WORLD PREMIÈRE

December 13 – 23, 2018

DAVID COPPERFIELD, THE NEW MUSICAL

Book, Lyrics and Music by Jeffrey Scharf
Directed by Joseph Paul Stachura and Julie James
Musical Direction by Max Bennett-Parker
Orchestrations by Brian Allan Hobbs
Choreography by Lee Ann Payne

Adapted from Charles Dickens’ favorite and most autobiographical novel, “David Copperfield, The New Musical” follows David’s life. As a child, David endures the sadism of his stepfather Murdstone, the depredations of the villainous schoolmaster Creakle, and the mind-numbing routine of the London sweatshop to which he is consigned after the death of his mother. As an adult, he is visited by happiness and success, tragedy and loss. Along the way, he meets some of Dickens’ most memorable characters: his formidable Aunt Betsey, the seafaring Peggotty family, the monosyllabic coachman Barkis, the grandiloquent Mr. Micawber and the contemptible Uriah Heep.

 

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LIMITED ENGAGEMENT. Tickets are going fast. Great show for the Holidays.

 

Joseph Paul Stachura & Julie James

Directors  

Max Bennett-Parker

Music Director  

Brian Allan Hobbs

Orchestrations  

Lee Ann Payne

Choreographer    

 


Steve Gerlach

TD/Media

B. Modern^

Costume Designer

Michael Palumbo

Lighting Designer

John Koss

Sound Designer

Shaun Carroll

Props Master

Jessica Carter

Wig Designer

 

 


STAGE MANAGEMENT

 

Emerson Sanderson*

Stage Manager


*Member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

^Member, United Scenic Artists union.

 

Kyle
Stoner


as David Copperfield

 

 

 

Emily
Serdahl
*


as Clara Copperfield

 

 

 

Sheila
Townsend


as Peggotty

 

 

 

Kelly
Ground
*


as Aunt Betsey

 

 

 

Jack
Stauffer
*


as Mr. Creakle / Mr. Quinon / Mr. Wickfield / Dr. Chillip

 

 

 

Carter
Hulse
^


as Young David

 

 

 

Josali
Moran
^ ^


as Young David

 

 

 

Daniel Barrington
Rubio
*


as Mr. Murdstone

 

 

 

David
Bryant
*


as Barkis / Mr. Dick

 

 

 

Marcus
Cato


as Mr. Peggotty

 

 

 

Samuel
Aguirre


as Young Ham / Schoolhouse Boy / Worker / Ruffian / Fisherman

 

 

 

Sara
Safari


as Em’ly

 

 

 

Shannon
Cullem-Chipman


as Miss Jane Murdstone

 

 

 

Michael
Stark


as Tungay / Ruffian / Fisherman

 

 

 

Maxwell
Bjork


as Steerforth

 

 

 

Andrew
Aguirre


as Delivery Boy / Schoolhouse Boy / Worker

 

 

 

Isaac
Aguirre


as Schoolhouse Boy / Worker

 

 

 

Caroline
Greer


as Young Agnes / Schoolhouse Boy / Worker

 

 

 

Zanna
Wei


as Ensemble / Understudy

 

 

 

Martin Rojas
Dietrich
*


as Mr. Micawber

 

 

 

Kim Schroeder
Long


as Mrs. Micawber

 

 

 

Marie
Pitko


as Agnes Wickfield

 

 

 

Shane Jeremiah
Johnson


as Steerforth

 

 

 

Sadie
Rose


as Uriah Heep

 

 

 

Max
Bennett-Parker


as Ham

 

 

 

Emily
Corbo


as Dora Spenlow

 

 

 

 


*Member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

^ performs on 12/13, 12/15, 12/21, 12/23      ^ ^ performs on 12/14, 12/16, 12/20, 12/22


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