Kicking off the 22nd season, from May 30–June 29, 2008, will be the 2002 Tony winner for Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. The tuner features a 1920's-inspired score by Jeanine Tesori and a book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, who also penned the lyrics. The popular musical is based on the 1967 movie starring Julie Andrews and features the songs "Not For The Life of Me," "Only In New York," "Forget About the Boy," "Gimme Gimme" and the title song.
Up next is Andrew Lloyd Webber's vaudevillian biblical musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The score by Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice includes "Any Dream Will Do," "Close Every Door" and "Jacob and Sons." Joseph runs July 18–Aug. 17.
Concluding the season for Stages St. Louis is the nostalgic American favorite The Music Man. The Tony-winning musical by Meredith Wilson will rouse audiences with "76 Trombones,” "Till There Was You," "Trouble" and "Pickalittle." The Music Man runs Sept. 5–Oct. 5.
Stages St. Louis will also present a musical production especially for younger audiences, Disney's The Jungle Book, Aug. 6-17. Based on the popular Disney cartoon with a screenplay by Larry Clemmons, The Jungle Book features music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson and book and additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler. The whole cast of characters will sing and dance to such memorable songs as "The Bare Necessities," "That's What Friends Are For" and "I Wanna Be Like You."
Casting for Stages St. Louis' season will be announced at a later date. Stages St. Louis presents its productions at the Kirkwood Civic Center, located at 111 South Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO. Tickets are availably by calling (314) 821-2407 or by visiting www.stagesstlouis.org.