|Marion County Chamber of Commerce Announcement|
Jeffersons Opera House Theatre Players is still casting a few roles for upcoming roles in the musical-comedy "Gigi".
The musical is based on a novel by the French writer Collette and is set in 1890s Paris. With music by Lerner and
Lowe, the show is one of the most beautiful ever mounted by the composer-lyricist team but subsequently got
"lost" after their hit "My Fair Lady" appeared on stage and in film. Only recently has a new production been mounted
and is currently running on Broadway. According to theatre director Marcia Thomas, "we were extremely lucky to
get permission to do this show when we did. I had no idea it would be playing on Broadway. Normally the company
that maintains the rights to these shows will not allow groups to do the same show that is playing Broadway". She
added that the theatre is still casting for a few roles for the show that will be produced July 2, 3 and 4 in the
Previously cast in the production is the role of Gigi that will be played by Hannah Howard and Gaston that will be
portrayed by Zach Phillips. The roles of Mamacita is played by Penny Mann and Alicia by Penny Tackett. There
are several smaller roles that will be played by theatre regulars Kayleigh Seavey, Wessley Carter, Sara Davis, Mike
Davis, Jonathan Elms, and a newcomer Carmen Bradley.
Rehearsals for the production will begin on Sunday, May 31, when a read-through and listen to the music suession
will be held. Anyone interested in being a part of the production on stage or off should contact Ms. Thomas at
903-665-2310 a soon as possible.