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Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs June 2nd through July 2nd. Take a lively, colorful, and inspirational journey through ancient Egypt with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This fun-filled musical entertainment from Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of such musical mega-hits as Evita, Cats, and Phantom of the Opera, follows the rags-to-riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and the miraculous coat of many colors. Based on a biblical tale as old as time itself, Joseph comes to vivid life amid spectacular musical numbers and an enchanting rock-inflected score that includes the hit songs "Close Every Door To Me", "Go, Go, Joseph", and "Any Dream Will Do" making this a dream of a show for the entire family.

Starring in the show are New York Actor Jeff Sears as Joseph, and Broadway Actress Kirsten Scott as Narrator, and New York Actor Brent Michael DiRoma as Potiphar/Pharaoh.. Jeff Sears returns to STAGES, previously appearing in last season's Midwestern premiere of It Shoulda Been You. Off-Broadway and National Tour credits include Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. Regional credits include Hello, Dolly!, City of Angels, and The Little Mermaid. Making her STAGES debut, Kirsten Scott has appeared on Broadway where she originated the roles of Jenny Hill in Big Fish and Young Phyllis in the 2012 revival of Follies. Other Broadway credits include Jersey Boys and Hairspray. Select Off-Broadway/Regional credits include A Wonderful Life, The Wedding Singer, and Oklahoma!. Scott also has appeared on television shows including "Quantico", the "StEve Harvey Show", and "All My Children" as well as the upcoming short film, Green. Brent Michael DiRoma returns to STAGES, where he enjoyed a thrilling 2015 Season starring in Smokey Joe's Café, Anything Goes, and The Full Monty. Recent National Tour credits include Jersey Boys.

St. Louis Actor Steve Isom is featured as Jacob. Isom returns for his 23rd Season at STAGES, with Joseph marking his 50th show. Isom most recently appeared in 2016 productions of The Drowsy Chaperone and Sister Act. A familiar face in St. Louis, Isom has performed at venues throughout the city, including The Muny, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, St. Louis Actors' Studio, and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are Paul Aguirre (Napthali/Baker), Dena DiGiacinto (Asher's Wife), Jason Eno (Judah), Jacob Flekier (Ensemble), Brad Frenette (Levi), Liz Friedmann (Issachar's Wife), Jeremiah Ginn (Reuben), Brittany Rose Hammond (Judah's Wife), Drew Humphrey (Gad), Colin Israel (Simeon/Butler), Kyle Ivey (Benjamin), Julia Johanos (Levi's Wife), Erik Keiser (Issachar), Chris McNiff (Asher), Hamilton Moore (Dan), Jacob Scott (Ensemble), KariLyn Ashley Surratt (Simeon's Wife), Nic Thompson (Zebulon), and Molly Tynes (Mrs. Potiphar/Reuben's Wife).

The creative team for the production includes: Stephen Bourneuf (Direction and Choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (Musical Direction), James Wolk (Scenic Design), Brad Musgrove (Costume Design), Sean M. Savoie (Lighting Design), Stuart M. Elmore (Orchestral Design).

STAGES' Theatre for Young Audiences production, Seussical, performed at The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, runs June 14th through July 2nd. Let your imagination run wild in this magical, musical extravaganza as you join the Cat in the Hat and enter the fantastical world of Doctor Seuss. SEUSSICAL lovingly brings to life your favorite Seussian characters including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Maizie La Bird, and the little boy with a big imagination - Jojo, who whisk you away from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Celebrate the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community in this not-to-be-missed musical treat for the young and young of heart!

St. Louis Actor Ryan Cooper as The Cat in the Hat. Cooper returns to STAGES, having made his STAGES debut as the Mad Hatter in last season's Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Recently, Cooper has been a cast member in the long-running Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and the short-lived Storybook Circus Giggle Gang shows at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Local credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Evil Dead: The Musical, and eleven seasons as Jack Frost with the St. Charles Christmas Traditions Festival.

Also starring is St. Louis Actor Colton James Kastrup as JoJo. Making his STAGES debut, Kastrup is a senior Musical Theatre major at Oklahoma City University. Regional credits include Peter Pan and Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are Anthony Arpino (Horton The Elephant), Leah Berry (Gertrude McFuzz), Galyana Castillo (Sour Kangaroo), Sarah Larson (Bird Girl #1/Mrs. Mayor), Claire Logan (Bird Girl #2), Kyle Pollak (Wickersham Brother #2), Jacob Scott (Wickersham Brother #1/Mr. Mayor), and April Strelinger (Mayzie La Bird).

The creative team for the production includes: Michael Hamilton (Direction), Ellen Isom (Choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (Musical Direction), James Wolk (Scenic Design), Garth Dunbar (Costume Design), Jeff Behm (Lighting Design), Stuart M. Elmore (Orchestral Design).

9 to 5, The Musical runs July 21st - August 20th. Based on the seminal 1980 hit movie starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton, this hilarious musical romp that explores friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, romantic, and even a little bit thought provoking in its heroines' desire to break the glass ceiling. A bright and brand new musical bon-bon for STAGES audiences and a celebration for anyone who has ever struggled with any kind of authority figure, you will laugh, cry, and ultimately cheer the exploits of Violet, Judy, and Doralee as they discover the joys of working 9 to 5!

Starring in the show are Broadway Actress Corinne Melançon as Violet Newstead, New York Actress Laura E. Taylor as Judy Bernly, and New York Actress Summerisa Bell Stevens as Doralee Rhodes. Corinne Melançon returns to STAGES, appearing last season as the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone and as Mother Superior in Sister Act. Melançon recently completed an 11-year run on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and has appeared in several other Broadway shows, including Kiss Me, Kate, Jekyll & Hyde, Big, and My Fair Lady. Other New York credits include appearances at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Musical Hall. Returning to STAGES, Laura E. Taylor was most recently seen in its 2016 production of The Drowsy Chaperone and 2015 production of Anything Goes. Taylor has been seen in Mame at the Kennedy Center and in the National Tours of Oklahoma! and Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and The Producers. Making her STAGES debut, Summerisa Bell Stevens has appeared regionally in West Side Story, Smokey Joe's Café, Hairspray, Mary Poppins, and in the National Premiere of Zorro.

Also starring is Broadway Actor Joe Cassidy as Franklin Hart, Jr.. Making his STAGES debut, Cassidy most recently has appeared on Broadway as Cal in Waitress opposite Jessie Mueller. Other Broadway credits include If/Then, Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Show Boat. Cassidy also has appeared throughout New York at Madison Square Garden, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, and Ars Nova. TV/Web credits include "Blue Bloods", "Elementary", "Law & Order", and "Submissions Only".

Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are Matthew Alexander (Boys Club), Leah Berry (Missy Hart), Dena DiGiacinto (Maria), Brent Michael DiRoma (Dwayne), Kari Ely (Roz Keith), Jason Michael Evans (Joe), John Flack (Detective/Tinsworthy), Jacob Flekier (Josh), Brad Frenette (Boys Club), Brittany Rose Hammond (Daphne), Drew Humphrey (Bob Enright), Ellen Isom (Felicity), Steve Isom (Dick Bernly), Paula Landry (Anita/Candy Striper), Claire Logan (Mindi), Kendra Lynn Lucas (Kathy), Chris McNiff (Boys Club), Hamilton Moore (Boys Club), Nic Thompson (Boys Club), Zoe Vonder Haar (Margaret).

South Pacific runs September 8th through October 8th. One of the most powerful musicals of all time, this multi-award-winning classic from Rodgers and Hammerstein will sweep you away with its tale of love and loss in the SOUTH PACIFIC. Breathtaking drama, the passion of young love, and the strength of true love collide in a timeless musical story that has enchanted audiences for years. SOUTH PACIFIC is simply not to be missed!

Starring in the show are Broadway Actor Michael Halling as Emile de Becque and St. Louis Actress Leah Berry as Ensign Nellie Forbush. Michael Halling returns to STAGES, previously appearing in its 2010 production of Promises, Promises and its 2007 production of The Full Monty. On Broadway, Halling has appeared in The Boy >From Oz, The Pajama Game, A Tale of Two Cities, In My Life, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Off-Broadway and other New York credits include Giant, The Fantasticks, and Bells Are Ringing. TV credits include "The Americans" and "Believe". Leah Berry also returns to STAGES, most recently seen in its 2016 production of Sister Act and its 2015 production of The Full Monty. A local actress, Berry also has several credits at The Muny, which include The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, Hello, Dolly!, and South Pacific. Other regional credits include The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Also starring is Broadway Actor Matthew Hydzik as Lt. Joseph Cable. Making his STAGES debut, Hydzik most recently was seen in the National Tour of If/Then. Broadway credits include Side Show, It Shoulda Been You, West Side Story, and Grease. Off-Broadway/Tour credits include Tomorrow Morning, and the National Tours of Rent, Fame, Grease, and Flashdance. New York Actor Mark DiConzo stars as Luther Billis. Making his STAGES debut, DiConzo recently choreographed and starred in the Off-Broadway revival of The Bonus Army. Other New York credits include the recent Lerner and Loewe Concert and Benjamin Button: The Musical. DiConzo is a co-star in the upcoming season of "Power" and was recently a co-star on "Person of Interest" and "Elementary". New York Actor Joanne Javien stars as Bloody Mary. Making her STAGES debut, Javien appeared in the First National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie. In New York, Javien was seen in Two Gentlemen of Verona. Regional credits include South Pacific, Avenue Q, Miss Saigon, and Les Miserables.

Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are Matthew Alexander (Petty Officer Hamilton Steeves), Keith Boyer (Yeoman Herbert Quale), Dominic Dowdy-Windsor (Henri/Marcel), Kari Ely (Lt. Genevieve Marshall), Laura Ernst (Ensign Sue Yaeger), John Flack (Captain George Brackett), Brad Frenette (Bob McCaffrey), Patrick Graver (Tom O'Brien), Brittany Rose Hammond (Ensign Janet MacGregor), Cody Heuer (James Hayes), Steve Isom (Cmdr. William Harbison), Julia Johanos (Ensign Dinah Murphy), Spencer Jones (Jerome), Sydney Jones (Liat), Paula Landry (Ensign Cora MacRae), Myles McHale (Stewpot), David Sajewich (Lt. Buzz Adams), April Strelinger (Ensign Connie Walewska), Nic Thompson (Kenneth Johnson), Chris Tipp (Professor), and Elle Wesley (Ngana).

The creative team for the production includes: Michael Hamilton (Direction), Ellen Isom (Choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (Musical Direction), James Wolk (Scenic Design), Garth Dunbar (Costume Design), Sean M. Savoie (Lighting Design), Stuart M. Elmore (Orchestral Design).

STAGES St. Louis is the region's foremost not-for-profit company committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education. In 2017, STAGES celebrates its 31st year of producing Broadway-quality theatre, presenting 135 performances from June through October to nearly 50,000 patrons.

STAGES opened in 1987 with a budget of $50,000 and a part-time seasonal staff of eight. Today, the company employs a full-time staff of 25 overseeing a budget of $4.7 million. During the performance season, an additional 150 actors and crew members bring the productions to life. To date, STAGES professionals have produced 106 musicals, with over 3,500 performances, playing to more than one million patrons.

Single tickets to STAGES' 2017 Season are on sale now and prices range from $25 - $60. Subscriptions are still available and begin at just $105. STAGES' Mainstage productions perform in the intimate, 377-seat Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 South Geyer Road in St. Louis, MO 63122. Each Mainstage production will run for a total of five weeks with matinee and evening performances Tuesdays through Sundays.

Due to popular demand, two additional matinees have been added to the Week 2 and Week 3 Thursday performance schedule.

The Theatre for Young Audiences will run the month of June at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, St. Louis MO 63146.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 314-821-2407 or visit www.StagesStLouis.org.

New York Casting is done by Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay of Wojcik/Seay Casting.

JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Robert G. Reim Theatre
Performance Schedule
June 2 - July 2, 2017

Friday June 2 8:00 PM Saturday June 3 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

June 4

2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tuesday June 6 8:00 PM Wednesday June 7 8:00 PM Thursday June 8 *2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Friday June 9 8:00 PM Saturday June 10 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

June 11

2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tuesday June 13 8:00 PM Wednesday June 14 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Thursday June 15 *2:00 PM 8:00 PM Friday June 16 8:00 PM Saturday June 17 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

June 18

2:00 PM

Tuesday June 20 8:00 PM Wednesday June 21 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Thursday June 22 8:00 PM Friday June 23 8:00 PM Saturday June 24 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

June 25

2:00 PM

Tuesday June 27 8:00 PM Wednesday June 28 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Thursday June 29 8:00 PM Friday June 30 8:00 PM Saturday July 1 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday July 2 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM *Indicated added Matinee

Seussical, Theatre for Young Audiences

Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
Performance Schedule
June 14 - July 2, 2017

*Pre-show activities one hour prior to each performance

Wednesday June 14 11:00 AM Thursday June 15 11:00 AM Friday June 16 11:00 AM Saturday June 17 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM Sunday

June 18

2:00 PM

Tuesday June 20 11:00 AM Wednesday June 21 11:00 AM Thursday June 22 11:00 AM Friday June 23 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM Saturday June 24 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM Sunday

June 25

11:00 AM Tuesday June 27 11:00 AM Wednesday June 28 11:00 AM Thursday June 29 11:00 AM Friday June 30 11:00 AM Saturday July 1 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM Sunday July 2 11:00 AM


9 to 5 THE MUSICAL

Robert G. Reim Theatre
Performance Schedule
July 21 - August 20, 2017

Friday July 21 8:00 PM Saturday July 22 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

July 23

2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tuesday July 25 8:00 PM Wednesday July 26 8:00 PM Thursday July 27 *2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Friday July 28 8:00 PM Saturday July 29 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

July 30

2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tuesday August 1 8:00 PM Wednesday August 2 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Thursday August 3 *2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Friday August 4 8:00 PM Saturday August 5 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

August 6

2:00 PM

Tuesday August 8 8:00 PM Wednesday August 9 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Thursday August 10 8:00 PM Friday August 11 8:00 PM Saturday August 12 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

August 13

2:00 PM

Tuesday August 15 8:00 PM Wednesday August 16 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Thursday August 17 8:00 PM Friday August 18 8:00 PM Saturday August 19 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday August 20 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM *Indicated added Matinee


SOUTH PACIFIC

Robert G. Reim Theatre
Performance Schedule
September 8 - October 8, 2017

Friday September 8 8:00 PM Saturday September 9 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

September 10

2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tuesday September 12 8:00 PM Wednesday September 13 8:00 PM Thursday September 14 *2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Friday September 15 8:00 PM Saturday September 16 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

September 17

2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tuesday September 19 8:00 PM Wednesday September 20 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Thursday September 21 *2:00 PM& 8:00 PM Friday September 22 8:00 PM Saturday September 23 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

September 24

2:00 PM

Tuesday September 26 8:00 PM Wednesday September 27 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Thursday September 28 8:00 PM Friday September 29 8:00 PM Saturday September 30 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday

October 1

2:00 PM

Tuesday October 3 8:00 PM Wednesday October 4 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Thursday October 5 8:00 PM Friday October 6 8:00 PM Saturday October 7 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday October 8 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM *Indicated added Matinee STAGES St. Louis | marketing@StagesStLouis.org | StagesStLouis.org
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