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Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of SOON, a new musical by Nick Blaemire (Glory Days, A Little More Alive), produced in association with Tricia Small. The show began performances at the ARK Theatre on March 10, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

Directed by Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Really Really), the ensemble piece features Alex Brightman (Jonah; Broadway's Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked), Natascia Diaz (Adrienne; Signature's The Threepenny Opera, Broadway's Man of La Mancha), Jessica Hershberg (Charlie; Broadway's Cinderella, Baby It's You), and Joshua Morgan (Steven; Woolly Mammoth's A Bright New Boise, Arena Stage's Fiddler on the Roof).

It is the hottest summer in human history and, in a few short months, all water on earth will evaporate. In response, twenty-something Charlie has taken to her couch with only her beloved possessions: peanut butter, Wolf Blitzer and Herschel, the fish. Her mother, roommate and sometimes-boyfriend all attempt to persuade her to leave her apartment and enjoy life. However, as Charlie's memories take over, more complicated reasons for her self-inflicted hibernation emerge as she confronts her deferred dreams and considers the possibility of life and love just outside her door.

The creative team includes Music Direction by Darius Smith (Signature's Dreamgirls, Studio Theatre's Carrie: the musical); Orchestrations and Arrangements by Charlie Rosen (Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas); Additional Arrangements by Jesse Vargas (Signature's Glory Days); Scenic Design by Dan Conway (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George); Costume Design by Frank Labovitz (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, The Threepenny Opera); Lighting Design by Brian Tovar (Prospect Theatre Company's Tamar and the River); Video Design by Matthew Haber (59E59's Witnessed by the World); Sound Design by Lane Elms (Signature's Diner, Sunday in the Park with George); Production Dramaturgy by Max Spitulnik; Production Stage Manager John Keith Hall; Production Assistant Jessica Skelton; and New York Casting by Stephen Kopel, CSA.

Performances run now through April 26, 2015, playing Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $40. Single tickets are available in person at the Signature Box Office at 4200 Campbell Avenue in Shirlington, by calling Ticketmaster at (703) 573-SEAT, and online at www.signature-theatre.org.

Photo Credit: Noah Chiet

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
The cast and creative team behind the world premiere production of Soon at Signature Theatre. Tricia Small, Matthew Gardiner, Darius Smith, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Hershberg, Alex Brightman, Natascia Diaz and Nick Blaemire.

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Jessica Hershberg and Alex Brightman

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Joshua Morgan, Jessica Hershberg, Alex Brightman and Natascia Diaz

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
SOON creator Nick Blaemire, producer Tricia Small and director Matthew Gardiner

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
SOON creator Nick Blaemire and producer Tricia Small

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
SOON creator Nick Blaemire with fiancee Ana Nogueira

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
SOON creator Nick Blaemire with internet sensation and theater critic Iain Armitage

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Nick Blaemire with internet sensation and theater critic Iain Armitage and the fish that star in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of SOON

Photo Flash: Nick Blaemire's SOON Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Nick Blaemire with internet sensation and theater critic Iain Armitage and the fish that star in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of SOON




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