Show after show of surprises – the brand-new ARTSWEST HOLIDAY CAST PARTY packs in music, games, performances by beloved ArtsWest stars - two every night! - and a heaping dash of holiday spirit. With ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright as host and Music Director Chris DiStefano at the piano, ArtsWest is your home for the holidays.
Celebrate the release of the PERSUASION: A New Musical Original Cast Recording!
- Live musical performances
- CDs and digital download cards for purchase
- Mingle with cast, crew, and creatives
- Food and drinks
Admission is FREE but please RSVP to the Pingg invitation (see link above and in posts) or via email with the number in your party to PersuasionMusical@gmail.com.
Digital download available NOW at CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/persuasion3
Download and stream on iTunes and Amazon now!
Physical CDs available from 12/4/17 at The Stage Door Cafe at Taproot Theatre and everywhere.
PERSUASION: A New Musical
Music and Lyrics by Chris Jeffries
Book by Harold Taw
Director Karen Lund; Music Director/Orchestrator Michael Nutting; Music Consultant R.J. Tancioco; Recording Engineer Steve Ditore.
CAST (in order of appearance)
Cayman Ilika - Anne Elliot
Matthew Posner - Captain Wentworth
Caitlin Frances - Lady Russell, Mrs. Musgrove, Mrs. Harville
Nick DeSantis - Sir Walter, Captain Harville
Chelsea LeValley - Elizabeth Elliot, Henrietta Musgrove
Ryan Childers - Mr. Shepherd, Charles Musgrove, Third Gossip, Servant, Lady Dalrymple
Sophia Franzella - Louisa Musgrove, First Gossip, Miss Carteret
Kate Jaeger - Mary Musgrove, Second Gossip, Clerk
Randy Scholz - Captain Benwick, Mr. Elliot
Michael Matlock—Conductor/Piano/Asst. Music Director
PERSUASION had its world-premiere production at Taproot Theatre Company from July 12 to Aug. 26, 2017. A runaway success, it became the highest-grossing show in the 41-year history of Taproot Theatre Company. Recording and production of the Original Cast Recording was made possible by the Artist Residency Programs at Jack Straw Cultural Center.
The release party is co-presented by Taproot Theatre Company and Jack Straw Cultural Center.
Book adapted by Harold Taw
Music and Lyrics by Chris Jeffries
Directed by Karen Lund
Is it too late for love? PERSUASION is a Cinderella story about a fairy tale gone wrong … and Anne Elliot’s fight to earn an even happier ending. Jane Austen’s final novel soars to life in this ravishing new musical about love, longing, and second chances. Produced by Taproot Theatre in Seattle. Cayman stars as Anne Elliot.
Just EXTENDED to August 26th! The new dates are selling out quickly, so book your tickets now.
Book by Glenn Slater
Music and Lyrics by Wendy Leigh Wilf
Directed by Bill Berry
A co-production with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre
“Wow! These guys are talented!”
Dig this. One of the most highly anticipated new musicals from one of the hottest writing teams on the planet, Beatsville has its world premiere at Asolo Rep next spring. It’s Greenwich Village, 1959 – the world of subterranean coffee shops, goateed artists, turtle-necked poets, and bongo-playing jazzbos. Tragically square busboy Walter Paisley wants nothing more than to be one of the beatniks, but he has no artistic talent whatsoever. When he accidentally kills a cat and hides it in a lump of clay, “Dead Cat” is declared a masterpiece, and Walter a genius. More “sculptures” bring more acclaim – but will the world discover Walter’s secret? From the writers of Galavant, School of Rock and Tangled comes this hip and hilarious new musical, hang onto your berets – we’re headed to Beatsville!