Photo Flash: First Look at Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND in the Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens tonight, August 24, and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, this new musical revolves around a boy, a dream, and an adventure that will change him forever. Making its world premiere in 2013 at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, this new production blends high stakes adventure, wild plot twists, hysterical antics, bold design concepts, and a compelling, evocative score to create a theatrical event that examines the essence of heroism and the triumph of the human spirit. Book by Carla Vitale and Brett Smock. Music and lyrics by Corinne Aquilina.Jimmy Bain (Broadway: The Book of Mormon) stars as Jim Hawkins, a daring young boy seeking adventure. Playing the ship's cunning and charismatic cook, Long John Silver, is Bart Shatto (Broadway: LES MISERABLES, Dracula, The Civil War). John Paul Almon (National Tours: Phantom of the Opera, Parade; Lincoln Center: Candide; Kennedy Center: My Fair Lady) will be taking on the role of Squire Trelawney, a local nobleman. Danny Bolero (Broadway: In the Heights, Joseph...; off-Broadway: Bedbugs!!!) will be playing the fiery and opinionated George Merry. Playing the roles of Abraham Gray and Adult Jim is Leland Burnett (off-Broadway: Wonderful Town; London: Blues for Mister Charles). The loyal Dr. David Livesey will be portrayed by Clark Scott Carmichael (Broadway: Jumpers). Bringing to life Jim's loving mother, Mary Hawkins, is Victoria Huston-Elem (off-Broadway: Himself and Nora; National Tour: The Addams Family). Patrick Oliver Jones (National Tours: Evita, The Addams Family) will play the strict and capable Captain Alexander Smollett and Billy Bones. Canadian actor W. Joseph Matheson (Regional: The Pirates of Penzance, Luck Be a Lady) will play the black-hearted Israel Hands. Noah Plomgren (National Tour: Hair) will play the roles of Dick and Pew. Finally, Patrick Richwood (TV/Film: "The Princess Diaries," "Pretty Women," "Runaway Bride") will be reprising the roles of Benn Gunn and O'Brien which he originated at the world premiere production in 2013. The show is directed and choreographed by FLMTF producing artistic director, Brett Smock, with musical direction by Jeff Theiss and fight choreography by DC Wright. The scenic design is by Czerton Lim, costume design by Tristan Raines, projection design by Christopher Ash, lighting design by Dan Ozminkowski and sound design by Ryan Kilcourse. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 315-255-1785 or toll free at 1-800-457-8897, and online at FingerLakesMTF.com.
Photo Credit: Ron Heerkens Jr.
The cast sings of flashing daggers, waving swords, emeralds, silver, pearls, and gold.
Pew (Noah Plomgren) explains that it's a buccaneerâ€™s duty to share the booty.
Dick (Noah Plomgren) sings of how he feels the changing winds of time.
Captain Smollett (Patrick Oliver Jones) is uneasy about the Hispaniola's crew and course.
Abraham Gray (Leland Burnett), O'Brien (Patrick Richwood), Long John Silver (Bart Shatto), Dick (Noah Plomgren), Israel Hands (W. Joseph Matheson), and George Merry (Danny Bolero) plan to take the treasure.
The honest Abraham Gray (Leland Burnett) defies his orders.
Israel Hands (W. Joseph Matheson) becomes aggravated with his crew mates.
Mother (Victoria Huston-Elem) laments over Jim's lost innocence.
Doctor David Livesey (Clark S. Carmichael) receives an unpleasant greeting from George Merry (Danny Bolero).