Collins, Desai, Sabath Join EVERGREEN, A New Holiday Musical 12/20

Collins, Desai, Sabath Join EVERGREEN, A New Holiday Musical 12/20

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) is pleased to announce the final cast for their Monday, Dec. 20th benefit concert staging of EVERGREEN: A New Holiday Musical.

Jason Collins (Signs of Life, Prospect's Once Upon a Time in New Jersey), Angel Desai (Broadway's Company, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin), and Bruce Sabath (Broadway's Company, Prospect's Hamlet Sings) join the previously announced adult company, which includes Anita Vasan returning to reprise the starring role of Maya, along with Lucy Sorlucco as Yamma and Whitney Kam Lee as Joshi.

Rounding out the multi-ethnic cast is a youth ensemble aged 9 to 16. Youth performers returning from 2009 include: Jake Bazel, Kayla Caban, Francesca Chaney, Ashley Chu, Audrey Chu, Bridget Crisonino, Gabrielle-Marie Kaufman, and Ari Shaps. Newcomers to the ensemble include: Kate Bralower, Olivia Coe, Sabrina Fernandez, Gabriella Green, Kelly Hooper, Lilli Jacobs, Rachel Khutorsky, Fiona McSweeney-Glynn, Ah-Niyah Neal, Livi Perrone, and Lina Silver.

Prospect celebrates the winter holidays with a one-night-only concert staging of EVERGREEN: A New Holiday Musical, on Monday, December 20th at 7pm. Performed by an ensemble of both child and adult actors, this original musical was given its world premiere by Prospect in December 2009, and features a score by 2010 Kleban Prize winner Peter Mills, and book by both Mills and Cara Reichel. The mythic story follows 13-year-old Maya on her quest: Every winter, Maya listens to her grandmother's stories of a world that used to be: filled with snow and trees. But from her desert homeland it's hard to believe in these memories. So, headstrong Maya embarks on a fantastic adventure to find the Earth's last living evergreens and bring back proof.