A revised version of the Off-Broadway musical Saved opens tonight at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre for a run that will continue until 3 October 2010. Based on the film, the 2004 show features a book by John Dempsey and Rinne Groff, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman.
Saved deals with a group of Christian high school students seeking acceptance and inclusion as they search for meaning in their complicated lives. About the revisions, director Gary Griffin has said that the Off Broadway version was like a ‘good first draft’ and that ‘it would be a shame to stop (working on the show) when we were just discovering the musical’s strengths.’ Gary Griffin talks about the show in the clip below:
The cast is led by Felicia Finley as Lillian, Graham Rowat as Pastor Mike and Nick Spangler as Patrick. The cast also features Patrick Andrews as Roland, Izzie Baldwin as Tia, Justis Bolding as Hilary Faye, Doogin Brown as Mitch, Gillian Goldberg as Cassandra, Laura Huizenga as Mary, David Hull as Dean and Emily Peterson as Lana.
Here’s a sneak peek of the show at KC:
Booking information is available from the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s official website.