The production is directed by WNO artistic director Francesca Zambello; John DeMain conducts the WNO Orchestra. Many of the roles are double cast.
The company includes Andriana Chuchman and Jennifer Holloway sharing the role of Magnolia, Michael Todd Simpson and Rod Gilfry alternating as Gaylord Ravenal, Alyson Cambridge and Talise Trevigne as Julie, Morris Robinson and Soloman Howard as Joe, Angela Renée Simpson and Gwendolyn Brown as Queenie, Bernie Yvon as Frank, Kate Loprest as Ellie, Tony nominee Lara Teeter and Wynn Harmon as Captain Andy and Cindy Gold and Mary-Pat Green as Parthy.
"More than 100 singers, actors, and dancers will fill the Kennedy Center Opera House stage to tell the tale of a troupe of riverboat performers as they make their way through the decades, and a 50-piece orchestra will play Show Boat’s legendary score, which mixes the best traditions of opera, musical theater, jazz, gospel, and vaudeville," according to press notes.
The score features such classics as "Ol' Man River," "You Are Love," "Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man," "Bill" and many more.
Tickets start at $25 and are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324, or online at kennedy-center.org.