BWW TV: First Look at Jim DeSelm, Mary Ernster and More in Court Theatre's THE DEAD

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present James Joyce's "The Dead," with book by Richard Nelson, music by Shaun Davey, lyrics conceived and adapted by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey, and directed by Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. "The Dead" is running through December 9, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below.

Artistic Director Charles Newell and Music Director Doug Peck, whose professional collaborations include Porgy and Bess and Caroline, or Change, team up for a delightful reimagining of Court Theatre's eccentric holiday classic, James Joyce's "The Dead." 

The cast of James Joyce's "The Dead" includes Jim DeSelm (Michael - Guitar), Mary Ernster (Aunt Julia Morkan), Lara Filip (Molly Ivors), J. Michael Finley (Bartell D'Arcy), Rebecca Finnegan (Mrs. Malins),Suzanne Gillen (Lily – Flute), Anne Gunn (Aunt Kate Morkan), Philip Earl Johnson (Gabriel Conroy), Rachel Klippel (Rita/Young Julia), Regina Leslie (Mary Jane – Violin), Rob Lindley (Freddie Malins), Susie McMonagle (Gretta Conroy), and Steve Tomlitz (MR. Brown – Cello).

The creative team includes Scott Davis (scenic design), Linda Roethke (costume design), Jennifer Tipton (lighting design), and Joshua Horvath (sound design). William Collins is the production stage manager and Donald Claxon is the assistant stage manager. Katie Spelman is the choreographer and Drew Dir is the dramaturg.

Ticket prices are $35 to $45 for preview performances; $45 to $65 for regular run performances. Tickets are available at the Box Office, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago; (773) 753-4472 or online at Student and senior discounts available. Groups of 10 or more may purchase discounted tickets by calling Kate Vangeloff at 773-834-3243.

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