Thursday, December 08, 2005

Casting Alert: The Golden Apple

Wow, just got the cast list for The Golden Apple, and it's like they called up the 42nd St. Moon Varsity team! Check it out:

The old time Moonies on hand are:
Penelope - Caroline Altman
Ulysses -- Joshua Powell
Helen -- Alexandra Kaprielian
Lovey Mars -- Darlene Popovic
Miss Minerva -- Stephanie Rhoads
Ajax -- Mike Figueira

Joining them are such recent additions to the Moon family as Kristopher McDowell (fresh from his Roar triumph as Cocky) as Mayor Hector, Brendan Simon, Greg Lucas, and Carly Ozard from Miss LIberty as Achilles, Nestor, and Mother Hare,respectively and MISS LIBERTY herself, Nina Josephs, as the dangerous seductress, Circe.

Rounding out the cast are Lazzaro as Paris, Ricardo Rust and Terry Dyer as the heroes Patroclus and Diomede,Mark Hernandez as Helen's hubby Menelaus (also doubling as Scylla), Libby Trull as Mrs. Jupiter,and Kathleen Mulready as a singing ship's figurehead.

It's a bit of a reunion, given that we're delighted to have Caroline back for her first show since Fifty Million Frenchmen in 2003 -- and Josh Powell last appeared with the Moon in Paint Your Wagon, also in '03. Caroline's Moon days date back to her first show, Very Warm for May, in the fall of 1995 (which was also the first show for Dyan McBride, who is now directing Mack & Mabel for us!) 1995 was also the first year I worked with the Moon, in I Married an Angel Are we all grasping that that is a decade ago??!! Yikes.

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