Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author SHIRLEY MACLAINE will headline the NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CANCER SOCIETY Alvin K. Stolze International Humanitarian Award dinner in St. Louis. MacLaine will be performing her one-woman show at the Nov. 23 event at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The dinner also will include an award presentation to MICHAEL NEIDORFF and Centene Corporation (Humanitarian Award), TOM VOSS and Ameren (Corporate Philanthropy Award), and DR. ROBERT HAYASHI (Medical Legacy Award). For more information, visit theNCCS.org.
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS’ 14th season is taking a dramatic departure from previous years. Look for the company to produce three plays in two alternating shows next year: Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V. Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 opens the season on May 17. Originally written as two separate plays in the late 1590s, it will be edited to fit into one evening. Henry V (written in approximately 1599) opens May 24. The 2014 season will feature a slightly expanded performance run (May 17 through June 15) in which the shows will performed on alternate evenings at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. According to artistic and executive director RICK DILDINE, St. Louisans can expect a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience. “Many theaters around the world have performed these plays in consecutive seasons; however, we are performing them at the same time with the same cast on the same set.”
STAGES St. Louis has announced the lineup for its 2014 season, beginning May 30 with They’re Playing Our Song, a musical with a book by NEIL SIMON, and inspired by the real life love story of composer MARVIN HAMLISCH and lyricist CAROLE BAYER SAGE. The season continues with How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, and concludes with Fiddler on the Roof.
The MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM’s new exhibit explores the year of culture-shifting, life-changing, memory-stamping events that was 1968. The 1968 Exhibit is a state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition that looks at how the experiences of that year became a turning point for a generation coming of age and a nation at war. The exhibit opens Oct. 5 and runs through Jan. 5.
Next month’s ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY Red Velvet Ball will have an added twist: The Oct. 19 event, which features a performance by superstar cellist YO-YO MA, will include a Young Friends gala following the concert at Powell Hall. Honorary co-chairs DAVID and MIRAN HALEN are hosting the gathering featuring dessert and dancing with other young professionals and members of the orchestra. For ticket information, call 534-1700 or visit stlsymphony.org/youngfriendsgala.
Do you have your Ladue News 2013 SHOW HOUSE tickets yet? Make plans to visit the third annual Show House at #23 Lenox Place in the Central West End to view spectacular designer spaces by some of St. Louis’ top design teams. The Show House opens Oct. 5 and runs through Oct. 20 (closed on Mondays). For an exclusive experience, two 'MEET THE DESIGNER’ nights, hosted by MILLIE CAIN, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, and Thursday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Each evening will feature drinks and hors d’oeuvres, as well as an opportunity to visit with participating designers. For ticket information, call 269-8809 or visit laduenews.com.