Pilgrim Musical to Have World Premiere Run in Hollywood, CA

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Pilgrim, a new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by John Stothers, will have its world premiere run at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

Directed by Nick DeGruccio with musical direction by Jason Nyberg, Pilgrim is set to begin performances March 16 with an official opening March 25. The limited engagement, which features choreography and aerial effects by Josie Walsh, will play through April 23.

Tom Korbee will star in the title role as Pilgrim/Tinker with Jessica Rush as Anna and Eric Anderson as Ten Bosch. The cast also features Judi Walstrum, Golda Inquito, Bets Malone, Ron Butler, Sam Zeller, Jamen Nanthakumar, Benjamin Cragoe, Jeffrey Stackhouse, Jim Blanchette, Lisa Bode, Todd Fournier, Aaron Hendry, Kara Shaw, Lowe Taylor, Kenny Ricci, Lexi Pearl, Jackamo Harvey, Efka, Donte Phillips, Carlos Ragas and Jon Morris.

Pilgrim, according to press notes, is described thusly: "Trapped behind walls built by the Guildmasters, the town’s oppressive rulers, two unlikely young lovers are thrust into a world of dungeons, dreams and revolution in this timeless, classic struggle for freedom. Anna, the devout daughter of a powerful Guildmaster, shocks herself and her town by taking up with the roguish pot mender, Tinker. When her reckless Tinker finds his father murdered, he lashes out at the Guildmasters, who throw him in prison -- leaving Anna alone to fend for herself. From an old lunatic in his cell, Tinker learns that he is the one who will lead his people out the city's Gates to everlasting freedom. All he must do is find the key . . . locked in his own dream world. It is there in his dreams that Tinker becomes Pilgrim, a defenseless hero facing an army of evils that thwart his quest to lead his town to freedom."

The Pilgrim creative team includes Tom Buderwitz (scenic design), Steven Young (lighting design), Drew Dalzell (sound design) and Sharell Martin (costume design).

Performances are Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets, priced $39-$59, are available by calling (800) 595-4849 or by visiting www.tix.com. For more information visit www.whatispilgrim.com. The Ricardo Montalban Theatre is located at 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood, CA.

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