PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Backstage Snapshots from Sleepless in Seattle Star Chandra Lee Schwartz

By Matthew Blank
June 7, 2013

Tim Martin Gleason, Chandra Lee Schwartz and Joe West star in the world-premiere production of Sleepless in Seattle — The Musical, which is presented by Pasadena Playhouse. Schwartz shares some shots she captured during rehearsals.



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The cast includes Gleason as Sam, West as Jonah, Schwartz as Annie, Sabrina Sloan as Becky, Todd Buonopane as Rob, Cynthia Ferrer as Eleanor, Katharine Leonard as Victoria, Robert Mammana as Walter, Adam Silver as Greg, Lowe Taylor as Suzy and Carter Thomas as Jonah alternate. 

Rounding out the ensemble are Sachin Bhatt, Terron Brooks, Jay Donnell, Charissa Hogeland, Teya Patt and Yuka Takara. 

According to Playhouse notes, "Sleepless in Seattle — The Musical centers around Sam, a widower and single father. When Sam's son, Jonah calls into a talk radio program looking for a new mother, Sam ends up getting on the phone and laments about his lost love. Thousands of miles away in Baltimore, Annie hears the program and immediately falls in love with Sam, despite the fact that she has never met him and that she is engaged to another man. Believing they are meant to be together, Annie sets out for Seattle to meet Sam, who, meanwhile, contends with an onslaught of letters from available women equally touched by his phone call."

For more information, visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org.