Historic collaboration brings young talent to The Rep’s holiday show
ST. LOUIS – For the first time ever, two of St. Louis’s most celebrated theatre institutions will collaborate in the casting of a production.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is proud to announce the casting of 14 of The Muny Kids in its holiday production of A Christmas Carol, running November 30 – December 24 at The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. These talented young performers will join an all-star local cast in bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved tale to The Rep stage for the first time in 35 years.
“The Muny Kids will fill a variety of roles throughout the show,” said The Rep’s Augustin Family Artistic Director Steven Woolf, who will also direct A Christmas Carol. “They’ll add great atmosphere and spirit to the goings on. We’re very impressed with the talent of these young performers.”
The Muny Kids performing troupe serves as goodwill ambassadors to the people of St. Louis and the surrounding region. A performance and training ground for talented young people, the program spotlights children who demonstrate exceptional voice and dance talent, stage presence, dedication and discipline.
Their casting represents a historic collaboration between The Rep, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary season, and The Muny, which will ring in its centennial in 2018.
“How wonderful to collaborate with our friends at The Rep during their gala 50th year,” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. “Our incredibly talented Muny Kids are a true St. Louis treasure, and we’re thrilled they will be a part of A Christmas Carol. We just need them back by May!”
Tickets for A Christmas Carol will go on sale September 26. For more information on the show, visit repstl.org/season/show/a_christmas_carol.