Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alex Goley and James Monroe Iglehart in TheatreWorks' BIG RIVER
Helmed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, BIG RIVER plays November 28-December 30, 2012 (press opening December 1) at TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. For tickets ($23-$73) and information the public may call (650) 463-1960 or visit www.theatreworks.org. Note: Contains occasional mature period language.
TheatreWorks has assembled a stellar cast for this heartwarming holiday show, including several Broadway stars, as well as TheatreWorks favorites. Alex Goley, who makes his TheatreWorks debut as "Huckleberry Finn," has appeared in regional productions of Big River (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), Sweeney Todd (NYU/Playwrights Horizons), and Footloose (Theatre Matthews). He is joined by Broadway actor and TheatreWorks veteran James Monroe Iglehart as "Jim." Iglehart starred in TheatreWorks' world premiere of Memphis and continued with that show through its recently completed three-year Broadway run. His credits include Into the Woods (as "The Wolf") and It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues at TheatreWorks, and Disney Theatrical's Aladdin (as "The Genie") at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Sharing the stage will be TheatreWorks newcomer Scott Reardon ("Tom Sawyer"), who has played roles at Fresno Grand Opera, Cabrillo Music Theatre, and Utah Shakespearean Festival; Lucinda Hitchcock Cone ("Widow Douglas") seen in the national tour of Big River, at TheatreWorks in Ragtime, Cabaret, and The Clean House, and in productions at Lincoln Center Institute, Marin Theater Company, American Conservatory Theater, 42nd Street Moon, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, among others; and Alison Ewing ("Miss Watson") seen on Broadway in Cabaret and in the North American Broadway Tour of Mamma Mia!, and in TheatreWorks Productions including Emma, Into the Woods, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, and Harold & Maude The Musical.
BIG RIVER also features Matt Henerson ("Pap Finn"), Martin Rojas Dietrich ("The King"), Jackson Davis ("The Duke"), and Jesse Caldwell ("Judge Thatcher"). Other cast members include Matt Provencal, Cyril JamAl Cooper, Katie Jane Martin, Breena Wahl, Dawn L. Troupe, and Tracy Camp.
The TheatreWorks production of BIG RIVER includes musical direction by William Liberatore, scenic design by Joe Ragey, costume design by B Modern, lighting design by Pamila Z. Gray, and sound design by Jeff Mockus.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.