Watch Rehearsal Footage of Goodspeed's Samantha Brown, Starring Meghann Fahy (Video) | Playbill

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PlayBlog Watch Rehearsal Footage of Goodspeed's Samantha Brown, Starring Meghann Fahy (Video) Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk's The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown officially opens Aug. 4 at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT.

Meghann Fahy, of Broadway's Next to Normal, leads the cast as Samantha Brown, a young woman on the brink of her future. She is joined by Melissa Benoist as Kelly, Stephen Bogardus (Falsettos) as Dad, Andrew Durand (Spring Awakening) as Adam and Catherine Porter (West End's Sunset Boulevard) as Mom.

The new musical, running through Aug. 28, features music by Lowdermilk and a book and lyrics by Kerrigan. Daniel Goldstein, director of the upcoming Godspell Broadway revival, directs.

The show is based on an idea by Zach Altman and Brian Lowdermilk. Here's how Goodspeed bills Samantha Brown: "It is dawn. Samantha Brown is supposed to leave for college today. She sits in her car with her bags packed, but she can't turn the key in the ignition. She is filled with doubts as the defining moments of her senior year flash through her mind. Somehow Samantha has to come to terms with her parents' expectations, her first love, and a lost friendship before she can turn the key and make the first decision of her adult life. With a compelling and contemporary score, Samantha Brown is a fresh new musical that you must see."

To check out the cast in rehearsals, look below:

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