George Street Playhouse's 'A Walk on the Moon' Shooting For the Stars

David Saint Headshot, a smiling man with black glasses, a blue striped suit, and a pink pocket square.

New Brunswick, NJ - This is one giant leap for George Street Playhouse.

“A Walk on the Moon” is shaping up as a moon-shot of a production, considering the size of the cast, the artistry of the lighting and scenery, the newly crafted musical numbers and the stakes it’s playing to.

The mission for producers Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Tony-nominated director Sheryl Kaller, and the cast and crew is to take the not-so-small step from the Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theatre stage at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center to Broadway.

 

David Saint, the artistic director at George Street Playhouse, thinks this new musical adapted from the 1999 film starring Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen has the right stuff.

He said that although the summer of 1969 will forever be associated with man’s 93 million mile trek to the moon, “A Walk on the Moon” focuses on the inner journey that Pearl Kantrowitz (Jackie Burns) takes when salesman Walker Jerome (John Arthur Greene) sweeps through a bungalow colony in The Caskills during the Summer of Love.

“In a way, she is taking another giant step for womankind,” Saint said. “It’s very much a woman’s story and these larger historical events are the context against which the story takes place. 

“We see what happens when she goes outside the norms of society and marriage and find out what a talented, thinking, dreaming woman is capable of,” Saint added.

“A Walk on the Moon,” which runs April 26 to May 21, has traveled its own long, circuitous journey to the Johnson Theatre. 

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