Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Giant Hoax: The Musical

By: Erin Richardson, Curator
No, that title is NOT a hoax.  There is, indeed, a musical about the Cardiff Giant coming to Proctor's Theater in Schenectady, NY, in November.  I was fortunate enough to see a staged reading of the show last year, and thought it was great!  A few weeks ago, the cast came to have some publicity photos with the Giant.  You can see the final product above.  Here are a few members of the cast and the musical's director during the middle of their photo shoot:

I can't wait to go!

Here is some more information about the show:

The World Premiere of THE GIANT HOAX
Classic Theater Guild presents
"The Giant Hoax"
an original musical by Kit Goldstein
based on the true story of the Cardiff Giant
the 'petrified prehistoric man' currently on display in Cooperstown, NY

Directed by Criss Macaione
Music Directed by Rebecca Benjamin

In this charming family musical, a young girl's belief in wonderful things is challenged when she joins the traveling exhibition of New York's famous Cardiff Giant and gets a behind-the-scenes look at the truth behind the marvel.

Friday, Nov. 5 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 6 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 7 - 2 pm
Friday, Nov. 12 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 13 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 14 - 2 pm

Proctors Theater, Fenimore Gallery
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY

For additional information and/or tickets:
or call (518) 346-6204

The cast features:

Bernard K. Allanson
Bill Palmer
Cassandra Wright
David Michael Benjamin Jr.
Doré Schmidt
Jacqueline Ravida
Jo Quinn
Joe Phillips
Kacie Rea
Kate Peterson
Margot Phillips
Mark David
Mary Durocher
Mary Kirsten
Omar Williams
Rebecca Civic
Sadie Buerker
Sarah Durocher
Seana Munson
Sheila O'Shea
Suzanne Baker

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