Meet Me in St. Louis Show Poster

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Meet Me in St. louis show poster

Meet Me in St. Louis show poster

Meet Me in St. Louis show poster

Meet Me in St. Louis show poster

 

  ASL Interpretation evening June 6/Rain date June 12June 17/Rain date June 24


Tickets on Sale Spring 2023


ALL Performances begin at 8:30pm.  TIP Box Office opens at 7pm on performance evenings.  Gates to the seating area open at 7:30pm.

Meet me in St. Louis runs approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission.

 

ABOUT

It is the summer of 1903, and everyone in the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. Over the course of a year, the family's mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks.
The musical includes seven of the best-loved songs from the film, plus ten additional Martin and Blane songs written specially for the stage. Memorable musical numbers include "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Song," and "Whenever I’m with You."  The MGM film Meet Me in St. Louis premiered on November 28, 1944, starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake and Marjorie Main. The stage version opened on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre on November 2, 1989, starring Betty Garrett, George Hearn, Charlotte Moore and Milo O'Shea.
 


SHOW CREDIT

Meet Me in St. Louis
Songs by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane
Book By Hugh Wheeler
Based on "The Kingdon Stories" by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture "Meet Me in St. Louis"
Songs by Martin & Blaine published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc.
Produced for the Broadway stage by Brickhill-Burke Production, Christopher Seabrooke and EPI Products (TM)


PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Chris McCoy
Stage Manager: TBA
Asst. Stage Manager: TBA
Asst. Stage Manager: TBA
Choreographer:TBA
Musical Director:TBA
Conductor: TBA
Accompanist: TBA
Costume Designer/Coordinator: TBA
Props Designer/Coordinator: TBA
Hair and Make-up Designer: John Hollan
Scenic Designer: TBA
Lighting Designer: Jayson Chandley
Sound Designer: Brady Rose

AUDITIONS: April 15 & 16, 2023


CAST LIST

TBA

 

 

SYNOPSIS

The musical opens in the summer of 1903. The family is going about their daily businesses – Tootie is playing with her dolls, Agnes is practicing her stilt walking, Esther is playing tennis, Rose is relaxing, Lon received his Princeton catalog in the mail, Mrs. Smith and Katie, their maid, went shopping, Grandpa is playing with Agnes, and Mr. Smith was at work (“Opening” / “Meet Me in St. Louis”). Upon request from Esther, Katie asks Mrs. Smith if they could have dinner an hour earlier because her sister is having trouble with her husband. We soon learn that the real reason is that Warren Sheffield, a Yale scholar and heir to a grand fortune, is calling Rose long-distance at 6:30, when they usually eat dinner. Esther was trying to get dinner to be an hour earlier so the family would be out of the room when he called. Soon Rose enters and tells Esther that John Truitt, their neighbor and the boy that Esther has a crush on, is outside with his friend. They pretend to want to go to the pool, and try to attract the boys’ attention. However, Agnes enters looking for her cat, and John leaves, causing Esther to lament about how John Truitt never notices her (“The Boy Next Door”).

A little later that day, Mr. Smith comes home in a bad mood, because he lost his case. He refuses to eat an hour earlier and storms offstage to go take his cool bath. Meanwhile, Tootie and Agnes begin to fight over a doll, causing the older siblings to have to break them up and remind them that they’re all friends (Whenever I’m With You). Everyone exits except for Ester and Mrs. Smith. Esther asks if she is too young to fall in love, and her mother is shocked by the question. She proceeds to tell of how she fell in love with Mr. Smith (“You’ll Hear a Bell”).

Dinner is approaching, and by now everyone in the family knows about Warren’s telephone call except for Mr. Smith. When he joins the family at the dinner table, everyone gulps down their food so they can leave before Warren calls. Unfortunately, they are not fast enough, and the telephone rings. Mr. Smith answers, but is confused when the operators tell him that someone is calling from New York. He hangs up, and Esther accidentally tells him everything out of anger. He soon figures out that he was the only one who didn’t know about the call, and tries to put his foot down, but when the phone rings again he tells Rose to answer it. Her phone call turns out to be less than successful, because he was only calling to ask how she was, and he said if his parents knew he was calling, they would kill him. Katie tries to lighten the mood (“Meet Me in St. Louis” (Reprise)).

A few months later, we are at Lon’s going-away party, right before he leaves for Princeton. Warren tries to apologize to Rose, but she refuses to accept (“Raving Beauty”). At the party, Esther is formally introduced to John Truitt, pretending not to know who he is. She takes his hat and hides it in the piano. The guests then participate in a square dance called by Lon and Warren (“Skip to My Lou”). Agnes and Tootie have crept to the landing to see what was going on, and after being caught, perform a dance they do with Esther (“Under the Bamboo Tree”). Afterwards the guests leave, but Esther asks John if he would like to come with them to the Fairgrounds on Friday. He agrees, and then she asks him if he will help her turn off the lights, because she’s afraid of the dark (“Over the Bannister”). He leaves, leaving Esther slightly disappointed.

On Friday, they get on the trolley to the fairgrounds, where John Truitt just barely makes it on (“The Trolley Song”).

Act II opens on Halloween, where Tootie and Agnes are getting ready to go trick or treating. After they leave, Katie asks the older sisters why they won’t go out to the Halloween Social. They both respond that men are too bothersome and they’d rather not. Katie gives them some advice (“Touch of the Irish”). Immediately following the number, a scream is heard offstage. Tootie comes in with a bloody lip, saying John Truitt hit her. When he comes by to ask if she’s alright, Esther beats him up for hurting her little sister. Agnes enters soon after, telling what happened. They stuffed one of Katie’s dresses so it looked like a body, then put it on the trolley tracks so when the motorman had to put on the brakes, the trolley would come off the tracks. Tootie then reveals that it was not John who hurt her, but she fell. Esther is ashamed and goes to apologize to John. He forgives her (“The Boy Next Door” (Reprise)).

Mr. Smith comes home and breaks the news to the family that they are moving to New York. He thought the family would be happy, but they all are shocked and upset. He tries to convince them that it will be fun, but it doesn’t work (“A Day in New York”). They all exit, leaving Mr. and Mrs. Smith alone. Mrs. Smith tries to comfort him, reminding him that as long as they are together, they can be happy (“You’ll Hear a Bell” (Reprise) / “Wasn’t It Fun”).

Now it is winter and their last Christmas in St. Louis is fast approaching. Both Rose and Warren are left without dates. Rose didn’t respond to Warren’s proposal to the dance, so he decided to go with Lucille Ballard who is Lon’s girlfriend. Esther and Katie persuade them to go with each other, and Rose and Esther make a plan to fill out Lucille’s dance card with the worst people imaginable. Unfortunately, John Truitt comes by and tells Esther that he can’t take her to the dance because his tuxedo is locked up in the tailor’s. Grandpa comes to the rescue, inviting Esther to the dance with him.

At the ball, Lucille suggests that Warren and Rose and she and Lon be partners for the evening. Esther doesn’t realize that, and ends up taking Lucille’s dances. Lon leads everyone in a dance he learned at college (“The Banjo”). John comes, in his tuxedo, after calling every Jones in St. Louis until he found who ran the shop. After the dance, John proposes to Esther, but she feels bad about it because he would have to give up going to college to be with her in New York (“You Are for Loving”).

Esther enters the house to find Tootie sitting on the couch. She’s upset about leaving St. Louis, and has been waiting for Santa to come so she can tell him that they’re moving. Esther tries to convince Tootie that New York will be fun (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”). Mr. Smith sees how upset Tootie is and decides that they can’t move to New York. After hearing the good news, the family goes to the fair and everything works out well (“Trolley Song” (Reprise) / “Meet Me in St. Louis” (Reprise II) / “Finale”).

(synopsis from www.theatregold.com)