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

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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.

Presented at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (263 West 86th St.), ticket prices for this special event are $25 for regular general admission, $50 for special reserved seating locations ($25 per ticket is tax-deductible), and $100 for patron tickets which include reserved prime seating locations and a gift bag ($75 per ticket is tax-deductible). Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.ProspectTheater.org. (Service charges will apply.) Depending on availability, tickets may also be purchased at the box office (cash or check only), which opens one hour prior to performance. Evergreen is appropriate for family audiences and is recommended for children ages 5 and up.

EVERGREEN: A New Holiday Musical will be directed by Cara Reichel with additional staging by Dax Valdes with music direction and orchestrations by Daniel Feyer and Peter Mills.
About Prospect Theater Company

Prospect Theater Company is a non-profit organization, founded in 1998 by five graduates of Princeton University, in order to allow a diverse group of emerging theater professionals to work together in pursuit of artistic excellence and innovation. Known both for its development of new musicals and its engaging interpretations of classic plays, Prospect strives to build bridges between artists and audiences, and to connect theater's present to its past-in order to build its future. Notable recent Prospect productions include: With Glee, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, The Hidden Sky, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, The Rockae, The Blue Flower, Honor, West Moon Street, The Belle's Strategem, Illyria, and The Pursuit of Persephone.
For more information on Prospect Theater Company, please visit www.ProspectTheater.org.

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