Grossman will also serve as this year’s Composer-in-Residence for the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State.
Grossman wrote the music for Snoopy!, which premiered in San Francisco in 1975. The workshop will be directed by Broadway's Kaitlin Hopkins, currently the head of the musical theatre program at Texas State, and choreographed by Adam Cates, whose directing and choreographing credits span Broadway musicals, opera, television and more.
Cates will also serve as the 2015 Choreographer-in-Residence at Texas State.Students in the Texas State musical theatre program will comprise the cast.
“This is such an incredible opportunity for our program and the whole Texas State community,” said Hopkins in a statement. “Adam and I have history with this show and a deep affection for the material. We are so excited to collaborate with Larry on a fresh look at the show. To be able to work with Larry and Adam, as well as sharing the process with my students, is a dream come true.”
Snoopy! The Musical has music by Grossman and lyrics by Hal Hackady, with a book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael Grace. The characters are from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts.