Photo Flash: Anneliese Van Der Pol and Storm Lineberger Star in THE CUBAN AND THE REDHEAD

Pegasus Theatre presents The Cuban and the Redhead, a new musical about Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, with book, music and lyrics by Robert Bartley and Danny Whitman. Tickets are on sale now. For tickets call the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts (972-744-4650) or go online to or

Anneliese Van Der Pol (Lucy) is an icon of the millennial generation, known for portraying Chelsea Daniels, Raven Symone's best friend on Disney Channel's record-breaking series, "That's So Raven." Anneliese has starred in roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in feature films and in television. She was the final actress to play Belle on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast alongside Donny Osmond when it closed at The Lunt-Fontanne theatre in 2007. Anneliese has recorded numerous songs with Sh-K-Boom Records, as well as Radio Disney. Anneliese is currently reprising her role as Chelsea Daniels on Disney Channel's newest series "Raven's Home," the spin-off of the original "That's So Raven." She resides in Los Angeles, and is thrilled to return to Texas where she was seen as Esther in Meet me in St. Louis at TUTS in Houston; as Millie in Thoroughly Modern Mille with Prism Theatrics in Fort Worth; and as Laurey in Oklahoma! for Austin Musical Theatre.

Storm Lineberger (Desi) recently performed in the National Tour of the 'Spectacular New' production of The Phantom of the Opera as Raoul. Selected regional credits include: A Comedy of Tenors (Carlo), Disney's The Little Mermaid (Eric), Les Miserables (Enjolras), Singin' in the Rain, The Music Man, The Student Prince. Storm has a BFA from University of Oklahoma and has performed in venues from The Royal Albert Hall to the Hollywood Pantages. Instagram/Twitter: @stormlineberger,

Escaping bloodshed in Cuba, a young man sets sail on a turbulent journey that leads him all the way to Hollywood and into the arms of a fiery, redheaded movie star named Lucille Ball.

In The Cuban and the Redhead, Desi and Lucy put their egos and dreams of stardom on the line in a gamble to save one thing-their marriage-risking it all on an untested and floundering New Medium called television. Can these two star-crossed lovers blaze a path that defies Hollywood and history to be together?

The Cuban and the Redhead, with book, music and lyrics by Robert Bartley and Danny Whitman, is a brand-new original musical that follows in the footsteps of Gypsy, Jersey Boys, Dreamgirls and Funny Girl honoring famous icons. With an original score that features sounds from 1940s Big Band to hot Latin rhythms, The Cuban and the Redhead is the story of how Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz struggled against all odds to be together and wound up making television history in the process.

Co-Creator Robert Bartley will direct and choreograph. Adam Roberts will co-choreograph. Chris Littlefield will be the music director. Set design by Amelia Bransky. Lighting design by Dan Shoedel. Costume Design by Bruce Coleman. Sound Design by Jason Biggs. Wigs and specialty make-up by Michael B. Moore. Props design by John Harvey.

The cast includes: Stephan Bates, Sarah Comley Caldwell, Robin Clayton, Mattie Lillian Davis, Myiesha J. Duff, Jonathan Garcia, Clint Gilbert, Mary Jerome, Logan Lane, Beth Lipton, Janelle lutz, Quinn Moran, Rodney Morris, Jonah Munroe, Kelley Norman, Kimberly Pine, Elizabeth Piper, Matt Ransdell Jr., Sheila D. Rose, Dan Servetnick, Joshua Sherman, Carlos Strudwick, Keith J. Warren.

A performance schedule with times and ticket prices follows. Ticket prices include mandatory Eisemann Center building maintenance fee. This project is funded, in part, by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Arts Commission.

For more information, call (214) 821-6005 or email

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Photo Flash: Anneliese Van Der Pol and Storm Lineberger Star in THE CUBAN AND THE REDHEAD
Anneliese Van Der Pol stars as Lucy in The Cuban and the Redhead.

Photo Flash: Anneliese Van Der Pol and Storm Lineberger Star in THE CUBAN AND THE REDHEAD
Storm Lineberger stars as Desi in The Cuban and the Redhead.

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