Molly Brown (Rachel Black / Lexington, Ky.) is ready to take on anything, even the lifeboats of the Titanic in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, running from July 13th through August 4th at Myers Dinner Theatre in Hillsboro.
Molly Brown (Rachel Black / Lexington, Ky.) is ready to take on anything, even the lifeboats of the Titanic in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, running from July 13th through August 4th at Myers Dinner Theatre in Hillsboro.
HILLSBORO - Next up in Myers Dinner Theatre’s 22nd anniversary season will be the spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American original! Meredith Willson’s The Unsinkable Molly Brown opens on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and runs through Aug. 4. The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a comedic, yet honest, commentary on the classes and the human spirit of the Colorado settlers, this grand musical is a tour de force with rousing and sentimental songs, as well as dances that prove you can't keep a good woman down!
Miners, brawls, pretty girls, love, romance, and maritime disasters, The Unsinkable Molly Brown features a fantastic score with music and lyrics by Meredith Willson (The Music Man), and a book by Richard Morris, who is best known for his screenplay of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The Unsinkable Molly Brown opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1960, where it ran for over 500 performances on its way to a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for star Tammy Grimes. This legendary American original will be directed by MDT Artistic Director, Jeremy Littlejohn, with Music Direction by John P. Blair of Crawfordsville, and choreography by James Mernin who was most recently seen as the Café Imperiale’s Head Waiter in our 2018 production of She Loves Me.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown stars MDT Newcomer Rachel Black of Lexington, Ky. as Molly and Cody Davis of Chicago as “Leadville” Johnny Brown. Davis was recently seen as Steven Kodaly in She Loves Me, and Black is making her MDT debut. They will be joined in the Colorado Rockies by an ensemble of talent composed of both fresh and familiar faces, including Mark Fishback of Indianapolis, Iz Ibanez of North Carolina and James Jiggetts of Virginia. Mary Anne Cecil, last seen as Sylvia Charles in Nana’s Naughty Knickers at MDT will play Mrs. McGlone and Don Hart of Columbia City returns to portray Christmas Morgan, after having been recently seen as Eddie in Pump Boys and Dinettes. Rounding out the Ensemble will be Tyler Bowlin of St. Joseph, Ill., Reagan Minnette of Crawfordsville, Hannah Rivette of New York, Stephen Vaught of Louisville, KY and Jason Ryan Wallace of Crawfordsville.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown opens on Friday with weekday and Saturday matinees seating for dinner at 11:30 a.m. and curtain at 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening performances seat for dinner at 6 p.m. with curtain at 8:00. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (765) 798-4902 ext. 2, or by visiting www.myersdt.com. Performance dates vary, so please consult the online calendar for show dates and times. Theatre prices are $39 for dinner and theatre, $28 for students (ages 4-18), and show-only for $26. Prices do not include taxes and handling fee. The remainder of the 2018 season includes Meet Me in St. Louis, Souvenir, Murder at Café Noir and a Holiday Revue. Season Tickets, Group pricing and bus parking are also available. Myers Dinner Theatre is located at 108 Water Street in Hillsboro, and is pleased to offer handicap accessibility.