As the largest outdoor musical theatre in the country, The Muny in St. Louis packs a wallop in their seasons. The fifth show in their lineup of seven productions, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, opened July 21 and plays through July 27. The production of the 1960 musical features a new book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and new songs from the Meredith Wilson songbook. The original musical was written by Richard Morris with music and lyrics by Wilson.
The production also features Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), David Abeles, Justin Guarini (In Transit), and Paulo Montalban, as well as ensemble members Karl Josef Co, Donna English, Jennifer Evans, Patty Goble, Gregg Goodbrod, Mike Haggerty, Michael Halling, John Hickok, Emily Hsu, Dionna Thomas Littleton, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Kate Marilley, Stephanie Martignetti, Carissa Massaro, Georgia Mendes, Paul Scanlan, Mike Schwitter, Gabi Stapula, Cullen R. Titmas, and Daryl Tofa.
A fictionalized take on Margaret Brown who survived the sinking of the Titanic, the musical opened on Broadway in 1960 at the Winter Garden Theatre and has never had a revival production.
Director and choreographed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall, the production features music adaptation, direction, and arrangements by Michael Rafter, scenic design by Tony winner and 2017 Emmy nominee Derek McLane and Paul Tate Depoo III, costume design by Tony winner Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by John Shivers and David Partridge, video design by Nathan W. Scheuer, and wig design by Leah J. Loukas.
For tickets and more information about The Unsinkable Molly Brown, visit Muny.org.