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Jacqueline Petroccia to Lead Stages St. Louis' ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, Beg. 5/31

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STAGES ST. LOUIS is proud to announce casting for Always... Patsy Cline, Legally Blonde, The Musical and My Fair Lady. This season exceptional talent will bring life tothree passionate women who broke down society's barriers and stereotypes by refusing to be limited by the vision of others. STAGES also announces the cast for the Theatre for Young Audiences production of, the "princess story" that started it all, Disney's Cinderella. All season and single tickets are on sale now.

Always... Patsy Cline (May 31 - June 30), stars Jacqueline Petroccia as Patsy Cline and Zoe Vonder Haar as Louise Seger, featuring a six person band; Lisa Campbell Albert (Piano),John Higgins (Pedal Steel Guitar/Acoustic Guitar), Jon Ferber (Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar), Kevin Buckley (Fiddle), Vince Corkery (Bass), and Don Drewett (Drums). Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley, Always... Patsy Cline is the touching and true story of Country Music legend Patsy Cline and her friendship with Texas housewife Louise Seger. Told through the heartfelt and hilarious memories of Louise, this endearing tale focuses on the fateful evening at Houston's Esquire Ballroom when Louise hears of Patsy's untimely passing at age thirty. Combining down home country humor, unbridled heartache and 27 of Patsy Cline's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," and "Sweet Dreams," Always... Patsy Cline endures as a piece of genuine Americana.

Petroccia makes her STAGES debut as Patsy Cline - a role she has portrayed in three previous productions of Always... Patsy Cline, the most recent earning her a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance and a Broadway World Nomination for Best Leading Actress. Other credits include the National Tour of The Producers and the starring role in the new musical comedy, The Life of a Mob Wife and the upcoming Carousel with NY Philharmonic (filmed for PBS).

St. Louis actress Vonder Haar returns to STAGES, where she has performed in over sixty productions, including; Hello, Dolly!, Gypsy, Mame, and A Chorus Line. Other credits include the 1st International Touring Company of A Chorus Line and numerous productions at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and The Muny.

Standby for Patsy Cline & Louise Seger is St. Louis actress Sophie Grimm. Grimm is a singer with Great Life Music's Matt Reed Band. She has previously performed at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and The Music Theatre Company.

The creative team for the production includes; Michael Hamilton (Direction and Musical Staging), Lisa Campbell Albert (Musical Direction), James Wolk (Scenic Design), Lou Bird (Costume Design), and Matthew McCarthy (Lighting Design).

STAGES Theatre for Young Audiences production, Disney's Cinderella (June 19 - June 30), performed at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School, is the treasured Disney retelling of everyone's favorite fairy tale. Endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother, Cinderella is denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. But with a sprinkle of magic from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella meets her Prince, falls in love, and lives happily ever after! With an enchanting score including "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and the magical "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Disney's Cinderella will charm its way into your heart, and once again remind you that dreams really do come true.

St. Louis based actress Becca Andrews returns to STAGES in the title role. Andrews, a Webster Conservatory graduate, was last seen in STAGES 2011 production of A Chorus Line.Other credits include Carousel, The Children's Hour and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Joe Grandy returns to STAGES as Prince Charming. Grandy was last seen in STAGES 2012 production of My One and Only. His credits include Singin' in the Rain, Gypsy and Give a Man a Mask. The Fairy Godmother will be played by St. Louis-based actress Pamela Reckamp who returns to STAGES after the 2012 productions of Disney's The Jungle Book and The Sound of Music. Reckamp most recently adapted, directed and produced Passion, at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School.

Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are St. Louis actors Stephen Barnowsky(Gentleman of the Court), Kari Ely (Stepmother), Lois Enders (Lady of the Court), Laura Ernst(Anastasia), John Flack (Grand Duke), Kyle Gunby (Gus/Gentleman of the Court), Jonathan Kwock (Gentleman of the Court), Paula Landry (Drizella), Lexi Lessaris (Luka), Kim McClay(Lady of the Court), Paul Pagano (Jaq/Gentleman of the Court) and April Strelinger (Perla).And STAGES proudly offers Yvette Lu, from Parkway West High School, a performance opportunity in Disney's Cinderella. Lu will be part of STAGES new Performance Internship program. She was recently a finalist in the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition, produced by the Fox Charitable Foundation.

The Creative Team for the production includes; Stephen Bourneuf (Direction and Choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (Musical Direction), Mark Halpin (Scenic Design), Jeff Shearer (Costume Design), Scott Glascock (Lighting Design), and Stuart M. Elmore (Orchestral Design).

Legally Blonde, The Musical (July 19 - August 18) stars Lauren Zakrin, in her STAGES debut, as Elle Woods, that sassy blonde we all know and love. Sorority sister Elle thinks she has her future all tied up with a nice, little pink ribbon, until her boyfriend suddenly dumps her for someone more "serious." But don't break out the tissues just yet! This is one girl who doesn't take "no" for an answer as she sets out to prove that being true to yourself and going after "what you want" never goes out of style. Zakrin was a finalist on the MTV reality show "Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods," she was most recently seen starring as Brooke in the world premiere of the brand new Beach Boys musical, Surf - directed by Kristin Hanggi. Other credits include the National Tours of Wicked, Grease, and Legally Blonde, The Musical.

Also starring is St. Louis favorite Ben Nordstrom (Emmett Forrest) who returns to STAGES where he was last seen in STAGES 2010 production of Promises, Promises. Other credits include Title of Show, Next Fall, Big River, Footloose, Boeing, Boeing and Amadeus, David Schmittou (Professor Callahan) returns to STAGES for his fourteenth season. Schmittou most recently was seen in STAGES 2011 production of The Sound of Music. Other credits includeThe 39 Steps, Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Sweet Charity, Doubt, and The Drowsy Chaperone, and Broadway actress Heather Jane Rolff (Paulette) who was last seen in STAGES 2007 production of The Full Monty. Credits include the Broadway production of Shrek The Musical, and the National Tour of the 25th Anniversary of Les Miserables. Off-Broadway credits include Silence! The Musical, Wanda's World, and Sophie, Totie & Belle.

Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are; St. Louis actress Becca Andrews(Kate/Chutney), Adam Brown (Jason/Kiki), Melinda Cowan (Margo), Patrick David (Nick),Brandon Davidson (Warner Huntington III), St. Louis actress Laura Ernst (Boutique Manager/Elle's Mom/Whitney), Gaby Gamache (Leilani), Joe Grandy (Lowell/Carlos), Scott Guthrie (Pforzheimer/Bailiff), Austin Hohnke (Aaron/Guard), Brittany Rose Hammond(Gabby/Mousey Client/Stenographer), St. Louis actor Steve Isom (Elle's Dad/Winthrop/T.V. Reporter), Julia Johanos (Serena), Erik Keiser (Padamadan/Nikos), Jonathan Kwock (Paul),Natalie Newman (Cece/D.A. JoyceRiley), Shannon O'Boyle (Vivienne Kensington), Broadway actress Heather Parcells (Shandi/BrookeWyndham), St. Louis actress Pamela Reckamp(Courtney/Judge), Sarah Rolleston (Pilar), Kathleen Rooney (Kristine), St. Louis actress Katy Tibbets (Enid Hoopes), Broadway actor Charlie Williams (Grandmaster Chad/Dewey/Kyle) and the canine co-stars, Bruiser and Rufus will be played by Jose and Romeo, respectively.

The creative team for the production includes; Michael Hamilton (Direction), Rusty Mowery(Choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (Musical Direction), James Wolk (Scenic Design), Lou Bird (Costume Design), Michele Siler (Costume Coordination), Matthew McCarthy (Lighting Design), and Stuart M. Elmore (Orchestral Design).

My Fair Lady (September 6 - October 6) stars Christopher Guilmet as Professor Henry Higgins and Pamela Brumley as Eliza Doolittle. One of the great literary classics in the grand musical theatre tradition, My Fair Lady radiates a charm and sophistication unlike any other. The thrilling transformation of a lowly flower girl in Victorian London into a ravishing upper class lady has moved audiences for over fifty years. This show is the gold standard by which all others are measured, reigning as a triumphant American masterpiece. With joyous show-stoppers and gorgeous ballads such as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," and "Get Me to the Church on Time," Lerner and Loewe's score couldn't be closer to pure perfection. You'll "grow accustomed" to this "loverly" classic as "your heart takes flight" in My Fair Lady.

Guilmet returns to STAGES, previously appearing in The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha,Camelot, and A Little Night Music. He has numerous New York, L.A., and regional credits, including The Crucible, Carousel and The Immigrant. Brumley returns to STAGES, previously appearing in Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie and A Little Night Music. Among her numerous New York and regional credits, Brumley has previously played Eliza in My Fair Ladyand appeared in Camelot, Show Boat, Beauty and the Beast and the film The Perfect Stranger.

Also starring is David Foley, Jr. (Alfred P. Doolittle), who returns to STAGES, appearing previously as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. Foley's credits include the first National Tour ofShrek The Musical and other regional credits, including Forbidden Broadway, Les Miserables,and Finding Nemo: The Musical. St. Louis actors John Flack, (Colonel Pickering) returns to STAGES, after appearing for twenty-three seasons, most recently the 2012 production of Disney's The Jungle Book and My One and Only. Other credits include Annie, Guys and Dolls, Whoopee!, and Promises, Promises, Zoe Vonder Haar (Mrs. Higgins), who has performed in over sixty STAGES productions, including Hello, Dolly!, Gypsy, Mame, and A Chorus Line. Other credits include the first International Touring Company of A Chorus Line and numerous productions at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and The Muny. And Kari Ely (Mrs. Pearce), returns to STAGES for her 39th production. Other Credits include Sense and Sensibility, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music and The Music Man. With Brandon Davidson(Freddie Eynsford-Hill) who returns to STAGES after last appearing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His other credits include the first National Tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas and regional credits include Damn Yankees, A Chorus Line, and Cabaret.

Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are Alan Ball (George, The Bartender/Lord Boxington), Stephen Barnowski (Bystander), St. Louis actress Lori Barrett-Pagano (Servant),Craig Blake ("Loverly" Quartet/Servant), Patrick David (Harry), St. Louis actress Michele Burdette Elmore (Mrs. Hopkins/Lady Boxington), St. Louis actress Lois Enders (Busker), St. Louis actor Jonathan Kwock (Busker/Charles, The Chauffeur), St. Louis actor Larry Mabrey("Loverly" Quartet/Constable), Lindsey McKee (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill/Servant), St. Louis actress Ellen Isom (Servant), St. Louis actor Steve Isom (A Hoxton Man/ "Loverly

Quartet), Sean Quinn (Busker/Jamie), St. Louis actress Pamela Reckamp (Servant/Flower Girl), Lauren Roesner (Clara Eynsford-Hill/Flower Girl/Mrs. Higgins Maid), and Jeffrey Scott Stevens (A Selsey Man/ "Loverly" Quartet/Butler).

The creative team for the production includes; Michael Hamilton (Direction and Musical Staging), Dana Lewis (Choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (Musical Direction), James Wolk(Scenic Design), Dorothy Marshall Englis (Costume Design), Matthew McCarthy (Lighting Design), and Stuart M. Elmore (Orchestral Design).

Single ticket prices range from $20 - $55. STAGES performs in the intimate, 377-seat Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 South Geyer Road in St. Louis, MO. For more information or to purchase tickets call 314-821-2407 or visit www.stagesstlouis.org.


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