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Story: Interspersing parables from the Gospel according to Matthew (along with a few from the Gospel according to Luke) with music inspired by Christian hymns, Godspell takes a look at the public life of Jesus Christ, from his baptism by his cousin and precursor, John the Baptist, to his crucifixion and death a few years later.
Starring up-and-coming Canadian triple-threat Jake Stern, Godspell is coming soon to the Peabody Opera House.LN recently spoke with director David Hogan about the new spin on this classic musical.
Way back in the days when I was a lad, Labor Day marked the beginning of the school year. Now, of course, school districts and universities get their fall semesters underway a couple of weeks earlier.
From Tony Award-winning musicals and Grammy Award-winning performers to classic and contemporary art, take a first glimpse into St. Louis’ fall entertainment season.
Classical music has officially made its return to the St. Louis airwaves. The station's opening week also unveiled the debut of the Ladue News Minute, which can be heard on RAF-STL.
Story: On a street in downtown St. Louis, an amiable group of residents congregate after hearing a beacon call from John the Baptist. He heralds the arrival of his cousin Jesus, whom John proclaims is the long-awaited messiah. Jesus mingles with the friendly folks, telling stories to them that outline how a life should be lived, with the resultant reward in heaven or the torment of hell for those who ignore their brethren. One of Jesus' newfound disciples, Judas, becomes disillusioned and makes arrangements to betray Jesus to those in command. Jesus then is arrested and quickly executed, but his spirit continues to guide the residents.
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.