2017 Shows

Muny Announces Full-Casting for The Unsinkable Molly Brown

ST. LOUIS (May 3, 2017) – The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, the fifth production of its 99th season, which plays July 21-27. The Unsinkable Molly Brown is proudly sponsored by Ameren.

Unsinkable Molly Brown

“Kathleen Marshall has put together a jubilant, thrilling company for this revitalized American treasure,” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer, Mike Isaacson. “It’s such a pleasure and an honor for The Muny to serve as a home to this creative team and thrilling cast as they further develop this exciting and beautiful new ‘Molly.’”

Rounding out the principal cast is Justin Guarini (Vincenzo) and David Abeles (Erich), joined by an outstanding ensemble including Karl Josef Co, Donna English, Jennifer Evans, Dionne D. Figgins, Patty Goble, Gregg Goodbrod, Mike Haggerty, Michael Halling, John Hickok, Emily Hsu, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Kate Marilley, Stephanie Martignetti, Carissa Massaro, Georgia Mendes, Paul Scanlan, Mike Schwitter, Gabi Stapula, Cullen R. Titmas and Daryl Tofa. The company will also be joined by The Muny kid and teen youth ensembles. They join the previously announced Beth Malone (Molly Tobin), Marc Kudisch (J.J. Brown), Whitney Bashor (Julia) and Paolo Montalban (Arthur).

A headline worthy design team spearheads this production with scenic design by Derek McLane and Paul Tate dePoo III, based upon original design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, video design by Nathan W. Scheuer, wig design by Leah J. Loukas, with production stage manager Matthew Lacey. As previously announced, direction and choreography is by Kathleen Marshall, additional lyrics and book by Dick Scanlan with music direction, music adaptation, vocal and incidental arrangements by Michael Rafter.

Hannibal Missouri’s own brash and beguiling Molly Brown shines in this exhilarating adaptation of Meredith Willson’s 1960 musical. Her rags-to-riches story sparkles with a new book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie), and new songs from the Meredith Willson songbook. The tempestuous can’t-live-with-him/can’t-live-without-him love story that survived the Silver Boom, Gold Rush and sinking of the Titanic returns to the stage with more fun and flair than ever. This is one of those classic musicals that will have your heart soaring!

Season tickets are now available. Single tickets will be available beginning May 8.

The seven shows in the 2017 Muny season are: Jesus Christ Superstar (June 12-18), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (June 20-29), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (July 5-11), All Shook Up (July 13-19), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (July 21-27), A Chorus Line (July 29-August 4), and Newsies (August 7-13).

World Wide Technology (WWT) and The Steward Family Foundation have once again made a leadership gift to continue as the Muny’s 2017 Season Presenting Sponsor. They became the first overall season sponsor in the history of The Muny in 2014 and will continue in that role through 2017.


The Muny’s mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, while continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park.  As the nation’s largest outdoor musical theatre, we produce seven world-class musicals each year and welcome over 350,000 theatregoers over our nine-week season. Now celebrating 99 seasons in St. Louis, The Muny remains one of the premier institutions in musical theatre.

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