Chris Peluso
Chris Peluso
Casting has been announced for Goodspeed Musicals' premiere of Amazing Grace, to run May 17-June 10, at The Norma Terris Theatre. As previously reported, Gabriel Barre will direct.

Amazing Grace features music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and book by Arthur Giron and Christopher Smith. This epic musical saga tells the story of John Newton, a rebellious slave trader, and the woman who never lost faith in him. While fighting the raging seas and his own despair, Newton's life is suddenly transformed - igniting a quest to end the scourge of slavery.

The cast will be led by Chris Peluso as John Newton, and also feature Whitney Bashor (Mary Catlett), Laiona Michelle (Nanna/Ayotunde), Mike Evarsite (Thomas/Keita), Dennis Parlato (Captain Newton), Chris Hoch (Major Gray), and Harriet D. Foy (The Princess).

The ensemble includes Jonathan Burke, Merideth Kaye Clark, Rheaume Crenshaw, Andrew Crowe, Tyrone Davis Jr., Rachael Ferrera, Liam Forde, Logan Rose Nelms, Adbur Rahim Jackson, Olivia Bowman Jackson, Allen Kendall, Alex Krasser, Kate Marilley, Danny Rothman , Gavriel Savit, Victoria Thornsbury, Paul Michael Valley, Charles E. Wallace, Toni Elizabeth White, and Noah Zachary.

The production will feature choreography by Benoit-Swan Pouffer, fight movement by David Leong, music supervision by Kimberly Grigsby, and music direction by Jodie Moore. The set will be designed by Beowulf Boritt, costumes will be designed by Toni-Leslie James, and lighting design will be by Tony Award winner Ken Billington. The sound design will be by Jay Hilton.

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