Full casting has been revealed for the upcoming world premiere run of The Griswold's Broadway Vacation, set to run at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre September 10–October 2. The new musical, based on the film franchise and newly taking the Griswold family to New York City, features a book, music, and lyrics by The Other Josh Cohen writing team David Rossmer and Steven Rosen.
Leading the Griswold clan as Ellen and Clark will be Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls) and Hunter Foster (The Bridges of Madison County, Little Shop of Horrors), respectively. Livvy Marcus and Nathan Levy will play their children Audrey and Rusty, respectively, with Jay Klaitz as Cousin Eddie, and Alan Green as Naked Commando.
Rounding out the company are Carol Angeli, Sydni Beaudoin, Sarah Bishop, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Jennifer Cody, Merritt David Janes, Julian DeGuzman, Rohit Gopal, Olivia Griffin, Garett Hawe, Jaygee Macapugay, Heather Makalani, Jennifer Noble, Michael Olaribigbe, Julio Rey, Jody Reynard, Matthew Sims, Jr., Jonathan Wagner, and Brandon Whitmore.
Donna Feore will direct and choreograph, leading a creative team including scenic designer Jason Sherwood, lighting designer Jeff Croiter, sound designer Kai Harada, costume designer Tina McCartney, and hair and wig designer Liz Printz. Musical supervision is by Greg Anthony Rassen, with music arrangements by Glen Kelly.
Produced in association with Ken Davenport and Sandi Moran, The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation was previously scheduled to play Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, Texas after the Seattle world premiere, but canceled the engagement citing the "rising cost of materials." A Broadway bow is in Davenport and Moran's plans for the project.