Michals will be joined by Daytime Emmy nominee Marnie Schulenburg as Nellie Forbush. The production will officially open June 17 and run through July 3 on the Labuda Center’s Main Stage Theatre.
Dennis Razze directs the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that focuses on a young U.S. Navy nurse who falls in love with an Island plantation owner during World War II and includes songs such as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Bali Ha’i,” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.”
The cast also includes Amy Jo Phillips as Bloody Mary, Spencer Plachy as Lt. Joe Cable, Anthony Lawton as Luther Billis and David Jack as Commander Harbison.
Stephen Casey will choreograph and Nathan Diehl will act as the production's music director and conductor. The creative team also includes set designer Will Neuert, lighting designer Eric T. Haugen, costume designer Sam Fleming, sound designer Matthew Given and stage manager Robin Grady.
The 2011 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival also features Hamlet and Pride and Prejudice in repertory with the same cast (June 19-Aug. 7); The Comedy of Errors (June 22-July 17); The Two Noble Kinsmen (July 27-Aug. 7); Sleeping Beauty (June 3-Aug. 6); and Shakespeare for Kids (July 27-Aug. 6).
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is located at 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA. For tickets, call (610) 282-9455 or visit www.pashakespeare.org.