Ed Watts, Trista Moldovan and More Set for A PROPER PLACE Reading in NYC, 9/17
A Proper Place, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's 1902 play The Admirable Crichton, will be presented in two exclusive performances to a room full of invitation-only theatre enthusiasts and industry professionals in New York City on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
A Proper Place, written by Leslie Becker (Book, Lyrics) and Curtis Rhodes (Book, Music, Additional Lyrics), is set in Mayfair, England in 1902, and is the story of an upper class British family that gets shipwrecked on an island with only their butler to help them survive. The musical fantasy, dubbed a "cross between Downton Abbey and Gilligan's Island," is a classic tale of equality, survival and forbidden love.
"This is a true 'book musical' in the best sense," says Rhodes. "Although the play itself was written at the very beginning of the 20th Century, it has many themes that are just as relevant and intriguing for a 21st Century audience - perfect source material for a musical adaptation. I think when audiences see our show, they will not only be captivated, but also moved by the piece's engaging characters, romantic story and sweeping score."
Lead roles will be performed by Ed Watts (Scandalous, Encore's It's a Bird, It's a Plane...) in the role of Crichton, Trista Moldovan (The Phantom of the Opera) as Lady Mary, Kevin Massey (Memphis, Tarzan, Big River) as Reverend Treherne, and Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde,Hairspray) as Tweeny, Jillian Gottlieb in the role of Lady Catherine, Erin Burniston as Lady Agatha, Christoper Sloan as Ernest Woolley, Warren Kelley as Lord Loam, and Jim Weitzer as Lord Brocklehurst. The cast also features Benjie Randall, Joseph Torello, Matthew Thompson, Jazmin Gorsline, Analisa Leaming and Rachel Coloff.
Directing the reading will be DJ Salisbury with musical direction by Darren R. Cohen. Casting by Wojcik/Seay Casting. Leslie Becker is a New York-based actor and writer who has appeared on Broadway (Bonnie & Clyde, Anything Goes, Nine). Curtis Rhodes is based in Los Angeles and has worked as an actor, writer, and music director.
For more information about A Proper Place, or to request an invitation to the September 17th private performance, visit www.aproperplacethemusical.com.