Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS

Signature Theatre is proud to present the world premiere production of Light Years. Directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Follies, Gigi, Million Dollar Quartet), this new musical features music, lyrics and book by Robbie Schaefer of the band Eddie from Ohio. Robbie journeys from his childhood in India to the joys and struggles of growing up, pursuing his passion and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father-and his father's haunted past. Light Years runs now thru March 4 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.

The production stars Robbie Schaefer as Robbie, Bobby Smith (Signature's Crazy for You, A Little Night Music) as Konnie, Natascia Diaz (Signature's Crazy for You, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Chantelle/Annie, Luke Smith (Broadway's Significant Other, Peter and the Starcatcher National Tour) as Middle Robbie, John Sygar (1st Stage's Floyd Collins) as Young Robbie, and Kara-Tameika Watkins (Signature's Jesus Christ Superstar, Jelly's Last Jam) as Soma/Amelia.

"Developing Light Years with Eric Schaeffer and Signature Theatre has been such an enlivening and deeply gratifying experience," said Robbie Schaefer. "Their trust in my artistry and vision has emboldened me and allowed Light Years to bloom into something I barely imagined when I began writing it over two years ago. All art worth creating requires an unwavering commitment to risk and vulnerability. Thank goodness there are people like Eric and theatres like Signature who are still unabashedly devoted to such things."

The creative team includes Musical Direction by David Holcenberg (Broadway's Groundhog Day), Choreography by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise (NextStop Theatre Company's Urinetown), Scenic Design by Eric Schaeffer, Lighting Design by Chris Lee (Signature's Elmer Gantry), Costume Design by Kathleen Geldard(Signature's Kid Victory), Sound Design by Ryan Hickey (Signature's Crazy for You), Video Design by Mark Costello, Production Stage Manager Kerry Epstein, Assistant Stage Manager Bekah Wachenfeld, Production Assistant Joey Blakely.

Photo Credit: Christopher Mueller

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Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
John Sygar, Luke Smith and Robbie Schaefer

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
Robbie Schaefer

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
Kara-Tameika Watkins, Natascia Diaz, Bobby Smith, John Sygar, Luke Smith and Robbie Schaefer

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
John Sygar, Kara-Tameika Watkins, Robbie Schaefer, Natascia Diaz, and Luke Smith

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
Luke Smith and Robbie Schaefer

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
John Sygar, Natascia Diaz, Luke Smith and Robbie Schaeffer

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
John Sygar, Luke Smith and Robbie Schaeffer

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
Kara-Tameika Watkins, Natascia Diaz, Luke Smith and Bobby Smith

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