Gary Griffin, Dennis Jones, Marc Bruni, Gordon Greenberg, Lara Teeter Among Directors for Muny Season

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Creative teams have been announced for the 2012 season at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.

Marc Bruni
Marc Bruni Photo by Monica Simoes

Thoroughly Modern Millie, which kicks off the season June 18, will be directed by Marc Bruni with choreography by Chris Bailey and musical direction by Michael Horsley. As previously reported, Tony winner Leslie Uggams will be part of the cast.

John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony-winning Chicago, which runs June 25-July 1, will feature direction and choreography by Denis Jones and musical direction by Charlie Alterman.

The Color Purple's Gary Griffin will direct Disney's Aladdin, which will play the outside venue July 5-13. The production will be choreographed by Alex Sanchez with musical direction by Greg Anthony.

Robert Clater will direct and Lesia Kaye will choreograph Dreamgirls, which will boast a cast led by the musical's original Tony-winning star, Jennifer Holliday. Performance dates are July 16-22; musical director is Darren Ledbetter.

"American Idol" finalist Justin Guarini will star in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which runs July 23-29. The production will be directed and choreographed by Lara Teeter with musical direction by Michael Horsley. Gordon Greenberg will direct Pirates! (or, Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder'd), which runs July 30-Aug 5. The creative team also includes choreographer Dennis Jones and music director Ben Whiteley.

The season will conclude Aug. 6-12 with Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. The classic musical will be directed by Rob Ruggiero with choreography by Ralph Perkins and musical direction by Brad Haak.

Additional casting will be announced at a later time.

The upcoming 94th season marks the first for new executive producer Mike Isaacson.

The theatre regularly attracts Broadway talent. Last season boasted performances by Andrea Burns, Jenny Powers, Curtis Holbrook, Tony Yazbeck, Ken Page, Lee Roy Reams, Tom Hewitt and more.

Season tickets are available at the Muny Box Office in Forest Park. Single tickets will go on sale June 2. For more ticket information, call (314) 361-1900 or visit www.muny.org.

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