CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – A new musical version of “Sleepy Hollow” by Tony Award® nominees Hunter Foster and Paul Gordon is presented beginning Friday, Oct. 13 through Nov. 11 at the Cumberland County Playhouse.
“Sleepy Hollow” is a bold take on Washington Irving’s familiar story. Schoolmaster Ichabod Crane (Blake Graham, Beauty and the Beast) has left his home in Boston to teach the children of Sleepy Hollow, New York. He soon learns all is not what it seems in the quiet little town. People are disappearing and legend has it that the victims are being taken by a Headless Horseman. The town, wary of any outsiders, becomes fearful of the books and teachings Ichabod brings to the village. And when Ichabod falls in love with Katrina Van Tassel (Harli Cooper, Beauty and the Beast), their blossoming romance ultimately leads to jealousy, mistrust, and betrayal, as we learn that some of the darkest monsters are the ones that lie within.
“Sleepy Hollow” also stars Britt Hancock (Lying in State) as Brom Van Brunt, Weslie Webster (Gypsy) as Henriette Van Brunt, Jason Ross (The Odd Couple) as Baltus Van Tassel, Daniel Black (Million Dollar Quartet) as Charles Claassen, Caitlin Schaub (The Diary of Anne Frank) as Marie Claassen, Lauren Marshall (Sister Act) as Xandra Vos, Brett Mutter (Smoke on the Mountain) as Constable Vos, and Michael Ruff (Sister Act) as Ellis Buren. Young actors David Kappel (The Addams Family) and Robert Walker (A Christmas Story) will alternate in the role of Pieter Claassen.
“Sleepy Hollow” is directed by Playhouse New Works Director John Fionte (Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge), with music direction by Ron Murphy.
Originally commissioned in 2011 by the Signature Theatre in Arlington Virginia, “Sleepy Hollow” features a new book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (Summer of ‘42, Jasper in Deadland) and new music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, Daddy Long Legs).
Sleepy Hollow is sponsored Uplands Village.
For more information, visit www.ccplayhouse.com.
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