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Barnum

Barnum

A colorful, dynamic spectacle with razzle-dazzle charm!

Traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus

Before there was the movie smash “The Greatest Showman”, there was BARNUM, the Tony® Award-winning story of P.T. Barnum who combined razzle-dazzle with brass and charm to sell humbug to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s greatest showman, BARNUM is a colorful, dynamic spectacle with heart and a landmark Cy Coleman score (“Come Follow The Band”, “The Colors of My Life”, and “Thank God I’m Old”).

BARNUM premiered at Broadway’s St. James Theatre in 1980 starring Jim Dale and Glenn Close where it played for 854 performances. It was nominated for ten Tony© Awards with wins for Mr. Dale as Best Actor plus scenic and costume design. Its 1981 West End premiere starred Michael Crawford. BARNUM was recently revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2018.

Join us at the circus!

Cast

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Kirby Ward *
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Tracy Lore
Charity “Chairy” Barnum
Kelley Dorney
Actress 1: Jenny Lind/Ensemble
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Regina LeVert *
Actress 2: Joice Heth/Blues Singer/Ensemble
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Jasmine Ejan *
Actress 3: Mrs. Stratton/Ensemble
Glenn Shiroma
Actor 1: Ringmaster/James Bailey/Ensemble
Matt Braver
Actor 2: AmosScudder/Goldschmidt/Morrissey/Ensemble
Jeffrey Scott Parsons
Actor 3: Sherwood Stratton/Concertmaster/Templeton/Ensemble
Matthew Patrick Davis
Actor 4: Chester Lyman/Tom Thumb/Wilton/Ensemble
* Guest Artist

Performance

September 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Alex Theatre

Show Details

When
September 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Where
Alex Theatre
Format
Staged Concert Reading
Music by
Cy Coleman
Lyrics by
Michael Stewart
Book by
Mark Bramble
Director
Alan Bailey
Choreographer
Cheryl Baxter
Musical Director
Jan Roper
Production Supervisor
Barbara Carlton Heart
Show Photographer
Ed Krieger

Program

Barnum