The Broadway-aimed musical Shucked begins its world premiere run at Utah's Pioneer Theatre Company October 28, with performances continuing through November 12. Directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien, the new show features a book by Tony winner Robert Horn and a score by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally.
Details are scarce about the new comedy's plot, though press notes describe the show as "the new musical comedy that proves sometimes tearing down a few walls, rather than growing them, is the only way to preserve our way of life."
The cast features John Behlmann (Tootsie, Significant Other) as Gordy, Kevin Cahoon (GLOW, Monarch) as Peanut, Andrew Durand (Head Over Heels, War Horse) as Beau, Caroline Innerbichler (Frozen) as Maizy, Ashley D. Kelley (Luke Cage, Insatiable) as Storyteller 1, Alex Newell (Glee, Once on This Island) as Lulu, and Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly!) as Storyteller 2.
Rounding out the company in the ensemble are Dwayne Clark, Rheaume Crenshaw, Kaitlyn Davidson, Jaygee Macapugay, Scott Stangland, Esteban Suero, Yasmeen Sulieman, and Quinn VanAntwerp. Miki Abraham and Alan Wiggins are swings.
Joining O'Brien on the creative team are choreographer Sarah O'Gleby, music supervisor Jason Howland, scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designer Tilly Grimes, lighting designer Japhy Weideman, sound designer John Shivers, music director and conductor Daniel Edmonds, and hair and wig designer Mia Neal. Michelle Bosch is production stage manager.