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Pictured: Heath Saunders
Marriott Theatre has announced the cast and design team for the Midwest premiere of DARLING GRENADINE, with score, book, and lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik, and directed by Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson.
The cast features Heath Saunders as “Harry,” Katherine Thomas as “Louise,” and Nick Cosgrove as “Paul,” along with Phillip Huber, Mike Nappi, Allison Sill, and Brandon Springman. Understudies include Laura Brennan, Adam LaSalle, Jeff Pierpoint, Jaq Seifert, Elizabeth Telford, and Patrick Michael Tierney.
The production team includes set design by Jeffrey D. Kmiec, media design by Anthony Churchill, lighting design by Jesse Klug, sound design by Robert E. Gilmartin, properties design by Sally Zack, orchestrations by Matt Moisey, and musical supervision by Patti Garwood. Marionette created, built, and provided by The Huber Marionettes.
In DARLING GRENADINE, Harry is a charming songwriter whose fanciful view of the world rivals the Technicolor of any MGM classic. But as Harry floats through the kind of Manhattan life that dreams are made of, he suddenly finds himself confronted with the idea that a dream may be exactly what it is. And reality isn’t nearly as beautiful.
“We are thrilled to be bringing this new musical to life,” says Thielen. “It is an honor to be entrusted with Daniel’s words and music, and we look forward to the opportunity to take audiences on the journey of this vibrant, fresh show.”
DARLING GRENADINE runs June 26th – August 18th at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. For more information visit marriotttheatre.com.