Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House

A beloved classic of American cinema comes to the stage in Adrian at The Croswell Opera House in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Meet Me in St. Louis is a story about the lives and loves of a turn-of-the-century American family on the eve of the 1904 World's Fair. The musical was adapted for Broadway in 1989 and was nominated for four Tony Awards.

The show is directed by Matthew Bowland, with choreography by Brian Rodabaugh. Wynne Marsh is the music director, leading a 21-piece live orchestra through well-known tunes like "Skip to My Lou," "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

Meet Me in St. Louis features Sarah Hodgman of Tecumseh as Esther, the role made famous by Judy Garland in the original movie. Crosby Slupe of Adrian plays her Princeton-bound brother, Lon. Older sister Rose is played by Lisa Schrock-Ohlinger of Adrian, and younger sisters Agnes and Tootie are played by Abby Knight of Adrian and Wynter Osstifin of Tecumseh.

The parents, Alonso and Anna Smith, are played by Karl Kasischke of Ann Arbor and Alisa Mutchler Bauer of Chelsea. Justin Bays of Toledo plays John Truitt, the "boy next door" who becomes Esther's love interest.

Filling out the 23-person cast are A.J. Howard, Alexandra June, Justin Kohlruss, Kane Rada, Lylah Slupe, Tyaira Smith Adamson and Ja'Vaughn White, all of Adrian; Mary Rumman of Milan, Ashley Simon of Monroe; Halle Bauer and Ashlyn Slaviero of Onsted; Cordell Smith of Riga; and Kyle Haeussler, Alex Lane and George Reasoner, all of Tecumseh.

The Croswell Opera House is at 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian. More information is available at croswell.org.

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Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
Wynter Osstifin as Tootie, Lisa Schrock-Ohlinger as Rose, George Reasoner as Grandpa, Crosby Slupe as Lon, and Abby Knight as Agnes in the Croswell Opera House's production of Meet Me in St. Louis.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
Lisa Schrock-Ohlinger plays Rose and Sarah Hodgman plays Esther in the Croswell Opera House's production of Meet Me in St. Louis.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
Agnes (Abby Knight) and Tootie (Wynter Osstifin) tussle over a doll in Meet Me in St. Louis at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
Rose (Lisa Schrock-Ohlinger) reacts to Katie (Mary Rumman) snooping on a telephone call from her beau in a scene from Meet Me in St. Louis at the Croswell.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
The cast of Meet Me in St. Louis dances at Lon Smith's going-away party.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
Cordell Smith plays Warren Sheffield and Crosby Slupe plays Lon Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis at the Croswell.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
Grandpa (George Reasoner), Anna (Alisa Mutchler Bauer), and Esther (Sarah Hodgman) tend to an injured Tootie (Wynter Osstifin) in a scene from Meet Me in St. Louis.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
Karl Kasischke plays Alonso Smith and Alisa Mutchler Bauer plays Anna Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis at the Croswell Opera House.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
The cast of Meet Me in St. Louis sings The Banjo during the Christmas party scene.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
Sarah Hodgman plays Esther and Justin Bays plays John Truitt in Meet Me in St. Louis at the Croswell.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
Members of the Meet Me in St. Louis ensemble prepare to board the trolley for the World's Fair.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
A scene from the finale of Meet Me in St. Louis at the Croswell Opera House.

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
A scene from the finale of Meet Me in St. Louis at the Croswell Opera House.

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