Further casting has been revealed for Goodspeed Musicals' upcoming world premiere of Summer Stock, adapted from the 1950 MGM film and set to play the Connecticut theatre July 7–August 27. As previously announced, the production will be led by Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) as Joe Ross and Danielle Wade (Mean Girls) as Jane Falbury.
Joining them will be Arianna Rosario (Moulin Rouge!) as Gloria Flabury, Gilbert L. Bailey II (The Book of Mormon) as Phil Filmore, Stephen Lee Anderson (Bright Star) as Falbury, Veanne Cox (An American in Paris) as Margaret Wingate, Will Roland (Be More Chill) as Orville Wingate, and J. Anthony Crane (The Country House) as Montgomery Leach.
The ensemble will include Erika Amato, Hannah Balagot, DeShawn Travis Bowens, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Emily Kelly, Francesca M. Mancuso, Tommy Martinez, Corinne Munsch, Gregory North, Kaylee Olson, Jack Sippel, and Cayel Tregeagle, with swings Nicholas Cunha and Kennedy Perez rounding out the company. Casting is by Peter Van Dam.
Inspired by the classic Judy Garland-Gene Kelly movie, Summer Stock features a book by Cheri Steinkellner with hits from the American Songbook. The new musical follows the theatrical Gloria, who invites fellow troupers to the family farm with the idea of putting on a show. Her practical sister Jane eventually relents because the farm needs work—and workers.
Donna Feore is directing and choreographing. The production will also feature music direction by Adam Souza; music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Tony winner Doug Besterman; scenic design by Wilson Chin; costume design by Tina McCartney; lighting design by Jeff Croiter; sound design by Jay Hilton; and hair, wig, and makeup design by Liz Printz. Bradley G. Spachman will be the production stage manager.
Summer Stock is produced by special arrangement with VenuWorks Theatricals. Carolyn Rossi Copeland is the executive producer.