Mr. Odentz's original musical-comedy, "In Good Spirits"
(http://www.piecemealthemusical.com) premiered at the Opera House in 2004, and enjoyed its Massachusetts debut in October, 2006. His sophomore effort, "Piecemeal", is a wickedly twisted, musical fantasy about the fabled character, Igor, and his underrated part in the strange series of events leading up to the creation of Frankenstein's monster. With a colorful cast of characters for area actors to breathe life into, this new musical is sure to delight all involved.
Plans are to create an original cast recording following the premiere.
The production will be directed by area performer and director, Sharon FitzHenry, and music direction by Amy Crawford, with orchestrations by Emmy Award winning composer and Windsor resident, Bruce Zimmerman.
"We are thrilled to be bringing this original production to the Opera
House," said FitzHenry. "After the success of 'In Good Spirits' in 2004, we are looking forward to bringing another of Howard Odentz's creations to life." Considering the subject matter, her comments are truly appropriate for this show.
Book, Music Lyrics
Director: Sharon FitzHenry
Music Director: Amy Roberts Crawford
- ASHER — Jim Metzler
- JEREMY/BYRON — Jaime Rhone
- ELIZABETH LAVENZA — Megan Fish
- NURSE/ESME — Marge Stepansky
- GERTA — Jaime Taber
- GRAVEDIGGER/Chemistry Professor/Gardener — Tom Nunes
- IGOR — Erik Landry
- GRANDMOTHER/NEDRA/POLLIDORE — Reva Kleppel
- NICOLETTE/puppeteer/MARY SHELLEY — Julie Thown
- GRAVEDIGGER#2/Anatomy Professor /puppeteer — David Gilfor
- PROFESSOR KREMPE — David Chivers
- VICTOR Von FRANKENSTEIN — Dallas Hosmer
- Young IGOR — Ben VanDine
- NICHOLAS/SHELLEY — Corey Buckley