Belly Up and Catch the Captivating Love Story Worth Waiting for in THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, Produced by Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre!
This legendary American original rises above her impoverished beginnings and proves that you can’t keep a good woman down! Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre closes its 13th season with Tony-Award Winning American original, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, with music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and book by Richard Morris, opening June 14th in their new home, The Warwick Theatre. Directed by Karen Paisley, with Musical Direction by Loren Bridge, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN features Morgan Dayley as Molly Brown, Christopher Sanders as Johnny Brown, and 22 local actors to round out the ensemble.
Miners, brawls, pretty girls, love, romance, maritime disasters and Meredith Willson’s music and lyrics – THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN is the rags-to-riches love story of Molly and Leadville Johnny Brown, owners of the richest mine in the U.S. at the turn of the twentieth century. Comedic and honest, this grand musical is a tour de force with toe-tapping and sentimental songs, as well as rousing dances.
This spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American original follows the exploits of Molly Brown, whose feisty determination to rise above her impoverished beginnings leads her from the backwoods of Hannibal, Missouri, to the palaces of Europe. Along the way, she marries a lucky prospector, enters the highest echelons of Monte Carlo society, survives the sinking of the Titanic, and discovers that love rises above all.
Funny, light, uplifting and uniquely American, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN charmed Broadway and film audiences with its irresistible, outrageous title role, in the tradition of such unforgettable characters as Auntie Mame, Dolly Levi and Mama Rose, as well as Meredith Willson’s rousing score, in the tradition of his immortal THE MUSIC MAN. Tammy Grimes, graduate of Stephens College, originated the role and Debbie Reynolds immortalized it in her film performance.
Directed by Karen Paisley, with musical direction by Loren Bridge, this Tony-Award winning American original features the diverse talents of: Christopher Sanders, Morgan Dayley, Brad Dawdy, Angela Murphy, Micayla Miller, Kristen K. Alley, Katherine Bettis, Korrie Murphy, Sarah Dametz, Reese Betts. Ray Ettinger, David Pendergrass, Timothy Michael Houston, Mason Hoyt, Matthew Emerick, Chad Burris, Nicholas Perry, Whittaker Hoar, Robin Carroll, Scott Salem, and Andy Brown.
This show is suitable for ages 8 and up. THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN runs June 14-June 24 at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s new home, The Warwick, 3927 Main St, Kansas City, MO. Adult tickets are $44, with discounts for students, artists, young professionals, seniors, and groups. For tickets, call 816-569-3226. Visit www.metkc.org for more information or to purchase tickets online.
Single Tickets, Season Tickets, Group Rate Tickets are on sale and can be purchased:
Student Ticket – $20.00
Artist Ticket – $25.00
Young Professional Ticket – $34.00
Senior Ticket – $39.00
Adult Ticket – $44.00
Director’s Seat – $54.00
*All seating by general admission