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See Photos of Colin Donnell, Solea Pfeiffer, and More in Almost Famous

The musical is having its world premiere in San Diego.

The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego has released photos from Almost Famous, running through October 27 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage.

Katie Ladner as Sapphire, Solea Pfeiffer as Penny Lane, Casey Likes as William Miller, Julia Cassandra as Estrella, and Storm Lever as Polexia.
(© Neal Preston)

Based on Cameron Crowe's semiautobiographical film, Almost Famous features a book and lyrics by Crowe, direction by Tony nominee Jeremy Herrin, and songs that span the range from classic hits to new songs by two-time Tony winner Tom Kitt. The musical is presented by special arrangement with Lia Vollack, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson.

Colin Donnell as Russell Hammond and Casey Likes as William Miller.
(© Neal Preston)

Almost Famous is described as follows: "It's all happening… San Diego, 1973. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. Written by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe based on his iconic film, Almost Famous is about a young man finding his place in the world and the indelible characters he meets along the way. This joyous world premiere is a celebration of community and the power of music."

Drew Gehling as Jeff Bebe and Colin Donnell as Russell Hammond.
(© Neal Preston)

The cast includes Matt Bittner as Larry Fellows, Chad Burris as Vic Nunez, Gerard Canonico as Dick Roswell, Julia Cassandra as Estrella, Rob Colletti as Lester Bangs, Brandon Contreras as Silent Ed Vallencourt, Colin Donnell as Russell Hammond, Drew Gehling as Jeff Bebe, Sam Gravitte as Dennis Hope, Van Hughes as David Felton, Katie Ladner as Sapphire, Anika Larsen as Elaine Miller, Storm Lever as Polexia, Casey Likes as William Miller, Solea Pfeiffer as Penny Lane, Emily Schultheis as Anita Miller, Daniel Sovich as Darryl, Libby Winters as Leslie, Matthew C. Yee as Ben Fong-Torres, and swings Danny Lindgren and Alisa Melendez.

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