Louis (1944) - Real Christmas Spirit Frolicking with snowmen, Christmas 1903, brother Lon (Henry H. Daniels Jr.) put out with Esther, Tootie and Rose (Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Lucille Bremer) over social challenges until family maid Katie (Marjorie Main) finds a solution, in Vincente Minnelli's 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. The musical varied from the film with additional songs and some additional character development; the focus is not primarily on the character of Esther, as in the film. Louis, Louis', better known as just 'Meet Me in St. Louis', is a popular song from 1904 which celebrated the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the St. Louis World's Fair. The words were by Andrew B. Sterling; the music, by Kerry Mills.
in Song and On Screen
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Songs by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane
Based on The Kensington Stories by Sally Benson
and the MGM Motion Picture Meet Me in St. Louis
The star of such ’40s favorites as Meet Me in St. Louis and Little Women was only 6 years old when she almost became the victim of on-set sabotage. As O’Brien was preparing to film a scene in. Louis, Louis (1904) (uncredited) Music by Kerry Mills Lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling Performed by Judy Garland and Lucille Bremer Played during the opening credits, hummed, whistled, various times throughout and at the end.
Adapted & Directed by Charlotte Moore
Music Direction by John Bell
Orchestrations by Josh Clayton
Produced by Ciarán O’Reilly
With Shereen Ahmed, William Bellamy, Rufus Collins, Kerry Conte, Melissa Errico, Ali Ewoldt, Kathy Fitzgerald, Ian Holcomb, Austyn Johnson, Jay Aubrey Jones, Kylie Kuioka, Ashley Robinson, and Max Von Essen.
January 31, February 3*, 11, and 21*, 2021*
*Open Captioned Performance
One of “The 10 Best Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Virtual Theater Productions of 2020”: “Perhaps the most ambitious virtual theater offering I’ve experienced this year.” – David Gordon, TheaterMania
In this heartwarming musical, the Smith family grapples with life changes and new love in a bustling St. Louis on the brink of the 1904 World’s Fair. This special digital adaption from Charlotte Moore (Anna Smith in the original Broadway cast) will include favorite tunes, including “The Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” along with the romantic suitors, comedic misunderstandings, and jovial pranks that make this classic musical a treat for people of all ages.
This new digital production, filmed and edited remotely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, is an abridged version of the Broadway musical Meet Me in St. Louis (1989), based on the 1944 film of the same name starring Judy Garland. It premiered as part of Irish Repertory Theatre’s Digital Fall Season in December of 2020 and was last presented on Irish Rep’s stage as Meet Me in St. Louis in 2007.
Meet Me Me In St Louis
Reservations are free but required to access this digital event. A donation of $25 for the show, or $100 for the Festival, is suggested for those who can afford to give.
“Another green-screen miracle… soul-warming… Even if you’re having a difficult season, it will make you smile.” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
“The sound recording is excellent, the orchestration and the singing first rate…When the enthusiasm of the players and the lilt of the songs come together, your heartstrings may just go zing, zing, zing.” – Ken Marks, The New Yorker
“A holiday treat…with each new Zoom production, Irish Rep is stretching the boundaries of the form.” – Joe Westerfield,Newsweek
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“Irish Rep has managed to top itself with this year’s yuletide offering… this show is a lovely little gift, a reminder of the hopefulness we should have as we arrive at a new year.” – David Gordon, TheaterMania
“As delicious and delightful as one could hope for…it truly is a luscious musical gift if there ever was one.” Front Mezz Junkies
“The festive environment has all of the ingenuity of a full-scale Broadway production…an almost divine holiday experience.” Theater Pizzazz
Meet Me.in Saint Louis
Read the Performance Program here!
Songs by Martin and Blane published by EMI Feist Catalog, Inc.
Produced for the Broadway stage by Brickhill-Burke Productions, Christopher Seabrooke and EPI Products.