Production Features Music and Lyrics by Grammy Award® Winning Songwriting Team Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, a Book by Tony Award® Winner Robert Horn, and Direction by Tony Award® Winner Jack O’Brien
[SALT LAKE CITY, UT, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022] — Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC), Utah’s premiere professional theatre, today announces the full cast of Shucked, a new Broadway bound musical, which will have its world premiere at PTC from October 28 through November 12, 2022. The production is described as follows:
Shucked is the new musical comedy that proves sometimes tearing down a few walls, rather than growing them, is the only way to preserve our way of life. With an outrageously funny book by Tony Award®-winner Robert Horn, an irresistible score by Grammy Award®-winning songwriting team of Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, and direction by three-time Tony Award®-winner Jack O’Brien, Shucked is about to turn Broadway on its ear and offer a kernel of hope for our divided nation.
CAST AND CREATIVE
Leading the cast are John Behlmann (Tootsie, Significant Other) as Gordy, Kevin Cahoon (GLOW on Netflix, currently in Monarch on Fox) as Peanut, Andrew Durand (Head Over Heels, War Horse) as Beau, Caroline Innerbichler (Anna in the North American Tour of Frozen) as Maizy, Ashley D. Kelley (Marvel’s Luke Cage and Insatiable—both on Netflix) as Storyteller 1, Alex Newell (Glee on Fox, Once on This Island) as Lulu, and Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly!) as Storyteller 2.Comprising the Ensemble are Miki Abraham (Oxygen’s The Glee Project), Dwayne Clark (The Color Purple), Rheaume Crenshaw (Amazing Grace), Kaitlyn Davidson (Cinderella on Broadway, White Christmas at PTC), Jaygee Macapugay (School of Rock), Scott Stangland (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Esteban Suero (Man of La Mancha at Westport Country Playhouse), Yasmeen Sulieman (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Quinn VanAntwerp (AMC’s Better Call Saul), and Alan Wiggins (Paradise Square).
Joining the aforementioned Clark, McAnally, Horn, and O’Brien on the Creative Team are Sarah O’Gleby (Choreographer), Jason Howland (Musical Supervisor), Scott Pask (Scenic Designer), Tilly Grimes (Costume Designer), Japhy Weideman (Lighting Designer), John Shivers (Sound Designer), Daniel Edmonds (Musical Director/Conductor), and Mia Neal (Hair and Wig Designer). Michelle Bosch is Production Stage Manager.
SPECIAL LIVE PREVIEW: OCT 13
Members of the general public, as well as local media, are invited to meet the cast and creators through a complimentary mini concert to be held on Thursday, October 13th on the plaza just west of Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The free event will kick off at 11:30 am. Free corn on the cob, provided by Taste of Louisiana Utah, will be available the first 200 attendees starting at 11:15am.
Shucked runs from October 28 through November 12 at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. Tickets are available individually, or as part of PTC’s season packages, at PioneerTheatre.org or by calling PTC’s Box Office at 801-581-6961.
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MEDIA PHOTOS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD:
Show artwork, as well as photos of the cast and creators, are available via the Press Kit link below:
PRESS KIT LINK
INTERVIEWS: Interviews with the Creative Team (Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally, Robert Horn, and Jack O’Brien) can be facilitated by PTC’s Joshua Black. Onsite interviews for the October 12th event must be arranged in advance.
Pioneer Theatre Company
Music and Lyrics by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally
Book by Robert Horn
Directed by Jack O’Brien
October 28 – November 12, 2022
Monday – Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) is located in the
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City
$48 – $72 in advance; $5 more when purchased on day of show.
Students K-12 are half-price Monday-Thursday.
Box Office: 801-581-6961
Open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
Gordy: John Behlmann*
Peanut: Kevin Cahoon*
Beau: Andrew Durand*
Maizy: Caroline Innerbichler*
Storyteller 1: Ashley D. Kelley*
Lulu: Alex Newell*
Storyteller 2: Taylor Trensch*
Swing: Miki Abraham*
Ensemble: Dwayne Clark*
Ensemble: Rheaume Crenshaw*
Ensemble: Kaitlyn Davidson*
Ensemble: Jaygee Macapugay*
Ensemble: Scott Stangland*
Ensemble: Esteban Suero*
Ensemble: Yasmeen Sulieman*
Ensemble: Quinn VanAntwerp*
Swing: Alan Wiggins*
Music and Lyrics: Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally
Book: Robert Horn
Director: Jack O’Brien
Choreographer: Sarah O’Gleby
Musical Supervisor: Jason Howland
Musical Director/Conductor: Daniel Edmonds
Scenic Designer: Scott Pask
Costume Designer: Tilly Grimes
Lighting Designer: Japhy Weideman
Sound Designer: John Shivers
Hair & Wig Designer: Mia Neal
Production Stage Manager: Michelle Bosch*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
ABOUT PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC)
Now celebrating its 61st season, the award-winning PTC is Utah’s premiere professional theatre company and a leading arts organization of the West. Led by Artistic Director Karen Azenberg and Interim Managing Director Diane L. Parisi, PTC presents world-class productions that celebrate diversity in culture and society, and serve as the connecting bridge between art and scholarship as an affiliate of the University of Utah. For more information, visit PioneerTheatre.org