An inside look at Music Theater Heritage’s production of SONG AND DANCE
Music Theater Heritage has released the first preview of its Andrew Lloyd Webber regional premiere SONG & DANCE. The production is directed by Emily Shackelford and directed by Jessalyn Kincaid with choreography by Caroline Dahm. The elusive musical features one act told entirely through “Song” and the other act told entirely through “Dance.”
The full set includes Shackelford, Aimee Grajeda, Sarah McGuyer, Max Nelson-Steinhoff and MaryAnn Traxler. The creative team includes music direction by Mark Ferrell, scenic design by Sarah Reed, lighting design by Shelbi Arndt, costume design by Shannon Smith-Regnier, sound design by Jon Robertson, assistant direction by Linnaia McKenzie and stage management by Lacey Willis.
Although SONG & DANCE premiered on Broadway in 1985, Webber composed VARIANTS (now the dance part) in 1978 for his cellist brother Julian. Originally composed for cello and rock band, VARIANTS is based on Paganini’s Caprice in A minor No. 24. While the Broadway production of SONG & DANCE was rearranged for a full orchestra, MTH was able to secure the rights for the original cello and rock band arrangements. The rock band includes Ferrell on piano, Sascha Gorschang on cello, Tod Barnard on drums, Cindy Egger on guitar and Sonja Richardson on bass.
SONG & DANCE plays fifteen performances, from May 12 to 29. Tickets start at $35 and are available by visiting www.MTHKC.com or calling the box office at 816.221.6987.
MTH no longer requires proof of vaccination. Masks are optional.
Take a look at the production below!
Photo credits: Cory Weaver.