Floyd Collins

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Opening Night: February 9, 1996

Closing Night: March 24, 1996

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Music: Adam Guettel

Lyrics: Adam Guettel

Tina Landau

Book: Tina Landau

In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. Alone but for sporadic contact with the outside world, Floyd fought for his sanity and ultimately his life as the rescue effort above exploded into the first genuine media circus. Reporters and gawkers from across the country descended on the property, fueling the hysteria and manipulating the nation into holding its collective breath.

Musical Numbers

Ballad of Floyd Collins………………………………Company
The Call…………………………………………………………Floyd
It Moves………………………………………………………..Floyd
Time to Go…………………………………………………….Floyd
Lucky……………………………………………Nellie, Miss Jane
‘Tween a Rock An’ a Hard Place…………Family, Locals
Daybreak…………………………………………..Homer, Floyd
Ballad of Floyd Collins (Reprise I)…………………..Jewell
I Landed on Him…………………………………Skeets Miller
And She’d Have Blue Eyes………………………………Floyd
Heart An’ Hand………………………………..Miss Jane, Lee
Riddle Song……………………………………….Homer, Floyd

Is That Remarkable?………………..Reporters, Company
Carnival…………………………………………Floyd, Company
Through the Mountain…………………………………..Nellie
Git Comfortable…………………………………………..Homer
Ballad of Floyd Collins (Reprise II)………………….Jewell
The Dream………………Floyd, Nellie, Homer, Company
How Glory Goes…………………………………………….Floyd

CAST

Stephen Lee Anderson                                 Bee Doyle
Matthew Bennett                                       Dr. Hazlett
                                                                        Reporter
James Bohanek                                               Reporter
                                                                        Con Man
Don Chastain                                              Lee Collins
Jason Danieley                                       Homer Collins
Christopher Innvar                                  Floyd Collins
Brian d’Arcy James                                       Clif Roney
                                                                        Reporter
Jesse Lenat                                                Jewell Estes
Theresa McCarthy                                  Nellie Collins
Martin Moran                                          Skeets Miller
Cass Morgan                                                 Miss Jane
Michael Mulheren                              H.T. Carmichael
Rudy Roberson                                              Ed Bishop