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News Complete Casting Set for Once Tour, Launching in January 2016 Complete casting has been announced for the NETworks Presentations, LLC national touring company of Once — winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical — which will officially open Jan. 15, 2016, in Philadelphia.

The non-Equity tour will feature Sam Cieri as Guy and Mackenzie Lesser-Roy as Girl, along with Patricia Bartlett, Jenn Chandler, Barry DeBois, Nyssa Duchow, Liam Fennecken, Lynn Flickinger, Marlene Ginader, Isaac Haas, John Hays, Julia Hoffmann, Angel Lin, Tom McGovern, Bristol Pomeroy, Adam Huel Potter, Theodora Silverman, Dan Tracy, Grant Alan Watkins and Luke Wygodny.

Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, the musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of an Irish musician ('Guy') and a Czech immigrant ('Girl') drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together."

Once features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh, direction by Scottish director John Tiffany, movement by Steven Hoggett and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe. The set and costume design are by five-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley with lighting design by Tony winner Natasha Katz and sound design by Clive Goodwin.

The tour kicks off with a break-in engagement Jan. 12-13 at The Stanley in Utica, NY, before officially opening Jan. 15-17 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. It is currently scheduled to continue through May 24-29 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in Denver.

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