Lillias White and Company of Perfect Picture Meet the Press
The new musical will play Vermont's inaugural 4 Freedoms Festival.
The company of Perfect Picture, the upcoming new musical about the life of American painter Norman Rockwell, met the press at Sardi's in advance of performances set for July 20 and 21. Performances will take place at the inaugural 4 Freedoms Festival at Manchester, Vermont's Arkell Pavillion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Four-time Tony nominee Randy Skinner (Dames at Sea) directs.
Perfect Picture features book and lyrics by Eileen Bluestone Sherman and music by Gail C. Bluestone. The cast features Tony and Emmy winner Lillias White (Dreamgirls), Scarlett Strallen (Travesties), Sara Esty (The Beast in the Jungle), Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea), Jeremy Benton (42nd Street). Musical direction is by Timothy Graphenreed.
Perfect Picture is described as follows: "In 1942, illustrators enjoyed celebrity status — and Norman Rockwell was a superstar. He was too old to enlist, but still wanted to do his part, so he volunteered his services to the War Department to paint a series of posters inspired by F.D.R.'s "Four Freedoms" speech. Despite his fame, Rockwell was flat-out rejected. Perfect Picture explores Rockwell's life, loves, insecurities, and resilience."