If you enjoy musicals, you won’t want to miss this broadway-bound production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the New Musical.

Written by Rochester’s own Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs, this one-night-only performance will take place at the historic Eastman Theatre and will be accompanied by a 17-piece orchestra composed of Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra members.

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice comes to life at the Eastman Theatre

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice comes to life at the Eastman Theatre

The show is being produced by Rochester native Lori Bajorek and its Broadway opening is targeted for November 2009.  But local audiences can get a sneak preview of the all-star cast which features Laura Osnes(Grease!, winner of Grease:  You’re the One that I Want!) in the role of Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bennet, Rochester native and OBIE-Award Winner Donna Lynne Champlin (Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms, By Jeeves) as Jane Austen, Colin Donnell (Jersey Boys, Follies) as Fitzwilliam Darcy and Juliana Hansen (Grease:You’re the One that I Want!) as Jane Bennet.

Tony-Award Nominee Mark Lamos will direct the October 21st performance and will then take it on to make its Broadway debut.

Tickets to this single-night event at the Eastman Theatre on October 21 at 7:30 p.m. are $35, $45 and $75.  They can be purchased at the Ticketmaster Box Office located at 875 East Main Street, by calling 585-232-1900 or online by CLICKING HERE.

CLICK HERE for a Map to Eastman Theatre.

Colin Donnell as Darcy and Juliana Hansen as Jane Bennett

Colin Donnell as Darcy and Juliana Hansen as Jane Bennett

 Photos by Garry Geer, taken at the George Eastman House.

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