Whistlin’ Dixie

January 25 - 27, 2019

  • By Glen Berger

  • Directed by Alex Harvey

  • Neuhaus Theatre

  • Alley All New Festival Reading

  • Suitable for high school-aged audiences and up.

  • The run time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

Overview

The first world war rages across the ocean, a lynching in Waco makes front-page news and in New York, Tin Pan Alley songwriter Herschel Horwitz is desperate for a hit as big as his million-seller, “Dixie is Where I Belong.” But the scheme he concocts to catch up-and-comer Al Jolson’s ear will unintentionally send this shingles-afflicted, love-tormented, woefully-blinkered composer on a harrowing journey down a river of folk song, and into the darkest chambers of America’s heart. An Alley Theatre commission featured in last festival’s Early Draft Preview.

Schedule:
Friday, January 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 27 at 1:30 p.m.

All Alley All New workshop performances and readings are free and open to the public.

Creative Team

Glen Berger

Playwright

Alex Harvey

Director

Jack Beetle

Accompanist

Rachel R. Bush

Stage Manager

The Cast

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Greg Dean

as Rabbi Wise

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Adam Gibbs

as Von Tilzer

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Dylan Godwin

as Herschel

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Shawn Hamilton

as Stage Directions

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Susan Koozin

as Herschel’s Mother

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David Rainey

as Andrew Razaf

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Todd Waite

as Feist