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Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, have announced that the new musical THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER will star Dani Shay, who has been featured on The Glee Project and America’s Got Talent.
The true story, set between 1862 and 1915, tells the tale of Albert Cashier, a Civil War soldier with a secret. Detailing the soldier’s life, fighting in more than 40 engagements during the Civil War, the musical follows Cashier through retirement and the onset of dementia, when it is discovered that Albert was born Jennifer Hodgers. Causing an uproar in the small southern Illinois community where Cashier lived, Cashier was prosecuted for impersonating a soldier.
THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER has been workshopped at The Chicago Musical Theater Festival at Victory Gardens, and The Los Angeles LGBT Arts Center. The book is by GLAAD-Nominated Writer Jay Paul Deratany. Music and lyrics are provided by folk musician Joe Stevens and Emmy-nominated writer Keaton Wooden. Wooden will direct the production, which plays Stage 773 August 31 – October 15. Jon Schneidman is the music director and Derek Van Barham will choreograph.
The cast includes: Dani Shay (Young Albert), Katherine Condit (Old Albert), Delia Kropp (Nurse), Billy Rude (Jeffrey), Chuck Quinn IV (Billy), Gabe Fries (Collins/Kirby), Jordan Harris (Joe/U/S Jeffrey), Jonathan Stombres (John/Confederate Soldier), Roy Samra (Bugle Boy/Ensemble/U/S Billy and John), Josiah Robinson (Hearing Officer/Ensemble/U/S Joe, Collins and Kirby) and Charlie Baker (U/S Young Baker). Additional casting and the design team have yet to be announced.
More information at www.albertcashierthemusical.com.