The producers of Moonshadow, A New Musical have announced five of their principal cast members today, just weeks before tickets go on sale for the 2012 premiere.
Winner of the 2011 Rob Guest Endowment, Blake Bowden, and 2011 Green Room Award Nominee Gareth Keegan, will take on the leading roles of Pat Matthew and Stormy in the production which is set to open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on May 31 this year.
Joining them in the other principal roles will be Gemma-Ashley Kaplan (Lisa), Jolyon James (Moonshadow) and Robert Grubb (Mr Hojja). Although auditions are still taking place, it is understood that full casting will be finalised soon.
Moonshadow, a new musical fantasy written by Yusuf, weaves together some of the classics he penned as Cat Stevens together some new songs. Hits such as Father & Son, Wild World, The First Cut is the Deepest and, of course, Moonshadow will feature in the show which has been described as “the summit of the life’s work of this most profound songwriter.”
After a number of workshops and a recent audition series in Australia, the World Premiere of Moonshadow opens at the Princess Theatre on 31May, 2012. This $5 million production will have an Australian cast and creative team, together with Sweden’s top musical director, Anders Albien.
Tickets On Sale Monday 5 March
“In this world of Darkness, evil rules by night, but somewhere in the shadows … someone’s seeking light.” – Cat Stevens
Gareth Keegan- Stormy
Gemma-Ashley Kaplan – Lisa
Jolyon James – Moonshadow
Blake Bowden – Pat Matthew
Robert Grubb – Mr Hojja
Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday at 1pm and 8pm Thursday at 8pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2.00pm Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm