Perfect Picture, a new musical about the life of American painter and illustrator Normal Rockwell, will premiere July 20–21 in Manchester, Vermont. It has book and lyrics by Emmy Award winner Eileen Bluestone Sherman and music by Gail C. Bluestone.
Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea) will direct and choreograph the production that will star Tony Award winner Lillias White (The Life), Olivier nominee Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins), Sara Esty (An American in Paris), Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea), and Jeremy Benton (Cagney). Timothy Graphenreed will will music direct.
Perfect Picture centers on Rockwell’s 1943 Four Freedoms oil paintings that captured Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. The works were subsequently published by the Saturday Evening Post.
The musical is presented as part of the inaugural 4 Freedoms Festival. The musical is produced by Joshua Sherman Productions and The Mill, a not for profit production facility and center for artist collaboration in Arlington, Vermont.
For further information, visit TheMillVT.com/4FreedomsFestival.
Lillias White has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for the Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, with a lineup of top Broadway stars to be announced. Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.