Hopkins to Replace Skinner in Tour of Disney's On the Record
By Andrew Gans
Kaitlin Hopkins — a Drama Desk nominee for her performance Off-Broadway in Bat Boy: The Musical — will replace Emily Skinner in the national tour of Disney's On the Record.
The national tour of On the Record — also starring Brian Sutherland — began performances Nov. 9 in Cleveland. Now playing the Palace Theatre in Louisville, KY, the musical will open at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Minnesota Dec. 21.
The company also includes Ashley Brown as Kristen, the fresh-faced newcomer, and Andrew Samonsky as Nick, another up-and-coming performer. Tony Award winner Richard Easton voices the Sound Engineer. The cast also features Meredith Inglesby, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard, Keewa Nurullah, Josh Franklin, Leigh Ann Larkin, Koh Mochizuki and Lyn Philistine.
On the Record, according to production notes, "is the story of a recording session that changed the lives of a young unknown who is about to get her big break, a pop diva who is about to meet her match, and a matinee idol who is about to meet the 'new kid' who could take his place."
Directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom, the musical's creative team comprises Natasha Katz (lighting), Robert Brill (scenery), Gregg Barnes (costumes), David Chase (musical supervision and arrangements), Chad Beguelin (scenarist) and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).
Kaitlin Hopkins was recently seen Off-Broadway in Bare: A Pop Opera. Her other theatre credits include the Broadway revival of Noises Off as well as productions of I Was Looking at the Ceiling, The Philanderer, Present Laughter and Blithe Spirit. Hopkins' screen credits include "How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog," "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles," "The Practice," "Providence," "Spin City," "JAG," "The Division," "Star Trek Voyager" and "Diagnosis Murder."
The On the Record itinerary follows:
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