June 2018

CMP’s June 22, 2018 event

CMP’s June 22, 2018 event for people of all ages!  Save the date, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be notified when  registration begins and when additional details are announced!

About Remedy Drive

Remedy Drive is a dove award nominated rock band out of Nashville, TN.  The band has been playing between 80 and 150 concerts a year for the last decade and has put out 8 studio recordings.  Remedy Drive has garnered 3 number one singles at Christian radio including their break out single All Along.  The band has a goal of using music to inspire listeners to follow after the call of the Kingdom.  For the past several years Remedy Drive has partnered with an abolitionist organization called The Exodus Road and has used their concerts to shine a light on the international pandemic of human trafficking.  The most recent album Commodity is a concept album on justice issues including child soldiers and sex trafficking.  David Zach, the band’s lead singer, is a volunteer undercover operative with the organization and spends time overseas in an effort to find evidence of underage girls and boys for sale in the red-light districts of major cities in Southeast Asia.  The band’s fan base and community have helped fund raids and sting operations that result in the freedom of some of these girls and boys as well as the arrests of the traffickers in cartels and crime syndicates.  The band has realized their goal of turning an ordinary concert into “counter trafficking event” where ordinary human beings are recruited into the arena of action for justice.  

About GEN52

GEN52 is a band that has performed at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church for many years.  They last performed at CMP’s spring 2017 event where our headliner was Erin Bode.  The group includes vocalists and musicians who frequently work with Christ Memorial Productions or Christ Memorial’s contemporary worship team.  They focus on contemporary Christian and popular rock music.  The lead vocalists for this event are Dianne Mueller and John Jauss, with Rachel Mueller singing backups.  The group has performed for  youth events in the past several years with instrumentalists led by keyboardist Gregg Mueller.  

About Exodus

If you attended a high school or college dance or wedding reception in the mid 1970s chances are you heard a live band. It was in this era that the band “Exodus” was formed. This five member group was made up of four 1974 Lutheran High South Grads, Keith Poppitz, Mark Strege, Jon Bergt, and Mike Haase and their drummer, Dan Crawford from Affton High School. This talented group played everything from top 40 to soft rock, oldies to Christian Contemporary; all the while emphasizing tight instrumentals and powerful vocals with four part harmony that set them apart from other local groups of their time.  Some memebrs of this group performed at CMP’s 2017 spring concert, which featured  Erin Bode.

About Cicoff

Cicoff is a performer and communicator extraordinaire, who has an exceptional ability to capture the attention of today’s visually oriented society. While mesmerizing and stunning his audience with his artistry and skill, he uses the tools of physical theater, storytelling, juggling and comedy to support his compelling and powerful messages. His high-energy and entertaining presentations are a perfect blend of instruction, insight and artistic expression that will leave the audience with an unforgettable experience.

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September 2018

The Wizard of Oz

We are excited to announce that CMP’s fall 2018 production will be:  The Wizard of Oz

Performances will take place Fridays and Saturdays September 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30 pm and Sundays September 16 & 23 at 2:30 pm at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63126. The show will feature a full live orchestra.

Tickets will go on sale in July, be sure to sign up for our emails to keep informed.  Tickets for adults will range in price from $10 – $20 and for pre-teens from $5 to $15.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, July 7 from Noon to 4 pm at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church.  Please click here for additional information on the rehearsal plans and for a copy of the audition form.

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By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by
Warner Bros.


is presented by arrangement with
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

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Meet Me In St Louis – September 2017

Thank you for a wonderful run of Meet Me In St. Louis.  


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Mr. Alonso Smith:  Bruce Roberts

Mrs. Anna Smith: Heather Sartin

Lon Smith: Joel Brown

Rose Smith: Lisa Grove

Esther Smith: Jennelle Gilreath

Agnes Smith: Allison Crandall

Tootie Smith: Elena Adams

Grandpa Prophater: Keith Poppitz

John Truitt: Caden Turner

Warren Sheffield: Trey Marlette

Lucille Ballard/Singer Ensemble Family: Gracie Sartin

Katie: Katie Klein

Eve/Singer Ensemble Family: Lucy McReynolds

Postman/Singer Ensemble Family: Robert Jones

Clinton Badger/Teen Dance Ensemble: Nathan Gallop

Peewee Drummond/Teen Dance Ensemble: Louis Luong

Sidney Purvis/Teen Dance Ensemble: Tony Jaskiewicz

Motorman/Ensemble Family: Rich Goolsby

Dance Ensemble

Aidan Kelly, Brianna Blase,  Caleb Almany,  Emily Gregg, Emma Reinagel,

Gabriel Maupin, Gillian Pieper, Grace Wilkinson, Isabelle Zurcher,

Jess Gerst, Jessie Owens, Libby Griesedieck,  Makayla Adams,

Rachel Mueller, Sabrina Furman, addnl. waltzer Kevin Jones

Singer Ensemble Family

Dan Ellerbrook, Grace Herzog, Jennifer Kerner,

Jim Wamser, John Jauss, Kathy Eichelberger,

Katie Jauss, Kimberly Drazen, Lucy Schene,

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, Rachel Dodge,

Rob Eichelberger, Sarah Dubberke,

Sarah Page, Victor Landon

Ensemble Family

Anna Kuschel, Catherine Stanish, Delaney Roehrs,

Ella Blase, Emily Clements, Karen Dickey,

Lillian McMurry, Lillian Robinson, Lindsay Miller,

Melinda Call, Riona Stanish, Roman Ryker,

Rose Garland, Sofia Call


Reeds:  Mary Wiley, Tim Kloeppel, Kelly Austermann, Barbara File

French Horn:  Mary Schmidt, Dan Schroeder

Trumpet: Joe Paule, Jr., Chris Kepley, Mark Senechal

Trombone:  David Bode, Tommy Schwartz

Percussion:  Anne Stevenson, Tom Appelbaum

Guitar and Banjo: Robert Hardcastle

Harp:  Michael Boone

Piano/Synthesizer:  Gregg Mueller

Violin:  Marilyn Humiston, Kyla Herbert, John Bourzikas

Cello:  Ann Geiler, Damen Martin

Bass:  Barbara Paule

Production Staff and Crew

  • Set Build, Painting, and Art: Dianne Mueller, Debbie Brewer, Larry Jost, Rachel Mueller
  • Backdrop Art:  Rebecca Mueller, Dianne Mueller
  • Sound Board Technicians:  Bob Bentrup, Bill Orrick, Kevin Wilkinson, Bob Danko
  • Backstage Technical Support: Donna Wilkinson, Terrie Bick
  • Lighting Operators: Kara Grimm-Denholm, Kevin Dickey
  • Stage Crew: Chris Gubser, Joe Harwell, Bella Cloeter, Benjamin Clements
  • Properties Crew: Jennifer Rocha, Katelyn Ericson, Cheri Miller, Betty Rowold, Laurie Shelton, Mark Clements
  • Dance Captains:  Libby Griesedieck, Rachel Mueller
  • House Technical Support: Dan Geiger, Tony Lupo
  • Costume Assistance: Lisa Rosenstock
  • Program Printing: Ruth Hertlein
  • Closed Circuit Video Operation: Rebecca Mueller, Joe Nichol
  • Refreshments: Tammy Herzog, Debbie Brewer
  • Opening Night Reception: Melissa Bohlmann, Margie Heimrich
  • Stage Build Out: Lauren Kreienkamp, Dianne Mueller, Lynette Jost, Larry Jost, Trevor Jost
  • Event Photography: Mark Amen


Directors and Production Leadership Team

  • Director and Production Implementation:  Dianne Mueller
  • Choreographer:  Glenn Guillermo
  • Music Director and Rehearsal Accompanist:  Gregg Mueller
  • Vocal Coach: Kathy Eichelberger
  • Orchestra Conductor: Joe Paule
  • Lighting Design:  John Jauss
  • Costumers: Kevin Jones, Krysta Wenski
  • Set Design: Dianne Mueller
  • Stage Manager:  Lauren Kreienkamp
  • Assistant Stage Manager:  Mackenzie Bick
  • Properties Manager: Kimberly Clements
  • House Manager, Publicity, Program:  Lynette Jost
  • Offstage Cast Direction and Scripting:  Jennifer Kerner
  • Facility Manager:  Kathy Poppitz
  • CMP Business Manager, Sound Design & Mixing: Larry Jost
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Songs by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane Book by  Hugh Wheeler

Based on “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson

and the MGM motion picture “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Songs by Martin & Blane published by EMI Feist Catalog, Inc.

Produced for the Broadway stage by

Brickhill-Burke Productions, Christopher Seabrooke and EPI Products™

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022