Josh Wainright, Jessica Walker and More Star in Piedmont Players' LEAP OF FAITH, Beg. Tonight

October 17
12:30 AM 2013

Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT) introduces the cast of the Tony Nominated Musical LEAP OF FAITH, with Book by Janus Cercone & Warren Leight, Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Glenn Slater (Producing Partner: Novant Health).

The creative team features: Director & Designer: Reid Leonard; Choreographer: Tod A. Kubo; Musical Director: AdrIan Smith; and Stage Manager: Tiffany White.

Love will get you every time... and one charismatic con-man is about to find that out. Leap of Faith is a stage musical based on the 1992 American movie of the same name, which starred Steve Martin & Liam Neeson. The "Reverend" Jonas Nightingale, an electrifying performer and con artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas' real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.

LEAP OF FAITH features a roof-raising score by eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS). The creative team includes bookwriters Janus Cercone and Tony-winner Warren Leight (SIDE MAN) and Grammy-winning lyricist Glenn Slater (TANGLED). In 2012, after less than 50 performances on Broadway, the show was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical as well as 6 Drama Desk Awards.

Meet the Cast:

JONAS NIGHTINGALE Josh Wainright

MARLA MCGOWAN Jessica Walker

SAM NIGHTINGALE Aubrey Barton

IDA MAE STURDEVANT Alexis Greer

ISAIAH STURDEVANT Marvin King

ORNELLA STURDEVANT Hannah-Kathryn Wall

JAKE MCGOWAN Owen Teague

ENSEMBLE (ANGELS; TOWNSPEOPLE; CHOIR): Tony Crawford, Chris Barcroft, Natasha Wall, Winnie Mikkelson, Dan Mikkelson, James Woodson, John Woodson, Sakinah Sakoor, Joe Cornacchione, Dana Monroe, Summer Hall, Garrett Alewine, Hope Bennett, Monique Dupree, Russell Johnson, Yasmine Williams, Tyler Smith, Termaine Yarborough

Performances will play the Meroney Theater (3rd Floor), 213 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC. Performance Dates: Oct 17-19 & 23-26 @ 7:30pm and Oct 20 @ 2:30pm. Tickets go on sale Mon. Oct 7th. For more about the show, visit www.piedmontplayers.com.

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