleen Geldard, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Kai Harada, musical staging by Karma Camp, orchestrations by William David Brohn, music supervision and vocal arrangement by David Loud and casting by Laura Stanczyk Casting.
Tickets starting at $65 are available at the Kennedy Center box office, online, or by calling Instant Charge at (202) 467-4600. For more information visit www.kennedy-center.org.
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