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Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical

Mar 22 – Apr 14, 2019

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Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed & Choreographed by Susan Stroman

Broadway visionaries meet ballet royalty. Five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact), Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), and acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck invite you backstage into 19th-century Paris, where glittering opulence hobnobbed with underworld dangers.

In this era of groundbreaking artistry, a girl named Marie (Peck) dreams of being the next star of the ballet. Despite the odds of her hard-scrabble life, she scrimps, saves and steals in pursuit of her ambitions. But when fate leads her to the studio of Impressionist Edgar Degas, she unknowingly steps into immortality—becoming the inspiration for his most famous sculpture ever: Little Dancer.

Also starring Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann (Pippin), Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!) and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Contact), Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical is the gorgeous new musical poised to conquer the stage—and your heart.

Read the Playbill casting announcement here.

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Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical

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We are pleased to announce the principal actors for Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical.

Corbeil: Christopher Gurr

Christian: Kyle Harris

Charlotte Van Goethem: Noelle Hogan

Mary Cassat: Dee Hoty

Degas: Terrence Mann

Marie Van Goethem: Tiler Peck

Adult Marie: Louise Pitre

Antoinette Van Goethem: Jenny Powers

Martine Van Goethem: Karen Ziemba

Read the Playbill announcement here.

Complete casting will be announced soon.

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed & Choreographed by Susan Stroman

Director/Choreographer: Susan Stroman

Music DirectorShawn Gough

Scenic DesignerBeowulf Boritt

Costume DesignerWilliam Ivey Long

Lighting DesignerKen Billington

Sound Designer: Kai Harada

Projection Designer: 59 Productions

Hair & Wig DesignerPaul Huntley

Music SupervisorDavid Loud

Co-OrchestratorsDoug Besterman & Larry Hockman

Dance ArrangerBen Davis

Production Stage Manager: Johnny Milani

Marie, Dancing Still - A New Musical

Marie, Dancing Still is a story inspired by the famous sculpture of a young ballerina by Edgar Degas; the show is set in Paris in 1880 and 1917. Marie, the model for the sculpture, is one of the Paris Opera Ballet’s so-called “little rats,” the ballet’s student dancers.  

Marie is a brand-new musical which is still being developed, so some alterations may be made in the show’s book and lyrics during the rehearsal and preview process. 

Adult Language:

There is little adult language and it is mild. Characters throw insults at each other when they are quarreling or have had too much to drink. These are shouted over a comic melee and are unintelligible. “Whore!” is among the insults shouted.

Sexual References:

The “Abonnes,” wealthy gentlemen who are patrons of the ballet, have the privilege of visiting the dancers backstage, exchanging gifts and favors, common practice at that time. One of the men, seeing Marie’s broken toe shoes, offers to buy her new ones, but she refuses.

Marie’s mother was once a dancer. She reveals that finding herself “in the family way” ruined her career and she wants Marie to succeed.

Marie’s oldest sister is a high-living courtesan. She takes Marie on the town and tries to instruct her in the ways of the world. Told that Marie has attracted the attention of a musician, her sister jokes that he must have “a very nice instrument.” 

Alcohol/Drugs:

Marie’s mother has had a hard life and drinks too much from time to time. Marie hides her earnings (and booty from picking pockets) to protect it lest her mother squander it.

At a café, Marie is offered a drink by a man, but another gentleman sweeps it away. 

Violence:

In the café, Marie’s mother and the landlord quarrel and begin slapping at each other; Marie intervenes to defend her mother. This is a comic sequence.  

Marie has a fight with her mother and gets slapped.

The musician punches an Abonne for making an unwanted advance to Marie. 

Marie’s older sister slaps her lover for his attempted infidelity.