Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Lost Colony's Reaching for the Stars Production is Born for Broadway

Broadway comes to the beach when The Lost Colony presents Reaching for the Stars: The Joy of Broadway — a spectacle of song and dance at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 16 at Waterside Theatre in Manteo.

Reaching for the Stars promises "a fantastic good time," according to the production's director Greg London, "you can experience things you wouldn't—unless you were in New York City!"

Without a bothersome airplane trip to the Big Apple, guests are guaranteed a good time, enjoying enduring and current Broadway hits from: Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Wiz, Chorus Line, Thoroughly Modern Millie, South Pacific, Cabaret, Hairspray and other performed by the gifted Lost Colony cast and crew. Songs from The Lost Colony's upcoming 2009 productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Oklahoma will also be featured. Most of the musical numbers in Reaching for the Stars are Tony award-winning hits.

The Lost Colony Company is known for their exceptional talent.

Derek Keeling, a 2001 alum, is now appearing as Danny in Grease on Broadway. Over the years, many Lost Colony alumni performers have appeared on Broadway, and if the 2008 company follows suit, they too are Broadway bound—all the more reason to attend this performance.