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(top, l to r) ensemble members Nicole Bloomsmith and Anderson Lawfer with Frank Gasparro (bottom, l to r) Jon Penick, Sophie Scanlon and Harmony Zhang.
Strawdog Theatre Company has announced casting for its world premiere adaptation of Eric Kimmel’s family holiday book HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS, with book and adaptation by ensemble member Michael Dailey, music and lyrics by Jacob Combs, direction by Jacqueline Stone and music direction by Rachel Hoovler. Live music will tell the fantastical story of Hershel of Ostropol defeating a series of goblins over the eight days of Hanukkah.
The show will feature Strawdog ensemble members Nicole Bloomsmith and Anderson Lawfer with Frank Gasparro, Jon Penick, Sophie Scanlon and Harmony Zhang. The production team includes: John Ross Wilson (scenic and props design, technical director), Rachel Sypniewski (costume design), Aaron Lorenz (lighting design), Jeffery Levin (sound design), Gianna Charron (assistant costume designer) and Hannah Cremin (stage manager).
HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS runs December 1, 2018 – January 5, 2019 at Strawdog’s new home at 1802 W. Berenice Ave. More info at strawdog.org.