Phillip Boykin, Ali Ewoldt, Lesli Margherita, and More Set for Sacramento's Music Circus Season | Playbill

Regional News Phillip Boykin, Ali Ewoldt, Lesli Margherita, and More Set for Sacramento's Music Circus Season The summer season includes Shrek, Oklahoma!, The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys and Dolls, The Wiz, and In the Heights.
Phillip Boykin, Ali Ewoldt, and Lesli Margherita

Casting is set for the Broadway at Music Circus summer season, which kicks off in Sacramento June 11 with Shrek The Musical. The cast includes Jacob Keith Watson (Carousel) as Shrek, Kristen Beth Williams (Hello, Dolly!) as Fiona, and André Jordan (Legally Blonde) as Donkey. Glenn Casale directs the production that runs through June 16.

Oklahoma!, directed and choreographed by Linda Goodrich, follows June 25–30. The cast features Ryan Vasquez (Hamilton) as Curly, Emilie Kouatchou (Sweeney Todd) as Laurey, Jennifer Allen (The Bridges of Madison County) as Aunt Eller, Brit West (The Color Purple) as Ado Annie, Pierce Cassidy (Kinky Boots) as Will Parker, Jeff Skowron (Big River) as Ali Hakim, and John Rapson (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) as Jud.

Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray, Hollywood Squares) will play Man in Chair in the Music Circus production of The Drowsy Chaperone, running July 9–14. The cast will also feature Lynne Wintersteller (Closer Than Ever) as the Chaperone, with Bradley Dean (Spamalot) as Adolpho, Kaleigh Kronin as Janet, and Matt Loehr (The Book of Mormon) as Robert.

Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera) and Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea) will co-star as Sarah and Miss Adelaide, respectively, in Guys and Dolls, running July 23–28. The cast will also feature Edward Watts (The Book of Mormon) as Sky Masterson and Skowron as Nathan Detroit.

Adrianna Hicks, known for her leading performance as Celie in The Color Purple, will play Dorothy in The Wiz, running August 6–11. The cast will also feature Tony nominee Phillip Boykin (Porgy and Bess) as the Lion, James T. Lane (King Kong) as the Tinman, and Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots) as the Scarecrow. Casale directs.

The final production will be In the Heights, running August 20–25 under the direction of Marcos Santana. Casting includes David Merino (Rent) as Sonny, Rayanne Gonzales (The Phantom of the Opera) as Abuelita, Didi Romero as Nina, and Nina V. Negrom as Vanessa.

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