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Northwinds Concert Band: SUNDAY AT THE POPS

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Northwinds Concert Band, under the direction of Larry Marsh, will present “Sunday at the Pops” on October 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. Tickets are $8, $6, and may be reserved by calling the box office at (314) 921-5678. Maestro Marsh has planned an upbeat and uplifting program featuring marches, overtures, film scores and Broadway medleys, swing tunes and novelty numbers. Featured vocalist Ike Eichenberger will have you singing along with Cab Calloway’s classic “Minnie the Moocher and you’ll be dancing in the aisles (not really) to a great new arrangement by Robert Buckley entitled “Jitterbug.” Two giants in American music will be honored as the band plays Aretha Franklin’s “Think” and celebrates the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with dances from “West Side Story.” Music has always been a key feature of Disney movies, and this concert features exciting highlights from “Aladdin” and “The Incredibles.” The heart of the program will be inspiring new works from three of America’s best composers for band. Brian Balmage’s lovely new composition “Infinite Hope” was inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words noting that “We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” Robert Sheldon’s “Skydance” is a musical celebration of the human spirit, and Rossano Galante’s “The Falls” shows the beauty and power of nature as sparkling wind and brass fanfares depict water rushing forward and exploding over the edge. The sixty-piece Northwinds ensemble has presented concerts in Florissant for over 50 years and is a program of Ferguson-Florissant’s Marketing and Communications Department. More information on the band can be found at www.northwindsband.org.

 

Florissant Fine Arts Council: Live from WVL Radio Theatre: The Headless Hessian of Sleepy Hollow and Other Horror Stories

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The intrepid actors of WVL Radio Theatre are back, this time with a series of classic American horror stories, including one by Edgar Allen Poe, a creative retelling of the Lizzie Borden axe murders, and of course a re-imagining of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Four actors, live sounds effects, and original music transport you back to 1946 when the imagination created horrors far more vivid than any that might actually be lurking in your living room… or your radio station!

 

Hawthorne Players: A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

A Raisin in the Sun. By Lorraine Hansberry. The highly praised drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in 1950s Chicago. The family receives a $10,000 insurance check from the death of the father, but each member wants that money to fund a different dream. Tensions increase as each tries to find a way to escape the lower-class neighborhood—bringing up questions of identity, class, value, race and love—and outside forces work against them.

 

St. Louis Family Theatre Series: PETE THE CAT

Nov 17, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus. (TheatreworksUSA)

Alpha Players' Holiday Show THE SHOEMAKER & SANTA'S ELVES

Nov 29, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018