Pennington Players Introduce Their Cast of “Violet”

After taking home multiple awards and nominations for their recent productions of Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Into the Woods, the Pennington Players are announcing the cast for their next theatrical production – Violet, which is set to run November 6th through the 15th inside Kelsey Theatre.

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Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel from one of the most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre – Jeanine Tesori (Caroline Or Change, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek). With its powerful story Violet has astounded critics and audiences alike making it one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ’90s.

Violet tells the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime.

Let’s meet the cast!

  • Violet Karl – Shannen Doyle
  • Young Vi – Julia Toto
  • Grady “Flick” Fliggins – Kyrus Keenan Westcott**
  • Monty Harrell – Ben Menahem*
  • Father – William Kamps**
  • The Old Lady/The Hotel Singer – Jaimie McMillin**
  • The Preacher – Michael Zweig**
  • Lula Buffington – Jaleesa Moore
  • The Music Hall Singer – Tia Brown*
  • Virgil – Michael Gearty
  • Landlady – Faye E. Macey

Production Staff

  • Producer – Jennifer Gregg
  • Director – Frank Ferrara*
  • Music Director – Shannon Ferrara*
  • Associate Music Director – Mike Gilch**
  • Stage Manager – Vianna Fagel
  • Choreographer – Nicole Machin*
  • Assistant Director – E.J. Ferrara
  • Costumer – Jay Stevens
  • Sound – Wayne Irons*
  • Set Design – Bryan Schendlinger**
  • Properties – Dottie Farina
  • Lighting – Judi Parrish*

*A 2015 Kelsey Award Nominee
**A 2015 Kelsey Award Winner

Violet opens November 6th and runs through November 15th inside The Kelsey Theatre. CLICK HERE for more information.

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