KETCHIKAN (KDN) — First City Players on Tuesday took to social media to announce the cast of its fall musical, "Pippin."
The musical is directed by Bridget Mattson, and will be the first time in more than two decades that FCP Executive Director Elizabeth Nelson does not direct the fall production.
Auditions took place on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31, and the cast was chosen by Mattson, along with assistant director Dani Pratt, musical director Deirdre Nuss and choreographer Elizabeth Schultz.
The cast includes the following individuals, according to the FCP notice:
• Phillip Smith in the role of Pippin.
• Grace Louise as the Leading Player.
• James North playing Charlemagne.
• Torah Zamora as Catherine.
• Niles Corporon in the role of Lewis.
• Frankie Urquhart playing the character Fastrada.
• Addie Epler portraying Theo.
• Elizabeth Nelson as the character Berthe.
The announcement also introduced the players in the show's ensemble, including Abbie Sweetman, Christina Hughes, Clare Bennett, Grace Jackson, Greg Karlik, Jen Karlik, Jenny Dupre, Katie Dossett, Lori Orlowski, Morgan Weber, Paige Avila, Rachel Jaccobucci, Rudy Saccomanno, Shelley Virginia, Thomas Brooks and Zachary Leighton.
Speaking to the Daily News during a phone interview on Friday afternoon, Mattson said she’s excited about the cast that was chosen.
“It was a fabulous process, we had so many talented people show up,” Mattson said about auditions.
Close to 50 people turned out to audition for the show, which has fewer than 30 roles.
“We had to cut a lot of really, really talented people, which was really difficult,” Mattson commented. “It was really, really fun to see so many people excited about getting back into theater, and hopefully performing.”
The show is tentatively scheduled for two weeks in mid-November.
“I think it’s going to be a really amazing team and a really, really beautiful show,” Mattson said.