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The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson

Neil Simon Theatre , (11/15/2012 - 12/09/2012)
First Preview:Oct 13, 2012 Total Previews:31
Opening Date:Nov 15, 2012   
Closing Date:Dec 09, 2012 Total Performances:29

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Angelus Temple, Los Angeles, 1927.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Betsy & David DeVos, Foursquare Foundation, Cantinas Ranch Foundation and The Stand Up Group; Produced in association with The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director; Bernadine Griffin, Managing Director; Bill Berry, Producing Director)
Originally produced by Signature Theatre
Book by Kathie Lee Gifford; Music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman; Additional music by Kathie Lee Gifford; Lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Vocal arrangements by Joel Fram; Incidental music arrangements by Sam Davis; Dance arrangements by Sam Davis; Additional Vocal Arrangements by Paul Raiman; Musical Director: Joel Fram
Directed by David Armstrong; Choreographed by Lorin Latarro; Associate Director: Stephen Sposito; Associate Choreographer: Barrett Martin
Scenic Design by Walt Spangler; Costume Design by Gregory A. Poplyk; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Ken Travis; Hair Design by Paul Huntley Enterprises, Inc.; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Costume Design: Sara Jean Tosetti; Associate Lighting Design: Peter Hoerburger and Aaron Spivey; Associate Sound Design: Tony Smolenski IV
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Finn; General Manager: Alan Wasser, Allan Williams and Mark D. Shacket; Company Manager: Cathy Kwon; Associate Co. Mgr: Daniel Hoyos
Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Amber White; Stage Manager: Kevin Bertolacci
Musical Coordinator: Howard Joines; Conducted by Joel Fram; Associate Conductor/Keyboard 1: Alvin Hough; Assistant Conductor/Keyboard 2: Matt Perri; Violin: Hiroko Taguchi; Cello: Summer Boggess; Reeds: Vito Chiavuzzo, Greg Thymius and Jacqueline Henderson; Trumpets: Matthew Peterson and Jeff Wilfore; French Horn: Will de Vos; Bass Trombone: Jennifer Wharton; Bass: Brian Hamm; Percussion: Billy Miller; Music Copying: Kaye-Houston Music; Keyboard Programming: Synthlink LLC
Dance Captain: Karen Hyland; Fight direction by Ron Piretti; Press Representative: Jeremy Shaffer and The Publicity Office; Advertising: Serino/Coyne; Marketing: Type A Marketing and Anne Rippey; Digital Outreach and Website: Serino/Coyne; Marketing Director: Thomas Mygatt; Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; Photographer: Jeremy Daniel
Carolee Carmello Aimee Semple McPherson
George Hearn James Kennedy
Brother Bob
Candy Buckley Minnie Kennedy
Roz Ryan Emma Jo Schaeffer
Andrew Samonsky Harold McPherson
Kenneth Ormiston
Edward Watts Robert Semple
David Hutton
Nick Cartell Ensemble
Joseph Dellger Mayor Cryer
William Randolph Hearst
Erica Dorfler Ensemble
Carlos L. Encinias Ensemble
Hannah Florence Ensemble
Benjamin Howes Asa Keyes
Alison Luff Coconut Girl
Peggy Rae Wharton
Jesse Nager Ensemble
Sam Strasfeld Charlie Chaplin
Betsy Struxness Coconut Girl
Elizabeth Ward Land Louise
Louella Parsons
Billie Wildrick Coconut Girl
Dan'yelle Williamson Ensemble
Matt Wolfe Ensemble
Swings: Corey Greenan and Karen Hyland
Understudies: Nick Cartell (David Hutton, Harold McPherson, Kenneth Ormiston, Robert Semple), Joseph Dellger (Brother Bob, James Kennedy), Erica Dorfler (Emma Jo Schaeffer), Corey Greenan (David Hutton, Robert Semple), Benjamin Howes (Harold McPherson, Kenneth Ormiston), Alison Luff (Aimee Semple McPherson), Elizabeth Ward Land (Minnie Kennedy ), Billie Wildrick (Aimee Semple McPherson), Dan'yelle Williamson (Emma Jo Schaeffer) and Matt Wolfe (Brother Bob, James Kennedy)
Tony Award®
 2013 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee]
Carolee Carmello
Drama Desk Award
 2013 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Carolee Carmello
ACT 1Sung By
Stand Up Aimee and Ensemble
Minnie's Prayer Minnie
Why Can't I? Aimee
He Will Be My Home Robert and Aimee
Come Whatever May Robert and Aimee
He Will Be My Home (Reprise)Robert, Aimee, James and Minnie
That Sweet Lassie From Cork Ensemble
Come Whatever May (Reprise)Robert, Aimee and Ensemble
How Could You? Aimee
You Have a Fire Aimee and James
Minnie's Prayer (Reprise)Minnie
Follow Me (Part 1) Aimee and Ensemble
A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do Emma Jo and Girls
Follow Me (Part 2) Aimee and Ensemble
For Such a Tume As This Aimee and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
Hollywood Aimee Reporters
Adam and Eve Aimee, David and Eve
Foursquare March Aimee and Ensemble
Samson and Delilha Aimee, David and Ensemble
Hollywood Aimee (Reprise)Reporters
Moses and Pharaoh Aimee, David, Emma Jo and Ensemble
Demon in a Dress Brother Bob and Ensemble
It's Just You Kenneth and David
The Coconut Grove The Lovely Coconuts, Louella and Reporters
No Other Choice Minnie
Hollywood Aimee (Reprise)Ensemble
Lost or Found? Aimee, Asa and Ensemble
What Does It Profit? Aimee
I Have a Fire Aimee and Ensemble