Muny West Side Story Will Feature Ali Ewoldt, Kyle Dean Massey, Natalie Cortez, Curtis Holbrook, Ken Page and More
By Andrew Gans
Principal casting has been announced for the St. Louis Muny's final show of its 95th season, West Side Story, which will begin performances Aug. 5 at the famed outdoor venue.
Directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Chris Bailey, performances will continue through Aug. 11.
Ali Ewoldt will star as Maria, with Kyle Dean Massey as Tony, Natalie Cortez as Anita, Manuel Herrera as Bernardo, Curtis Holbrook as Riff, Jon Rua as Chino and Ken Page as Doc with Sam Rogers as A-Rab, Drew Foster as Action, Travis Waldschmidt as Big Deal, Kyle Coffman as Snowboy, Brandon Hudson as Baby John, Rich Pisarkiewicz as Officer Krupke, Gary Glasgow as Gladhand and Michael James Reed as Lt. Schrank.
"This is a thrilling company to take on this musical masterpiece," said executive producer Mike Isaacson in a statement. "West Side Story has been a part of The Muny repertoire since 1963, and everyone wants to create an exceptional production. I think we have the team and the cast to do it."
West Side Story features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and original conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
The Muny production will have scenic design by Robert Mark Morgan, sound design by Jason Krueger, lighting design by Nathan Scheuer, video design by Seth Jackson and costume design by Andrea Lauer. James Moore serves as the musical director, and the production stage manager is Michael T. Clarkston.
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