Geoff Packard, Jay Russell and More to Star in Bucks County Playhouse's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS; Cast Announced!
Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced members of the cast and creative team for the 2013 holiday show Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play, set in a similar fashion as last year's Bucks County holiday show It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, both adapted by Joe Landry.
Featuring direction by Playhouse alumni Gordon Greenberg and choreography by Lorin Latarro the cast includes Broadway's Geoff Packard, Jay Russell and Broadway and Bucks County alumni Garth Kravits, Lauren Molina and Chelsea Packard. Additional casting will be announced soon.
The creative team for Meet Me In St. Louis: A Live Radio Play includes Nicole V. Moody (Costumes), Ed Chapman (Sound Design), and Phil Reno(Music Direction).
"We are pleased to be ringing in the holidays with our newest New Hope tradition: A timeless holiday story in classic radio format," said Jed Bernstein. "This talented cast, all of whom have been on Broadway, and many on the BCP stage, will help bring our show magically to life."
Based on The Kensington Stories by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture Meet Me In St. Louis starring Judy Garland, Meet Me In St. Louis: A Live Radio Play will feature songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine, including the classics such as: "The Boy Next Door," "Skip To My Lou," "The Trolley Song," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Meet Me in St. Louis." The 2013 Radio Play is adapted by another Playhouse veteran, Joe Landry from the book by Hugh Wheeler.
Performances run from Wednesday, December 4th through Sunday, December 29th at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA).
Tickets are on sale now. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets for Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play visit bcptheater.org, call 215-862-2121 or visit the box office at 70 South Main Street New Hope, PA (7 Days : 12pm-5pm).
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country's most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who's who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and day from when it originally opened in 1939. The Bucks County Playhouse is located at 70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA.