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
With Kaeng Chan, Beth Daly, Jacqui Dark, Jonathan Mill, Lauren McKenna, Bardiya McKinnon, Cameron Rhodes, Aaron Tsindos, Jessica Vickers
Meet Me In St Louis had seven presentations at Hayes Theatre Co from 26 – 30 September 2018
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.