Photo Flash: 'Meet Me in St. Louis' at Paper Mill Playhouse
Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ) announces its mainstage production of Meet Me in St. Louis, based on the classic MGM movie musical starring Judy Garland. Travel back to the turn of the century St. Louis, where the streets buzz with trolley cars, and the people buzz with excitement. Directed by Paper Mill's Acting Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, this nostalgically romantic production captures the exuberance and innocence of the original in an utterly entertaining experience the whole family will enjoy. Meet Me in Saint Louis will run at the Paper Mill Playhouse's Millburn Theatre from November 7, 2007 through December 16, 2007. Meet Me in St. Louis is sponsored by RBC Dain Raushcer. Opening is November 11 at 7:30PM.
Meet Me in St. Louis will play the following performance schedule: Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 2:00PM & 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM.
Single tickets are now on sale and range in price from $25 to $92. Student rush tickets are $16.25 and are available the day of performance in person with current student ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.
"It's turn of the century St. Louis, the World's Fair is coming soon - and so is a world of changes for the Smith family. While older sisters Rose and Esther dream of happily-ever-after with their handsome beaus, the younger girls, Agnes and Tootie, spend their hours dreaming up mischief. But when their father announces the family is moving to New York, will all those dreams become one big nightmare?" state press notes. Featuring show-stopping choreography and a treasured score, Meet Me in St. Louis includes the beloved standards "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Boy Next Door," and "The Trolley Song."
Meet Me in St. Louis brings an all-star cast with familiar favorites and brilliant newcomers to the Paper Mill Stage. Brynn O'Malley returns to Paper Mill as Esther. Four-time Tony-Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Gregg Edelman, a New Jersey resident, will portray Alonso Smith. Donna English as Anna Smith; Patti Mariano as Katie; JB Adams as Grandpa; Barrymore-Award winning actor Brian Hissong will make his Paper Mill debut as John Truitt; Julia Osborne returns as Rose; Christian Del Croix as Lon; Sophie Rudin as Tootie Smith.
Rounding out the Meet Me in St. Louis cast is: Roni Caggiano (Agnes Smith), Ashley Arcement, Tommy Berklund, Jessica Bircann, Elliot Bradley, Alicia Charles, Matt Condello, Allison Couture, Patrick Cummings, Leah Greenhaus, Wes Hart, Erin Henry, Mary Jo McConnell, Jake Pfarr, Ed Romanoff, Dani Spieler, Dennis O'Bannon and Jessica Rochwarger.
Meet Me in St. Louis is directed by Paper Mill's Acting Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee. Choreography by Denis Jones. Tom Helm is music director. Scenic design is by Rob Bissinger; costumes by Thom Heyer; lighting by Charlie Morrison; sound by Randy Hansen; stage management by Brian Meister.
Photos by Gerry Goodstein
l-r: Jessica Bircann, Elliot Bradley, Alicia Charles, Christian Delcroix (Lon), Jessica Rochwarger, Brian Hissong, Dani Speller
Brynn O'Malley (Esther Smith) and Brian Hissong (John Truitt)
Patrick Cummings (Warren Spencer) and Julia Osborne (Rose Smith)
Sophie Rudin (Tootie Smith) and Roni Caggiano (Agnes Smith)
Brynn O'Malley (Esther Smith) and Sophie Rudin (Tootie Smith)
Brynn O'Malley (Esther Smith)
l-r: Jessica Rochwarger, Sophie Rudin (Tootie Smith), Brynn O'Malley (Esther Smith), Roni Caggiano (Agnes Smith)
Brian Hissong (John Truitt) and Brynn O'Malley (Esther Smith)