Sapp, Stadlen, O'Malley, Von Essen and Bogardus Set for Muny Meet Me in St. Louis

News   Sapp, Stadlen, O'Malley, Von Essen and Bogardus Set for Muny Meet Me in St. Louis Casting is now complete for the upcoming production of the family-friendly musical Meet Me in St. Louis, the stage musical based on the classic M-G-M film of the same name, which begins performances July 6 at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.
Max von Essen
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Directed by Paul Blake and choreographed by Michele Lynch, the cast will be headed by Elizabeth Teeter as Tootie Smith, Berklea Going as Agnes Smith, Robb Sapp as Lon Smith, Leslie Denniston as Mrs. Smith, Zoe Vonder Haar as Katie, Lewis J. Stadlen as Grandpa Prophater, Catherine Walker as Rose Smith, Brynn O'Malley as Esther Smith, Max von Essen as John Truitt and Stephen Bogardus as Mr. Alonzo Smith.

The ensemble will comprise Laura Ackermann, Erik Altemus, Etai BenShlomo, Callan Bergmann, Karin Berutti, Ashley Blanchet, Dominique Bonino, Justin Scott Brown, Will Burton, Derek Carley, John Flack, Lora Lee Gayer, Nicole Hren, Andy Jones, Bryan Langlitz, Ana Llewellyn, Nathan Madden, Jordan Newmark, Mary Michael Patterson, Patrick Probst, Alex Puette, John Riddle, Derek St. Pierre, Cary Tedder, Madeline Trumble, Kristin Tucker and Melissa Zaremba.

"It's turn of the century St. Louis, the World's Fair is coming soon — and so is a world of changes for the Smith family," read Meet Me in St. Louis production notes. "While older sisters Rose and Esther dream of happily-ever-after with their handsome beaus, the younger girls, Agnes and Tootie, spend their hours dreaming up mischief. But when their father announces the family is moving to New York, will all those dreams become one big nightmare?"

Meet Me in St. Louis features a book by Hugh Wheeler and a score by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Song titles include "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Boy Next Door" and "The Trolley Song."

The creative team also includes musical director James Moore, sound designer Jason Krueger, set designer Steven Gilliam, lighting designer F. Mitchell Dana, stage manager Harold Goldfaden, assistant stage manager Loraine LiCavoli and associate producer Michael Bosner. Paul Blake produces for The Muny. Performances continue to July 12. The Muny season will also include Godspell (July 13-19), The Music Man (July 20-26), Camelot (July 27-Aug. 2) and Hairspray (Aug. 3-9).

For more information call (314) 361-1900, ext. 550 or visit www.muny.org.