Music and Lyrics Hugh Martin and Ralph Blame
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1989 musical based on the 1944 film of the same title, about a family living in St. Louis, Missouri, on the eve of the 1904 World’s Fair.
Directed by Richard Carroll
Producer Michelle Guthrie
Musical Director Damon Wade
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell
Kerrie Anne Greenland as Ester Smith
Kaeng Chan, Beth Daly, Jacqui Dark, Jonathan Mill, Lauren McKenna, Bardiya McKinnon, Cameron Rhodes, Aaron Tsindos, Jessica Vickers
Wednesday 26 September at 2pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 27 September at 7.30pm
Friday 28 September at 7.30pm
Saturday 29 September at 2pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 30 September at 1pm
Based on the heartwarming MGM film, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is a rare treasure in the musical theatre; a wholesome and delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and 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 humour, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks.
Memorable musical numbers include “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” and “Whenever I’m with You.
“Kerrie Anne Greenland and I share a deep love of Judy Garland’s work, and Meet Me in St Louis has been a favourite movie of mine since childhood. It’s witty, full of heart, and surprisingly cheeky. I’m excited to bring the stage version to life with such a talented bunch of people,” said Director Richard Carroll.
“The music in this wonderful MGM musical classic is timeless,” said Neglected Musicals producer Michelle Guthrie. “Originally staged on Broadway in 1989, finally Sydney audiences can see this wonderful musical with this fantastic cast.”
*cast subject to change without notice