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Book By Tina Landau • Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel • Additional Lyrics by Tina Landau

Based on the true story of a Kentucky caver, “Floyd Collins” is a haunting musical that explores the themes of spirituality, hope and the quest for glory. In 1925, chasing fame and fortune underground, Collins ventures into unexplored Sand Cave hoping to turn it into a tourist attraction. When a rock lodges his leg in a crevice, he is trapped 200 feet below the surface. The attempt to rescue him becomes a national effort and sparks one of the biggest news sensations the nation has ever seen, with Collins himself tragically becoming the tourist attraction. With a musical style that draws from bluegrass and Americana, “Floyd Collins” is a transcendent modern musical.

Sponsored by Chuck and Robbie Breaux, Chevron and Enstrom

Thanks also to:
KAFM Community RadioColorado Public Radio • Juli Jacobson Realty • 92.3 The Moose, Magic 93.1, 103.9 The Planet, 100.7 The Vault, 95.7 The Monkey, 101.9 Moose Legends 

Director's notes

When we hear the story of Floyd Collins, it can spark the curious mind. In a general way, it’s hard not to imagine the horror of being stuck underground. How would one feel in those lonely hours and days? What thoughts might one have? More specifically, how would family or friends cope with the hope and terror of Floyd’s entrapment? And what would Floyd Collins have been thinking when his destiny began inexorably to reveal itself to him. These are some of the questions explored by librettist and lyricist, Tina Landau.

Maurice LaMée, director

Song List 

The Ballad of Floyd Collins (Prologue) Part III: The Carnival
Part I: The Cave Is That Remarkable?
The Call The Carnival
Time to Go Through the Mountain
Part II: The Rescue Git Comfortable
Where A Man Belongs The Ballad of Floyd Collins (Reprise)
The Ballad of Floyd Collins (Reprise) The Dream
I Landed On Him How Glory Goes
An' She'd Have Blue Eyes
Heart An' Hand
The Riddle Song

Production Staff 

Director  Maurice LaMée
Music Director Jeremy R. Franklin
Choreographer Georgie Reigel
Scenic Designer/Technical Director Mike Legate
Costume Designer Rachel Foote
Lighting Designer Brittany McDermott
Projection Designer Joshua Legate
Sound Designer Curtis Fay
Production Manager/Producer Maurice LaMée
Co-Producer CMU Student Tuition Support
Rehearsal Pianist C. Maxwell Reilly
Stage Manager L Knight
Dialect Coach Avery Rima
Assistant Scenic Designer Trey Hawthorne
Assistant Lighting Designer Teresa Guenther
Light Board Operator Riley Chang
Sound Engineer Curtis Fay
A2 Ethan Thomas
Wardrobe Crew Isabelle Basham, Hannah Feeney, Catie Spann
Costume Shop Manager Jill Van Brussel
Shop Foreman Laura Kleim
Paint Charge Brooke Erickson
Scenic Construction

 Riley Chang, Lindsay Gnesios, Rilee Rodgers, Ethan Thomas, Sergei Eggers, Noah Reedy, CW Hellen, Akira Edwards, BonBon Bonjour, Mercury Mayo

Costume Shop Workers

Isabelle Basham, Maragaret Brophy, Megan Burns, Hannah Feeney, Rachel Foote, Phoenix Gallegos, Austin Jensen, L Knight, Amber Orand, Isabela Sanchez, Poppy Williams

Box Office Coordinator Lara Connolly
Box Office Assistants
Ben Fritzsche, Hannah Smith, Patti Washburn, Jacky Salazar
House Manager Hannah Smith
Publicity and Design Laura Bradley
Conductor Jeremy R. Franklin
Keyboard I C. Maxwell Reilly
Keyboard II Raisha Quinn
Violin Vicki Ritz
Cello Addie Currier
Double Bass Timothy Emmons
Guitar Guy Stephens
Drums Karen Caton

Cast Bios