New Ahrens and Flaherty Musical Knoxville Starts Previews April 15 at Asolo Repertory Theatre

New Ahrens and Flaherty Musical Knoxville Starts Previews April 15 at Asolo Repertory Theatre

Helmed by Ragtime and Seussical director Frank Galati, the musical stars Jason Danieley as Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist James Agee.

The environment premiere output of Ahrens and Flaherty’s Knoxville begins previews April 15 ahead of its April 23 opening night at Florida’s Asolo Repertory Theatre. The exhibit will run through May well 11.

The new musical options a e book by Frank Galati, audio by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens . The trio previously collaborated on the Tony Award-successful musical Ragtime which earned Galati a Tony Award-nomination and a Drama Desk Award-nomination for Most effective Director and Seussical.

Knoxville is centered on James Agee’s Pulitzer Prize Award-winning autobiographical novel A Death in the Loved ones. The tale chronicles Agee’s struggle to compose about the gripping loss of his father and its impact on his and his mother’s lifestyle. 

Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Frank Galati

Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Frank Galati

The musical stars Broadway favorites Jason Danieley, Hannah Elless, and Paul Alexander Nolan as novelist James Agee, Mary Follet, and Jay Follett, respectively.

The solid is rounded out by Ellen Harvey as Hannah Lynch, Nathan Salstone as Andrew Lynch, Sarah Aili as Sally Follet, Natalie Venetia Belcon as Jessie, Dwelvan David as The Ferryman/Health practitioner Dekalb, Jack Casey as Rufus Follet, Barbara Marineau as Catherine, William Parry as Joel, Abigail Stephenson as Victoria, Joel Waggoner as Ralph Follet, and Scott Wakefield as Man at the Scene. Understudies incorporate Jaden Boyd, Willa Carpenter, Alan Chandler, Sade Crosby, Ian Johnston, Patricia M. Lawrence, and Sharon Pearlman.

Directed by Galati, the imaginative workforce characteristics Robert Perdziola as scenic and costume designer, Donald Holder as lights designer, and Tom Murray as music supervisor.

Assistant stage manager is Matthew Brooks orchestrator is Bruch Coughlin hair, wig and make-up designer is Michelle Hart sound designer is Garth Helm new music director is Caleb Hoyer electronic new music designer is Hiro Iida assistant audio director is Matthew R. Meckes associate choreographer is Trina Mills choreographer is Josh Rhodes assistant director is Celine Rosenthal cultural compentancy coordinator is DeWanda Smith Soeder and music planning by Charlie Savage. Nia Sciarretta serves as the manufacturing phase manager.

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