Principal casting has been announced for the sixth show of the St. Louis Muny's 96th season, Grease, which will begin performances July 31.
Directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, with music direction by Michael Horsley, the production will continue through Aug. 8.
The cast will be led by Taylor Louderman as Sandy Dumbrowski, Brandon Espinoza as Danny Zuko and Phyllis Smith as Miss Lynch with Ariana DeBose as Rizzo, Drew Foster as Kenickie, Matt Saldivar as Vince Fontaine, Natalie Kaye Clater as Marty, Madison Johnson as Frenchy, L’ogan J’ones as Sonny, Harry Katzman as Roger, Tyler Bradley Indyck as Doody, Teressa Kindle as Teen Angel, Amelia Jo Parish as Jan, Sean Seymour as Eugene and Stephanie Styles as Patty Simcox.
"This is a knock-out cast of exciting young talent," said Muny artistic director and executive producer Mike Isaacson in a statement. "Denis has set out to create a Muny Grease that promises more fun and style than ever before. With these fantastic triple-threat performers, this Grease will be the word."
Written by composer, lyricist and librettists Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease is described as such: "Set in 1959 at Rydell High School, Grease follows the lives of ten working-class teenagers as they follow their hearts and their dreams. While the musical score recreates the sounds of a bygone era, the story deals with issues that are still current – falling in love, fitting in, never giving up on your goals."
The Muny production features scenic design by Timothy Mackabee, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Nathan Scheuer, sound design by Jason Krueger and video design by Seth Jackson. The production stage manager is Bonnie Panson.
To purchase tickets call (314) 361-1900, ext. 550, or order online at www.muny.org.
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Piece of My Heart
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The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
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