Workshop Reading of VanWinkle: A Folk Musical

logo_with_credits-1 Mission Theatre Company is excited to present a workshop presentation of Van Winkle – a folk musical, a retelling of Washington Irving’s classic tale, Rip Van Winkle. Van Winkle is written by Caroline Wigmore, a Minnesota native now living in London, with orchestrations by British orchestrator Jen Green.

The concept recording was named among the 2014 “20 new musical theatre recordings to look for” by Broadway Direct UK. The show won a place in London’s 2014 From Page to Stage Showcase, and is a finalist for London’s 2014 S&S Award for “the best yet-unproduced new musical of the year.”

“…a gorgeous-sounding take on the Washington Irving tale… It’s a lush blend of folk, bluegrass and gospel to savor.” – Broadway Direct

“Original and authentic…stunning orchestrations throughout and the music is very clever…” – Broadway World

“A deliciously original piece of musical theatre…” – Public Reviews
The presentation is abridged and will be approximately 1 hour with discussion to follow.

Cast: Tim McVean, Meghan Sherer, Rob Ward, Jon Peterson, Siri Hammond, Julia Faust, Katherine Paulsen, Christy Jones, Russ Dugger, and John Bryman.

November 2014

Phoenix Theatre: 2605 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN