VIDEO: First Look at DISNEY'S WHEN YOU WISH at Tuacahn Amphitheatre
This summer at Tuacahn Center for the Arts, a little girl's dream comes alive as she takes you on an enchanted journey through popular Disney classics including Hercules, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, Aladdin, Moana, and many more surprises. The adventures in this musical never stop as you journey deep into Walt Disney's classic film vault.
The cast is led by Broadway veterans Josh Strickland and Wilkie Ferguson III. Strickland plays the roles of Tarzan and Hercules. He created the leading role of Tarzan in the original Broadway production and has been a headliner in Las Vegas as well as starring in the hit E! reality TV series Holly's World. Appearing as Jungle Book's King Louie and Aladdin's Genie is Ferguson. Ferguson was part of the original Broadway casts of the Tony Award winning The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Motown the Musical and Wonderland as well as the national tours of In the Heights, Hairspray, and Dreamgirls. Rounding out the cast is Alicia Shumway and Elisabeth Evans. Shumway appeared in the Broadway and national touring companies of The King and I and she plays Pocahontas, Mulan and Jasmine. Evans portrays Belle and Snow White. She made her Broadway debut in the musical Once and toured in Jack O'Brien's production of The Sound of Music. Disney's When You Wish also introduces Afton Grace Higbee as the Little Girl.
To complete the company, they are joined by Ellee Anderson, Heidi Anderson, Nicole Athill, Dallyn Vail Bayles as the Beast (Phantom of the Opera), Erica Bryce, Jim J. Bullock as Cogsworth (Kinky Boots/ Hairspray), Jessica Lee Coffman, Becca Corbin, Katy Corbus, Rachel Cox as the Mother, Alize Cruz as Moana, Thomas Doelger, Bradley Gibbins-Klein, Abe Hegewald, Ivan T. Hoffman as Lumiere, Taj Johnson as Princess Tiana, Garyon Judon as Baloo, Susi Lafaele as Gramma Tala, A.J. Lockhart, Sam Lutui as Chief Tui, Matthew Marvin, John Massey, Troy McGee, Brady Miller, Miyuki Miyagi, Brayden Morgan, Cathy Newman as Mrs. Potts (La Cage aux Folles), Patrick Nowak as Aladdin, Dennis O'Bannion as Bert (White Christmas), Kelly Peterson, Helen Jane Planchet as Kala, Emilie Renier, Lindsay Roginski as Mary Poppins(Chicago), Jon Rose, Chad Takeda as Terk and Shang, Emily Grace Tucker as Rapunzel and Jane(Elf), Lilly Mae Stover, Jordan Sullivan as Pain, and Ezekiel Weir as Young Tarzan and Panic.
Disney's When You Wish is directed and choreographed by Jeffry Denman. The production team includes: scenic design by Brad Shelton, lighting design by Cory Pattak, projection design by Brad Peterson, sound design by Craig Beyrooti and Trevor Peters, costume design by Maria Lenn, hair and make-up design by Daniel Koye. The production stage manager is A.J. Sullivan. Stage management team consists of Monica Dickhens, Holley Housewright, Jessica Browning, and Hannah Morris. Our music director for Disney's When You Wish is Cameron Blake Kinnear. Music supervision is by Christopher Babbage. They are both supported by Daniel Mollett as the assistant music director.
Disney's When You Wish runs at Tuacahn Center for the Arts through October 24. Also appearing is Disney's The Little Mermaid, Rogers and Hammerstein's classic The Sound of Music, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 435-652-3200 or by visiting Tuacahn.org.
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