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Spells of the Sea
February 5 – March 5, 2023
Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63103

Metro Theater Company by special arrangement with Megan Ann Rasmussen Productions presents the World Premiere of
Spells of the Sea

Book, music, and lyrics by Guinevere Govea with additional creative contributions by Anna Pickett
Based on the podcast created by Guinevere Govea
Directed by Julia Flood
Music Direction by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Sometimes trusting yourself is the greatest act of courage.

If the adventure and magic of Moana and Encanto delighted you, don’t wait to make plans to see Spells of the Sea!

Finley Frankfurter is a 15-year-old fisherwoman who is terrible at fishing. H.S. Crank is a grumpy old lighthouse keeper who has been sitting for 20 years in the dark. Together, this unlikely pair begins an adventure through the ocean to find the Elixir of Life, an elusive remedy that will save Finley’s father from a mysterious illness. On their journey, the pair encounter mermaids and pirates, whirlpools and their worst fears, and finally a new understanding of the meaning of family, friendship, and trust in yourself.

Best for 8 year olds, 18 year olds, and 80 year olds — and everyone in between! Approximate run time is 70 minutes with no intermission.

All 2022-23 Season productions will be performed live for in-person audiences. To ensure continued digital accessibility across the St. Louis region and beyond, as part of PNC Arts Alive’s funded MTC Remote initiative, MTC continues online streaming of its mainstage productions. MTC is also continuing its Pay-What-You-Wish viewing period for each mainstage production (live or streaming) so that economic barriers do not prevent families from experiencing the season’s productions. Sensory friendly, audio described, and sign language interpreted performances will also be available for mainstage productions.

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