The new musical inspired by the life of Norman Rockwell and his quest to paint the 4 Freedoms Perfect Picture, had a presentation yesterday morning. This new show will play at The Arkell Pavillion inthe Southern Vermont Arts Center (930 SVAC Drive in Manchester, VT) July 20-21, 2018.
Perfect Picture is directed and choreographed by four time Tony® Award Nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, State Fair, White Christmas), with book and lyrics by Emmy® Award winner Eileen Bluestone Sherman (The Odd Potato, Deep Dark Secrets), and music by Gail C. Bluestone (The Odd Potato).
The show stars Tony and Emmy Award Winner Lillias White (The Life, Dreamgirls, Sesame Street)
Olivier Award® Nominee Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins, Travesties)
Sara Esty (An American in Paris, The Beast in the Jungle)
Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea)
and Jeremy Benton (Cagney, 42nd Street).
Musical Direction by Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz).
Additional cast and production team members to be announced shortly.
The musical is produced by Joshua Sherman Productions and The Mill, a not for profit production facility and center for artist collaboration in Arlington, Vermont.
Perfect Picture is the cornerstone of the 4 Freedoms FestivalSM, an inaugural arts festival, taking place in Manchester and Arlington, Vermont. The Official Schedule of Events for the 4 Freedoms Festival can be found on the Festival’s website: www.TheMillVT.com/4freedomsfestival/
Norman Rockwell captured the essence of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear in simple everyday scenes.The musical celebrates the 75th anniversary of the famous oil series’ original printing in TheSaturday Evening Post, and also recognizes the current relevance of these four essential human rights in 2018.