Ashley Brown
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Ashley Brown
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Initial casting has been announced for The Muny in St. Louis' previously reported lineup of shows for summer 2010.

The season will begin with an extended engagement of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (June 21-30), starring James Clow (The Beast), Sarah Darling (Belle), Ken Page (Maurice), Jeb Brown (Cogsworth), Lara Teeter (Lumiere), and Leslie Denniston (Mrs. Potts).

Next up will be Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Titanic, The Musical (July 5-11), featuring Martin Moran (Harold Bride), Henry Stram (Henry Etches), Michele Ragusa (Alice Beane), Sara Ford (Kate McGowen), Justin Scott Brown (Jim Farrell), Ron Raines (Isidor Strauss), William Youmans (J. Bruce Ismay), and Tom Hewitt (Thomas Andrews).

Damn Yankees (July 12-18) will follow, featuring Lewis J. Stadlen (Mr. Applegate), Angie Schworer (Lola), Walter Charles (Joe Boyd), Eric Kunze (Joe Hardy), and Linda Mugleston (Meg).

The season continues with Cats (July 19-25), which will feature Ken Page (Old Deuteronomy), Stephanie J. Block (Grizabella), and Lara Teeter (Munkustrap). Up next, The Sound of Music (July 26 - August 1) will star Ashley Brown (Maria), Lewis Stadlen (Max), Leslie Denniston (Elsa), and Linda Mugelston (Mother Abbess).

They will be followed by Footloose (August 2-8), which will feature Billy Tighe (Ren McCormack), Meggie Cansler (Ariel Moore), Jeff McCarthy (Rev. Moore), and Dee Hoty (Vi Moore), while Show Boat (August 9-15) will close out the season, and feature Michel Bell (Joe), Georgia Engel (Parthy Anne), and Gary Beach (Captain Andy).

For further information, visit www.muny.org.