Kathleen Marshall, Jon Rua, Gary Griffin Headed to the Muny This Summer

News   Kathleen Marshall, Jon Rua, Gary Griffin Headed to the Muny This Summer
 
Creative teams have been announced for the St. Louis venue’s upcoming productions, which include Newsies, A Chorus Line, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Kathleen Marshall
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The Muny, the oldest and largest outdoor theatre in the country, has announced the creative teams for its 2017 summer season, the 99th summer season in Forest Park, MO, near St. Louis.

The line-up, as previously reported, includes Jesus Christ Superstar (June 12–18, 2017), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (June 20–29), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (July 5–11), All Shook Up (July 13–19), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (July 21–27), A Chorus Line (July 29–August 4), and Newsies (August 7–13). All Shook Up and Newsies are Muny premieres.

The creative teams follow:
Jesus Christ Superstar: director Gordon Greenberg, choreographer Jon Rua, music director Andrew Graham

Jon Rua
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The Little Mermaid: director Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographer Josh Walden, music director Charlie Alterman

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: director Gary Griffin, choreographer Alex Sanchez, music director Brad Haak

All Shook Up: director Dan Knechtges, choreographer Jessica Hartman, music director Charlie Alterman

The Unsinkable Molly Brown: director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall, music adapter-music director-vocal and incidental arranger Michael Rafter

A Chorus Line: director-choreographer Denis Jones, music director Ben Whiteley

Newsies: director-choreographer Chris Bailey, music director Michael Horsley

The venue attracts Broadway performers each season, including several Tony winners.

“With the top five requested shows from our audience survey all included in the 2017 line-up, this year, more than ever, we have the exciting opportunity to offer our audience a season that is exactly what they asked for,” said Muny president and CEO Denny Reagan in an earlier statement. “Our 99th season combines Muny classics and the premieres of popular new titles for what I’m sure will be an unforgettable summer at The Muny.”

“Last summer the Muny audience gave us such energy and joy — it was a truly exhilarating and gratifying summer,” added Muny artistic producer and executive director Mike Isaacson. “With this incredible line-up, we’re inspired to do it again in our 99th season. This is a challenging, vibrant, bold line-up, with seven shows of terrific variety, and wonderful stories and gorgeous music. We can’t wait!”

New season tickets will be available beginning March 6, 2017, at the Muny box office in Forest Park. Gift card holders will have advanced access to season tickets beginning March 1. Single tickets will go on sale beginning May 8. For more information, visit muny.org.

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