Before she burst onto the big screen as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was a young vaudeville trouper named Frances Gumm. In this highly anticipated new musical chronicling Garland’s early career from vaudeville baby to MGM teen star in the making, the road to Oz is paved with adversity. At its heart a story of love between a father and daughter, featuring such legendary songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “You Made Me Love You,” and “Everybody Sing,” Chasing Rainbows is a poignant coming-of-age tale about “the little girl with the big voice,” who went on to become one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons.
Featuring This Extraordinary Cast
Stephen DeRosaLouis B. Mayer
Colin HanlonRoger Edens
Lesli MargheritaEthel Gumm
Karen MasonMa Lawlor, Kay Koverman
Ruby RakosJudy Garland
Max Von EssenFrank Gumm
Michael WartellaMickey Rooney
Audience Enrichment Activities
Join us Thursday evenings, Sep 26, Oct 3, 10, and 17 one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering.
The Director’s Viewpoint:
One hour before curtain on Wednesday, Oct 2, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.
Q&A with the Cast:
After the matinee on Saturday, Oct 26, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.
Book by MARC ACITO
Music Adapted & Additional Music by DAVID LIBBY
Conceived & Additional Lyrics by TINA MARIE CASAMENTO
Directed & Choreographed by DENIS JONES