Tiler Peck, Terrence Mann, and More Preview Ahrens and Flaherty's Marie, Dancing Still
The new musical will play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
The stars of the 5th Avenue Theatre production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Marie, Dancing Still met the press at their rehearsal studio on March 4. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the show was formerly titled Little Dancer upon its 2014 premiere at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, DC. The Seattle run takes place March 22-April 14.
Leading the company is Tiler Peck as Marie, returning to the role she originated in Washington. Also reprising their performances are Karen Ziemba as Martine Van Goethem, Jenny Powers as Antoinette Van Goethem, and Kyle Harris as Christian. New to the show are Terrence Mann as Edgar Degas, Louise Pitre as Adult Marie, Dee Hoty as Mary Cassat, Christopher Gurr as Corbeil and Degas Understudy, and Noelle Hogan as Charlotte Van Goethem.
The creative team includes Beowulf Boritt (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), Kai Harada (sound design), Benjamin Pearcy (projection design), and Paul Huntley (hair and wig design).
Marie is described as follows: "In this era of groundbreaking artistry, a girl named Marie dreams of being the next star of the ballet. Despite the odds of her hardscrabble life, she scrimps, saves, and steals in pursuit of her ambitions. But when fate leads her to the studio of Impressionist Edgar Degas, she unknowingly steps into immortality — becoming the inspiration for his most famous sculpture ever: Little Dancer."