First Look at Carolee Carmello, Howard McGillin, Andréa Burns in World Premiere of Pamela's First Musical

Production Photos   First Look at Carolee Carmello, Howard McGillin, Andréa Burns in World Premiere of Pamela's First Musical
The musical, based on the late Wendy Wasserstein’s children's book, began previews at New Jersey’s Two River Theater September 8.
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Sarah McKinley Austin and Carolee Carmello T Charles Erickson

Pamela’s First Musical, based on the children's book by the late Pulitzer Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein, made its world premiere September 8 at New Jersey's Two River Theater.

Directed and choreographed by ten-time Tony nominee Graciela Daniele with music supervision and arrangements by Kevin Stites, the production will officially open September 14 in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater. The limited engagement continues through October 7.

Pamela’s First Musical has a book by Tony winner Wasserstein (The Heidi Chronicles) and Tony winner Christopher Durang (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), with music by Tony winner Cy Coleman and lyrics by Tony winner David Zippel (City of Angels).

The cast is led by 12-year-old Sarah McKinley Austin in the title role with two-time Tony nominee Howard McGillin as her father, three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello as Aunt Louise, Drama Desk winner Andréa Burns as musical comedy star Mary Ethel Bernadette, Tony nominee David Garrison as producer Bernie S. Gerry, and Tony nominee Michael Mulheren as director Hal Hitner.

Flip through photos of the production below:

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