MTH Announces Cast for BROADWAY'S GOLDEN AGE
The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for its first show of its 16th Season, BROADWAY'S GOLDEN AGE. An MTH original production, the show is helmed by respected Kansas City Theater Artist Julie Shaw, who makes her MTH directorial debut with this production. The nine person ensemble includes Danielle Barger, Sara Belhouari, Lexi Brie, John Cleary, Robby May, Phillip Newman, Mandy Morris, and David Sanchez.
Musical staging will be provided by Kenny Personett, while MTH resident Music Director Jeremy Watson will play piano and conduct the four person band which includes Jacob Roemer on bass, Tod Barnard on drums, and Brandon Wilkins on saxaphone and clarinet.
Written and conceived by MTH founder George Harter, Broadway's Golden Age uses Harter's longstanding radio show "A Night on the Town" as its starting point. The production will be evocotive of Harter's time as the host of the celebrated radio program and draw from his vast knowledge of the musical theater catalouge, primarliy the Broadway songbook of the 1940s and 50s.
"Broadway's Golden Age began with Oklahoma and ended with The Sound of Music. Never in history was there a time when so many great composers contributed to the American Musical and classics like West Side Story, Gypsy, My Fair Lady, The Pajama Game and many more debuted on the Great White Way; it is arguably the most celebrated era in Broadway history," said Harter.
The MTH Theater at Crown Center continues its 16th Season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, playing June 7-24; Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS, playing August 9-24, Lerner and Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, playing September 13-30; the landmark Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II collaboration SHOW BOAT, playing November 1-18; and A SPECTACULAR CHRISTAMS SHOW, playing December 6-23.
Season tickets are available to be purchased through April 1, 2018.
Pictured: George Harter