Cast is announced today for the new USHERS: The Front of House Musical, and the cast are in the studio recording the album, which is to be released in March by SimG Productions.
USHERS: The Front of House Musical will be transferring to Charing Cross Theatre for a six-week season following its premiere at The Hope Theatre in Islington. It will play at 10.15pm on Thursdays – Saturdays from Friday 7 March to Saturday 19 April.
Joining original and returning cast members Ralph Bogard, Ross Mcneill, Liam Ross-Mills are:
Daniel Buckley who was recently standby Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), Marvin Camden, understudy and played Lucas Lloyd in Loserville (Garrick and West Yorkshire Playhouse), Piggy in Lord of the Flies (UK Tour), Rupert Pie in Fresher: The Musical (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and Otto in Spring Awakening (UK tour).
Ceris Hine who was voted winner of The Voice of Tomorrow in 2009 and in 2011 she released her debut album ‘Rose Tinted Girl’.
Carly Thoms who played Liesl in the UK tour of The Sound of Music. In London she appeared in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Sound of Music and Babes in Arms (Union Theatre).
Set in a West End theatre, USHERS: The Front of House Musical follows a working shift in the lives of the stagiest people in the theatre – the front of house staff, portraying the hilarious, ridiculous and frequently moving stories of ice-cream and programme sellers who dare to dream… A preview performance of a new jukebox musical is due to take place, a three-year workplace romance is on the rocks, an untrained newbie is working her first shift and the amorous manager is under pressure to cut costs. What could possibly go wrong?
USHERS: The Front of House Musical has big, bold company numbers, Fosse-like ice cream tray choreography and a script with heart, soul and an ice-bucket full of laughs.
USHERS: The Front of House Musical brings together the writing talents of Yiannis Koutsakos (music & lyrics), James Oban (lyrics), and BBC comedy actor James Rottger (book). Described by them as Front of House’s answer to A Chorus Line, it marks the trio’s musical theatre writing debut.
Music Yiannis Koutsakos. Lyrics by James Oban & Yiannis Koutsakos. Book by James Rottger. Additional Lyrics by James Rottger. Produced by James Oban for Kouban Productions Ltd. Directed by Max Reynolds. Musical Director Lee Freeman. Musical Arrangements: Michael Riley. Designer Amy Jobs. Choreographer Russell Smith. Associate Choreographer: Gemma Fuller. Casting Director Benjamin Newsome.
Wednesday 19th February 2014