Wednesday, November 18, 2009

St. Louis comes to Folsom

The haunting yet challenging musical “Meet Me In St. Louis” comes brilliantly to life at Sacramento’s 24th Street Theatre. Produced by Runaway Stage it tells the story of the Smith family, who plan to leave St. Louis for New York just before the 1904 World’s Fair. The two oldest girls, Rose and Esther, are especially distressed because they’re in love and planning to marry.

Backed by a 19-piece resident orchestra, the show offers, among others, these ever-popular numbers: Meet Me In St. Louis, The Boy Next Door, Skip To My Lou, Under The Bamboo Tree, The Trolley Song, Wasn’t It Fun?, and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. All this, and more, delivered by seemingly inspired professional-level performers. The set, the choreography and the special effects are likewise stunning.

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