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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE MISSOURI REGIONAL PREMIERE OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA

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Casting Announced for the Missouri Regional Premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

ARROW ROCK, MO – Casting is now complete for the classic tale with contemporary appeal: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This performance, playing from June 6-16, will be directed by QUIN GRESHAM, Producing Artistic Director at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Choreographer JOSH ASSOR returns for a second consecutive season at The Lyceum, having choreographed last year’s production of Mary Poppins; the musical director will be ASHER DENBURG, whose work has included productions across the country, such as Breath and Imagination at Lyric Stage Company in Boston and Beehive at Theatre by the Sea. This production features DELPHI BORICH as Ella, HAYDEN STANES as Prince Topher, SARAH HINRICHSEN as Gabrielle, KATELYN LAURIA as Charlotte, JEAN MCCORMICK as Madame, LAURA YEN SOLITO as Marie, ALAN KNOLL as Sebastian, LIAM JOHNSON as Jean Michel, and KYLE FREEMAN as Lord Pinkleton.

The audience will be transported by Rodgers & Hammerstein classics like “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” All the classic elements of the beloved fairytale will be present, including the pumpkin, masked ball and glass slipper – and the show will feature jaw-dropping transformations and surprising twists.

DELPHI BORICH who is based in New York City, makes her debut at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre after understudying the title character on the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. She recently played Viola in Twelfth Night at Dallas Theater Center, following performances as Belle in Beauty and the Beast at Theatre Under the Stars. HAYDEN STANES previously played the role of Prince Topher in the first national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. He last worked at The Lyceum in 2014, with ensemble roles in The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof and Meet Me in St. Louis.

SARAH HINRICHSEN is an LA native who calls New York home, and is making her Lyceum debut in this production as one of Ella’s stepsisters, Gabrielle. Credits include Daisy in The Imbible: Day Drinking (original cast), Katherine Plummer in Newsies and Marian Paroo in The Music Man. KATELYN LAURIA makes her Lyceum debut as Charlotte, another of Ella’s stepsisters. Her previous credits include Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast, Suzy Simpson in The Marvelous Wonderettes and Madame/Gargoyle in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Also making her Lyceum debut, JEAN MCCORMICK will appear as Madame, Ella’s stepmother. Her previous credits include On The Air at York Theatre, The Flood at Prospect Theater Co., Sweeney Todd at the Denver Center, and A Christmas Carol at Geva Theatre.

LAURA YEN SOLITO is based in New York, and returns to The Lyceum in the role of Marie, a seemingly crazy beggar woman with a magical secret. She last appeared at The Lyceum in the role of Lady Thiang in The King and I. Select previous credits include Kismet at New York City Center Encores, Cinderella’s mother in Into the Woods at Prospect Theater/NAAP and Bloody Mary in South Pacific.

ALAN KNOLL plays Sebastian, Prince Topher’s advisor. Alan is a Lyceum favorite who has appeared in such roles as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Renfield in Dracula and Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy. LIAM JOHNSON makes his Lyceum debut in the role of Jean Michel. A recent graduate of Webster University in St. Louis, he most recently appeared in Jeff Calhoun’s reimagining of The Music Man at Asolo Repertory Theatre. KYLE FREEMAN plays Lord Pinkleton, Sebastian’s right-hand man and the kingdom’s town crier. Previous credits include Calypso in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The cast also includes JUSTIN CAMPBELL, GABRIEL FLORENTINO, DIEGO GONZALEZ, CAMIA GREEN, ELEANOR HARDWICK, JAKE HARTMAN, AUSTIN IOVANNA, BERKLEY JONES, ABBY MATSUSAKA, KENNEDY SAMPLE, SARAH SIGMAN, and ADAM WEDESKY

Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Scenic Designer RYAN J. ZIRNGIBL. Mr. Zirngibl has designed many productions at The Lyceum including Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol, Million Dollar Quartet, Around the World in 80 Days, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof. Resident Costume DesignerGARTH DUNBAR returns after previous seasons at The Lyceum where his many designs include Into the Woods, Hairspray, The Fantasticks, and Little Women the Musical. Resident Lighting Designer RANDY B. WINDER has designed over 100 Lyceum productions including Cats, A Christmas Carol, Les Misérables, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Fantasticks. RYAN MATHEW HALL returns to us as Sound Designer, TONY DEARING returns for his 27th season as Production Stage Manager and IVAN DARIO CANO returns for his third season as Assistant Stage Manager.

Single tickets for Cinderella are priced at $42.00 for adults. Senior, student and children discounts are available. Special Group Rates are available as well. Performances are June 6 – 16, 2019. Evening performances are at 8pm and matinees are at 2pm. For tickets, visit www.lyceumtheatre.org, call (660) 837-3311, or in person at the Lyceum’s box office at 114 High Street, Arrow Rock, MO 65320. Box office hours are 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theater located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th Century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 59 years, producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416-seat theater attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock to bring its patrons Broadway-caliber productions throughout the season. The Lyceum receives much needed support from the Missouri Arts Council.

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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