Wednesday, July 30, 2008 1:00 AM EST | By Errol Lewis



(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Guiding Light’s” Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis) is returning to the Michigan stage courtesy of a new musical production from the Barn Theatre.

Newman has signed on to star in the musical production of “Shenandoah,” a story about Virginian farmer Charlie Anderson (Newman) and how his family struggles to stay together throughout the civil war. The production is based on the original 1965 screenplay by James Lee Barrett, which debuted in 1974 at the Goodspeed Opera House. Music by Gary Geld, lyrics by Peter Udell and a book by Udell, Philip Rose and James Lee Barrett.

Also starring in the musical are Joe Dely, J.P. Makowski, Isaac Bush, Alex Kip, Emily May Smith, Kevin White, Vaughn Schmidt, and Alyssa Schlageter.

“Shenandoah” opens at the Barn Theatre on Tuesday, August 5 at 8:30 PM and will play through August 17.

The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta . Tickets are $29.00 for all performances and Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Group prices available. The box office is open daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm . For tickets or more information call (269) 731-4121. On the web: www.barntheatre.com.

“Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS. Check local listings.


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