Prospect Theater Company will kick off its 2018-2019 season with a concert version of The Flood, the original musical inspired by the historic 1993 Mississippi River Floods.
Presented in partnership with Greymatters Productions, the evening, which will raise funds for continued Puerto Rico hurricane recovery, will be held September 8 at 8 PM at TheTimesCenter (242 West 41st Street)
The principal cast will feature Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Victoria Huston-Elem (Finding Neverland national tour), Aline Mayagoitia (In the Heights, Pittsburgh CLO), Mia Pinero (West Side Story, The Guthrie), Aaron Ramey (Bridges of Madison County), Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hard Body), and Simone Zamore (The Flood, Prospect).
The ensemble will include Sherz Aletaha,Jennifer Blood, Victoria Bundonis, Cáitlín Burke, Anicet Castel, Jason Collins, DeMone, Carol Hickey, Brian Jose, Toren Nakamura, Yassi Noubahar, Michael Pesce, Alexandra de Suze, Tony Vallés, Josiah Vasquez, David Wiens, Zach Wobensmith, and Carla Woods.
The professional cast will be joined by a community chorus of 36 singers from Monroe County, Illinois—an area affected by the 1993 floods of the Mississippi River.
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Co-created by founding company artists Peter Mills (book, music, and lyrics) and Cara Reichel (book, music, and lyrics), the event commemorates the 25th anniversary of the devastating 1993 flood. Reichel will direct with musical direction by Katya Stanislavskaya.
"Prospect is thrilled to revisit The Flood as we kick off our 20th year of creating new musical theater," said Producing Artistic Director Reichel. "For this special event, our artists are honored to come together with singers from Monroe County, Illinois, to help those in Puerto Rico who have an ongoing need for disaster recovery and support."
Tickets, priced $30–$50, can be purchased at ProspectTheater.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. Donations to the concert's Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program online fundraising campaign can be made via the show web site.