SEE: The Phantom of the Opera at the Fox
All of a sudden it’s nearing the end of December and thoughts of New Year’s resolutions dance in our heads. Before we enter 2014, however, let’s reflect on what the past year has given us on local stages.
Story: Based on a series of children’s books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film of the same name, Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks, the children of stuffy banker George Banks and his long-suffering wife Winifred, a former actress.
Story: Spanning a period from 1815 to 1832, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean against the backdrop of revolution in 19th century France. Imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving son, Valjean is freed from a slave labor camp only to be branded as an outcast because of his criminal record.
Story: Based on French writer Victor Hugo’s 19th century novel, Les Miserables tells the tale of Jean Valjean set against the backdrop of political unrest in 19th century France. Convicted to five years of hard labor for stealing bread to feed his sister’s family, plus another 14 years for trying to escape prison, Valjean is finally released to society in 1815. However, because he’s forced to wear a symbol indicating he’s a former convict, he violates his parole and becomes the subject of a lifelong manhunt by rigid policeman Javert.
Les MisŽrables is coming to the Fox Theatre
Story: George and Winifred Banks have just seen their latest nanny depart in a huff from their London household, thanks to the incorrigible behavior of their children Jane and Michael. When George writes a job description for still another domestic, mysteriously arrives one Mary Poppins, an extremely self-confident nanny who promptly takes over the child-rearing chores before George even mails his note.
Play: The Phantom of the Opera
Play: Mary Poppins
Remember when theater in St. Louis took a sleepy hiatus before The Rep kicked off its new season in September? Apart from The Muny, culture from May through August was derived mainly from a good book or a trip to the museum.