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First Look at Signature Theatre's World Premiere of Light Years

Playwright Robbie Schaefer stars in his brand-new musical.

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John Sygar, Kara-Tameika Watkins, Robbie Schaefer, Natascia Diaz, and Luke Smith in a scene from Light Years at Signature Theatre.
(© Christopher Mueller)

Signature Theatre's world-premiere production of Light Years, a new musical featuring music, lyrics, and book by Robbie Schaefer, has released its first set of images. Signature Theatre artistic director Eric Schaeffer helms the production, running through March 4 in the MAX Theatre.

Light Years follows Robbie, who journeys from his childhood home in India to the joys and struggles of growing up, pursuing his passion, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father — and his father's haunted past.

Click below to see Signature's trailer for the show.

The cast features Robbie Schaefer (guitarist of the band Eddie From Ohio) as Robbie, Bobby Smith (Signature's Crazy for You) as Konnie, Natascia Diaz (Crazy for You) as Chantelle/Annie, Luke Smith (Broadway's Significant Other) as Middle Robbie, John Sygar (1st Stage's Floyd Collins) as Young Robbie, and Kara-Tameika Watkins (Signature's Jesus Christ Superstar) as Soma/Amelia.

John Sygar, Natascia Diaz, Luke Smith and Robbie Schaeffer in scene from Light Years.
(© Christopher Mueller)

The creative team includes musical direction by David Holcenberg, choreography by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise, scenic design by Eric Schaeffer, lighting design by Chris Lee, costume design by Kathleen Geldard, sound design by Ryan Hickey, video design by Mark Costello, production stage manager Kerry Epstein, assistant stage manager Bekah Wachenfeld, and production assistant Joey Blakely.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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