I must admit to not knowing this musical when I was offered the role of 'Pete's Dad/Fantasy Men'; interesting sounding role I hear you say, so I spoke to my mate Evan Harrington who was in the original off-Broadway production. His advice was to absolutely accept it and he was absolutely right and I'm so glad I did.
I love the show, the cast we have, the plot, the score, my roles; almost everything about it.
It is set 10 years after a mining accident has killed 12 miners in West Virginia and follows the children of these miners coming to terms with the news that the mine is to be re-opened for the first time since. It's powerful stuff and is deservedly resulting in standing ovations and tear-stained faces.