Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced additional casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through Sunday, July 29. For tickets and more information on the season, visit powerhouse.vassar.edu/season/
The Mainstage production of The Waves, a musical adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf with book by Lisa Peterson, music and lyrics by David Bucknam, additional music by Adam Gwon, and direction by Ms. Peterson will feature Tony Award winner Alice Ripley.
Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 29 at the Powerhouse Theater.
Six childhood friends and their shifting relationships come vibrantly to life in this captivating chamber musical inspired by Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel. Over the course of one day - or is it a lifetime? - The Waves illuminates the interior yearnings, ambitions, and defeats of these extraordinary individuals with stirring choral music and Woolf’s signature text. Peterson and Adam Gwon revisit and reimagine Bucknam and Peterson’s lush and layered musical, which premiered Off-Broadway over thirty years ago.
The Musical Workshop of Little Orphan Danny, with book, lyrics, and music by Dan Finnerty, created by Dan Finnerty and Sean Daniels, additional music by Dan Lipton, and direction by Sean Daniels, will feature Dan Finnerty and Julie Foldesi.
Wednesday, July 25 through Saturday, July 28 at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater.
The hilarious and candid musical memoir of The Dan Band’s frontman Dan Finnerty: Growing up a small-town altar boy in a nice conservative family doesn’t always suit our adopted protagonist. Childhood outbursts of blasphemy in church only lead to pathetic adolescent attempts at playing sports. But of the many lessons he’ll learn, none could prepare him to navigate the road ahead after the fateful day he and his mother meet the woman who gave birth to him. An irreverent-yet-tender story of an adopted boy and the women who made him.
The Musical Workshop of Cowboy Bob, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe will feature Tony Award nominees Alex Brightman and Barbara Walsh.
Friday, July 27 through Sunday July 29 at the Martel Theater.
Peggy Jo Tallas is Cowboy Bob: the scourge of Texas strip mall banks, a tragic insurgent against the patriarchy, a bombshell outlaw exacting revenge on her banker ex-boyfriend. Zigzagging between the urban sprawl of Dallas in the 1990s and self-help addled Hollywood of today, Cowboy Bob is a musical portraiture pile-on of a woman we may never really know.
New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director; Thomas Pearson, Executive Director; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Directors) is a not-for-profit company dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development of new works for theater and film. Since 1985 New York Stage and Film has played a significant role in the development of new plays, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures, and established itself as a vital cultural institution for residents of the Hudson Valley and the New York metropolitan region www.newyorkstageandfilm.org
Vassar College (Ed Cheetham, Michael Sheehan, Producing Directors) is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861. Consistently ranked as one of the country’s best liberal arts colleges, Vassar is renowned for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the natural and architectural beauty of its campus. More than 50 academic departments and degree programs — from Anthropology to Cognitive Sciences to Urban Studies — encompass the arts, foreign languages, natural sciences, and social sciences, and combine to offer a curriculum of more than 1,000 courses. Vassar College is sited in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, NY, www.vassar.edu
Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Activities at least 48 hours in advance of an event, Mondays-Fridays, at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space/and or assistance may not be available. For detailed information about accessibility to specific campus facilities, search for “campus accessibility information” on the Vassar homepage www.vassar.edu
Directions to the Vassar campus, located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, are available at http://info.vassar.edu/visit/