Rob McClure Among Broadway Actors Lighting up Muny Beauty and the Beast, Starting Tonight

News   Rob McClure Among Broadway Actors Lighting up Muny Beauty and the Beast, Starting Tonight
The Muny production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast plays the St. Louis venue July 29-Aug. 7. Rob McClure, late of the Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas, is cast as the enchanted candlestick Lumiere.

Rob McClure
Rob McClure

Directed by Matt Lenz, the limited engagement is choreographed by Vince Pesce and music-directed by Ben Whiteley.

In addition to McClure, the cast is led by Kate Rockwell (Belle), Nicholas Rodriguez (Beast), Nathaniel Hackmann (Gaston), Lenny Wolpe (Maurice), Deidre Goodwin (Babette), Marva Hicks (Mrs. Potts), Steve Rosen (Cogsworth), Michael Hartung (Lefou) and Spencer Jones (Chip).

The ensemble includes Courtney Arango, Lori Barrett-Pagano, Shawn Bowers, Joyce Chittick, Matthew Davies, Jordan De Leon, Courtney Echols, Ellie Fishman, Emma Gassett, Berklea Going, Austin Glen Jacobs, Madison Johnson, Wonza Johnson, Zachary Daniel Jones, Hannah Kiem, Jacob Lacopo, Drew Nellessen, Kaela O'Connor, Rich Pisarkiewicz, Drew Redington, Heather Jane Rolff, Kay Trinidad, Josh Walden and Sharrod Williams.

Beauty and the Beast, which has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton, "tells the story of a cursed prince transformed into a hideous beast and the adventurous young woman named Belle whose love could break the curse," according to press notes.

The production also features scenic design by Robert Mark Morgan, with costume design by Robin L. McGee, lighting design by Nathan W. Scheuer, sound design by John Shivers and Hugh Sweeney and video design by Matthew Young. Wig design is by John Metzner, and the production stage manager is Matt Lacey.


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