Pictured: Arielle Jacobs
Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the initial casting for the world premiere musical of BETWEEN THE LINES based on the best-selling book by New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer with music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, and book by Timothy Allen McDonald.
Directed by Tony Award-nominated director Jeff Calhoun, the production features Arielle Jacobs (ALADDIN, IN THE HEIGHTS, WICKED) as the high school protagonist, Delilah, and Curt Hansen (HAIRSPRAY, WICKED, NEXT TO NORMAL) as Prince Oliver.
The design team includes Tobin Ost (Set Designer), Lindsay W. Davis (Costume Designer), Brad Peterson (Projections Designer) and Daniel Green (Music Supervisor).
According to the press release, what happens when the line between fiction and fantasy becomes blurred with reality? When the handsome hero in her favorite book literally starts speaking to her, seventeen-year- old Delilah thinks she has found the perfect escape from the challenges of her life. Is it possible to live the story you want, if it’s not the story you’re in? Filled with romance, adventure, and humor, BETWEEN THE LINES, also explores another popular theme in a teen’s life – what happens when happily ever after, isn’t?
BETWEEN THE LINES will be produced by Kansas City Repertory Theatre by special arrangement with Tony Award-winning Producer Daryl Roth who has shepherded this project since its inception. It runs September 8 through October 1, 2017, at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. For more information visit kcrep.org.