Cast member Nick DeSantis (Sir Walter/Captain Harville) was interviewed on Q13 Morning News about Persuasion ... and announced live that the show has been EXTENDED through August 26, 2017.
Purchase tickets now because they're selling quickly. How quickly? For the Pay What You Can (PWYC) performance on Wednesday, July 19, the tickets sold out within an hour and there were 16 people in standing room only.
For more about Persuasion in the press, visit Taproot Theatre's website.
Writer/blogger for Seattle Gay News Miryam Gordon attended an early dress rehearsal for Persuasion, then sat down with Chris and Harold to talk about how they created the musical world of the show: "If You Love Jane Austen and Musicals Or Maybe Even Just Musicals, See What's Opening at Taproot!"
The International Examiner contributing writer Roxanne Ray interviewed bookwriter Harold Taw for the feature story, "For Team of Taw and Jeffries, Persuasion a 'Grueling' Reward."
In a short article for The Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England, bookwriter Harold Taw explains why musical theatre is the ideal medium for translating the aching melancholy of Persuasion.
Cayman Ilika, Nick DeSantis & Matthew Posner in Persuasion at Taproot Theatre. Photos by Erik Stuhaug.
Single tickets are now on sale for Taproot Theatre Company's world premiere of Persuasion July 12 to August 19, 2017. The show features a dream cast: Cayman Ilika, Matthew Posner, Nick DeSantis, Kate Jaeger, Randy Scholz, Sophia Franzella, Chelsea LeValley, Ryan Childers, and Caitlin Frances. Why not commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Persuasion in Seattle? There's no city more beautiful in the summer.
We are thrilled to announce that PERSUASION: A New Musical will have its world premiere at Seattle's Taproot Theatre Company from July 12, 2017 to August 19, 2017 (possible extension to Sept. 2, 2017). Our Anne Elliot is one of Seattle's finest leading ladies, Cayman Ilika, who may be familiar to you from her starring roles in The 5th Avenue Theatre/ACT co-productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Vanities, as Patsy Cline in Centerstage's Always ... Patsy Cline, and as Mary Poppins in Village Theatre's Mary Poppins. Karen Lund, Director; Jessica Spencer, Assistant Director; Sonja Lowe, Dramaturge. Taproot's season subscriptions go on sale on October 1, 2016. More information to follow!