GOSHEN — An incredible cast has been assembled by director Colleen Renzullo, assistant director Jane Coughlin and musical director Scott Stanchfield for Goshen Players’ 71st Spring production. “[title of show],” with music and lyrics by Jeff Brown and book by Hunter Bell will bring this amazing ensemble to the stage for eight performances starting March 29.
Struggling writers Jeff and Hunter hear of a musical theater festival and desperately want to submit a new work. But what can they write about? All of the interesting topics have been taken. And besides, what do they know? Why not write a musical comedy about writing a musical comedy? An idea is born...
Torrington’s Justin Torres is no stranger to local audiences, having wowed us recently as Usanvi in “In the Heights,” Cousin Kevin in “The Who’s Tommy” and Leon Tolchinsky in “Fools.” Appearing as Hunter in his first Goshen Players’ show, Torres’ talents shine as one quarter of this talented cast.
The other half of the [title of show] writing team is played by Eric Lindblom of Bristol. Lindblom is also familiar face to local audiences, having recently appeared as Pigpen in “ A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Chef Louis in “The Little Mermaid” and Mr. Banks in “Mary Poppins.” In addition, this actor can be heard as the host to “Backstage” on WZBG 97.3 FM on Saturday mornings.
Appearing for the first time in Goshen, Ashley McLeod’s Heidi adds not only an incredible soprano but fabulous comic timing to the mix. A special education teacher by day, McLeod has wowed audiences with her portrayals of Janet in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Miss Hannigan in “Annie” and Sally Bowles in “Cabaret” in recent productions.
Rounding out this incredibly talented quartet is Lyn Nagel as Susan. Though this is Nagel’s first appearance on the Goshen Stage she is certainly a veteran performer. A Bristol resident, Nagel’s recent stage credits include Patty in “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun” and Hattie Earp in the world premiere production of “I Married Wyatt Earp.”
“[title of show]” will be presented on March 29, 30, April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and March 31 and April 7 at 3 p.m. All tickets for the cabaret style seating are reserved and cost $25. Tickets can be purchased at www.goshenplayers.org or by calling the Box Office at 860-491-9988 and leaving a message for call back. Early, online reservations are encouraged as Cabaret Seating is limited and sells out quickly.