Based on the novel by Jane Austen, Book by Harold Taw, Music and Lyrics by Chris Jeffries

“Hope is the most tenacious thing.” Jane Austen’s final novel soars to life in this ravishing new musical about love, longing and second chances. Years ago, Anne Elliot was persuaded to abandon true love but now her past mistakes and long-lost hopes have returned. Can she summon the courage to follow her heart?


LENGTH: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission
AGE REC: 12+

CAST (in order of appearance)
Cayman Ilika* – Anne Elliot
Matthew Posner* – Captain Wentworth
Caitlin FrancesLady Russell / Mrs. Musgrove / Mrs. Harville
Nick DeSantis* – Sir Walter Elliot / Captain Harville
Chelsea LeValleyElizabeth Elliot / Henrietta Musgrove
Ryan ChildersCharles Musgrove / Mr. Shepherd / Third Gossip / Lady Dalrymple / Servant
Kate Jaeger^ – Mary Musgrove / Second Gossip
Sophia FranzellaLouisa Musgrove / First Gossip / Miss Carteret
Randy Scholz^ – Captain Benwick / Mr. Elliot

Persuasion is sponsored in part by the following partners:

Glenna Kendall, Producing Artistic Sponsor

*Member of the Actors’ Equity Association
^Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Karen LundDirector
Michael NuttingMusic Director / Copyist / Orchestrator
Jessica SpencerAssistant Director
Michael MatlockAssistant Music Director
Katy TabbChoreographer
Sarah Burch GordonCostume Design
Andrew DuffLighting Design
Mark LundScenic & Sound Design

Matt OrmeFight Choreographer
Abigail Pishaw* – Stage Manager
Sonja LoweDramaturg
Ben WippelDialect Coach
R.J. TanciocoMusic Consultant

Michael MatlockConductor / Pianist
Bruce CarpenterReeds
Chris MonroePercussion
Matthew TevenanCello

A World Premiere of a new musical | Jul 12 – Aug 26, 2017
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