Becca Ayers, Colin Hanlon, Herndon Lackey, et al. Set for Sarah, Plain and Tall at Dallas Theater Center
Adapted from the Newbery Award-winning book by Patricia MacLachlan, the musical is set in 19th-century Kansas, where widower Jacob Whitting struggles to make a good home for his two children on their Kansas farm. When he puts a personal ad in the paper looking for a wife to fill the painful void in their midst, he receives a reply from the strong-willed and unconventional Sarah Wheaton, a fisherwoman from Maine, who describes herself as "plain and tall - and not mild-mannered."
The cast will feature Max Ary (Caleb), Becca Ayers (Sarah), Kenneth Boys (William), Colin Hanlon (Matthew), Herndon Lackey (Jacob), Kate LoPrest (Estelle), Cristen Paige (Maggie), and Kate Wetherhead (Anna). The creative team includes Anna Louizos (sets), Anne Kennedy (costumes), Chris Lee (lighting), and Ryan Rumery (sound).