Jenny Powers and James Clow Are Among Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Muny, Starting Aug. 1

News   Jenny Powers and James Clow Are Among Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Muny, Starting Aug. 1
 
Directed by Mark Schneider, the family-friendly musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers begins performances Aug. 1 at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.

Jenny Powers
Jenny Powers

The limited engagement, which features choreography by Pepper Clyde and musical direction by Michael Horsley, will continue through Aug. 7.

The cast is led by James Clow as Adam, Colt Prattes as Benjamin, Drew Humphrey as Ephraim, Cameron Hobbs as Caleb, Eric Santagata as Daniel, Sam Lips as Frank, Andy Jones as Gideon, Neal Frederiksen as Mr. Bixby, Michelle Rombola as Mrs. Bixby, Gary Glasgow as Preacher, John Contini as Mr. Perkins, Jenny Powers as Milly, John Meurer as Town Drunk, Sarah Meahl as Ruth, Alexandra Matteo as Liza, Kristy Hronick as Martha, Cara Salerno as Sarah, Lili Froehlich as Alice, Merrill West as Dorcas, Adam Rogers as Jeb, Alex DeLeo as Zeke, Harris Milgrim as Carl, R.J. Brown as Matt, Abigail Friedmann as Dorcas' Sister, Lynn Humphrey as Mrs. Perkins, James Tolbert as Joel and Will Burton as Luke. Merrill West is the dance captain.

The ensemble comprises R.J. Brown, Will Burton, John Contini, Alex DeLeo, Neal Frederiksen, Gary Glasgow, Lynn Humphrey, John Meurer, Harris Milgrim, Adam Rogers, Michelle Rombola and James Tolbert.

Members of the creative team also include scenic designer Steven Gilliam, lighting designer F. Mitchell Dana, sound designer Jason Krueger, production stage manager Matthew Lacey, assistant stage manager Suzi Bonnot and associate choreographer Jim Ruttman, with costumes designed by Kansas City Costume.

Based on the Academy Award-winning 1954 MGM film by Stanley Donen, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers has music by Gene de Paul, lyrics by Johnny Mercer and a book by Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay. "Backwoodsman Adam Pontipee struts down from his mountain to find himself a bride from town," according to press notes. "It’s love at first sight for Millie, a sweet and sassy gal who happily marries him and heads back up the mountain for an idyllic life with Adam. And his six brothers? Add six abductions of six town beauties, an avalanche, and a long, long winter for one of the greatest dance shows of the summer. This is the barn-raising, axe-jumping seven times everything musical!"

Paul Blake produces; Mike Bosner is associate producer.

The season will conclude with Bye Bye Birdie, Aug. 8-14.

This season marks Paul Blake's last as executive producer of The Muny. Mike Isaacson will succeed Blake beginning with the 2012 season at the St. Louis theatre. Blake has served as executive producer of The Muny since 1990.

For more information about The Muny and the 2011 productions, call (314) 361-1900 or visit www.muny.org.

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