SAN ANTONIO – On Saturday, February 29, the Alamo and the Tobin Endowment will present the world premiere of Remember, a musical honoring those who gave their lives for Texas. The Alamo is proud to announce the casting of Ben Jones as William Barrett Travis, and Michael Dailey as Stephen F. Austin.
Rated as “show-stopping” by the San Francisco Classical Voice, Ben Jones has performed principal roles in productions of Sweeney Todd, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, and Cats.
Michael Dailey, who has been described by Opera News as being “blessed with freshness,” has performed over 32 principal roles with opera companies like Opera San Jose, Theater an der Wien, Tricities Opera, and New York Harlem Productions. He has been a featured tenor soloist with the Berkeley Symphony, Sacramento Choral Society, Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, and the Cole Porter Society.
Remember was written by W. Blake Winchell, who has directed over 30 amateur performances including Camelot, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Forever Plaid. Born in Houston, Blake has written six musicals and Remember is the first one to premiere publicly.
Brett Strader is the Composer and Music Director for Remember. Brett is the founding Artistic Director of the Sing For American Foundation, and the Resident Musical Director at Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre. Brett has conducted orchestras for artists such as Amy Grant, David Foster, Sir James Galway, Franc D’Ambrosio, Garth Brooks, and Dennis McNeil. Remember will be his fourth original musical and his debut with the San Antonio Symphony.
Remember will feature a 60-piece symphony, 11 actors, and a 75-voice chorus. This powerful, once-in-a-lifetime performance will speak to the legends, lore, and true spirit of Texas.
Tickets for Remember start at $29.50 and are on sale now on the Tobin Center’s website.