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Roger Anderson
Lee Goldsmith
Darwin Knight, Director/Choreographer; Sand Lawn, Musical Director/Conductor; James Burbeck, Set Designer; Bronwyn S. Caldwell, Costume Designer; F. MitcheJl Dana, Lighting Designer
Maggie Anderson, George Lee Andrews, Marshall Borden, Randy Brenner, Martile Bucklew, Tempy Cornelius-Fisk, William Doan, Nathan Fairman, David Franklin, Randy Hansen, Maj-Lis Jalkio, Richard Kinter, Alexandra Korey, John McNamara, Milica Govich Miller, Suzanne Murphy, John Newton-Fletcher, David Pursley, Todd Rodriquez. Anne Russell, Todd Taylor, Valerie Toth, Geoffrey Weglarz, Eric Weitz
October 14, 1983
Virginia Museum Theatre, Richmond, VA
A bootblack, Dick Hunter,by a combination of determination, talent, hard work, application and some luck rises from the streets to a job as office boy, finds a second job, has conflict with a criminal stepfather, rises to the challenge, and is on his way "from rags to riches" at final curtain. Set in l876 New York, this is a musical in the tradition of ANNIE and OLIVER.
A reading of a revised version was seen in 1998 at Off Broadway's York Theatre Company. In 2001 Shine! was part of the National Musical Theatre Networkshowcase. That performance was recorded and released by Original Cast Recordsin October 2001. First prize with National Music Theatre Network, of 150 submissions. Very well received in its initial readings and recording.
Chorus (min 16)
traditional American musical theater
Samuel French, Inc.
45 West 25th Street
New York

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