Vince Pesce Assumes Role of Director/Choreographer for Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT

Due to a critical illness in her family, Casey Husion has withdrawn from directing Something's Afoot at the Goodspeed Opera House. Vince Pesce, originally choreographer of the production, will now also direct the show. During the planning process, Ms. Hushion, who conceived this production, worked closely with Mr. Pesce as she consulted with the authors, chose the creative team and cast the show. Everyone in the Goodspeed family wishes the best to Ms. Hushion and her family while we welcome Mr. Pesce as director.

Vince Pesce who choreographed Goodspeed's recent hit Mame also served as Associate Choreographer of Broadway's Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, and Little Shop of Horrors.

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, running from October 5 – 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.

An old English mansion. A raging thunderstorm. Ten strangers. Murder, mystery, music and comedy abound when the guests disappear one by one – knocked off by cleverly fiendish devices. Join the fun as Miss Tweed the amateur sleuth sets out to solve the crimes…but the butler didn't do it! With songs like "I Owe It All To Agatha Christie," it's a zany whodunit for all to enjoy.

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!, and Annie. 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. Mr. Dixon's numerous Broadway credits includeAnything Goes, SUNDAY IN THE Park with George, MARY POPPINS, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Les Miserables. His Goodspeed credits include Big River, Pirates of Penzance, Can-Can, and Starcrossed. 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.




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