Performances of Darling Grenadine Begin at Goodspeed Musicals
Emily Walton and Bryan Fenkart star in Daniel Zaitchik's new musical.
Daniel Zaitchik's new musical is directed by Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages). The story is described as follows: "Meet fun-loving jingle composer Harry. In modern Manhattan, his charmed life with girlfriend Louise, brother Paul, and beloved Labrador Retriever (also Paul) sparkles with the fizz of romantic comedies and the whimsy of MGM musicals. But will it all go flat when reality interrupts Harry's tenderly orchestrated fantasia? A rich contemporary score explores the friction between romance and reality, bitter and sweet, high and low."
The cast is led by Bryan Fenkart (Memphis) as Harry, and Emily Walton (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Louise. The company will also feature Ben Mayne as Paul (the human) and puppeteer Phillip Huber as Paul (the dog). Rounding out the ensemble will be Danyel Fulton, Nikko Kimzin, Leah Sprecher, and Kevin Zak.
The creative team includes choreography by Chase Brock, scenic and projection design by Edward T. Morris, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Jay Hilton, music direction by David Gardos, and orchestrations by Matt Moisey.
Performances continue through September 17.