Porchlight Music Theatre has announced casting for its regional premiere of the new musical Meet John Doe. Performances are set to run March 4-April 17, with an opening on March 8. James Beaudry will direct and choreograph.

Meet John Doe, which had its world premiere at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., features music by Andrew Gerle and lyrics by Eddie Sugarman with additional story by Matt August. Based on the film of the same name by Frank Capra, the show follows plucky journalist Ann Mitchell, who prints a phony letter from a "John Doe" who, protesting the state of society, promises to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge on Christmas Eve.

The cast will include Sean Effinger-Dean as Beany, Karl Hamilton as John Doe, Elizabeth Lanza as Ann, Rus Rainear as The Colonel, Jim Sherman as Connell, and Mick Weber as Norton. The production also stars Eli Branson as Bert, Harmony France as Eileen, Elizabeth Gray as Peggy, Kelly Hackett as Betty, Elizabeth Haley as Helen, Matthew Keffer as Ted, Travis Porchia as Henry, Pavi Proczko as Bill, and Michael Reyes as Alexander.

Musical director will be Eugene Dizon, with lighting design by Mac Vaughey, costume design by Elizabeth Wislar, and set design by Ian Zywica.

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