Titanic survivor shows grit in MET show


May 30, 2018, Kansas City, MO. – 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 above. 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.

About Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
MET is a dynamic midsize professional theatre, performing great classics and contemporary masterworks, and premieres, featuring local talent for Kansas City and regional audiences. Founded in 2005, MET is housed in the historic Warwick Theatre, which the company is renovating, bringing this once iconic Kansas City landmark back to life. With over 70 productions to our credit, MET has served nearly 70,000 audience members in our 13 year history through performances, educational programming, and outreach experiences.

Committed to making great, quality theatre available to all, MET offers a variety of ticket prices to suit every budget. Offering great professional theatre in a casual, welcoming atmosphere, we invite everyone to join us for a show! Season selections are varied to appeal to adults, young professionals, and teens alike. Children under five are not admitted to the theatre. We offer different accommodations to make our performances accessible to all audience members. If you have any special needs or requests to make your experience more enjoyable please don’t hesitate to contact us via email atboxoffice@metkc.org. Concessions are available in the lobby and are permitted in the theatre during the performance.

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