Sequim and Port Angeles residents won’t have to travel far this summer to enjoy some of Broadway’s biggest hits.
Ghostlight Productions, now operating as a new non-profit, presents “Magic to do: A Broadway Musical Revue” featuring 22 musical numbers from Broadway.
“We wanted to take our audience on a journey,” Director Mark Lorentzen said.
“Imagine taking a time machine to experience these shows first hand…that’s kind of what we’re going for with this show.”
This is the third year Ghostlight Productions has presented a summer show, with their previous performance in 2016 as the first company on the West Coast to produce the brand new ensemble version of Titanic the Musical.
Lorentzen also said this show is the company’s debut as a new non-profit and a way to present audiences with musical numbers it may make into full shows in the future.
For this season’s show, Lorentzen said he and his staff have strung together a series of musical numbers including some of Broadway’s best shows, from golden oldies such as “Annie Get Your Gun” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” to popular classics such as “Chicago” and “Les Miserables” — one of Lorentzen’s personal favorites.
“We could not do a show like this without Les Miserables,” Lorentzen said. “It’s near and dear to my heart.”
Lorentzen said he and his staff chose songs the audience would be familiar with and every musical number represents some of the best of Broadway.
He said putting together the musical numbers was one of the most difficult parts of arranging this show.
“It’s a difficult show to produce when you’re not bound by a script and storyline,” Lorentzen said.
“We have to work harder as actors to convey those emotions that the composer intended.”
Lorentzen said he has an incredible cast that is prepared to give audiences musical numbers with, “big dancing, big singing and big acting.”
The show also will feature choreography by Anna Pederson and a guest performance by the Ballet Workshop directed by Kate Long and Richard Stephens.
The full cast of “Magic to Do” features: Anna Pederson, Benjamin Heintz, Daniel Camper, Danielle Lorentzen, Erin Gordon, Jeremy Pederson, John Doster, Kathryn Lorentzen, Luciana Barrera, Mark Lorentzen, Nicholas Fazio, Quinton Cornell and Tiara Delatorre.
The show runs at 7:30 p.m. July 20-22, 27-29 with two matinees at 2 p.m. on July 23 and 29 at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles.
For tickets, visit www.ghostlight-productions.com, call 207-0130 or purchase at the door one half-hour prior to curtain. Ghostlight Productions is offering an opening night special: all seats (festival style) are $12. Regular performances are $18, $15 and $10.