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Two Stephens alumnae perform in ‘Groundhog Day’ on Broadway

April 17, 2017

“Groundhog Day” is now a musical on Broadway, and two Stephens College theatre arts graduates are members of the show's quirky ensemble.

Heather Ayers plays Mrs. Lancaster while Rheaume Crenshaw plays Doris. The play, which opens this evening on April 17, 2017, in the August Wilson Theatre, is based on the iconic film, “Groundhog Day,” which stars Bill Murray and Andie McDowell. The musical version of the story stars two-time Tony Award nominee Andy Karl as Phil Connors, the disgruntled big-city weatherman who gets stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over again.

The Stephens alumnae are no strangers to Broadway. Ayers has played roles in “Young Frankenstein,” “One a Clear Day You Can See Forever” and “A Little Night Music.” Crenshaw was in “Amazing Grace.” Both actors have been in off-Broadway productions and television projects.

“Groundhog Day,” the musical version, was reimagined by award-winning creators of the international hit “Matilda The Musical,” including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin. 

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