Daniel will feature in both Funny Girl as 'Zeigfeld Tenor' in July and Curtains in the ensemble in August, as part of the 2016 The Production Company season.
Musical theatre veterans David Hobson, Nancye Hayes, Judith Roberts and Susan-ann Walker feature as part of the leading cast in a production directed by Gale Edwards and choreographed by Kelley Abbey.
Caroline O’Connor opened Broadway-bound Anastasia (her third Broadway show) in the USA last week and will return to Australia to star as Fanny Brice a role she created for The Production Company in their inaugural season.
Joining the leading cast is Blake Appelqvi
st & Daniel Assetta (The Ziegfeld Tenors), Jared Bryan, Danielle Evrat, Sam Hooper, Sophia Katos, Adam Noviello, Max Patterson, Callum Sandercock, Suzanne Steele, Andrea Arena, Amy Berrisford, Sage Douglas, Ashleigh Hauschild, Laura Inglesi, Kiara Kieser, Cassie O’brien, John Reed, Priscilla Stavrou and Brooke Synnott in the ensemble.
Funny Girl is playing at the Arts Centre Melbourne from 23 – 31 of July, 2016.
The cast for The Production Company’s new staging of the Broadway whodunnit, Curtains was announced earlier today, with Colin Lane, John Woodand Nicki Wendt joining Simon Gleeson, Alex Rathgeber, Lucy Maunder, Melissa Langton and Alinta Chidzey in the Kander & Ebb murder mystery musical comedy. According to Ken Mackenzie-Forbes, Artistic Director of the Production Company, the casting of Curtains “reflects the depth of artistic excellence […] in Melbourne.”
Opening on 20 August in the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for a season of 10 performances, the short run will mark the Australian professional premiere of Curtains, which opened on Broadway in 2007. Playing more than 500 performances and nominated for multiple Tony Awards during its New York outing, Curtains is described as a “musical whodunnit”, a detective thriller “with a cast of colourful backstage characters”.
The show will be directed by Roger Hodgman, with musical direction by John Foreman.
Other principal casting includes Zoe Coppinger as Bambi Bernet, Stephen Wheat as Daryl Grady, Simon Maiden as Johnny Harmon, Tony Rickardsas Oscar Shapiro, and Jared Bryan as Bobby Pepper. The ensemble will feature Daniel Assetta, Amy Berrisford, Brett Fisher, Ashleigh Hauschild, Joe Meldrum, Madeline Perrone, Emma Russell, Alicia Attwood, Matt Douglas, David Hammond, Jess Lindon, Anthony Pepe, Justine Puy, and Darren Tyler.