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Finishing Arthur (fka Writing Arthur)

2007 Festival

Music Director
Brian Nash

Courtney Balan, Jason Dula, Ana Gasteyer, Malcolm Gets, Michele Gray, Colin Hanlon, Heather Hawkins, Victor Hawks, Henry Hodges, Kevin Kern, Cassady Leonard, Sean McCourt, Michael Mendiola, Pamela Myers, Kelli O'Hara, Kate Pazakis, Sascha Peralta-Ramos, Halle Petro, Liz Power, Caesar Samayoa, Charly Seamon, Brian Sears, Tim Shew and Tom Stuart

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Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 5
Number of Principals (Female): 4
Preferred Ensemble Size: 17
Total Cast Size: 26
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Arthur Danby has finally found the perfect woman. Problem is, she’s a fictional character in his novel. When a very real woman steps into his life, his worlds collide. Will Arthur fall deeper into the world he’s created or allow life to write itself? Writing Arthur creator David A. Austin is a proud member of the BMI workshop, and has written book, music and lyrics for over twenty musicals. Mr. Austin has been commissioned by NAMT Members The 5th Avenue Theatre and the Village Theatre, and received a commendation from the Antoine D’Exupery Foundation for his adaptation of The Little Prince.

Development History

Writing Arthur was developed through a series of staged readings in 2006, and most recently, a workshop production at NAMT Member TheatreWorks in Silicon Valley, CA in April, 2007.

Festival Successes

Commercial option. World Premiere in California scheduled for 2013, and Belfast (Ireland) in 2014.