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Pictured: (top, l to r) Alex Quiñones, Halie Robinson, Bailey Savage, Kade Cox, Dan Lin, Susan Fay, and Jess Ford. (bottom, l to r) Terence Sims, Ashlea Woodley, Gaby Labotka, Julie Brannen, De’jah Jervai, Michael Gee and Manisha Mahaldar.
The Family Crest, The Den Theatre and Jacaranda Collective have announced the cast and partial design team for the Chicago premiere of ROMEO AND JULIET: A Spectacular Retelling of The World’s Greatest Love Story.
Shakespeare’s tale will feature live music by indie rock band The Family Crest, with a cast that includes Alex Quiñones (Romeo), Halie Robinson (Juliet), Bailey Savage (Benvolio), Kade Cox (Mercutio), Dan Lin (Tybalt), Susan Fay (Nurse), Jess Ford (Friar Laurence), Terence Sims (Capulet), Ashlea Woodley (Lady Capulet), Gaby Labotka (Prince), Julie Brannen (Dancer), De’jah Jervai (Lady Montague, Dancer), Michael Gee (Montague, Dancer) and Manisha Mahaldar (Dancer).
Directed by Sam Bianchini with choreography by Julie Brannen, the production team to date includes Emily Smith (scenic design), Alon Slotter (lighting design), Gaby Labotka (fight choreography) and Amanda Jean Grissom (stage manager).
Somewhere between a rock concert and a classic Shakespearean play, ROMEO AND JULIET treats the audience as party guests and drops them into the middle of an immersive night that feels like a music video come to life.
ROMEO AND JULIET will play a limited three-show engagement from November 7 – 9, 2019 on The Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.