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Cast announced for ‘Titanic’ Warren Players production

Warren Players has announced the casting of its 89th season’s opening production, “Titanic The Musical: In Concert.”

“Titanic” hits the Struthers Library Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 26; and 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

As an “in concert” production, the performances showcase both cast and orchestra together on the stage for the musical’s full dialogue and musical numbers, with limited staging and sets.

Winner of five Tony Awards, this musical set aboard the “unsinkable” Titanic tells of the passengers’ hopes and aspirations on the ship’s historic maiden voyage. In the final hour of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and slowly sank. One of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th century, more than 1,500 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their mastery lasting forever.

To honor the original 2009 Warren Players’ production, the original cast and crew were asked to come back to reprise their roles. Returning members are noted below with an asterisk:

Pictured in row 1, from left: Chloe Spencer; Scarlet Spencer; Brody Connolly; Chalina Abreu; Natalie Baxter; Sammy White (Jack Thayer); Chevelle Yeskey; Abiana Edwards; Macy Winicki; Caroline Smyth; Lilly Branthoover; Andrew Bailey.

Row 2, from left: Kari Ewing*; Dixie Brumagin*; Rebecca Yeager* (Marion Thayer); Sydney Ewing*; Lyndsey Dippold; Maddy Robbins; Nyssa Brumagin*; Adrianne Hunt* (Alice Beane); Erica Evans* (Madeline Astor); Bethany Pascuzzi*; Lil Hunkele* (Charlotte Cardoza); Pat Pollard* (Ida Straus); Catherine Hayes Lyon (Mme. Aubert); Melissa Carr (traveling companion to Mme. Aubert); Barbara Boger*; Kelsey Angove* (Kate Mullins).

Row 3, from left: Riane Winslow; Cyndy Granger; Kira Spencer (Kate Murphy); Ellen Paquette* (Kate McGowan); Jen Bailey; Natasha Button; Colette Bonavita; Megan VanOrd (Stewardess Hutchinson); Kaitlyn McCracken (Caroline Evans); Barb Crowley*; Deborah Murphy* (Eleanor Widner); Georgi Rice*; Lynn Sears (Stewardess Robinson).

Row 4, from left: Jordan Spencer* (Thomas Andrews); John Shaughnesy* (Captain E. J. Smith); Sam Bailey* (John B. Thayer); Randy Baughman* (Isidor Straus); Gary Brumagin* (Edgar Beane); Tristan Brumagin* (4th Officer Joseph Boxhall); Brandon Hinton* (1st Officer William Murdoch); Andrew Stalder* (Harold Bride); Colin Drayer (Bellboy); Logan Johnson (Bandmaster Wallace Hartley); Derek Hahn (Charles Clark); James Pollard (Quartermaster Robert Hichens); Kevin Hunt* (J. Bruce Ismay); Jason Bonavita; Allan Branthoover (3rd Officer Herbert Pitman).

Row 5, from left: Doug McCracken (Benjamin Guggenheim); Patrick Mulligan (Jim Farrell); Corey Bailey (George Widner); Michael Stenberg (John J. Astor); Kenny Anderson* (Fredrick Fleet); Andrew Pollard* (Frederick Barrett); John Beard* (Steward Henry Etches); Adam McChesney (Andrew Latimer); Nick Norrod (2nd Officer Charles Lightoller); Ethan Monroe (Chief Engineer Joseph Bell); David Ludwig*.

Missing from the photo is Angela Abreu; Caitie Webster; and Jeff Ewing*.

The production team includes Sue Spencer*, director; Adri Hunt and Kelsey Angove, co-producers; Robert Pearce*, vocal director; Fran Leto*, musical director; Jennifer Dilks*, stage manager; Barb Crowley*, lighting design; Charmaine Check, costume mistress; Marcia White, sound.

For tickets to “Titanic The Musical: In Concert,” visit strutherslibrarytheatre.com or contact the theatre office at (814) 723-7231.

Visit warrenplayers.com and Facebook.com/warrenplayers to see the cast and crew in action as they prepare for this production.

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