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John Mincks to Star in Firehouse Theatre Project's POP!; Full Cast Announced!

Firehouse Theatre Project announces complete casting and the creative team for POP!, a new musical with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs, directed by Jase Smith. Sponsored in part by Yale Repertory Theatre's Binger Center for New Theatre, POP! will play for 18 performances, July 11 - August 10. Opening Night is Friday, July 12.

The cast for POP! includes John Mincks (Andy), Ian Stearns (Candy), Grey Garrett (Edie), Christie Jackson (Viva), Audra Honaker (Valerie), Evan Nasteff (Gerard), and Axle Burtness (Ondine).

POP! will feature choreography by Starr Foster, music direction by Anthony Smith, costume design by Margaret Joyner, light design by Andrew Bonniwell, set design by Eddie Slipek, and projection design by Nathan Wunderlich.

Who shot Andy Warhol? The fabulous drag queen Candy Darling hosts a happening whodunit musical in which the famous - and infamous - denizens of Warhol's legendary Factory all have motives to pull the trigger. But the pop art icon unravels an even bigger mystery as he confronts not only the prime suspects, but also his art and his own greatest creation: himself.

POP! features book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs. The production will play Firehouse Theatre, 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. Call (804) 355-2001 or visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

CREATIVE TEAM:

Director: Jase Smith
Choreography: Starr Foster
Music Director: Anthony Smith
Costume Designer: Margaret Joyner
Lighting Designer: Andrew Bonniwell
Set Designer: Edwin Slipek
Sound Designer/Assistant Technical Director: Joey Luck
Production Manager: Annie Colpitts
Production Stage Manager: Sharon Gregory
Stage Manager: Christin Boone
Projection Designer: Nate Wunderlich
Props Master: Kiari Hicks
Set Intern: Jessica Bishop

CAST:

Andy: John Mincks
Candy: Ian Stearns
Edie: Grey Garrett
Viva: Christie Jackson
Valerie: Audra Honaker
Gerard: Evan Nasteff
Ondine: Axle Burtness

BAND:

Anthony Smith on piano
Bentley Cobb, Jr. on drums
Grant Oliver on guitar
Khaled Hijaab on bass

The show runs July 11 - August 10, 2013, playing Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL Sundays are July 21, July 28 and August 4 at 2pm. PREVIEW: July 11, 2013. OPENING: July 12, 2013. Talkbacks: July 19 and August 2, 2013.

Tickets for POP! are $32 and are available online at www.firehousetheatre.org, by phone at (804) 355-2001, and in person at the Firehouse Theatre Box Office (1609 W. Broad Street). Student, senior, military, RAPT and group rates are also available. All tickets for the Thursday, July 11 Preview Night are $15. Seating is based on availability. Firehouse Theatre Project cannot guarantee availability without advance reservations.


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