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September 6

October 30, 2022

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson
book by Bekah Brunstetter
based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
choreographed by Katie Spelman
directed by Michael Greif & Schele Williams

Bob Mason

Chicago Casting

BOB MASON (Artistic Associate/Casting Director) recently celebrated his twenty-third anniversary as CST’s casting director, where his credits include over 150 productions and programs and thirty-five plays in Shakespeare’s canon. In addition to numerous productions with Chicago Shakespeare founder Barbara Gaines, other productions of note include: a host of Sondheim musicals (Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Passion, Road Show, Gypsy, directed by Gary Griffin); SIX (CST, Broadway, A.R.T., Ordway Center, the Citadel); Ride the Cyclone directed by Rachel Rockwell (CST, off Broadway at MCC Theater, Fifth Avenue Theatre/American Conservatory Theater, Alliance Theatre); Rose Rage: Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3, directed by Edward Hall (CST, The Duke on 42nd Street); and The Molière Comedies, directed by and starring Brian Bedford. He also directed and co-created Shakespeare Tonight with Beckie Menzie, as part of CST’s Shakespeare 400 Festival. Prior to casting, Mason enjoyed a career as a Joseph Jefferson Award-winning actor and singer and has been a visiting educator for Northwestern University, the School at Steppenwolf, the Guthrie Theater BFA program, Acting Studio Chicago, DePaul, Columbia, and Roosevelt University, among others.

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