June 15 – July 23, 2016
by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright
based on the life and songs of Peter Allen
Directed and Choreographed by Justin Amellio
Born in a small town in the Australian outback, Peter Allen (played by Chris Hester) made his entertainment debut at the age of 5, was later was discovered by the legendary Judy Garland (Grey Garrett), and married her daughter Liza Minnelli (Anna Grey Hogan). As his career skyrocketed, Allen wrote dozens of hit songs (one of which won an Oscar), and performed to adoring, sell-out crowds at Radio City Music Hall. But he also struggled with his sexuality, lost a lover to AIDs (which would later claim him as well), and gambled his career on what would be a notable Broadway flop. Allen’s extraordinary life eventually became a major musical, first in Australia and later on Broadway and around the world. RTP’s production will mark its mid-Atlantic debut!
Reserved Cabaret-Style Seating: $15
Andrea Rivette (Broadway's Jekyll and Hyde, RTCC Award-winning Actress for Cadence Theatre in association with Virginia Rep's Next to Normal) introduces other actors and singers who have chosen to leave the Great White Way and settle in RVA. Hear about their lives ... and hear them sing!
This is an opportunity to get up close and personal, to
hear all about the ups, the downs and in-betweens.
Andrea says: "I am hosting this intimate evening where I will explore the backgrounds and paths of some our amazing local talent both old and new through music and interviews!"
June 26th at 8pm we are getting to know:
Matt Ferrell (Hair, Three Penny Opera, Rocky Horror, Next to Normal);
Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald (Wicked, Chicago, The Boy from Oz)
Jody Ashworth (South Pacific, Steel Pier, Victor/Victoria).
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