Save the date: The sixth annual SING FOR SITEMAN benefit concert will be held Monday, June 15, at the Performing Arts Center at John Burroughs School. Nine celebrated Opera Theatre of Saint Louis vocalists will join renowned pianist (and Sing for Siteman founder) CAROL WONG on-stage for an evening of musical favorites. A wine-and-dessert reception featuring the performers follows the concert. Tickets ($100 for preferred seating; $50 for general seating) are available by calling Opera Theatre's box office at 961-0644 or by visiting singforsiteman.org. Proceeds benefit Siteman Cancer Center’s Discovery Fund in support of promising cancer research projects. Event co-chairs are KIM EBERLEIN and CATHY BERGES. Cancer survivor and author TERI GRIEGE is serving as honorary chair. LN is a proud media sponsor of Sing for Siteman.
Congratulations to the winners of this year's ST. LOUIS THEATER CIRCLE AWARDS. They include: St. Louis Actor's Studio's All in the Timing (Outstanding Comedy Ensemble), Insight Theatre's Death of a Salesman (Outstanding Drama Ensemble), Stages St. Louis' How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Outstanding Musical Ensemble), St. Louis Actor's Studio's Blithe Spirit (Outstanding Comedy Production), Insight Theatre's Death of a Salesman and Hot City Theatre's Normal Heart (Outstanding Drama Production-tie), and The Muny's Seussical (Outstanding Musical Production). The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis took home the most awards (six) for its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
One of the stars of the 1980s film, The Princess Bride, is coming to St. Louis for a special screening of the cult-classic fairy tale. CARY ELWES, who played the dashing Westley, has written a book based on the making of the movie. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride features interviews from Elwes' co-stars, including ROBIN WRIGHT, BILLY CRYSTAL, CHRISTOPHER GUEST and MANDY PATINKIN. Elwes will appear at a 6 p.m. screening on Monday, May 4, at Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium. Following the screening, a discussion and book-signing will take place. Each admission ($29) comes with a copy of As You Wish. For tickets, visit left-bank.com/elwes.
To mark National Library Week, ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY is bringing back its Food for Fines program from April 12 through April 18. The program accepts canned good in lieu of outstanding overdue fines. For each can donated, $1 in fines (up to $10 total) will be waived by the library. This is the 17th year for Food for Fines, which, in the last five years, has collected approximately 186,000 pounds of canned goods. All donations will be given to OPERATION FOOD SEARCH for distribution throughout the St. Louis area.
Eight spectacular homes will be showcased next weekend for the JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ST. LOUIS' fifth annual Home Design Tour. Self-guided tours of the homes, which are located in Ladue, Clayton, Creve Coeur, the Central West End, Tower Grove and Kirkwood, are offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, April 18. Proceeds from the tour and the pre-tour VIP party on Friday, April 17 benefit the Junior League’s training and community programs. For ticket information, call 822-2344 or visit jlsl.org.
Is your little tot the one? We are officially searching for the 2015 LADUE NEWS LIL’ ONE! Our youngster of the year will star in an upcoming fashion shoot, as well as be featured in the pages of LN throughout the year. Nominations will be accepted via our Facebook page through 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4. Voting on Facebook ends on Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m. For a complete set of rules or to enter, visit facebook.com/laduenews.