Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Whisper House Cast & Creative Team Announced at The Old Globe

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Old Globe executive producer Lou Spisto today announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s new musical, Whisper House. Peter Askin helms the show, musical director is Jason Hart and the dance director is Wesley Fata.

Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham will headline the show playing Lilly. She last appeared at The Old Globe as Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie and is currently appearing in the world premiere of the Frank Wildhorn musical, Bonnie and Clyde, at La Jolla Playhouse

Set in 1942 at the height of World War II, Whisper House is the story of an 11-year-old boy, Christopher (Eric Brent Zutty), who lives with his Aunt Lilly in a haunted New England lighthouse following the death of his father. All of the songs are performed by the ghosts, played by David Poe and Holly Brook, and embody the boy’s subconscious thoughts and fears. When Christopher begins to hear strange music seeping through the walls, is his imagination getting the best of him, or is he receiving warnings of the very real dangers that lie ahead? Whisper House is a touching and beautiful story about how we should embrace, rather than fear, the unknown.

The talented cast also features Arthur Acuña as Yasuhiro, Kevin Hoffman as Lieutenant Rando and Ted Koch as Charles. The creative team for Whisper House includes Michael Schweikardt (Scenic Design), Jenny Mannis (Costume Design), Matt Richards (Lighting Design), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Design) and Richard Costabile (Stage Manager).

Whisper House will run January 13 – February 21, with opening night scheduled for January 21 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets will go on sale on December 13 at noon and can be purchased online at www.theoldglobe.org/, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.

Duncan Sheik will also perform in concert at the Globe prior to the run of Whisper House with special guest, David Poe. Sheik has toured extensively this year and will perform songs from Whisper House and his other acclaimed albums. Tickets are currently available to subscribers and single tickets will go on sale Friday, December 11 at noon.

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