Video: Watch Highlights From Premiere of On Cedar Street Musical, Starring Lauren Ward, Stephen Bogardus, Lana Gordon | Playbill

Video Video: Watch Highlights From Premiere of On Cedar Street Musical, Starring Lauren Ward, Stephen Bogardus, Lana Gordon

The new musical has a book by Emily Mann, music by Lucy Simon and Carmel Dean, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the world premiere of the new musical On Cedar Street, about the search for happiness and making families whole, through September 2 on The Larry Vaber Stage at The Unicorn Theatre. The musical officially opened in Massachusetts August 19 following previews that began August 12.

Directed by Susan H. Schulman, the cast features Stephen Bogardus as Louis Waters, Lana Gordon as Ruth Clark, C. Wild Handel as Young Girl, Hayden Hoffman as Jamie Moore, Ben Roseberry as Gene Moore, Dan Teixeira as Russell Beckman, Lauren Ward as Addie Moore, Lenny Wolpe as Lloyd Beckman, Addison as Charley, and understudy Zooey Bayles.

Watch highlights from the production in the video above, including "A Skunk at the Garden Party" (featuring Gordon), "The Girl We Were" (featuring Ward), and "Prairie Rose" (featuring Bogardus).

Adapted from Kent Haruf’s novel Our Souls at Night, the musical has a book by Emily Mann, music by Carmel Dean and the late Lucy Simon, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.

On Cedar Street is set in Holt, Colorado, as Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and both have long been living alone in empty houses. As their relationship deepens, they each deal with grief and loss, and a real romance begins to blossom.

Director Schulman said in an earlier statement, “On Cedar Street is a multigenerational story of redemption and unconditional love. This poetic and melodic musical illuminates the lives of a small group of neighbors in a Colorado town during a devastating drought and how the forces of nature evoke the ghosts of the past. Forced to confront these ghosts, our characters find redemption, forgiveness, and an ability to embrace relationships newly formed and reimagined; relationships not just with each other but with animals and their environment.”

The production also has music direction by Kristin Stowell, choreography and associate direction by Terry Berliner, scenic design by Reid Thompson, costume design by Alex Allison, lighting design by Alan C. Edwards, sound design by Julian Evans, projections design by Shawn Edward Boyle, orchestration by Michael Starobin, casting by Tara Rubin Casting, animals provided by William Berloni, on-site dog training by Rochelle Scudder, and stage management by Jason Weixelman.

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