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Portions of “David Copperfield, The New Musical” were workshopped at the Academy for New Musical Theater and had a staged reading at the Elite Theatre.  Excerpts were featured as part of Musical Cafe's Spring 2016 showcase in Oakland, CA. The entire show had three sold out stage reading performances at Mountain Community Theater's New Works Night in August 2017.

A full production of "David Copperfield, The New Musical" took place December 13-23, 2018 at the Colligan Theater in Santa Cruz, California to sold out performances every night. That production utilized the following talents:

Direction by Julie James

Music Direction by Max Bennett-Parker

Assistant Direction by Sheila Savage

Choreography by Lee Ann Payne


Andrew Aguirre as Demple/Ensemble

Caroline Greer as Young Agnes/Ensemble

Carter Hulse as Young David

Daniel Rubio* as Mr. Murdstone

David Bryant* as Barkis/Mr. Dick

Emily Corbo as Dora Spenlow

Emily Serdahl* as Clara Copperfield

Isaac Aguirre as Traddles/Ensemble

Jack Stauffer* as Mr. Creakle/Mr. Quinion/Mr. Wickfield

Josali Moran as Young David

Kelly Ground* as Aunt Betsey

Kim Schroeder Long as Mrs. Micawber

Kyle Stoner as David

Marcus Cato as Daniel Peggotty

Marie Putko as Agnes Wickfield

Martin Rojas Dietrich* as Mr. Micawber

Max Bennett-Parker as Ham

Maxwell Bjork as Young Steerforth

Michael Stark as Tungay/Ensemble

Sadie Rose as Uriah Heep

Samuel Aguirre as Young Ham/Ensemble

Sara Safari as Em’ly

Shane Johnson as Steerforth

Shannon Cullem-Chipman as Miss Jane Murdstone

Sheila Townsend as Peggotty

*Member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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