Susan Egan Headlines Molly Brown July 22-28; Principal Cast Announced

News   Susan Egan Headlines Molly Brown July 22-28; Principal Cast Announced Former Beauty and the Beast star Susan Egan returns to the tent at the Sacramento Music Circus from July 22 to July 28 when she headlines a production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Former Beauty and the Beast star Susan Egan returns to the tent at the Sacramento Music Circus from July 22 to July 28 when she headlines a production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Egan, who has previously starred in productions of The Sound of Music and South Pacific for the arena-style tent theatre, will be joined by Christopher Carl, who will play her husband, "Leadville" Johnny Brown. Others in this mounting of the Meredith Willson musical include Damon Kirsche as Prince DeLong with Elizabeth Ward, Cynthia Sophea and Rodger Hoopman. The creative team comprises Marcia Milgrom Dodge (director), Bob Richard (choreographer) and Valerie Gebert (musical director).

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Egan received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her work in Beauty and the Beast, and her other theatre credits include Cabaret, Triumph of Love, Putting It Together and Hello Again. She recently released her first solo recording, "So Far," which includes tunes from her many theatrical outings.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on Nov. 3, 1960, featuring a score by Meredith Willson and a book by Richard Morris. Tammy Grimes headed a cast that also featured Harve Presnell and Sterling Clark, and the musical — with the forceful song "I Ain't Down Yet — ran for 532 performances. Grimes won a 1961 Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. The Sacramento Music Circus is located at 1419 H Street in Sacramento, CA. Call (916) 557-1999 for tickets.

—By Andrew Gans