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Until September 8, 2024

If you can't make it to the circus, or you just want to acrobatic action thrown in to your next theatre performance, go check out Water for Elephants!

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Why See Water for Elephants?

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The Circus has come to town

After a hugely successful world premiere run in Atlanta, the musical adaptation of Water for Elephants is making its Broadway debut in 2024. The show utilizes the book by Rick Elice, which in turn is based on Sara Gruen's original novel, and features music and lyrics by the PigPen Theatre Co. Tony-nominated Jessica Stone will be taking the directorial helm. The stunning play comes complete with clowns, aerialists, jugglers, and more to give the true circus experience!

What's it about?

Veterinary student Jacob Jankowski runs away after a life-changing tragedy fills his world with grief. He stumbles upon a circus and his reality is transformed in a way he could never imagine.

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Dates

Previews from: 24 February 2024

Opening night: 21 March 2024

Run time

One hour and 40 minutes with one interval

MASKS

You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Grant Gustin as Jacob Jankowski
Isabelle McCalla as Marlena
Gregg Edelman as Mr. Jankowski
Paul Alexander Nolan as August
Stan Brown as Camel
Joe De Paul as Walter
Sara Gettelfinger as Barbara
Wade McCollum as Wade

With 

Brandon Block, Antoine Boissereau, Rachael Boyd, Paul Castree, Ken Wulf ClarkTaylor Colleton, Gabriel Olivera de Paula Costa, Isabella Luisa Diaz, Samantha Gershman, Keaton Hentoff-Killian, Nicolas Jelmoni, Caroline Kane, Harley Ross Beckwith McLeish, Michael Mendez, Samuel Renaud, Marissa Rosen, Alexandra Gaelle Royer, Asa Somers, Charles South, Sean Stack, Matthew Varvar and Michelle West.

Creative

Directed by Jessica Stone
Circus design by Shana Carroll
Choreography by Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll
Scenic design by Takeshi Kata
Costume design by David Israel Reynoso
Lighting design by Bradley King
Sound design by Walter Trarbach
Projection design by David Bengali
Hair and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates 
Puppet design by Camille Labarre
Music supervision and arrangements by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Benedict Braxton-Smit

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