Marie, Dancing Still, the new musical from the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is currently running at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, where previews began March 22.
Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact) directs and choreographs the musical that tells the real-life story of the ballerina who inspired Edgar Degas' iconic sculpture. Marie, Dancing Still officially opens April 5 for a run through April 14.
The production arrives in Seattle following a 2014 world premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where it bowed under the title Little Dancer.
Marie, Dancing Still stars New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck as Young Marie, a dancer who pursues her ambitions and becomes immortal by posing for Impressionist artist Edgar Degas. Peck stars opposite Tony nominee Terrence Mann as Degas. The cast also features Tony nominee Louise Pitre as Adult Marie, Tony nominee Dee Hoty as Mary Cassat, Tony winner Karen Ziemba as Martine Van Goethem, Jenny Powers as Antoinette Van Goethem, Kyle Harris as Christian, and Christopher Gurr as Corbeil.