Saved! (Playwrights Horizons)

Run date: May 10, 2008 – June 22, 2008
Theater: Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)

Cast: Celia Keenan-Bolger (Mary), John Dossett (Pastor Skip), Julia Murney (Lillian), Mary Faber (Hilary Faye), Josh Brekenridge (Shane), Juliana Ashley Hansen (Lana), Curtis Holbrook (Roland), Van Hughes (Patrick), Jason Michael Snow (Zac), Aaron Tveit (Dean), Emily Walton (Tia), Mogan Weed (Cassandra)

Libretti by: John Dempsey, Rinne Groff
Lyrics by: Michael Friedman
Music by: Michael Friedman

Directed by: Gary Griffin
Choreographed by: Sergio Trujillo

At American Eagle Christian High School Mary and her friend Hilary are seniors. Mary’s boyfriend Dean tells her that he may be homosexual, and Mary has a religious vision. In her vision, she is advised to help him. However, her attempts at good deeds go awry, and she questions her faith and beliefs. The principal of the High School, Pastor Skip, and Mary’s widowed mother Lillian are romantically involved.

ACT ONE

01. In The Light Of God
02. I’m Not That Kind Of Girl
03. Orlando
04. I Can’t Help It
05. What’s Wrong With Me?
06. Make It True
07. Saved!
08. What Am I Missing?
09. Prayers

ACT TWO

01. Something Wrong
02. Changing
03. Heaven
04. The Pastor’s Son
05. I’m Not The Man I Thought I’d Be
05. Prayers (Reprise)
06. How To
07. Prom
08. Corithius


Lyrics are only available for songs featuring Aaron.

REVIEWS

“There’s appealing work from Holbrook, Tveit, Hughes, Wood and Faber, whose Hilary Faye is allowed more of a redemptive conscience than Mandy Moore’s version of the character in the movie.”
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TRIVIA

• Based on the 2004 teen-comedy, Saved!, starring Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Eva Amurri, Martin Donovan, and Mary-Louise Parker.

• The production received Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Choreographer.