Chilina Kennedy will lead an industry reading of Bruce Vilanch's A Sign of the Times.
Chilina Kennedy will lead an industry reading of Bruce Vilanch's A Sign of the Times.
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Casting has been announced for a private industry reading of Bruce Vilanch's A Sign of the Times musical, which will have a production at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre from July 29-September 4. The reading will take place April 28-29.

Set in 1965, the plot of A Sign of the Times is described as follows: "The pulse of a changing era lures Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Unexpected friends, lovers, careers, and conflicts are all a subway ride away in a pop-fueled new musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit makers of the day." The show's songs include "I Know a Place," "The Shoop Shoop Song," "If I Can Dream," and more.

The cast of the staged presentation will feature Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful — The Carole King Musical) as Cindy, Ryan Silverman (Side Show) as Brian, Bryan Fenkart (Memphis) as Dennis, Marrick Smith (Fun Home) as Matt, and Crystal Lucas-Perry as Tanya.

The performing company also includes Alet Taylor, Lori Ann Ferreri, Lauren Nicole Chapman, Melessie Clark, Lindsay Moore, David Jennings, Dave Schoonover, Keven Quillon, Drew Franklin, and Jeff Kuhr.

The cast of the Goodspeed production will be announced shortly.