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Asolo Rep introduces a musical ‘Hero’

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A new "Hero" is coming to life at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, which offered the media and some major donors a sneak peak at the new musical that opens May 2.

Matthew Mueller is Kirk, above, and Brian Sears is Hero Batowski in the upcoming Asolo Repertory Production of HERO: THE MUSICAL, with previews April 29, 30 and May 1 followed by opening night on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8pm. The show will run through June 1. (4.17.2014)(STAFF PHOTO/ELAINE LITHERLAND)

Brian Sears, a veteran of Broadway’s "The Book of Mormon," plays Hero Batowski, a would-be comic book writer who still lives at home with his father and is trying to get a comic book publisher to pay attention to his work. Along the way, according to the creators, Hero finds a little bit of the kind of superheroes he reads about inside himself. That helps when he meets a would-be girlfriend named Jane Foster, played by Laurie Veldheer.

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Hero runs until June 1. Congratulations, Brian!

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+ David Larsen will be singing the national anthem before the Dodgers-Phillies game on Monday, April 21!

David Larsen will be singing the national anthem before the Dodgers-Phillies game on Monday, April 21!

The chances of David Larsen’s fellow Broadway cast members knowing where he’s from are slim. Their first introduction to his hometown is often when he wears his Hillsboro Hops baseball T-shirt.

“People really get a kick out of the mascot,” Larsen laughed, referring to Barley “the Hop” and Oregon’s craft-brewing fame.

Cast last year as Elder Price in the traveling version of the Broadway satire, “The Book of Mormon,” Larsen’s career has brought him full circle, from the stages of Hilhi to New York — where he has spent a majority of the last 12 years – and back now to the West Coast.

"When I first got to rehearsal, I would introduce myself and people would say, ‘Who are you playing?’ I’d say, ‘I’m Elder Cunningham,’ and they’d all kind of be like, ‘Ohhh.’ Until that point, it had only been played one way, so at that point I was a little panicked, but once people saw what I was going to do with it, I was calmer. Josh is very different from me."

Ben Platt

"Especially in year three, everyone knows what they’re getting themselves into. There’s a lot less shock value, so people sometimes sit back like, ‘All right, show us what you got.’ And especially with a new group and not a lot of the original cast anymore, you almost have to work that much harder to hook people in."

Nic Rouleau

+ Huge cheers to Nick Spangler, former swing and current Elder Neeley, who went on as Elder McKinley at last night’s understudy-palooza performance on Broadway (April 15, 2014). It was his first time — and even more incredibly, not a role he has ever covered. Congratulations, Nick!

Huge cheers to Nick Spangler, former swing and current Elder Neeley, who went on as Elder McKinley at last night’s understudy-palooza performance on Broadway (April 15, 2014). It was his first time — and even more incredibly, not a role he has ever covered. Congratulations, Nick!

The Book of Mormon will play Boise from July 21 to 26, 2015.