An industry reading of Shepherd the Musical will be presented October 12 at 3 PM at Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 312 (305 West 38th Street).
Samantha Saltzman will direct a cast that features Landon Beard (Altar Boyz), Jane Blass (Annie), Colin Bradbury (Carousel), Jerry Gallagher (Little Ham, A Harlem Jazzical), Aaron Galligan-Stierle (The Phantom of the Opera), Chelsie Nectow (Les Miserables), Lance Olds (Carnival!), Jenny Paul (Two Rooms), Nick Plakias (A Class Act), Lukas Poost (Shrek national tour), Jonah Robinson (Footloose), Robert Vincent Smith (The Fantasticks), Joshua Turchin (A Christmas Story national tour), Martin Vidnovic (Guys and Dolls), and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening).
Based on the novel The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright, the new musical has a book and lyrics by Hayden Head.
The musical is set in the Ozark hills of 1906. Seeking a reason for his son's suicide, an outsider finds himself welcomed by the hill-folk of a town where that very son was also once a stranger.
The reading has musical direction by Stan Beard and casting by Michael Cassara. The general manager is DTE Management.
Members of the industry who would like to attend should click here to RSVP.