Meet Me In St. Louis

August 5, 6, 7, 8, 2004

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.

Location: Breese Northside Park, 1000 North Main Street, Breese, IL 62230

“100 years ago life wasn’t so simple.”

Show Synopsis

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is a rare treasure in the musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming movie. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Memorable musical numbers include The Boy Next Door, A Raving Beauty, The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Whenever I’m with You and A Day in New York. Suddenly there’s a blackout. Imagine yourself standing with the family as the lights from the World’s Fair fill the stage; you’ve never seen such a spectacular panorama in your life!


Characters Cast Member
Mr. Alonso Smith Hank Crider
Mrs. Anna Smith Rachel Luebbers
Lon Smith Braden Henze
Rose Smith Katie Klein
Esther Smith Kelly Wilson
Agnes Smith Annie Kreher
Tootie Smith Elizabeth Klostermann
Grandpa Prophater Bob Haag
Katie the Maid Mary McIntyre
John Truitt Brian James
Warren Sheffield Jason Koonce
Lucille Ballard Stephanie Long
Eve Megan Loddeke
Postman Allen Hodapp
Motorman Jim Morgan
Clinton Badger Allen Hodapp
PeeWee Drummond Paul Klostermann
Sidney Purvis Chris Stratmann,
Chorus Jan Albers, Katie Deters, Lauren Fuehne, Lindsey Garber,Jenny Gillespie,Angie Hammel, Theresa Hammel, Jill Hodapp, Alison Merian, Emily Mollet,Kim Peek, Chris Stratmann,



Director Jennifer Klostermann
Producer Steve Klostermann
Music & Pit Director Leah Klostermann
Asst. Vocal Director Diane Dietz
Choreographers Erin Gagen & Leah Klostermann
Stage Crew Steve Klostermann, Pat Kreher, Cale Loddeke, Mike Klostermann
Production Support Deb Stratmann
Costumes Jennifer Klostermann, Chris Wilson, Pam Kreher & Cast
Set Design Jennifer Klostermann, Leah Klostermann,Pat Kreher, Roger Rolves, Lori Wahl, Greg Kuper
Set Builders Pat Kreher, Roger Rolves, Greg Kuper, Jerry Wahl
Rolling Flat System Wayne Henze, Braden Henze
Set Painters Leah Klostermann, Donna Easier, Alien Hodapp,Michelle Streetman, Theresa Hammel, Chris Stratmann, Nif, Beth & Anna Klostermann, Lauren Fuehne, Barb Von Alst, Hank Crider, B.O. McFarland, Cassie Von Alst
Lights/Sound B.O. McFarland, Greg Streetman,Mike Huelsmann, Craig Stoecklin, Michelle Streetman
Box Office Betty Henze, Lori Wahl, Barb Richter, Sharon Hoelscher
Concessions Deb Stratmann, Wayne & Betty Henze



Conductor Leah Klostermann
Piano Ann Cotton
Clarinet Emily Deiters, Danielle Kruep
Bassoon Courtney Kuhl
Oboe & English Horn Tiffany Toennies
Flute Ruth Chaput & Alicia Kuhl
Trumpet Adam Klostermann
French Horn Carol Kirchoff
Trombone Brittany Marron
Guitar & Banjo Charlie Pollmann
Drum Set Jason Anderson
Auxiliary Percussion Michelle Kadonsky.

Special Thanks…

• Pat Kreher & Roger Rolves for designing & building the beautiful Trolley & staircase

• TBH Lumber, Aviston Lumber & Fuehne Trim & Mill Work for materials

• Centralia Cultural Society for Costumes

• Wayne Henze & the St. Paul Kirchenfest for the tents

Mater Dei High School, City of Breese, Breese Park Board, Shots Schulte & Crew, Breese Jaycees, Clinton County Probation Office, Community Link, Victorian House, Richter Construction, Leann, Mike, Paul & Laurie Klostermann, Luitjohan Flooring – Highland, Rich Koerkenmeier, Dustin McSparin, Al Stoecklin,  McKendree College Music Dept., Quip Industries, Poettker Construction, Albers Painting Co., Sudholt Heating & Cooling, Carlyle Animal Hospital, Strat-O-Span Buildings, Beyond the Garden Gate, Celebrations Wedding & Party Supply, Diane Hodapp, Clinton County Electric, Celebration of Lights


Book by Hugh Wheeler. Music & Lyrics by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane. Presented through special arrangements with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

Director: Jennifer Klostermann

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