Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT

October 22
3:48 PM 2012
Find out if the butler did it when Goodspeed Musicals brings intrigue and amusement to the Opera House stage with its production of the musical whodunit Something's Afoot. This hilarious musical send-up of Agatha Christie-style stumpers will complete Goodspeed's 2012 season, now running through December 9 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Something's Afoot will be sponsored by Webster Bank and Connecticut Light and Power.

Something's Afoot cast had a surprise visit from writers James McDonald, Robert Gerlach, and Original Broadway Cast Member and "Lucky Guy" composer, Willard Beckham.  Check out the photos below!

Something's Afoot features a book, music, and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach with additional music by Ed Linderman.

The killer cast will feature Liz Pearce as Lettie. Ms. Pearce's Broadway credits include Billy Elliot: The Musical and her Goodspeed credits include City of Angels, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and George M!. Flint will be played by Khris Lewin who appeared in Goodspeed's My One And Only. Clive will be played by Ron Wisniski of Goodspeed's A Funny Thing…Forum, Me and My Girl, Finian's Rainbow, Gotham!, andAnnie. Hope Langdon will be played by Julia Osborne who appeared in Goodspeed's Half a Sixpence and The Pirates of Penzance. Dr. Grayburn will be played by Peter Van Wagner of television's "Boardwalk Empire" and Goodspeed's Road to Hollywood and On The Twentieth Century. Nigel Rancour will be played by Benjamin Eakeley of Broadway's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Sweeney Todd. The role of Lady Manley-Prowe will be played by Drama Desk nominated actressLynne Wintersteller whose credits include Broadway's A Grand Night for Singing and the National Tours of Company andAnnie.

Goodspeed audience favorite Ed Dixon will play Colonel Gillweather. Miss Tweed will be played by Audrie Neenan of Broadway's Sister Act, Oklahoma!, Picnic, The Odd Couple, and The Curse of an Aching Heart. Geoffrey will be played by Hunter Ryan Herdlicka of Broadway's A Little Night Music. The understudies will be Madeleine Doherty, Alyssa Gagarin, and Bronson Norris Murphy.

Something's Afoot will be directed by Casey Hushion. Choreography will be by Vince Pesce. Scenic designs will be by Adrian W. Jones. Costumes will be designed by Tracy Christensen. Lighting design will be by Jason Lyons. Sound design will be by Jay Hilton. The Music Director for Something's Afoot will be Michael O'Flaherty who is in his 21st season as Goodspeed's Resident Music Director. William J. Thomas will be Assistant Music Director. Orchestrations will be provided by Dan DeLange.

Something's Afoot is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.

Something's Afoot will run through December 9, 2012 [Official Press Opening October 24, 2012]. Curtain times are Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (with select performances at 2:00 p.m.), Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (with select performances at 6:30 p.m.).

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (right) who plays Geoffrey, meeting Broadway's original Geoffrey, Willard Beckham

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
Benjamin Eakeley (left), Willard Beckham (center), and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (right)

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
Khris Lewin (left), James McDonald, Liz Pearce, and Robert Gerlach

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
Something's Afoot book, music, and lyric writers James McDonald (left) and Robert Gerlach (right)

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
James McDonald (left) Audrie Neenan, and Robert Gerlach

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
James McDonald (left) and Robert Gerlach (right) pictured with Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (center) who plays Geoffrey

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
Alyssa Gagarin (left), James McDonald, Ron Wisniski (center), Robert Gerlach, and Peter Van Wagner (right)

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT
Benjamin Eakley (center) pictured with writers/composers James McDonald and Robert Gerlach

Photo Flash: James McDonald, Robert Gerlach and Willard Beckham Meet the Cast of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT

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