Medford resident to perform in Sleepy Hollow rendition
Medford resident, Suzanne Chadwick, will be performing as Katrina’s governess in the world premiere of The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Nov. 1 and 2 at the TD Bank Performing Arts Center in Sewell, New Jersey. Inspired by Washington Irving’s story, The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a creation of South Jersey native and Rowan University alum, Matthew Norcross.
The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the untold story of Ichabod Crane as he really was, cunning, manipulative and rife with ambition. Ichabod’s travels take him to the village of Sleepy Hollow, where he sets his sights on his most ambitious conquest to date, the heiress to the Van Tassel fortune, Katrina. He is, however, not alone. Also attempting to win the hand of the beautiful Katrina is Brom Bones. Ichabod must battle not only against the formidable Brom Bones, but also against the recurring, haunting vision of a Headless Horseman. Most significantly, Ichabod must, for the first time in his life, confront his own genuine feelings for someone else.
Norcross has brought on a fantastic cast and crew with wonderful stage experience from the greater Philadelphia, South Jersey and New York areas. David Leidholdt will be the director of the musical, coming from an impressive theater background working in and around the New York City area since 1993. Leidholdt has worked with the organizations such as the American Family Theatre in Philadelphia, ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and The New York Musical Theatre Festival to name a few.
In addition to the musical’s impressive leadership, Brett Colby will play the lead role of Ichabod Crane. Colby has performed in leading roles in the New Jersey area such as Harold Hill in The Music Man of Algonquin Arts Theatre, as well as The Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show and Charlemagne in Pippin of ReVision Theatre. He is also a regular on Power 105.1 FM’s Dr. Dre in the Morning Show, singing operatic renditions of popular songs in the recurring segment called “Hip-Hopera” and the cult comedy film, The War on the War on Drugs.
Chadwick recently sang as an ensemble member in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman with The Princeton Festival at McCarter Theater and is a staff singer at St. Paul’s in Chestnut Hill.
For more information about The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow, please visit www.thereallegendofsleepyhollow.com. Like The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheRealLegendOfSleepyHollow. Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the TD Bank Performing Arts Center or through Ticketmaster at (1–800) 982–2787 or www.ticketmaster.com.