The DCPA Theatre Company is proud to announce the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of Rattlesnake Kate in the Wolf Theatre running February 4 through March 13, 2022.
The story of infamous Greeley frontierswoman Kate Slaughterback inspired musician Neyla Pekarek and playwright Karen Hartman to create this boisterous new musical. Aurora native Pekarek released her debut solo album and the basis for the musical, Rattlesnake, after touring and recording with the Grammy-nominated folk-rock band The Lumineers for eight years. The musical had its first reading at the 2019 Colorado New Play Summit and is the first musical commissioned by the DCPA Theatre Company.
“I am thrilled that after three years of development, Rattlesnake Kate will make its world premiere on stage in front of Colorado audiences,” stated DCPA Artistic Director and Director of Rattlesnake Kate Chris Coleman. “Rattlesnake Kate tells the story of a fierce Colorado woman who became a global sensation and her fight for love, to be treated as an equal, and to forge a path for women.”
Rattlesnake Kate will include Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia!, Broadway) as Kate, Leana Rae Concepcion (Comfort Women, Off-Broadway) as Katie, and Andrea Frierson (The Lion King, Broadway) as Katherine. Other cast members include Esteban Suero (“New Amsterdam” on NBC) as Ernie, Michael Genet (“Billions” on Showtime) as Colonel, Steven Grant Douglas (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, National Tour) as Jack, Neyla Pekarek as Brownie, Gina Naomi Baez (“FBI” on CBS) as Celia, Matthew Bryan Feld (“Power” on STARZ) as Quincy Cullen, Jada Clark (“Fake Friends”) as Fantasy Kate, Isaac Huerta (Wonderbound Dance) as Fantasy Buckskin Bill, Marco Robinson (Wild Fire, DCPA) as Claude Hampton, Lily Talevski (Once, Northern Stages) as Lady Reporter, Keith White (A Bronx Tale, Broadway) as Pa and Judge, Erin Willis (The Wild Party, DCPA) as female swing, and Jordan Goodsell (“Solve” on Snapchat) as male swing.
The production, led by DCPA Theatre Company Artistic Director Chris Coleman (Oklahoma!, DCPA; Twelfth Night, DCPA) includes costume design by Sara Ryung Clement (Indecent, DCPA), scenic design by Klara Zieglerova (Jersey Boys, Broadway), sound design by Ken Travis (Aladdin, Broadway), lighting design by Elizabeth Harper (Indecent, DCPA), intimacy choreography by Samantha Egle (Vietgone, DCPA), choreography by Dominique Kelley (“Dancing with the Stars” on ABC; Oklahoma!, DCPA), music direction by Angela Steiner (Twelfth Night, DCPA), composition by Neyla Pekarek and Christopher Jahnke (Dear Evan Hansen, Broadway), voice and dialect coaching by Kathy Maes (A Christmas Carol, DCPA), dramaturgy by Heidi Schmidt (Oklahoma!, DCPA), and fight direction by Alexis Black (Fool for Love, Broadway). Stage management by Margaret Keyes (Aubergine, South Coast Repertory), Heidi Echtenkamp (A Christmas Carol, DCPA), and Malia Stoner (A Christmas Carol, DCPA).
Tickets for Rattlesnake Kate start at $30 and may be purchased at denvercenter.org. DCPAccess tickets will be available for purchase on Tuesday, January 25 at noon, available online only.