A Sign of the Times, which will play later this fall as part of Delaware Theater Company’s 40th anniversary season, has found its complete cast. Set against the backdrop of women's liberation, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War, the show features the songs of Petula Clark and other hit songs from the 1960s.
Joining the previously announced Chilina Kennedy (as a woman pursuing her passion and finding her voice in New York City), Drew Seeley (Jersey Boys), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Bull In A China Shop), and Ryan Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera) will be Lauren Boyd (Hamilton, West Side Story), Brad Bradley (The People in the Picture, Billy Elliot), Melessie Clark (After Midnight – Norwegian Escape), Steven Grant Douglas (Ghost - The Musical), Natalie Charle Ellis (School of Rock, Les Misérables), Stacia Fernandez (The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!), Phoebe Gavula (Cabaret), Louis James Jackson (Motown), Sarah Jenkins (Cats), Aaron Kaburick (Hello, Dolly!; Something Rotten!), David LaMarr (Jersey Boys), Alexandra Matteo (A Bronx Tale, Annie), Ralph Meitzler (Something Rotten! ), Nick Picknally (The Wizard of Oz), and Dave Schoonover (Love Never Dies, The Fantasticks).
A Sign of the Times has a book by six-time Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch, based on an original story by Richard Robin. The production is directed by Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace) with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock).
Previews will begin November 28 ahead of a December 8 opening; performances are currently scheduled through December 23.
A Sign of the Times received its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals in 2016. The musical features songs like “Downtown,” “You Don't Own Me,” “Don't Sleep in the Subway,” “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss),” and “The Boy From New York City.”
Additional creative team members include Paul Tate DePoo lII (scenic design), Jennifer Caprio (costume design), Ken Billington (co-lighting design), Jason Kantrowitz (co-lighting design), 59 Productions (projection design), Shannon Slaton (sound design), J. Jared Janas (hair design), Rick Fox (music direction), Lindsey Hope Pearlman (associate director), Alchemy Production Group (general management), Joseph Church (music supervision and orchestrations), and Tara Rubin Casting (casting).