Casting Announced For The Lyceum Premiere Of A Hitchcock Masterpiece THE 39 STEPS
Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the intriguing and riotous comedy The 39 Steps. This fast-paced whodunit, playing from August 4 - August 12, will be directed by Michael Evan Haney (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, 2017 - Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, 2016 - Driving Miss Daisy, 2015). The production features Daniel Harray as Richard Hannay, Mallory Hawks as Annabella Schmidt and several others, Ben Roseberry as Clown 1, and QUIN GRESHAM as Clown 2.
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The 39 Steps hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland's most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of four talented actors play scads of characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!
Making his Lyceum debut, Daniel Harray plays Richard Hannay, the dapper hero of the story. Daniel's Off-Broadway credits include: The 39 Steps (Union Square Theatre). Regional credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (The Old Globe); Don Juan, The Beaux' Stratagem (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Wit (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Twelfth Night, The Beard of Avon (Portland Center Stage); The Father (Studio Theatre); Cyrano (Sierra Repertory Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); The School For Scandal (New Harmony Theatre); The Scarlet Letter (Lookingglass Theatre). Film/TV: As the World Turns, Orange Is the New Black, and the independent feature, Hold Me.
Returning to the Lyceum, Mallory Hawks plays Annabella Schmidt, Pamela and Margaret. Mallory returns to Arrow Rock after opening the season as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins. Favorite Lyceum appearances include Jo in Little Women, Esther in Meet Me in St. Louis and Essie in You Can't Take It With You. Favorite Off-Broadway/NYC: Seussical (Lortel), String (New Dramatists, Playwrights Horizons) and Sam's Room (NAMT, NYTheatre Barn/The Cell); Favorite Regional: Mandy in Time Stands Still, Myrta in The White City and Martha in The Secret Garden. She can be seen in several commercials, most recently Bud Light's "Dilly Dilly" Pit of Misery spot.
Making his Lyceum debut, Ben Roseberry plays a host of strange characters as Clown 1. Ben's Broadway/National Tours credits include: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Lion King, Rent. Off-Broadway: Fugitive Songs, Emma. Regional: Geva Theatre, Barrington Stage, The O'Neill, North Shore, Sacramento Music Circus, TUTS, Weston Playhouse. Ben is also an award winning composer and singer-songwriter. His theatrical compositions were most recently seen at Northwestern University (AMTP) and at Lincoln Center (Broadways Future Series).
The Lyceum Theatre's Producing Artistic Director, QUIN GRESHAM, plays an equally peculiar set of characters as Clown 2. In addition to his leadership position, Quin has appeared onstage in more than 50 Lyceum productions since his first season in 1999. At the Lyceum: James Leeds in Children of a Lesser God; Rick Steadman in The Nerd; Arles etc. in Greater Tuna; A Tuna Christmas, Red White and Tuna, and Tuna Does Vegas, Banjo in The Man Who Came To Dinner; Felix Ungarin Oscar and Felix: A New Look at the Odd Couple; and Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest.
Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Scenic Designer Ryan J. Zirngibl. Mr. Zirngibl has designed many productions at The Lyceum including LES MISERABLES, A Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, Around the World in 80 Days, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. Resident Costume Designer Garth Dunbar returns after 11 previous seasons at The Lyceum where his many designs include Into the Woods, Hairspray, The Fantasticks, and Little Women the Musical. Resident Lighting Designer Randy B. Winder has designed over 100 Lyceum productions including Cats, A Christmas Carol, LES MISERABLES, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Fantasticks. Jon Robertson returns as Sound Designer and Composer, Tony Dearing returns for his 26th year as Production Stage Manager and Ivan Dario Cano returns for his third year as Assistant Stage Manager.
Single tickets for The 39 Steps are priced at $39.00 for adults. Senior, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Performances are August 4 - August 12, 2018, Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets: www.lyceumtheatere.org, (660) 837-3311 x1, or in person at the Lyceum's box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320.
The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 58 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.
The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors' Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.