Virginia Repertory Theatre Announces the Creative Team and Cast of Atlantis: A New Musical

By | March 3, 2019

Virginia Repertory Theatre Announces the Creative Team and Cast of Atlantis: A New Musical

By Special Arrangement with Greg Schaffert and Glass Half Full Productions

Music and Lyrics by Matthew Lee Robinson

Book by Ken Cerniglia, Matthew Lee Robinson and Scott Anderson Morris

Orchestrations by Greg Anthony Rassen

Direction by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Atlantis: A New Musical on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, May 5, 2019. Previews will be on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11, 2019.

With music and lyrics by Matthew Lee Robinson (Theatreworks USA’s The Magic School Bus, UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award), and book by Ken Cerniglia (Dramaturg: Hadestown, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher), Matthew Lee Robinson and Scott Anderson Morris, Atlantis whisks us away to an isolated, mysterious island days before it disappears forever. A young refugee washes ashore on the eve of a sacred solstice, igniting political chaos and giving birth to an unexpected new leader.

Virginia Repertory Theatre is presenting Atlantis by special arrangement with Greg Schaffert (Peter and the Starcatcher) and Glass Half Full Productions (Network), through the generous support of the Muriel McAuley Fund for New Plays and Contemporary Theatre.

Atlantis will be directed by Kristin Hanggi (Tony Award nominee: Rock of Ages; Clueless), with Choreography by Virginia Rep Associate Artistic Director Kikau Alvaro, Orchestrations by Greg Anthony Rassen (Tony Award nominee: Bandstand; An American in Paris), Music Supervision
by David Kreppel (The Lion King, Bandstand), and Musical Direction by Anthony Smith (Virginia Rep’s Sister Act). The Design team includes Scenic Design by Jason Sherwood (Rent: Live on FOX, 2019 Spice Girls World Tour), Costume Design by Amy Clark (Chaplin, A Night with Janis Joplin), Lighting Design by BJ Wilkinson (Virginia Rep’s The End of War), and Sound Design by Derek Dumais (Virginia Rep’s Once).

The cast features Antoinette Comer (Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Julian R. Decker (Sunset Boulevard), Jodie Langel (Les Miserables), Marcus Jordan (Theatre Aspen’s Ragtime), Jerold Solomon (South Pacific) and Scott Anderson Morris (Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews). Rounding out the cast will be Katrinah Carol Lewis, Susan Sanford, Derrick Jaques, Debra Wagoner, Lucy Caudle, Durron Tyre, Caleb Wade, Cassidy Hamilton, Seth Lyons, Zakiyyah Jackson, Sonya Venugopal, Madison Hatfield, Levi Meerovich, Havy Nguyen, Trevor Worden, Ariel Richter, Alex Csaky and Cooper Sved.

The full creative team and cast below.
Direction & Design
Direction – Kristin Hanggi^
Choreography – Kikau Alvaro
Orchestrations – Greg Anthony Rassen
Music Supervision – David Kreppel
Music Direction – Anthony Smith
Scenic Design – Jason Sherwood+
Costume Design – Amy Clark+
Lighting Design – BJ Wilkinson
Sound Design – Derek Dumais
Associate Direction – MK Lawson
Assistant Lighting Design – Amy Ariel
Production Stage Management – Kerri J. Lynch*
Asst. Stage Management – Luke Robinson*
Asst. Stage Management – Heather Janay Ogden

Cast List
Maya – Antoinette Comer*
Kaden – Julian R. Decker*
Arah – Marcus Jordan
Lyra – Jodie Langel*
Aeon – Jerold Solomon*
Cleo – Katrinah Carol Lewis
Peria – Susan Sanford*
Chilon – Derrick Jaques

Lotti – Debra Wagoner
Alexa – Lucy Caudle
Zozimos – Durron Tyre
Telly – Caleb Wade
Lead Oracle – Cassidy Hamilton
Oracle – Zakiyyah Jackson
Oracle – Seth Lyons
Oracle – Scott Anderson Morris*
Oracle – Sonya Venugopal
Kaly – Madison Hatfield
Kaki – Levi Meerovich
Adonia – Havy Nguyen
Male Swing – Trevor Worden
Female Swing – Ariel Richter
Alexa Understudy – Alex Csaky
Zozimos Understudy – Cooper Sved

^The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.

+Member of USA, United Scenic Artists

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.A.

Ticket Information
Box Office: 804-282-2620
Full Price Tickets: $36 – $63
Discounted group rates and rush tickets are available. U-Tix for college and high school students are available by phone or in person for $15 on the day of show only. Valid student ID required.

Performance Schedule
Evening performances at 7:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays and every Thursday
Evening performances at 8:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday
Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays and Saturdays and every Sunday

Accessibility Programs
Audio Described Performances
In collaboration with Virginia Voice, Virginia Rep is pleased to offer Audio Described performances, in which actions, expressions and gestures are described during gaps between dialogue throughout the performance for patrons with low vision or blindness. In addition to live audio description during performances, patrons are also invited to participate in a tactile tour
before the performance. The Audio Described performance for Atlantis: A New Musical will be on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.

Induction Loop
The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre is equipped with a state-of the-art induction loop hearing system that is compatible with all telecoil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants. A handheld receiver and headphone system is also available free of charge for anyone who is
hearing impaired.

Community Tickets Grant
Virginia Rep is thrilled to offer a free Community Tickets Grant for nonprofit organizations. We encourage all organizations who have a demonstrated need for complimentary tickets to fill out a short application on our website:

Valet parking is available less than one block from the theatre on Jefferson Street for $8 at all performances, and free self-parking is available for patrons within blocks of the theatre. Valet is complimentary for patrons who dine at Max’s on Broad or Tarrant’s Cafe before the show.

About Virginia Repertory Theatre
Virginia Repertory Theatre is a regional professional theatre in Richmond, Virginia. With a budget of $5.5 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience over 530,000, Virginia Rep is one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. Virginia Rep stages four seasons annually: the Signature Season at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, Theatre Gym Season in partnership with Cadence Theatre Company, Virginia Rep’s Children’s Season at Willow Lawn, and the Hanover Tavern Season.

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