Amazing Grace, A New Musical
About the Work:
Set in the mid-18th Century, Amazing Grace takes John Newton from ne'er-do-well heir of a thriving English slave trade concern to fervent abolitionist and composer of the western world's most beloved hymn.
I played Billingsley (hard nosed captain of HMS Harwich), Monsieur Clow (French henchman to an African slave trader off the coast of Sierra Leone). Oh, yes. And a very contented baker in the English seaside town of Chatham.
Presented by Carolyn Rossi Copeland.
Christopher Smith, book, music & lyrics
Arthur Giron, book
Gabriel Barre, director
Kimberly Grigsby, music supervisor
Josh Young, Katie Rose Clarke, Robert Cuccioli, Andrew Samonsky, Laiona Michelle, Quentin Earl Darrington, Harriett D. Foy, Kayla Vanderbilt, Struan Erlenborn, Alison Cimmet, Andrew Durrand, Rachel Ferrera, Scott Richard Foster, Carly Hughes, Christopher Kale Jones, Allen Kendall, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Sarah Knapp, Elizabeth Ward Land, Dan Sharkey, Charles E. Wallace
Eugene Gwozdz, music director & piano
John Clancy, percussion
Pat McCorkle Casting, Pat McMorkle, Joe Lopick, Carter Niles
Don Myers, stage manager
Sara Swanberg, assistant stage manager
Robert E. Schneider, general manager
Steven Yuhasz, assistant director