Production images have been released for the premiere of this new musical based on true events, which officially opens at the Charing Cross Theatre this week.
This brand new musical is directed and choreographed by Marc Robin and is inspired by events that took place on the island of Key West in the 1930’s.
After decades of searching for his dream girl, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. He steals Elena’s body from the graveyard and takes her home, embarking on the most ambitious “fixer upper” project in history as he tries to bring his beloved back to life…
(c) Darren Bell.
As well as a book, music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello, the production’s creative team also includes: book and additional lyrics by Jason Huzac, book and original concept by Jeremiah James, production design by Jamie Roderick, costume design by Lisa Zinn, projection design by Louise Rhoades-Brown, sound design by Andrew Johnson, music direction by Andrew Hopkins and orchestrations by Robert Felstein.
Meanwhile, the cast for the musical is set to include Broadway actor Wade McCollum (The Wizard in Wicked) is Carl and Alyssa Martyn as the tragic love of his life, Elena. They are joined on stage by Val Adams, Miguel Angel, Alexander Barria, Mary-Jean Caldwell, Andrea Golinucci, Siwan Henderson, Sophia Lewis, Guido Garcia Lueches, Hannah McIver, Ross McLaren, Johan Munir, Nuno Queimado.
It Happened in Key West will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th July until the 8th August. To book tickets click hereor visit: Love Theatre.com, From the Box Office, Ticketmaster.co.uk and Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk.