Casting Complete For BOCA BOUND: A NEW MUSICAL At The Wick Theatre
Casting has been completed for Boca Bound: A New Musical. The show, with a book by Bonnie Logan and music and lyrics by Richard Peshkin, both of whom are residents of Boca Raton, Florida, will have its world premiere performances at the Wick Theatre from September 19th through September 22.
Boca Bound is being produced by White Ibis Productions; Chad Larabee will direct the production, and Michael J. Moritz, Jr will serve as the show's Music Supervisor/Vocal Arranger.
Boca Bound tells the story of Nadine, a successful New York attorney. But life has a way of throwing curveballs, and when a significant change occurs in her well-ordered life, she must learn to adapt - and to reassess. A trip to Boca Raton, re-connections with friends and family, and the possibility of a future she had often dreamed of but never believed could happen lead Nadine on a journey of discovery - about the choices she has made and those she can still make in order to find fulfillment and happiness.
The Boca Bound cast includes Neva Rae Powers as Nadine, Missy McArdle as Gert, and Steve Carroll as Allan. Other cast members include Philip Chaffin, Justin Figueroa, Ashley Wilcox, Gail Byer, J.R. Coley, Peter Librach, Janna Morrison, Colleen Pagano, and Troy Stanley.
"I am excited to start working with this phenomenal cast and creative team," says director Larabee. "We are fortunate to be working with an eclectic array of actors and artists from South Florida, Broadway, national tours, and regional theatres from across the country.
"I immediately connected with the material and I was drawn to how Bonnie and Rich were telling this story of children and parents learning how to connect as adults. At some point in everyone's life we realize that our parents aren't perfect, that they do the best that they can in the moment, but they sometimes make mistakes.
"I loved the humor and the heart of the story, and I am impressed by how fearless the writers are in approaching their first musical," Larabee says. "Bonnie and Rich's characters celebrate how people should approach the third act of their lives. I think a lot of us have misconceptions about retirement and are afraid of growing older. I love that the characters in Boca Bound thrive in their lives - instead of slowing down, they are speeding up. The musical celebrates the 60+ year lifestyle and reminds everyone that anything in life is possible.
As a New Yorker, I've loved immersing myself in the Boca Raton lifestyle, which permeates the show. There is a distinct beat and energy to Rich's music that is synonymous with South Florida. And I think Bonnie has beautifully captured the vibrancy and the complexity of our characters and reveals how a family can heal their old wounds and reconnect as a family."
Bonnie Logan, the show's book writer is thrilled and excited with the direction and progress she and lyricist Richard Peshkin have seen since Larabee and Moritz came on board. "Their enthusiasm, their knowledge, and their support...I can't begin to tell you what it's meant to us. And we're so grateful to Marilynn Wick for allowing us to rent her theatre for this production."
Boca Bound will run from September 19 - 22 at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets are $50 - $55 and are available by phone at 561-995-2333 or online at www.bocaboundmusical.com or www.thewick.org.
A portion of the proceeds from Boca Bound ticket sales will be donated to The Pap Corps*.