Full casting has been announced for the world-premier production of Michael John LaChiusa‘s musical adaptation of the 1921 short story “Rain”. The world premiere of RAIN will be at Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA, with previews beginning March 24, and an opening night set for April 1. Eden Espinosa (former Elphaba – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Broadway; former t/r Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour; former s/b Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – Broadway) will play the role of Sadie Thompson. Jared Zirilli (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour) will take on the part of Alfred Davidson.
Old Globe artistic director Barry Edelstein will make his musical theatre debut with the production. The creative team includes Patrick McCollum (movement), J. Oconer Navarro (music director), Bruce Coughlin (orchestrations), Mark Wendland (scenic design), Katherine Roth (costume design), Russell H. Champa (lighting design) and Ken Travis.
Tickets are currently available only to Old Globe subscribers. They will go on sale to the general public Feb. 19 by phone at (619) 234-5623 or at theoldglobe.org.