Drowsy's Engel Will Be Part of Muny Oklahoma!; Hocking and Clow Cast, Too

News   Drowsy's Engel Will Be Part of Muny Oklahoma!; Hocking and Clow Cast, Too TV favorite Georgia Engel, who recently departed the award-winning Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone, has been cast in the forthcoming production of Oklahoma! at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.
Georgia Engel
Georgia Engel

Engel will play Aunt Eller in the production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which runs June 18-24. Engel, according to a spokesperson for the theatre, will be joined onstage by Catherine Brunell as Laurie, Jim Clow as Curly, Jeb Brown as Jud Fry, Dirk Lumbard as Will Parker, Bruce Adler as Ali Hakim and Leah Hocking as Ado Annie.

Paul Blake will direct Oklahoma! with choreography by Gemze DeLappe. The latter played Dream Laurie in the original London production of Oklahoma! and will re-create Agnes de Mille's original choreography for the Muny.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! score includes "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey with the Fringe On Top," "I Cain't Say No," "People Will Say We're in Love" and "Oklahoma."

Georgia Engel has been seen on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone, The Boys From Syracuse, My One and Only and Hello, Dolly! She is the recipient of five Emmy Award nominations for her work in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."

The Muny season will also feature Grease (June 25-July 3), Hello, Dolly! (July 9-15), Peter Pan (July 16-22), The Pajama Game (July 23-29), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (July 30-Aug. 5) and Les Misérables (Aug. 6-15).

Tickets are available by calling (314) 361-1900, ext. 550; for more information visit www.muny.org.

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