Emily Skinner will lead the cast of Goodspeed Musicals' upcoming production of The Great American Mousical, running November 8-December 2 at the Norma Terris Theatre. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews will direct the production, which is based on the young adult novel which she co-authored with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton.
Featuring a score by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler and a book by Hunter Bell, the new musical follows the goings-on in the depths of Broadway's Soverign Theatre as a group of mice rehearse their new musical amidst the threat of demolition and with a diva (to be played by Skinner) missing in action.
In addition to Skinner, who plays Adelaide, the cast also includes Paul Carlin (Harold), Larry Cahn (Emil), Laura Jordan (Toby), Noah E. Galvin (Pippin), Christian Delcroix (Curly), Alessa Neeck (Wendy), Allie Schauer (Rose), Jeremiah James (Sky), Caesar Samayoa (Hysterium), David Beach (Henry), and ensemble members Matthew Bauman, Holly Ann Butler, Juliane Godfrey, Sean McGibbon, and Richard Riaz Yoder.
The Great American Mousical's creative team consists of Christopher Gattelli (choreography), Tony Walton (scenic and costume design), Richard Pilbrow (lighting design),and Jay Hilton (sound design).