Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel
August 18, 19, 25, 26
Once upon a time, two children found themselves lost in a dark forest, until they happened upon a house made entirely of sweets. What happens next…well, that's the story of Hänsel und Gretel complete with a cackling witch, enchanted fairies, and a gingerbread house. In the dizzying excitement of the witch's ride and the serene beauty of the children's evening prayer, Humperdinck's music magically evokes the contrasting worlds of the story and the perils of growing up! Hänsel und Gretel will be performed in German with English supertitles.
Union Avenue Opera’s Know Before You Go…Educational Lecture Series
July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 18, 25
7:00PM Each Friday night before the performance in the Gretchen Brigham Gallery with Glen Bauer, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Department of Music at Webster University.
Dr. Bauer will discuss the opera’s historical importance, guide you through the (sometimes convoluted) plot line, and offer a sneak peek of the music to come. Have General Admission Tickets? Don’t worry! Visit our box office for a special placard to reserve your seats in the theatre prior to the lecture.
In the Heights is set in New York City’s vibrant Washington Heights, where the coffee from the corner shop is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, and full of hopes and dreams, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. The groundbreaking music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes tell the universal story of chasing your dreams and finding your true home.
$25 General Admission
$20 Students & Seniors
Set in the volatile melting pot of New York at the turn of the century, three distinctly American tales are woven together. A stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician are united by courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. As they confront the ongoing contradictions of society, their stories intertwine with notable historic figures in a sweeping musical portrait of an indelible era.Book by Terrence McNally. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E. L. DoctorowDirected by Justin Been, with musical direction by Jennifer Hund and choreography by Mike Hodges. The cast includes Omega Jones, Kay Love, Evan Adams, Jeffrey Wright, Phil Leveling, Jon Bee, Chuck Lavazzi, Angela Bubash, Joseph Gutowski, Gerry Love, Jason Meyers, Laura Kyro, Ebony Easter, Joe Webb, Avery Smith, Terry Lee Watkins, Jr., Jackson Buhr, Jennifer Clodi, Chris Gauss, Melissa Sharon Harris, William Humphrey, Caleb Long, Dorrian Neymour, Kevin O’Brien, Belinda Quimby, and Chrissie Watkins.Tickets: Adults $25.00 / Seniors (65+) & Students $20.00 (Cash/Checks/All Major Credit Cards)
Jerry Douglas was a teenager playing in a band in Lexington, Kentucky, the first time he heard Weather Report and Chick Corea — on the same day. More than 40 years later, he remembers the moment vividly.
“It blew my head off,” he says. “I loved it. And I thought, ‘Well, there’s where I could go with all this stuff runnin’ around in my head.’”
“All this stuff” is the remarkable music Douglas has made on Dobro and lap steel in a career that’s earned him world renown as the top purveyor of his craft. On his latest musical foray, What If, Douglas decisively merges those jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul he’s spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he — or anyone else — has done before.
The Blue Canyon Boys are equal parts purists and innovators when it comes to Bluegrass: they stay true to the form’s roots while constantly reimagining their relationship to tradition. The result is a toe-tapping mix of haunting standards, genre-bending arrangements, and catchy original numbers—all built on the bedrock of their collective bluegrass mastery.
World class jazz drummer Steve Davis and his Super Band will play modern jazz standards at the newly renamed Webster Groves Concert Hall, 103 E. Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves, MO on August 18 starting at 8pm. Also performing will be Feyza Eren - vocals, Chris Turnbaugh - bass, Joel Vanderheydan - saxophone and Adam Mennes - piano. Concert is free and open to the public. Entrance to the theatre from the side parking lot. Plenty of free parking.
Returning to St. Andrews Cinema after nearly two decades, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is back to bi-weekly showings! Eager to return? Great! We can't wait to have you! Never seen it? Throw on your mother's high heels and fishnets, 'cause you're in for a treat!The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. Become a part of the movie by shouting out lines with the cast as well as throwing props to mock the action on screen. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience!Dressing up is HIGHLY encouraged! Rocky Horror isn't Rocky Horror without the corsets and lipstick. Prop bags will be for sale at the door (no outside props will be allowed into the theatre!). Prop bags include rice, a balloon, newspaper, a latex glove, noise maker, roll of toilet paper, a party hat, and a playing card. Prop bags cost $3.00. As well as prop bags, we will have bumper stickers and t-shirts priced at $5.00 and $15.00, respectively. Due to the cinema's ticketing process, tickets can only be purchased in-person at the box office starting the Wednesday before the show (August 16th). Seating is first come/first served, so be there early! Doors open around 10:55 pm, movie starts at 12:00AM (midnight), and the event usually lets out around 1:30AM.More information can be found at www.sac3.com or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FlusteredMustardRHPS/.Hope to see you there!
Fat City Heat uses steel guitars and an upright bass to play the Delta Blues and Rockabilly, Juke Joint style!
Every Thursday, The Dudes Duo provide intricate and unique renditions of classic songs from all decades. From vocal loops to tasty guitar solos, The Dudes Duo always entertains.
Relax and unwind every Friday night with the soulful musical stylings of Jesse Gannon on piano and Rhodes with special guests from 10pm – 1am.
RastasaurusFri., Aug. 18 | 11:00 PM | $5***FREE with Mom's Kitchen at Atomic Cowboy Pavilion wristband***The Bootleg | 21+
Croatian Junior Tamburitzans of St. Louis, Mo. will hold an annual Social and Concert on Saturday August 19th, 2017. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Delicious food and home made desserts will be available. There will be live folk music and dancing, raffle baskets, and more! Admission(includes buffet dinner): $20 for adults, $10 children 6-12. Children 5 and under admitted for free. Special appearance by Hoosier Hrvati Adult Tamburtzan Orchestra. Please come and support CJT.
Let's Talk About What HappenedPre-order your copy of Hillary Clinton's highly anticipated new book "What Happened" (left-bank.com/event/what-happened) from Left Bank Books now.Pick it up in-store Tuesday, September 12, 7 pm and join the conversation with Stacey Newman, Missouri State Representative; Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould, E.D., Missouri Faith Voices and Pastor - Quinn Chapel AME Church; and Rabbi Susan Talve, Founding Rabbi, Central Reform Congregation, to talk about "What Happened." Light refreshments will be provided.Can't make the event? Pre-order today and pick up in-store anytime on or after Sept. 12, or have it shipped to your door for ¢99.When you support your locally-owned bookstore, you support your local economy.
Volunteer driving instructors needed for teen street survival driving course at the St Charles Family Arena. Register at www.motorsportreg.com Instructors should do an onlline tutorial at www.thelhtgroup.com/LHTClients/Tire_Rack/Live_Courses/Street_Survival_HTML/html/index.html.
You can help create better drivers through volunteering for one day!
The Strauss Park ALIVE Festival will transform Strauss Park, located in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, into an 8-week, summer-themed celebration of arts and life! Join us for the ALIVE Kick-Off and happy hour on July 5th, or enjoy any of the weekly scheduled events such as live music, dance, spoken word, theatre, and other family-friendly activities.
The Fort Hill Ramrods are hosting a camping and viewing event for the August 21st solar eclipse. Located in Hillsboro, MO we're only four seconds off the maximum totality at 2min 36sec. View the eclipse from your campsite while avoiding the traffic and city light pollution. Visit our website to reserve your spot today.www.hillsboroeclipse.com(314) 488-7928
"Darkening of the Sun: A Solar Eclipse Celebration featuring 4 days and 3 nights of camping, swimming, music, art, vending, family friendly activities.
Music from Nahko, Twiddle, Hope Medford, Dustin Thomas, Chase Makai, Aaron Kamm & the One Drops, Jake's Leg, MONTU, Gipsey Moon, Stone Sugar Shakedown, The Scandelaros, Pebble, Blue Fruit Snacks, and many other bands."
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