Cast and Creative Team Announced for West Coast Premiere of Dave Malloy's Octet | Playbill

Regional News Cast and Creative Team Announced for West Coast Premiere of Dave Malloy's Octet

The work received 9 Drama Desk nominations and 5 Lucille Lortel nominations for its Off-Broadway premiere, including a win for Best Musical.

Cast of Octet Joan Marcus

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the full cast for the upcoming west coast premiere of Dave Malloy's Octet, set to run April 20-May 29, with an opening night set for April 27.

Reprising their performances from the piece's 2019 Off-Broadway debut at Signature Theatre will be Adam Bashian, Kim Blanck, Alex Gibson, Justin Gregory Lopez, J.D. Mollison, Margo Seibert, and Kuhoo Verma, along with understudy Nicole Weiss. Joining for the Berkeley run is Isabel Santiago and understudies Dean Linnard, Roeen Nooran, and Lili Thomas.

Dave Malloy

Anne Tippe will again direct the west coast premiere, re-uniting the work's complete Off-Broadway creative team, including music director Or Matias, scenic designers Amy Rubin and Brittany Vasta, costume designer Brenda Abbandolo, lighting designer Christopher Bowser, and sound designer Hidenori Nakajo.

Octet feels so relevant in this particular moment," says Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer. "We have had two years during which technology has been our lifeline, as we have navigated the physical isolation imposed by COVID. Octet helps us figure out a way to lean into the very human need to come together in shared spaces once again as the world reopens, at the same time recognizing the complicated and necessary role that technology plays in our lives. Dave Malloy and Annie Tippe have reassembled an extraordinarily talented cast and Berkeley Rep is honored that so many of the original company members are able to join us for this west coast premiere.”

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Production Photos: Octet Off-Broadway


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