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Becca Ayers, Colin Hanlon, Herndon Lackey, et al. Set for Sarah, Plain and Tall at Dallas Theater Center logo
Kate Wetherhead, Herndon Lacky, and Becca Ayers
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Full cast and creative team have been announced for the revised, two-act version of the musical Sarah, Plain and Tall -- featuring a book by Julia Jordan, music by Laurence O'Keefe, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin -- which- will have its world premiere at Dallas Theater Center, April 22-May 24. Joe Calarco will direct the production.

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).

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