VIDEO: Get a First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Muny
Broadway director and writer Gordon Greenberg has revised the book for Meet Me In St. Louis at The Muny. Performances began August 4 and will run until August 12. This production, the 8th in Muny history, will also include several songs new to the stage adaptation of Meet Me In St. Louis, including "Boys and Girls Like You and Me," a song written by Rodgers & Hammerstein for Oklahoma! and then recorded for, but ultimately cut, from the film of Meet Me In St. Louis. This production will also include the first stage use of "You and I," a song in the film by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed.
Get a first look at the production in the video below!
Familiar to Muny audiences, Gordon Greenberg returns to Forest Park where he has directed Jesus Christ Superstar (2017), the pre-Broadway engagement of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (2015), West Side Story (2013) and directed and co-conceived (with Nell Benjamin) Pirates! or Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder'd (2012). Other select directing/writing credits include: this season's London revival of Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), Heart of Rock and Roll, the Huey Lewis musical (Old Globe), the critically-acclaimed West End revival of Guys and Dolls (starring Rebel Wilson, nominated for six Olivier Awards), Working (adapted with Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Drama Desk nomination), Dietrich-Piaf, The Angel and Sparrow (Segal Centre, Montreal), Disney's Tangled and last season's Tony nominated stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, which Gordon co-wrote and directed (Roundabout, Universal, PBS Great Performances). Greenberg attended Stanford University and NYU and is a member of SDC, WGA and the Dramatists Guild. For Gordon's full biography, please click here.
Clang, clang, clang, we are off to The Muny! Based on the heartwarming 1944 MGM film, Meet Me In St. Louis paints a portrait of a turn of the century American family. Set in the summer of 1903, the Smiths eagerly await the grand opening of the 1904 World's Fair. With hits such as "The Trolley Song," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Boy Next Door" and the iconic title number, this is the perfect finale to our 100th season, and will evoke nothing but love and pride...right here in St. Louis.
For more information, visit https://muny.org/meet-me-in-st-louis/.