artistic team

Producers:                  John Ruskin, Kevin Frost,                                           & Geric Frost

Director:                      Michael Myers

Musical Director:        Jim Doyle  

Choreographer:          Tor Campbell

Set Designer:              Stephanie Kerley Schwartz

Costume Designer:    Dianne K. Graebner 

Sound Designer:        Andrew Twenter

Lighting Designer:     Don Day

Casting Director:       Paul Ruddy 

Paradise is a co-production between Frost Entertainment and the Austin Playhouse

January 11 - February 3,  2019

music & book by

Cliff Wagner, Bill Robertson & Tom Sage

directed by

Michael Myers


Our TBA this season will be the regional premiere of the new bluegrass musical, Paradise. We're thrilled to play a part in the development of this wonderful show and look forward to introducing it to Austin audiences!

Coming off of a sold out run in Los Angeles, Paradise, a sinfully divine bluegrass comedy, brings its irreverent, heart-warming, toe-tapping show to Austin Playhouse before heading across the country. This "down-on-their-luck" Southern coal mining town gets a big dose of reality when a charismatic Preacher, saucy Stripper, and greedy Hollywood production company show up to try to create their own version of the American Dream. 

Paradise is rated PG-13 for some adult language, irreverent innuendos, and extreme sauciness. 


Nina Brissey (Chasity) 

Chip Bolcik* (Mayor)

Jamie Daniels (Peter)

Dave Florek* (Ezra)

Kelsey Joyce (Louanne)

Jon Root* (Preacher)

Paige Segal (Cyndi)

Randy Taylor (Tater)



This is an unprecedented time, please consider supporting Austin Playhouse's artists and staff

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Shubert Foundation and the Bloomberg Foundation.

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