Greater Boston Stage Company Announces the US Premiere of ONEGIN

Greater Boston Stage Company Announces the US Premiere of ONEGIN

Greater Boston Stage Company proudly announces the U.S. Premiere of Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hill's, Onegin. Based on Pushkin's masterpiece novel in verse and Tchaikovsky's stunning opera, Onegin tells the love story of the innocent Tatyana and the self-obsessed aristocrat Onegin. This soaring musical adaptation begs you to answer the question, "Look around, look around, look around, Do you see someone worth dying for?" Directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, performances run March 14 - 31, 2019. The Press Opening is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 3:00pm.

Says Symes, "I discovered this one in a bit of a strange way. Veda Hille (composer/co-writer) released several albums in the 90s and early 2000's that I owned and loved. One day a few years ago, I discovered that she was still writing and moreover that she had written a brand-new musical based on Pushkin's most famous poem, Onegin. After listening to one song, I was hooked. Veda's modern pop/musical sensibility that includes motifs from the Tchaikovsky opera, combined with a 'musical-meets-rock-concert' setting seemed like the perfect way to capture the passion, vibrancy and tongue-in-cheek playfulness of this classic story for a modern audience." He continues, "Like most of my favorite shows, Onegin is a true ensemble piece with a cast of seven playing multiple roles throughout the show. And what a cast it is."

"The great Russian novels feel so contemporary to us," shares co-creator Hill. "You know these people, and you've had these feelings. We are so thrilled to have our American Premiere at GBSC. This production marks the first time that Amiel and I are not directing/music directing the show. We've been looking for the right company to hand Onegin to, and we feel we've found such excellent people at GBSC."

The Onegin Cast features Peter Adams, Christopher Chew, Kerry Dowling, Josephine Ellwood, Mark Linehan, Michael Jennings Mahoney, and Sarah Pothier.

The Design Team is comprised of Scenic Designer Katy Monthei, Lighting Designer Jeff Adelberg, Costume Designer Deirdre Gerrard, Sound Designer John Stone, and Props Master Emme Shaw. Music Direction is by Steve Bass with choreography by Associate Artistic Director, Ilyse Robbins. Young Company Alum, Stephen Zubricki IV Assistant Directs.

There will be complimentary Pre-Show Vodka Tastings at each of the Friday performances courtesy of Vodka Sponsor Deep Eddy Vodka.

Single Tickets for Onegin: $50-60 Adults; $45-55 Seniors; $20 Students (with valid ID). Thrifty Thursday tickets cost $15 at the door and are available for the Thursday, March 14, 2019 performance at 7:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at Greater Boston Stage Company at (781) 279-2200, or visit www.greaterbostonstage.org.

PRINCIPAL ARTISTS:

Josephine Ellwood (Olga Larin/Violin) Josephine Moshiri Elwood is thrilled to be returning to GBSC after appearing in their production of Gabriel. Boston theatre credits include Old Money (Commonwealth Shakespeare), Hand to God, The Whale (SpeakEasy), Othello, God's Ear (ASP), Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, and Midsummer Night's Dream (Sh!t-faced Shakespeare). Josephine received her BFA in Acting from Emerson College.

Mark Linehan* (Evgeni Onegin) returns to Stoneham for his tenth production at the Greater Boston Stage Company, having most recently appeared in Lucky Stiff. Recent area credits include Gaston in Beauty and the Beast and Lord Farquaad in Shrek (Wheelock Family Theatre, IRNE nomination), Trevor Graydon III in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lord Evelyn in Anything Goes and Harold Hill in The Music Man (Reagle Music Theatre) John Wilkes Booth in Assassins (New Repertory Theatre, IRNE nomination), A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre) and Our Town (Underground Railway Theatre). Mark is also a tour guide on Boston's historic Freedom Trail and has appeared as a historical expert on several episodes of Mysteries At The Museum on the Travel Channel. Mark received his BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. www.marklinehan.com

Michael Jennings Mahoney* (Vladimir Lensky) is thrilled to be back at the Greater Boston Stage Company having previously appeared in Being Earnest and Altar Boyz!. Broadway: Camelot (concert); Oliver! (concert); Brigadoon (concert); Something Wonderful (concert). Off Broadway/NYC Theatre: College! The Musical (Chernuchin Theatre); The Secret Garden (APAC); Pericles (Anti-matter Collective); Hamlet, Joan Of Arc (Gorilla Rep); Irene, Ernest In Love, Naughty Marietta, Roberta, Half A Sixpence (Musicals Tonight!). Regional: The Guthrie Theater (MN), Trinity Repertory Company (RI), Hudson Stage Company (NY), Martha's Vineyard Playhouse (MA), Ocean State Theatre Company (RI), White Heron Theatre Company (MA), Kentucky Repertory Theatre (KY), Tennessee Williams Festival (MA), The Here And Now (VT), Media Theatre (PA). BFA: Musical Theatre, University of Michigan; MFA: Acting, Brown University/Trinity Rep. (Stephen Sondheim Fellow).

Sarah Pothier* (Tatyana Larin) is delighted to be returning to Greater Boston Stage Company! Previous GBSC credits: The Addams Family (Wednesday Addams), and Jonah and The Whale (Susan). Favorite credits include Into the Woods, Girls Night: The Musical, Catch Me If You Can, Mary Poppins, and A Chorus Line. New England born and raised, Sarah is now based in NYC. @TheSarahPothier

*Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association.

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