Photo Flash: Dallas Theatre Center Celebrates Opening Night of GIANT
Dallas Theater Center presents Giant at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center through Feb. 19. Tony Award-nominated Michael Greif will direct this new musical by Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa. Aaron Lazar stars as Bick and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow) plays Leslie. Check out photos from the opening night celebration below!
Additional members of the cast include: P.J. Griffith as Jett; Enrique Acevado as Miguel; Raul Aranas as Polo; Mary Bacon as Adarene and Mrs. Lyntonn; Miguel Cervantes as Angel, Jr. and Angel, Sr.; Natalie Cortez as Juana; Rocio Del Mar Valles as Analita; John Dossett as Bawley; Matt Doyle as Jordy, Jr.; Andrea Green as Lil Luz; Michael Halling as Lord Kafrey; Jason Hite as Bobby, Jr.; Dee Hoty as Luz; Doreen Montalvo as Lupe; Allison Rogers as Heidi; Isabel Santiago as Mrs. Obregon; Martin Sola as Dimodeo; Matthew Stocke as Mike; Katie Thompson as Vashti and William Youmans as Pinkie.
Giant is an epic love story set in the Lone Star State that spans generations. Bick Benedict is the heir apparent to the largest ranch in Texas, Reata. When he falls in love with a Virginia girl, Leslie, and brings her home, complications ensue as Leslie learns to cope with a new land and culture, and Bick tries to cope with a changing country and changing times. Jett Rink, represents a new age in Texas - oil. The struggles between the cattle ranger's way of life and the drilling for oil, hostilities between whites and Mexicans, exploitation of the land and the desire to preserve it, the challenge of adapting to a changing world versus clinging to traditional values---Bick, Leslie, their children, and all those they know and encounter must face these challenges.
Three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Grey Gardens, Next to Normal) will direct Giant, which is written by Michael John LaChiusa (music and lyrics) and Sybille Pearson, based on the novel by Edna Ferber. Greif will reunite with costume designer Jeff Mahshie, who also worked on the Broadway and touring productions of Next to Normal. The design team also includes set designer Allen Moyer (Grey Gardens, Twelve Angry Men), lighting designer Kenneth Posner (Catch Me if You Can), sound designer Brian Ronan (The Book of Mormon, American Idiot), choreographer Alex Sanchez and wig designer David BrIan Brown.
Tickets for Giant are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $15 (maximum ticket prices vary by performance) and are available online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at 214-880-0202 .
Kyle Everett and Brooke Stelmazewski
Rachel Harrah and Gabe Mueller
Cast of GIANT
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Kelsey Leigh Guy and Steven Walters
Jarrod D Lux and Kristen Garcia
Jason Hite and Rocio Del Mar VallÃ©s