SHOWTUNES Theatre Company leaps over the rainbow and finds a pot of gold with the second concert of their 16th season. The rarely produced Finian’s Rainbow runs just after St. Patrick’s Day, for two performances, March 19 at 8pm and March 20 at 2pm in Benaroya Hall’s Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. This 70-year-old musical is filled with beautiful songs and powerful themes that resonate today with renewed depth and relevance.
Eric Jensen directs with Corinna Munter as music director. Live musicians will join a talented cast (performing “on book”) of Seattle-area musical theater professionals. Cast includes: Eray Anderson (Finian), Hugh Hastings (Senator Rawkins), Butch Stevenson (Narrator/Rawkins) Cayman Ilika (Sharon), Jared Michael Brown (Woody), Jon Lutyens (Og), Katy Tabb (Susan), Matt Kacergis (Buzz) and Ryan Bohannon (Sherriff). Ensemble includes: Ibidunni Ojikutu, Margaret Lamb, Natalie Moe, Christine Riippi, John Deveney, Shane Smith, Vincent Orduna, Stephanie Johnson, Jimmie Herrod and Jaydn Muralt.
Cast members bring a selection of songs from Finian’s Rainbow to the Seattle Irish Festival at Seattle Center on March 12th and 13th. Join Cayman Ilika, Jared Michael Brown and Jon Lutyens at 3pm, each day, inside the Armory at Seattle Center for a sneak peak at the beautiful music of Finian’s Rainbow.