St. Louis' arts community is gearing up for a big season of live shows this fall! We went straight to the top and asked local arts and entertainment leaders what they're most excited about in the upcoming season:
If you were among the record 7.24 million viewers who tuned in to last weekend’s Tony Awards, you know that Kinky Boots was one of the evening’s biggest winners, giving Webster University alum JERRY MITCHELL his second Tony (the first was for his choreography work in La Cage Aux Folles in 2005). Bravo!
Broadway’s Best New Play Tony Award winner War Horse is coming to the Fox Theatre stage as part of the storied venue’s 30th anniversary ‘rebirth’ season. Ladue News recently spoke with Fox Theatricals president Kristin Caskey to get the scoop on the season.
On Sept. 27, the Fox Theatre will open its 2011-2012 U.S. Bank Broadway Series with the deliciously weird antics of the ‘creepy and kooky’ Addams family. After that musical comedy has its St. Louis premiere, theatergoers can look forward to five more shows in the series, as well as other limitedengagement specials. To preview the new season, Ladue News caught up with Fox Theatrical president Kristin Caskey.
JACK HAYS of Clayton is not only making a name for himself at MICDS—where he’s currently a fourth-grader—he’s also making waves at another school across town. This month, he presented 11 Kindles to students at City Academy during an assembly there. Jack recently created ‘The Kindle Project’ after learning that the Academy’s library had none. He raised some $2,000 through donations and by washing cars and setting up lemonade stands. Read Jack’s blog by visiting thekindleproject.blogspot.com.