Dee Hoty, Phyllis Smith, Beth Leavel, Tari Kelly, Terri White Star in Nunsense Muny Style!, Beginning July 1
By Andrew Gans
Three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty is part of the cast of the St. Louis Muny's production of Nunsense Muny Style!, which runs July 1-7 at the famed outdoor venue.
Nunsense creator Dan Goggin supervised the production, which features direction by Matt Lenz and choreography by Teri Gibson.
The cast includes Hoty as Reverend Mother Mary Regina; Phyllis Smith, from NBC’s "The Office," as Sister Julia, Child of God; Tari Kelly as Sister Mary Amnesia; Tony winner Beth Leavel as Sister Robert Anne; Sarah Meahl as Sister Mary Leo; and Terri White as Sister Mary Hubert. Special guest stars include Ken Page as Sister Mary Wilhelm and Lara Teeter as Father Virgil. Rounding out the company are Rachel Abrams as Sister Mary Luke and Michele Burdette Elmore as Sister Mary Brendan.
"This is a crazily brilliant and wonderful cast," said Muny executive producer Mike Isaacson in an earlier statement. "Dan Goggin and Matt Lenz have promised us serious nun mayhem for The Muny, and this convent contains some great, great comic actors. I can't wait to see them in this show…We’re particularly blessed that Phyllis Smith is returning to her home town to join us as Sr. Julia, Child of God…About two years ago, in a chance meeting, she told me 'I'd love to be your Mary Wickes!' How could I resist?"
Nunsense Muny Style!, according to press notes, "follows the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they come to The Muny to raise money for their order."
The production also features scenic design by Steve and Sam Gilliam, sound design by Jason Krueger and lighting design by Rob Denton. Michael Horsley serves as the musical director, and the production stage manager is Nevin Hedley.
For more information, call (314) 361-1900 or visit muny.org.
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