The world-premiere run of the new musical The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation officially opens September 22 at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
Based on the film franchise and featuring a book, music, and lyrics by The Other Josh Cohen writing team of David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, the production began previews September 13. Performances continue through October 1.
The cast features Hunter Foster (The Bridges of Madison County, Little Shop of Horrors) as Clark Griswold; Megan Reinking, who recently stepped in for Kate Rockwell, as Ellen Griswold; Livvy Marcus as Audrey Griswold; and Nathan Levy as Rusty Griswold with Jay Klaitz as Cousin Eddie and Alan H. Green as Naked Commando.
The company also includes 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 with swings Connor Russell and Brenna Mikale Wagner.
Donna Feore directs and choreographs, 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 and additional arrangements by Rassen.