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Sarah Uriarte Berry, Ben Davis, Lesli Margherita, et al. Set for Goodspeed’s Show Boat

Goodspeed Musicals has announced complete casting for Show Boat, to run July 1- September 11 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT. Rob Ruggiero will direct the production, which will have choreography by Noah Racey and musical direction by Michael O’Flaherty.

Based on Edna Ferber’s novel of the same name and featuring music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, the show centers on life aboard the titular vessel as it travels the Mississippi.

The company will feature Sarah Uriarte Berry (Magnolia), Ben Davis (Ravenal), David Aron Damane (Joe), Andrea Frierson (Queenie), Karen Murphy (Parthy), Lenny Wolpe (Cap’n Andy), Danny Gardner (Frank), Jennifer Knox (Ellie), Lesli Margherita (Julie), and Maddie Berry (Kim).

The ensemble will include Paule Aboite, Elizabeth Berg, Elise Kinnon, Denise Lute, A’Lisa Miles, Mollie Vogt-Welch, Kyle E. Baird, Robert Hannon Davis, Robert Lance Mooney, Rob Richardson, Greg Roderick, Jet Thompson, David Toombs, Richard Waits, and Nicholas Ward. The swings will be Adam Fenton Goddu and Christiana Rodi.

The creative team will be comprised of scenic designer Michael Schweikardt, costume designer Amy Clark, lighting designer John Lasiter, sound designer Jay Hilton, and orchestrator Dan DeLange.

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