Emily Skinner Set to Star in Goodspeed's THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL, Directed by Julie Andrews, 11/8

Tony Award nominee, Emily Skinner, is set to star in THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL, directed by Julie Andrews, at the Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre, November 8 through December 2 as a developmental production.  She will play a diva mouse named Adelaide.

Below the bright lights of Broadway, in the depths of the historic Sovereign Theatre, an acting troupe of mice rehearse their new musical. When the theatre is threatened by demolition and their diva Adelaide disappears, it will take all paws on deck to fulfill the time-honored tradition: the show must go on! Filled with singing, dancing, and show biz lore, The Great American Mousical is a sharp and witty tribute to life in the theatre that celebrates the two most glorious words in the English language: musical comedy!

Julie Andrews returns to Goodspeed to direct the brand new musical The Great American Mousical at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A stellar team of Broadway luminaries form the creative team for this smart and funny tribute to Broadway musicals, including Zina Goldrich (Music) and Marcy Heisler (Lyrics) who both received Drama Desk Awards for Dear Edwina, Hunter Bell (Book) who was nominated for a Tony Award for [title of show], Tony Walton (Sets and Costumes) who has received an Oscar, Emmy and 3 Tony Awards, Richard Pilbrow (Lighting) veteran of Broadway and London’s West End, along with Christopher Gattelli (Choreographer) who recently won a Tony Award for his thrilling work on the latest Broadway hit Newsies. It will be the “event of the season” and a show that anyone who enjoys a Broadway musical will love.

The cast also includes Paul Carlin (Goodspeed's Mame) as Harold; Broadway veteran Larry Cahn (Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes) as Emil; Laura Jordan (Broadway's Cry-Baby and In My Life) as Toby; Noah E. Galvin as Pippin; Christian Delcroix (Broadway's Follies and South Pacific) as Curly; Alessa Neeck (Broadway's White Christmas) as Wendy; Allie Schauer (Goodspeed's Hello! My Baby and Radio Girl) as Rose; Jeremiah James as Sky; Caesar Samayoa (Broadway's Sister Act, The Pee-Wee Herman Show) as Hysterium; David Beach (Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Urinetown and Moon Over Buffalo) as Henry.

The ensemble includes Matthew Bauman, Holly Ann Butler, Juliane Godfrey, Sean McGibbon and Richard Riaz Yoder.

For tickets and more information, call (860) 873-8668 open seven days a week, or on-line at goodspeed.org.

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