Sense and Sensibility

April 18

June 7, 2015

in CST's Courtyard Theater

based on the novel by Jane Austen
book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon
directed by Barbara Gaines


The Play

Jane Austen's deliciously charming romance is full of wit, passion and now, glorious song. This world premiere musical from Tony Award®-nominated composer Paul Gordon was specially commissioned by CST for the 2014/15 Season. Under the masterful hand of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, beautiful melodies trace the lives of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood—two sisters whose fortunes change following their father's untimely death. One practical and dutiful, the other consumed by youthful passion, their quest for suitable husbands unfolds in a period-perfect production that will set your spirits soaring.



Gallery: In Rehearsal Photo Gallery

Gallery: Set Designs

Video: In Rehearsal


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Q&A with the Creators

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, composer Paul Gordon and Creative Producer Rick Boynton share their thoughts on their new musical.
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Q&A with the Cast

Lead Actors Megan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk talk about the process of creating the Dashwood's sisterly chemistry onstage.
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Access Shakespeare

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The Players

Creative Team

Barbara Gaines Director

Paul Gordon Book, Music and Lyrics

Kate Galvin Assistant Director

Laura Bergquist Musical Director / Conductor

Bruce Coughlin Orchestrator

Larry Hochman Orchestrator

Harrison McEldowney Choreographer

Curtis Moore Additional Arrangements

Kevin Depinet Scenic Designer

Susan E. Mickey Costume Designer

Don Holder Lighting Designer

Dan Mead Sound Designer

Ray Nardelli Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-Up Designer


Emily Berman Lucy Steele / Ensemble

Matthew Keffer Ensemble

Sean Allan Krill Colonel Brandon

Michael Aaron Lindner John Middleton / Ensemble

Megan Long Ensemble

Megan McGinnis Marianne Dashwood

Colin Morgan Mr. Harris / Ensemble

Sharon Rietkerk Elinor Dashwood

Peter Saide Willoughby

David Schlumpf John Dashwood / Ensemble

Tiffany Scott Fanny / Ensemble

Paula Scrofano Mrs. Jennings

Elizabeth Telford Ensemble

Wayne Wilcox Edward Ferrars

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