Florissant Fine Arts Council: Classic Ryan & Ryan for the Holidays
City of Florissant
The dynamic father-son piano duo is back blending classic and contemporary music into an enthralling concert experience, a dazzling blend of old and new schools in this mirrored twin grand piano concert.
Northwinds Concert Band, under the direction of Larry Marsh, will continue a thirty-year tradition of holiday concerts at the Florissant Civic Center, when the acclaimed wind ensemble presents a “Hometown Holiday Concert” on December 13 at 3:00 p.m. The band will present a wide-variety of holiday and seasonal favorites, a lovely setting of medieval carols, Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival,” and a bright-spirited medley of holiday music from Broadway musicals. A highlight of this year’s program will be the presentation of a classic short film based on Raymond Briggs’s children’s book The Snowman, with music composed by Howard Blake. Children of all ages are sure to enjoy this family classic.
Come join Dorothy Gale as she is transported out of Kansas and into a magical world of imagination. Accompanied by her trusty friends the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto, she embarks on a thrilling adventure down that infamous yellow brick road. Complete with beautiful melodies, stunning dances and adorable Munchkins, THE WIZARD OF OZ is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!
Wilbur the pig has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! The little grey spider Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman—she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “SOME PIG” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring fun and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. Based on E.B. White’s classic story.
(TheatreworksUSA, NY, NY)