We are busy with rehearsals for a brand new musical which was written by two local artists, Rob Ward and Lew King.
The musical For Such A Time As This is based on the biblical book of Esther and features a large cast portraying the many characters involved in the story of one woman’s rise from bondage to save her people from tragedy.
The cast includes Elizabeth Rose and Anthony Farmer-Guerra as “Queen Esther” and “King Ahasuerus,” the couple whose love is the center of the story. Elizabeth is making her P2K debut, but audiences may remember Tony from his performances as “Frederick” in The Pirates of Penzance, or in the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Other P2K veterans in the cast include Adam Farmer-Guerra as “Haman,” the story’s evil mastermind; Brandon Cunningham as “Morty,” Haman’s sidekick; Emily DeZarn as “Miriam,” Esther’s handmaid; Ken DeZarn and Meg Ellisor as “Bigthan” and “Taresh” two plotters against the King; Brad Gilbert, Emery Dorman and Cindy Vennes as “Biztha,” “Mehuman” and “Hegai,” three of the King’s confidants; Monica Allen and Ginny Shaw as “Jacob” and “Hakath,” two assistants to the Queen; and Jesirae Kessler,
Joan Bryson and Jaden Reid as Townspeople.
Several members of the cast in addition to Elizabeth are making P2K debuts. They include Mark Steward as “Mordecai,” the Queen’s cousin and hero of the story; Benjamin Lavine as “Shecky,” another sidekick to Haman, and Stacie Johns,
Gavin Weinke, and Rex Mann as Townspeople.