(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey launches their 57th season, titled Incredible Journeys, with a new take by Ken Ludwig on the beloved classic, The Three Musketeers. Directed by renowned fight director Rick Sordelet, this swashbuckling production will bound on to the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre stage run from June 12 through July 7.
Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale comes to life in this delightful new adaptation by Ken Ludwig, who brings some formidable ladies into the fray. Join D’Artagnan and his sister Sabine as they journey to Paris to seek their fame and fortune in the world of the musketeers, King Louis VIII, and the powerful Cardinal Richelieu. Witness dazzling swordplay, daring deeds, heroics, and true love in this beloved epic.
Artistic Director, Bonnie J. Monte, said, “We are so thrilled to be presenting this exuberant stage version of Dumas’ great classic adventure for our audience. Ken Ludwig’s adaptation is sure to please people of all ages!”
The cast features mélange of STNJ veterans and new faces and includes John Keabler as Athos, Paul Molnar as Porthos, Alexander Sovronsky as Aramis, Cooper Jennings as D’Artagnan, Andrea Morales as Sabine, Bruce Cromer as Cardinal Richelieu, Anastasiya Le Gendre as Milady, Jeffrey M. Bender as Rochefort, Patrick Toon as Ravanche, Michael Stewart Allen as King Louis VIII, Fiona Robberson as Queen Anne, Billie Wyatt as Constance, Clark Scott Carmichael as Duke of Buckingham, and David DeBesse as Treville. Rounding out the cast are Lèna Chilingerian and Austin Lucas and other ensemble members.
The design team for the production includes set design by Brian Prather; costume design by Brian Russman; lighting design by Matthew E. Adelson; fight direction by Christian Kelly-Sordelet; original music, sound design, and music direction by Alexander Sovronsky. The Production Stage Manager is Jackie Mariani.
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Tickets for Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers begin at just $29 for preview performances and $49 for regular performances. The Theatre is proud to bring back its 30 UNDER 30 program where patrons age 30 and under can purchase tickets for only $30 with valid ID, subject to availability. Patrons can purchase tickets at the Theatre’s Box Office located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison or by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org.
The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre is located at 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison, New Jersey (located on Drew University’s campus).
For the same price as a regular ticket, the Symposium Series performances offer a post-show discussion with the cast and artistic staff. For this production, symposia will be held following the performances on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30pm; Saturday, June 22 at 2:00pm; and Saturday, June 29 at 2:00pm.
The Know the Show pre-show talks are offered free-of-cost. Prior to the show, an artist from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a pre-performance talk providing background information and an inside perspective on the production. This program is free with the purchase of a performance ticket and will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 8:00pm.
The Theatre is proud to continue their Captioned Performances for the 2019 season. For patrons wishing to view captions of the on stage dialogue and sound effects, the Captioned Performance for Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 8:00pm. Captions are transmitted to the patrons’ web-enabled smart-device via the Internet. Staff will be on hand prior to the beginning of show and during the intermission to assist patrons.
Patrons with visual challenges can hear live descriptions of the action by attending the Audio-Described performance of The Three Musketeers on Thursday, June 27 at 8:00pm. Pre-performance sensory seminars are available upon request and allow patrons to handle props, costumes, and set pieces prior to the show.