Rob McClure Among Broadway Actors Set to Light up Muny Beauty and the Beast

News   Rob McClure Among Broadway Actors Set to Light up Muny Beauty and the Beast
Complete casting has been announced for The Muny's upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which will play the St. Louis venue July 29-Aug. 7. Rob McClure, late of the Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas, will play the enchanted candlestick, Lumiere.
Rob McClure
Rob McClure

Directed by Matt Lenz, the limited engagement will be choreographed by Vince Pesce and music-directed by Ben Whiteley.

In addition to McClure, the cast will be led by Kate Rockwell (Belle), Nicholas Rodriguez (Beast), Nathaniel Hackmann (Gaston), Lenny Wolpe (Maurice), Deidre Goodwin (Babette), Marva Hicks (Mrs. Potts), Steve Rosen (Cogsworth), Michael Hartung (Lefou) and Spencer Jones (Chip).

The ensemble includes Courtney Arango, Lori Barrett-Pagano, Shawn Bowers, Joyce Chittick, Matthew Davies, Jordan De Leon, Courtney Echols, Ellie Fishman, Emma Gassett, Berklea Going, Austin Glen Jacobs, Madison Johnson, Wonza Johnson, Zachary Daniel Jones, Hannah Kiem, Jacob Lacopo, Drew Nellessen, Kaela O'Connor, Rich Pisarkiewicz, Drew Redington, Heather Jane Rolff, Kay Trinidad, Josh Walden and Sharrod Williams.

Beauty and the Beast, which has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton, "tells the story of a cursed prince transformed into a hideous beast and the adventurous young woman named Belle whose love could break the curse," according to press notes.

The production will also feature scenic design by Robert Mark Morgan, with costume design by Robin L. McGee, lighting design by Nathan W. Scheuer, sound design by John Shivers and Hugh Sweeney and video design by Matthew Young. Wig design is by John Metzner, and the production stage manager is Matt Lacey.


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