"The Office" Star Phyllis Smith, Beth Leavel, Kathy Fitzgerald, Tari Kelly, Terri White and More Cast in Nunsense Muny Style!
By Andrew Gans
Principal casting has been announced for the St. Louis Muny's upcoming production of Nunsense Muny Style!, which will run July 1-7 at the famed outdoor venue.
Nunsense creator Dan Goggin will supervise the production, which will feature direction by Matt Lenz and choreography by Teri Gibson.
Phyllis Smith, from NBC’s "The Office," will make her Muny debut as Sister Julia, Child of God. She will be joined by Kathy Fitzgerald as Reverend Mother Mary Regina, Tari Kelly as Sister Mary Amnesia, Tony winner Beth Leavel as Sister Robert Anne, Sarah Meahl as Sister Mary Leo and Terri White as Sister Mary Hubert. Special guest stars include Ken Page as Sister Mary Wilhelm and Lara Teeter as Father Virgil. Rounding out the cast are Rachel Abrams as Sister Mary Luke and Michele Burdette Elmore as Sister Mary Brendan.
"This is a crazily brilliant and wonderful cast," said Muny executive producer Mike Isaacson in a statement. "Dan Goggin and Matt Lenz have promised us serious nun mayhem for The Muny, and this convent contains some great, great comic actors. I can't wait to see them in this show…We’re particularly blessed that Phyllis Smith is returning to her home town to join us as Sr. Julia, Child of God…About two years ago, in a chance meeting, she told me 'I'd love to be your Mary Wickes!' How could I resist?"
Nunsense Muny Style!, according to press notes, "follows the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they come to The Muny to raise money for their order."
The production will also feature scenic design by Steve and Sam Gilliam, sound design by Jason Krueger and lighting design by Rob Denton. Michael Horsley serves as the musical director, and the production stage manager is Nevin Hedley.
Single tickets will be available beginning June 1 at The Muny Box Office in Forest Park, online or by phone. For more information, call (314) 361-1900 or visit www.muny.org.
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