PRELUDES cast, creative team, and perf. schedule – Firehouse Theatre

By | April 15, 2018
Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the cast, creative team, and performance schedule for the regional premiere of Dave Malloy’s new musical PRELUDES.

On the surface this head-trippy musical fantasia covers the three years of writers block and the hypnotherapy treatment that Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff underwent after the disastrous premiere of his Symphony No. 1. But beneath the surface is creator Dave Malloy’s innovative probings about genius, success/failure, parallel universes, and the process of making art that’s told in a collage of musical styles from klezmer to punk rock.

​Malloy is the creator of the Broadway hit NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, as well as many other award-winning new musicals.

“Along with FUN HOME and HAMILTON, this smashing production [of PRELUDES] says that the American musical is not only not dead but also growing luxuriantly in places you never expected.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Mr. Malloy lifts styles with such abandon, making willful shifts — from punk riffs to agitated Broadway ballads, mock-pompous recitative to gritty Russian folk songs or drinking choruses with klezmer clarinets — that you lose track of what is being appropriated and really don’t care.” – Anthony Tomassini, The New York Times

“What’s Russian for chutzpah? Whatever the word, Dave Malloy has enough of it to fill all of Siberia.” Tom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

PJ Freebourn – Rach
Isabella Stansbury – Natalya
Georgia Rogers Farmer – Dahl
Jody Ashworth* – Chaliapin
Levi Meerovich – The Master
Travis West – Rachmaninoff
*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

​​​Creative Team:
Billy Christopher Maupin – Director
Susan Braden – Music Director
Tennessee Dixon – Set and Projection Designer
Christian DeAngelis – Lighting Designer
Leslie Cook-Day  – Costume Designer
Cailin Lindsay – Stage Manager
Leighanne Perry – Assistant Stage Manager

​Performance Schedule: 
Wed, May 23 @ 7:30pm  (preview)
Thu, May 24 @ 7:30pm (preview)
Fri, May 25 @ 7:30pm (preview)
Sat, May 26  @ 7:30pm (press opening)
Thu, May 31 @ 7:30pm
Fri, June 1 @ 7:30pm
Sat, June 2 @ 7:30pm
Thu, June 7 @ 7:30pm
Fri, June 8 @ 7:30pm
Sat, June 9 @ 7:30pm
Sun, June 10 @ 4pm

$15-$40 / 804.355.2001

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