STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Jane Austen's beloved, emotional novels inspire readers' imaginations. Now Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (The Old Globe's Emma, Broadway's Jane Eyre) and director Barbara Gaines refashion Austen's timeless classic SENSE AND SENSIBILITY into a gorgeous, thrillingly romantic musical. After their father's untimely death, sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood lose their fortune, their home, and all their prospects for love. But fortunes can turn again. As the plucky heroines face their situation with courage and resolve, audiences will fall in love with the classic story in a whole new way, enchanted by the lush tones of Gordon's ravishing new musical score.
The cast includes Megan McGinnis (Off Broadway's Daddy Long Legs, seven Broadway shows) as Marianne Dashwood and Sharon Rietkerk (Gunmetal Blues at North Coast Rep, two-time Bay Area Critics Award winner) as Elinor Dashwood, along with Emily Berman (world premiere of Days Like Today in Chicago) as Lucy Steele, Sean Allan Krill (Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Mamma Mia!) as Colonel Brandon, Colin Morgan (Pericles and Twelfth Night at CST) as Mr. Harris, Brian Ray Norris (Pride & Prejudice the Musical) as Lord Middleton, Peter Saide (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella international tour) as Mr. Willoughby, David Schlumpf (Jeff Award for Sweet Smell of Success) as John Dashwood, Paula Scrofano (Jeff Award for Lifetime Achievement) as Mrs. Jennings, Elizabeth Telford (My Fair Lady and Guys and Dolls with Chicago's Light Opera Works) as Miss Grey, Jill Van Velzer (Craig Noel Award for The Great American Trailer Park Musical at San Diego Rep) as Fanny Dashwood, and Wayne Alan Wilcox (Bright Star at the Globe, Drama Desk Award for Broadway's The Normal Heart) as Edward Ferrars; Ensemble members Berman, Matthew Keffer (Sideshow and Sondheim on Sondheim in Chicago), Megan Long (CST's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Willy Wonka), Morgan, Norris, Schlumpf, Scrofano, Telford, and Van Velzer; and Swings Melinda Gilb (The Grinch, Suds, and The Robber Bridegroom at the Globe), James Rank (The Merry Widow and Oklahoma! At Lyric Opera of Chicago, Jeff Award winner), Connor Sullivan (The Metromaniacs and When It Comes at the Globe), and Kelsey Venter (The Grinch at the Globe, Craig Noel Award for LES MISERABLES).
The creative team includes Laura Bergquist (Music Director), Matt Raftery(Choreographer),Kevin Depinet (Scenic Design), Susan E. Mickey (Costume Design), Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Ray Nardelli (Sound Design), Tony Award winners Larry Hochmanand Bruce Coughlin (Orchestrations), Curtis Moore (Music Supervisor and Additional Arrangements), Harrison McEldowney (Original Production Choreographer), Bob Mason and Dale Brown (Original Casting), and Peter Van Dyke (Production Stage Manager).
Tickets to SENSE AND SENSIBILITY are currently on sale to the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 234-5623, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.