Casting Announced For Servant Stage Company's Production of THE CIVIL WAR
Servant Stage Company is pleased to announce casting for their upcoming production of The Civil War, the Broadway musical by Frank Wildhorn, Jr. The production will be led by Servant Stage Company Artistic Director Wally Calderon, and features a cast of over 30 performers.
Highlighted performers include Daniel Gorham of Baltimore, MD (from the recent National tour of Ragtime where he understudied the role of Coalhouse Walker, Jr.), Joshua Keefer of Lancaster (featured most recently at American Music Theatre), Gospel and soul singer MIna Thomas of Hudson Valley, NY (who recently traveled across Europe on tour with The Golden Voices of Gospel), and Jacob Daniel Cummings of White Plains, Alabama (seen in many lead roles at Sight & Sound Theatres and currently performing at The Fulton in James & The Giant Peach).
"We needed a cast full of powerhouse vocalists with enough diversity to cover a range of styles," says Johnathan Bauer, Servant Stage's Executive Director. "This show uses such a wide variety of musical influences to paint the emotional landscape of the most divisive period in American history. You'll hear everything from gospel, folk, country, pop, rhythm and blues, to traditional Broadway."
Drawing on letters, journals, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring "dramatic theatrical concert." This epic thematic revue puts a human face on one of the greatest tragedies of American history and explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the lovers and families they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of the slaves whose freedom was at stake.
Other cast members include Brittany Adkins, Carl Anderson, Stephen Baker, Japhael Bondurant, Nathan Cooney, Briana Franklin, Joshua William Green, Lindsey Grimble, Joshua Harnish, Ray Hilton, Nicole Horton, CasSandra Johnson, Paul Marini, Jonah Martin, Justin Mazzella, Kat Prickett, Amber Renae, Lisa Stewart, Holly Wert, Matthew Wilhelm, Wes Wise, Jenny Wolcott and Sarah Zahn.
Servant Stage Company will present The Civil War on Sunday, May 28 at Lititz Springs Park at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. (non-ticketed, outdoor event); and Sundays, June 4 and 11 at Millersville University's Winter Center at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. These are pay-what-you-want and tickets are required. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at Millersville University, 871-7600, or by visiting www.ServantStageCompany.com.
Servant Stage Company is a non-profit theatre serving Lancaster County since 2011 and bringing exceptional, family-friendly entertainment to over 20,000 audience members each year.