Dream True
Composer: Ricky Ian Gordon
Composer Bio: Ricky Ian Gordon was born on May 15, 1956 in Oceanside, NY and raised on Long Island. After studying composition at Carnegie Mellon University, he settled in New York City, where he quickly emerged as a leading writer of vocal music that spans art song, opera, and musical theater. Mr. Gordon's songs have been performed and or recorded by such internationally renowned singers as Renee Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Audra MacDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Frederica Von Stade, Andrea Marcovicci, Harolyn Blackwell, and Betty Buckley, among many others.
Librettist: Tina Landau
Other Artistic Personnel: G.W. Mercier (set and costume designer)
Scott Zielinski (lighting designer)
Jan Hartley (projection design)
Tina Landau (director)
Original Cast: Jeff McCarthy (Peter Emmons)
Judy Kuhn (Madge)
Alex Bowen (Peppy Cody)
Jase Blankfort (Verne Dexter)
Jessica Molaskey (Sarah Cody)
Amy Hohn (Dray Dexter)
Stephen Skybell (Dr. Howard Emmons)
Francis Jue (Hal)
Bryan T. Donovan (Bernard)
Michael Cole (Jim)
Daniel Jenkins (Vernon Dexter)
Premiere Date: April 14, 1999
Producing Company: Vineyard Theatre
Description: The story of Dream True begins in Wyoming in 1945 and continues over four decades in various locations.
Length: 02:20
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: Chorus (7 singers)
Orchestration: fl, cl, bsn, asax, tpt, pf, perc, syn, db
Musical Style: Musical theater
Contact: Vineyard Theatre
Address: 108 E. 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-353-3366 x214
Composer Web Site: http://www.rickyiangordon.com
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