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News Release
Cadence Theatre Company

For Immediate Release
Date: March 25, 2013

Contact: Anna Johnson
Artistic and Managing Director
Cadence Theatre Company
info@cadencetheatre.org
804-972-0364

Cadence Theatre Company Announces Mainstage
Season for 2013/2014

Offerings include Good People, Clybourne Park and Detroit

Richmond, VA—Cadence Theatre Company is pleased to announce its new titles for the 2013/2014 mainstage season. The upcoming Theatre Gym season of bold, contemporary, award-winning plays will feature two of the most widely staged new plays in the country – Clybourne Park, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, and Good People, winner of the 2011 New York Drama Critics Circle for Best Play. The third Cadence play, Detroit, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and recently ended a successful Off-Broadway run following its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.

Cadence Theatre Company’s Artistic and Managing Director shares, “These plays have been chosen for their artistic merit, their accessibility through humor, and their candid exploration of the human condition. We are excited beyond belief to bring these important stories to Richmond audiences.”

Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Anna Johnson
October 17 – November 9, 2013

Good People won the 2011 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. The work treats severe financial hardship, the single parenting of a disabled child, and the consequences of our decisions with sensitivity and candor. About Lindsay-Abaire and his play, Jason Clark (Slant Magazine) wrote: “As sensitive a modern playwright as can be heard these days, (Lindsay-Abaire’s characters) sound like doomed-to-fail, ivory tower-slanted scenarios… (but) Instead of holding up the play’s lead character Margaret as a victim of hard luck, the playwright shrewdly uses her as an example of how choices can make or break us, and the smallest twists of fate determine our path.”

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
Directed by Keri Wormald
February 20 – March 15, 2014

Clybourne Park won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, among several other awards and nominations. The play looks openly at grief and socio-racial isolation. Clybourne Park is a dramatic follow-through to A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry; it is a moving and thought-provoking story of racism and how it evolves but never ends. Laced with satire, the play asks the audience to closely examine its own community identity.

Detriot by Lisa D’Amour
Directed by Anna Johnson
May 1 – May 24, 2014

A 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Detroit is a dark comedy which takes the suburban American dream and exposes it as a ridiculous hoax. The New York Post says that D’Amour’s piercing scrutiny “totally nails the great, deep malaise of middle-class suburbia, with a sustained energy and a wicked eye for telling details.” First performed by Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Detroit has recently finished a successful run off-Broadway.

Subscriptions and packages are currently available for all seasons. Single tickets will go on sale July 1.

For pricing and package information visit www.va-rep.org or call 282-2620.

About Cadence Theatre Company
The mission of Cadence Theatre Company (CTC) is to inspire and transform our community by presenting contemporary, award-winning plays and musicals that uplift the spirit, challenge the mind, and honor both our individuality and our shared humanity.

In pursuing our mission with a commitment to artistic excellence, CTC, in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, presents a multi-show season that celebrates the work of the world’s most renowned playwrights and composers. CTC is dedicated to engaging ever-widening audiences and building community participation by sharing important, diverse themes and stories, and by presenting a variety of original educational programs that foster inclusion, empathy, and critical dialog across age, gender, and cultural ancestry.

Click here for the for 2013/2014 season tickets form.

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Next To Normal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2013
Contact:  Anna Johnson
(804) 972-0364
annatjohnson@gmail.com

Cadence Theatre Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and TONY Award winning musical Next to Normal

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2012/13 Season Finale to star Broadway veteran
Andrea Rivette and Duke Lafoon.

Richmond, VA, March 1, 2013 – Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, closes its 2012/13 Season with the emotionally packed Broadway rock-musical Next to Normal.  A preview performance will be on Friday, April 26th, 2013 and opening night will be Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre on and run for four weeks only through Saturday, May 18, 2013.  Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal examines the powerful story of Diana, a suburban housewife suffering with bipolar disorder, and the effects of that illness on her family. This is the groundbreaking musical that leaves audiences astounded and uplifted at the difference that understanding, hope, and encouragement makes in our lives.

Directed by Virginia Rep Associate Artistic Director Chase Kniffen, the production will star Andrea Rivette (Broadway’s Miss Saigon and Jekyll & Hyde and Virginia Rep’s White Christmas) as Diana and Duke Lafoon (Westchester Broadway Theatre’s A Wonderful Life and Virginia Rep’s Doubt) as Dan. The impressive cast of six includes Christie Jackson, Terence Sullivan, Russell Rowland and John Mincks.

Next to Normal features Music by Tom Kitt and Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey.  The award-winning creative team includes Kim Fox (music direction), Brian C. Barker (scenic design), K. Jenna Ferree (light design) and Sue Griffin (costume design).  The original score is performed by a live rock band conducted by Kim Fox.

NEXT TO NORMAL
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Chase Kniffen
April 26-May 18, 2013

Previews April 26th and opens April 27th

The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre at Virginia Rep

Next to Normal is the highly acclaimed, groundbreaking rock-musical “that pushe[d] Broadway in new directions” according to Rolling Stone, and that The New York Times called “much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.” With a thrilling contemporary score, Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. It’s the uplifting story of a mother struggling with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family; the pulling together as one to face and conquer such crucial human issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and, perhaps the most complicated of all, modern suburban life.

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal also won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Original Score, and 2009 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical.

Direction & Design

Direction
Musical Direction
Scenic Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Stage Management
Scenic Artists
Chase Kniffen
Kim Fox
Brian C. Barker
K. Jenna Ferree
Sue Griffin
Wendy Vandergrift
Lara Koplin and Adam Dorland

 

Cast List

Diana
Gabe
Dan
Natalie
Henry
Dr Madden/ Dr. Fine
Andrea Rivette*
Terence Sullivan
Duke Lafoon*
Christie Jackson
John Mincks
Russell Rowland

*Member of Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the USA.

ABOUT CADENCE THEATRE COMPANY
The mission of Cadence Theatre Company (CTC) is to inspire and transform our community by presenting contemporary, award-winning plays and musicals that uplift the spirit, challenge the mind, and honor both our individuality and our shared humanity. In pursuing its mission with a commitment to artistic excellence, CTC in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, presents a three-show season that celebrates the world’s most renowned playwrights, composers, and lyricists. CTC is further dedicated to accomplishing its mission by offering a variety of original educational programs and activities that foster inclusion, empathy, and critical dialog across age, gender, and cultural ancestry.

ABOUT VIRGINIA REP
Virginia Repertory Theatre, located in Richmond, VA, combined the talents and strengths of two nonprofit companies that shared facilities, resources, and management teams for over a decade. Now the heritages of Barksdale Theatre (founded in 1953) and Theatre IV (founded in 1975) live on in their new form, as Central Virginia’s leading professional theatre company.  Virginia Rep presents national caliber productions of the great dramas, comedies, and musicals including classics, contemporary works, and world premieres, always seeking to demonstrate the unique power of theatre to engage, enthrall, educate, and inspire. Productions are staged at four distinct venues:  the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre and Theatre Gym at the downtown Virginia Rep Center, Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre of Virginia located at Willow Lawn, and Virginia Rep’s Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Tickets: (804) 282-2620
More Information: (804) 972-0364
annatjohnson@gmail.com
http://www.va-rep.org
http://www.cadencetheatre.org

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