They're Playing Our Song



STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to open its 28th season with a musical gem rarely seen in St. Louis, They're Playing Our Song, May 30 through June 29 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Romance, laughter, and great music come together in a sweet and sophisticated musical romp that will have you singing along from curtain up to curtain down!

They're Playing Our Song opened on February 11, 1979 at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway, where it enjoyed 1,082 performances. The original run starred both Emmy Award-winning actress Lucie Arnaz and stand-up comedian Robert Klein. Inspired by one of the most prolific American song writing teams of the 20th Century, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, They're Playing Our Song combines a jazzy score with a laugh-a-minute book by America's leading funny man, Tony Award Winner Neil Simon. The fresh array of appealing pop tunes along with witty writing creates a charming and unique variation on the traditional book musical. With just two central characters, each having a three-person "Greek Chorus" acting as their inner voices, this story gives the impression of an intimate show in a large package.

The song-filled love story recounts the unlikely partnership of Vernon, a neurotic, witty composer and Sonia, a wacky, free-spirited lyricist to write the next great love song. A rocky and hilarious start leaves them struggling to find their creative harmony - and romance was definitely not what they were expecting! But a series of unlikely events lead to a match made in musical comedy heaven.

Broadway Actor Seth Rettberg stars, in his STAGES debut, as Vernon Gersch. Rettberg has appeared on Broadway in Avenue Q as well as in regional productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and Cabaret. TV credits include "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

Also starring is New York Actress Maria Couch as Sonia Walsk. Couch returns to STAGES, previously appearing in STAGES 2009 production of Little Shop of Horrors as well as STAGES 2007 production of A Little Night Music. Most recently, she appeared in the world premiere of The Cottage in New York. Off-Broadway credits include Unlock'd and On The Levee.

Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are Craig Blake (Ego), Brittany Rose Hammond (Ego), Sarah Rolleston (Ego), Bronwyn Tarboton (Ego), Nic Thompson (Ego), and Aaron Umsted (Ego) and Stephen Barnowski (Ego Swing) and Shanara Gabrielle (Ego Swing and Sonia Standby).

The creative team for the production includes: Stephen Bourneuf (Direction and Choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (Musical Direction), James Wolk (Scenic Design), Lou Bird (Costume Design), Matthew McCarthy (Lighting Design), Stuart M. Elmore (Orchestral Design).

Complete biographical information is listed on STAGES' website at

STAGES would like to thank exclusive show sponsors Judy and Jerry Kent.

Single tickets are on sale now and prices range from $20 - $57. STAGES performs in the intimate, 377-seat Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 South Geyer Road in St. Louis, MO. For more information or to purchase tickets call 314-821-2407 or visit

They're Playing Our Song

Robert G. Reim Theatre

Performance Schedule

May 30 - June 29, 2014

Friday                            May 30               8:00 PM

Saturday                       May 31               4:00 PM & 8:00PM

Sunday                         June 1                2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tuesday                        June 3                8:00 PM

Wednesday                  June 4                8:00 PM

Thursday                      June 5                8:00 PM

Friday                           June 6                8:00 PM

Saturday                      June 7                4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday                        June 8                2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tuesday                       June 10              8:00 PM

Wednesday                  June 11             2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Thursday                      June 12             8:00 PM

Friday                            June 13            8:00 PM

Saturday                       June 14             4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday                          June 15            2:00 PM

Tuesday                         June 17            8:00 PM

Wednesday                   June 18             2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Thursday                       June 19             8:00 PM

Friday                            June 20             8:00 PM

Saturday                       June 21             4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday                         June 22              2:00 PM

Tuesday                        June 24              8:00 PM

Wednesday                  June 25               2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Thursday                      June 26               8:00 PM

Friday                           June 27               8:00 PM

Saturday                      June 28                4:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday                        June 29                2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

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