Lindsay Mendez, Van Hughes, Daniel Jenkins & More to Star in World Premiere of Nick Blaemire's A LITTLE MORE ALIVE at KC Rep; Sheryl Kaller Will Direct
Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of the new musical A Little More Alive - which will begin previews April 11 and runs through May 11 on the Rep's Copaken Stage.
This original musical is directed by Tony Nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Mothers and Sons) and features book, music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire (Glory Days). The show is being produced by Kansas City Repertory Theatre through special arrangement with Hunter Arnold and TBD Theatricals.
According to press notes, A Little More Alive is described as a "captivating new pop musical, in which two estranged brothers reunite at their mother's funeral. An unexpected discovery upends every memory they have - and it becomes their mission to learn the truth about their family; but, along the way, Nate and Jeremy find that no one is exempt from the gray area between right and wrong."
The cast will feature Daniel Jenkins (Angels in America) as Gene Fuller; Van Hughes (American Idiot) as Nate Fuller; Michael Tacconi (Bare) as Jeremy Fuller; Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight) as Lizzie; Kayla Foster (Spring Awakening) as Molly; and in a separate cast who only appear in interstitial "home videos," Jenny Powers (Happiness) plays Maggie Fuller; Stephen Kunken (The Wolf of Wall Street) is Robert Hutchens; Christian Maldini is Young Nate; Patrick Gibbons is Young Jeremy, and Lukas Parrish is 4 Year Old Nate. Casting was done by Telsey + Company.
The production will have musical supervision and orchestration by Jesse Vargas, musical direction by Cian McCarthy, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and Cory Pattak, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, scenic design by Wilson Chin, and costume design by Alison Heryer.