Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Opens July 6th

Megan McGinnis as Marianne Dashwood and Peter Saide as Willoughby.
All photos by Liz Lauren, courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Emma, Jane Eyre, Daddy Long Legs) and director Barbara Gaines have refashioned Jane Austen’s timeless classic Sense and Sensibility into a gorgeous, thrillingly romantic musical which will make its west coast premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego beginning July 6. Gaines is artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the company that commissioned the production, where it had its world premiere in April 2015. It was developed in with CST creative producer, Rick Boynton.

Megan McGinnis (whom you’ll remember from Daddy Long Legs) stars as Marianne Dashwood and Sharon Rietkerk as Elinor Dashwood in Austen’s story of two sisters who lose their fortune, their home, and all their prospects following their father’s untimely death. But fortunes can turn again, and these plucky heroines will face their situation with courage and resolve in this new musical featuring another ravishing score by Paul Gordon.

Among others, the cast will also star Emily Berman as Lucy Steele, Sean Allan Krill as Colonel Brandon, Colin Morgan as Mr. Harris, Brian Ray Norris as Lord Middleton, Peter Saide as Mr. Willoughby, David Schlumpf as John Dashwood, Paula Scrofano as Mrs. Jennings, Elizabeth Telford as Miss Grey, Jill Van Velzer as Fanny Dashwood, and Wayne Alan Wilcox as Edward Ferrars. Show runs July 6 – Aug 14 (opening night 7/14). Tickets are available by calling (619) 234-5623 or online at www.TheOldGlobe.org.

Megan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk as Marianne and Elinor Dashwood

Sean Allan Krill as Colonel Brandon

Megan McGinnis

Wayne Wilcox as Edward Ferrars and Sharon
Rietkerk as Elinor Dashwood 

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