The Muny—the oldest and largest outdoor theatre in the country—has announced additional casting for its 2017 summer season—the 99th in Forest Park, Missouri, near St. Louis.
The lineup, as previously reported, includes Jesus Christ Superstar, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, All Shook Up, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, A Chorus Line, and Newsies. All Shook Up and Newsies are Muny premieres.
Christopher Sieber and Mykal Kilgore are set for Jesus Christ Superstar as King Herod and Annas, respectively, joining the previously announced Bryce Ryness (Jesus of Nazareth), Constantine Maroulis (Judas Iscariot), Ciara Renée (Mary Magdalene), and Ben Davis (Pontius Pilate). The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock opera will be presented June 12–18.
Starring alongside the previously reported Emma Degerstedt and Emily Skinner, and Jerry Dixon in Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be Jason Gotay (Prince Eric), James T. Lane (Sebastian), Jeffrey Schecter (Scuttle), Steve Rosen (Chef Louis), Richard B. Watson (Grimsby), Kevin Zak (Flotsam), Will Porter (Jetsam), and Spencer Jones (Flounder). Performances will be offered June 20–29.
New to the cast of Stephen Sondheim, Burt Shevelove, and Larry Gelbart's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, scheduled for July 5–11, are Mark Linn-Baker (Senex), E. Faye Butler (Domina), David Josefsberg (Lycus), Marrick Smith (Hero), Nathaniel Hackmann (Miles Gloriosus), Whit Reichert (Erronius), Marcus Choi, Justin Keyes, and Tommy Scrivens, who join the previously announced Jordan Gelber (Pseudolus), John Tartaglia (Hysterium), and Ali Ewoldt (Philia).
The Elvis Presley-themed All Shook Up!, which will play the outdoor venue July 13–19, will feature Tim Rogan (Chad), Felicia Finley (Miss Sandra), Michele Ragusa (Mayor Matilda Hyde), Jerry Vogel (Sheriff Earl), Barrett Riggins (Dennis), Ciara Alyse Harris (Lorraine), and Paul Schwensen (Dean Hyde), who join the previously announced Caroline Bowman (Natalie Haller), Lara Teeter (Jim Haller), and Liz Mikel (Sylvia).
Marc Kudisch has joined the cast of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, running July 21–27, as J.J. Brown. The production will star the previously reported Beth Malone (Molly Tobin), Paolo Montalban (Arthur), and Whitney Bashor (Julia).
The Pulitzer Prize-winning A Chorus Line, featuring a Tony-winning score by Marvin Hamlisch, will include the newly announced Caley Crawford (Bebe), Rick Faugno (Al), Hannah Florence (Diana), Jolina Javier (Connie), Madison Johnson (Kristine), Sean Jones (Mike), Evan Kinnane (Bobby), Sarah Meahl (Val), Matt Meigs (Larry), Ian Paget (Paul), Justin Prescott (Don), Drew Redington (Mark), Kiira Schmidt (Judy), Bronwyn Tarboton (Maggie), Sharrod Williams (Richie), and Victor Wisehart (Greg), who join the previously reported Bianca Marroqun (Cassie) and Megan Sikora (Sheila).
The summer season will conclude with Disney's Newsies, which will be presented August 7–13. The cast will include Ta’Rea Campbell (Medda Larkin), Daniel Quadrino (Crutchie), Spencer Davis Milford (Davey), and Gabriel Cytron (Les), who join the previously announced Jay Armstrong Johnson (Jack Kelly), Tessa Grady (Katherine Plumber), and Jeff McCarthy (Joseph Pulitzer).
Single tickets will go on sale beginning May 8. For more information, visit muny.org.