MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 02, 1989
Closing Date
Jun 10, 1990
1st Preview
Oct 19, 1989
1st Preview
Oct 19, 1989
Previews
17
Performances
252
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Gershwin Theatre
(Nov 02, 1989 - Jun 10, 1990)

Setting
In and around the Smith family home, 5135 Kensington Avenue, St. Louis - from Summer 1903 to the Spring of 1904 and the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Musical Director: Bruce Pomahac; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Dance arrangements by James Raitt; Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin and Bruce Pomahac; Based on "The Kensington Stories" by Sally Benson; Based on the motion picture "Meet Me in St. Louis" by MGM; Additional orchestrations by Frederick Willard; Featuring songs by Kerry Mills ("Meet Me in St. Louis") and Bob Cole ("Under the Bamboo Tree"); New lyrics by Hugh Martin ("Meet Me in St. Louis", "Skip to My Lou") and Ralph Blane ("Meet Me in St. Louis", "Skip to My Lou")
Directed by Louis Burke; Choreographed by Joan Brickhill; Ice Choreographer: Michael Tokar; Assistant Director: Lonnie Chase; Associate Choreographer: Herman-Jay Muller
Scenic Design by Keith Anderson; Costume Design by Keith Anderson; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Alan Stieb and James Brousseau; Hair Design by Jean Block; Make-Up Design by Jean Block; Assistant Costume Design: Robert-Charles Vallance; Film sequences directed by Ashley Lazarus; Assistant Scenic Design: Norbert U. Kolb and Irene Bunis; Associate Lighting Design: Jason Kantrowitz; Assistant Lighting Design: Howard Werner
General Manager: Weiler / Miller / Carrellas
Production Stage Manager: Robert Bennett; Stage Manager: Jay Adler; Assistant Stage Mgr: Robin Rumpf and Jim Semmelman; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Musical Supervisor: Milton Rosenstock; Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Assistant Conductor: Stephen Bates
Animation by Michael Sporn
Casting: Jay Binder; General Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Poster Art Work by Hilary Knight; Costumes executed by Grace Costumes; Millinery executed by Arnold S. Levine; Dance Captain: Carol Schuberg and K. Craig Innes; Press Representative: Adrian Bryan-Brown
Mr. Alonzo Smith
Mrs. Smith
Grandpa Prophater
Esther Smith
Tootie Smith
Ensemble
Dan Buelow
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Victoria Lynn Burton
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Lucille Ballard
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Rachael Graham
Broadway debut
Agnes Smith
H. David Gunderman
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Eve Finley
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Randy Travis
 
Ensemble
Rachel Jones
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Rose Smith
Nancy Lemenager
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Frank Maio
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Joanne McHugh
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Carol Lee Meadows
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Clinton A. Badger
 
Ensemble
Christopher Lee Michaels
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Ensemble
Lon Smith
Ensemble
Christina Pawl
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Warren Sheffield
Ida Boothby
 
Ensemble
Carol Schuberg
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Jim Semmelman
Broadway debut
Motorman
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Dr. Bond
 
Ensemble
Sean Frank Sullivan
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Ensemble
Gregg Whitney
Broadway debut
Douglas Moore
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Jason Workman
Broadway debut
John Truitt
Understudies: Victoria Lynn Burton (Tootie Smith, Agnes Smith), H. David Gunderman (Lon Smith), Shauna Hicks (Esther Smith), Frank Maio (Randy Travis), Christopher Lee Michaels (John Truitt, Motorman), Georga L. Osborne (Katie), Rachelle Ottley (Lucille Ballard, Rose Smith), Christina Pawl (Ida Boothby), Jim Semmelman (Dr. Bond), Ken Shepski (Douglas Moore), Gordon Stanley (Grandpa Prophater, Mr. Alonzo Smith), Sean Frank Sullivan (Warren Sheffield) and Cynthia Thole (Mrs. Smith)

Gershwin Theatre (Nov 02, 1989 - Jun 10, 1990)

Cast

Ensemble
Lucille Ballard
 
Ensemble
Warren Sheffield
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Dr. Bond
 
Grandpa Prophater
 
Mr. Alonzo Smith
 
Ensemble
Lon Smith
Ensemble
Lucille Ballard
Jan 1990 - May 1990
 
Ensemble
Jan 1990 - May 1990
Understudies: Rachel Jones (Esther Smith), Priscilla Quinby (Mrs. Smith), Jess Richards (Grandpa Prophater, Mr. Alonzo Smith) and Robert Weber (Lon Smith)
music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
Meet Me in St. Louis
(music by Kerry Mills; lyrics by Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin and Kerry Mills)
Ensemble
Meet Me in St. Louis (Reprise)
(music by Kerry Mills; lyrics by Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin and Kerry Mills)
Grandpa Prophater and Tootie Smith
The Boy Next Door
Esther Smith
Be Anything But a Girl
(music by Hugh Martin)
Grandpa Prophater, Agnes Smith and Tootie Smith
Skip to My Lou
Rose Smith, Esther Smith, Lon Smith, Douglas Moore, John Truitt, Warren Sheffield and Company
Under the Bamboo Tree
(music by Bob Cole; lyrics by Bob Cole)
Esther Smith and Tootie Smith
Banjos
Lon Smith and Company
Ghosties and Ghoulies and Things That Go Bump in the Night
Katie, Agnes Smith, Tootie Smith and Neighborhood Kids
Halloween Ballet
The Company
Wasn't It Fun?
Mr. Alonzo Smith and Mrs. Smith
The Trolley Song
Esther Smith and Company
Act 2
Sung By
Ice
Rose Smith, Warren Sheffield, Douglas Moore and Company
Raving Beauty
Warren Sheffield, Douglas Moore and Rose Smith
A Touch of the Irish
Katie, Esther Smith and Rose Smith
You Are for Loving
John Truitt and Esther Smith
A Day in New York
Mr. Alonzo Smith and Family
The Ball
Grandpa Prophater and Company
Diamonds in the Starlight
John Truitt and Esther Smith
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Esther Smith
Paging Mr. Sousa
Mr. Alonzo Smith and Company
Finale
The Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

 

Best Book of a Musical

1990 Nominee
Book by Hugh Wheeler
 

Best Original Score

1990 Nominee
Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
 

Best Choreography

1990 Nominee
Choreographed by Joan Brickhill

Theatre World

Award

1990 Recipient
Jason Workman
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