"Summer Nights": Grease Begins Muny Run June 25

News   "Summer Nights": Grease Begins Muny Run June 25 Shannon M. O'Bryan and Kevin Kern play the summer-loving Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko in a production of Grease at the St. Louis Muny that begins performances at the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre June 25.
Kevin Kern in Grease.
Kevin Kern in Grease. Photo by Larry Pry/The Muny

Matt Lenz directs the family favorite musical, which runs through July 3 and features choreography by Michele Lynch. Eddie Robinson is musical director.

The cast also includes Barbara Minkus as Miss Lynch, Meggie Cansler as Patty Simcox, Eric Sean Fogel as Eugene Florczyk, Jaclyn Huberman as Jan, Kristy Cates as Marty, Donna Vivino as Betty Rizzo, Jason Wooten as Doody, Aaron Kaburick as Roger, Dan Amboyer as Kenickie, Kasey Marino as Sonny LaTierri, Kristine Reese as Frenchy, James Anthony as Vince Fontaine, Justin Keyes as Johnny Casino, Jessie Kohut as Cha-Cha Di Gregorio, Justin Keyes as Teen Angel, Allison McDowell as Sheila's Voice, Billy Harrigan Tighe as Hero's Voice and Etai BenShlomo as Scientist's Voice.

The ensemble comprises Etai BenShlomo, Nathaniel Braga, Will Burton, Christina Day, Ted Ely, Samantha Eve, Eric Sean Fogel, Joe Grandy, Kayla Hall, Lauren Holmes, Ian Joseph, Julie Kavanagh, Jessie Kohut, Allison McDowell, Michael McKeenan, Corbin Reid, Danielle Rosario, Cary Tedder, Billy Harrigan Tighe and Jessica Waxman.

The creative team also includes Steve Gilliam (set designer), F. Mitchell Dana (lighting designer), Peter Hynds (production stage manager) and Lorraine LiCavoli (assistant stage manager).

Featuring a book and score by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease! features such tunes as "We Go Together," "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee," "Beauty School Dropout" and "There Are Worse Things I Could Do." The original 1972 Broadway production featured Carole Demas as Sandy Dumbrowski and Barry Bostwick as Danny Zuko. The Muny season will also feature Hello, Dolly! (July 9-15), Peter Pan (July 16-22), The Pajama Game (July 23-29), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (July 30-Aug. 5) and Les Misérables (Aug. 6-15).

Tickets are available by calling (314) 361-1900, ext. 550; for more information visit www.muny.org.

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A Broadway revival of Grease — starring TV reality winners Max Crumm and Laura Osnes — arrives at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre July 24.

The cast of <i>Grease</i>.
The cast of Grease. Photo by Larry Pry/The Muny