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Kirkwood Theatre Guild Kicks Off 83rd Season This Fall
The Kirkwood Theatre Guild is now in its 83rd season. The 2013-2014 shows are “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons,” “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” and “9 to 5: The Musical.” All performances are held at the Robert G. Reim Theatre at 111 S. Geyer Road in Kirkwood. known as “the relationship.” This funny revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, those who have fallen on their faces at the portal of romance, and those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?” World War II. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and prospered. Door Slasher,” assemble for a backer’s audition of their show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.”

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” will be presented Nov. 8-17. All show times are at 8 p.m., except for 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind the contemporary conundrum

“All My Sons”
“All My Sons” will run Jan. 17-26. All show times are at 8 p.m., except for 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” explores the journey of Joe Keller and Herbert Deever, who ran a machine shop that made airplane parts during

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”
“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” will run March 7-16. All show times are at 8 p.m., except for 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. In this production, the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage

“9 to 5: The Musical”
Performances of “9 to 5: The Musical” will be held May 2-11, 2014. All show times are at 8 p.m., except for 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. In this show, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, cont. p. 2B


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September 13 - 19, 2013

Kirkwood Stages Presents “My Fair Lady” Through Oct. 8 Theatre Guild Show stopping musical
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three female co-workers pushed to the breaking point by their sexist boss concoct a scheme to get even. General Information Season tickets for the 20132014 Kirkwood Theatre Guild performances go on sale Sept. 15 by mail or phone only. Individual tickets go on sale Oct. 17 for the November show, and on Dec. 1 for the other shows. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, call 821-9956 or email

closes 27th season

Stages St. Louis will present “My Fair Lady” through Oct. 8 as the grand finale to its 27th season. Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time, this romantic fancy radiates a charm and sophistication unlike any other musical and reigns as an American masterpiece. Memorable show-stoppers will include “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On

the Street Where You Live,” and “Get Me to the Church on Time.” Audience members will “grow accustomed” to this “loverly” classic. “My Fair Lady” brings to life the transformation of Eliza Doolittle, a lowly flower girl in Victorian London, into a ravishing upper-class lady. Hedging his bets, Professor Henry Higgins is determined to

teach this cockney girl proper English, but will he be able to get along without her once he succeeds? The musical premiered on Broadway in 1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre and starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison. Stages St. Louis will present “My Fair Lady” at the Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. Ticket prices range from $20-$55. For tickets, show times and other information, visit or call 821-2407.

KH Players Present “Radium Girls”
The KH Players are Kirkwood High School students who love theatre and put on a year-long season of performances at the Keating Center and the Black Box Theatre. The KH Players will open its 20132014 season with “Radium Girls” Oct. 10-12, at 7 p.m., in the Keating Center Auditorium at Kirkwood High School, 801 W. Essex. “Radium Girls” outlines the health issues and lawsuits of female employees working in factories that used radium in the early 1900s. Inspired by a true story, the play traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. For more information, visit khs.

Choir of St. Thomas, Leipzig

“Cabaret” Opens The Rep Season
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents its 2013-2014 season from September through April. The mainstage series will include six productions at the Virginia Jackson Browning Mainstage in the Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves. The ever-popular “Cabaret” kicks things off Sept. 11. 2013-2014 Mainstage Schedule Cabaret, Sept. 11-Oct. 6 Fly, Oct. 16-Nov. 10 The Mousetrap, Dec. 4-29 Opus, Jan. 8-Feb. 2 Other Desert Cities, Feb. 12-March 9 Noises Off, March 19-April 13 For tickets, show times and general information, visit or call the box office at 968-4925.

Retro Classics From Swing St. Louis Duo
Jump, jive and swing to the rhythm of the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy as the sister act Swing St. Louis hits the stage with timeless classics from the 40s, 50s, 60s and Broadway. Audience members of all ages will enjoy tight harmonies, tap dancing and classic retro costuming featured in this Branson-style show. Upcoming performances will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Robert G. Reim Theatre, 111 S. Geyer Road in Kirkwood. The Swing St. Louis Christmas Show is Friday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., also at the Robert G. Reim Theatre. Tickets to both shows are $20 for adults, $10 for children and $15 for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit, call 636-7512357 or email

Cathedral Concerts At St. Louis Basilica
Cathedral Concerts opens its 20132014 season this fall, with world-class programs, repertoire and educational opportunities. Concerts are held at the Cathedral Basilica St. Louis, a masterpiece of art and architecture in the heart of the Central West End at 4431 Lindell Blvd. Upcoming performances include: Organist Jane Parker-Smith Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. Choir of St. Thomas, Leipzig with Leipzig Baroque Orchestra Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Christmas at the Cathedral Concerts feature the Archdiocesan Adult Choir, Children’s Choir, Handbell Choir and Orchestra. Performances are Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. For a complete listing of the Cathedral Concerts season, visit www.

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
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All My Sons
by Arthur Miller January 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. Matinees January 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

books and lyrics by Joe DiPietro music by Jimmy Roberts

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
by John Bishop March 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. Matinees March 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

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September 13 - 19, 2013

Insight Theatre Presents Classic “Our Town”
by Jennifer Grotpeter
Insight Theatre Company has made its home within the Heagney Theater at Nerinx Hall High School, 530 E. Lockwood Ave. in Webster Groves, since its advent six years ago. Its final production for this season is a unique interpretation of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Our Town.” The play debuted in 1938 and was well received; over the years it has been reinterpreted for radio and television, reconfigured as musical theater, and even an opera. Insight Theatre Company, however, offers patrons a unique experience that blends many of these artistic forms while keeping Wilder’s themes intact. Seventy-five years ago was a time of Depression at home and escalating political tension in Europe. Wilder wanted to remind his audience of an era in the not-too-distant past that was perhaps easier, simpler, in a town that, while set in New Hampshire, really could be anywhere. In turn of the century Grover’s Corners, N.H., the train runs on time, the milkman always delivers, neighbors chat over garden fences, and everyone sings in the church choir. Wilder’s archetypal American town, however, never actually appears on stage. The production uses few sets and even fewer props. The actors pantomime most of their activities, allowing each viewer to imagine for themselves what the houses look like, or what type of horse old Bessie, who pulls the milk wagon, is exactly. Insight Theatre Company’s version takes this artistic opportunity, and pushes further. “We have great St. Louis actors, and Tom is a fabulous director,” said Pietz. “I feel well taken care of as a performer.” Our Town follows Pietz’ character, Emily, from her childhood in the first act, through her marriage to George, and beyond to her eventual demise and interment in Act III. “There is a huge arc for Emily; it’s very emotional,” she said. “She learns a lot in a short amount of time. It’s an emotional ride, and you have to go along with the roller-coaster and trust in the director and your fellow actors.” Ultimately, Emily’s lessons are the message that Wilder intended for his audience: that every moment is precious and needs to be appreciated. “This play celebrates the small things,” Ryan said. “It begins calmly, with an old time kind of feel, almost deceptively ‘cute,’ then it really grabs you. That’s why it’s still so vibrant, and remains an American classic even after 75 years. “This play offers a glimpse at a fictional town in New Hampshire, but it could also refer to Webster or Kirkwood years ago, at the turn of the century, before the automobile and television,” she said. “Our Town” runs through Sept. 29. Evening shows begin at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 is buy-one-get-one-free night for students, and Sept. 22 will be buy-oneget-one for veterans. Tickets range from $30 to $15 dollars; for additional information, or to purchase tickets, call 556-1293 or visit

Taylor Pietz as “Emily,” with cast members, in rehearsal for “Our Town.” photo by Diana Linsley “Tom Martin, the director, has an innovative approach to the play that honors Thornton Wilder’s ideas yet enhances the use of the ensemble on stage,” said Artistic Director Maggie Ryan. “Sound effects are done by the ensemble and live a capella music of Aaron Copland echoes throughout. “Copland composed the music for the film version, and it is integrated into this production with a choral, orchestral, effect.” On either side of the stage are folio stations. “When a character mimes shutting a door on stage, an ensemble member shuts the door on this model, creating the sound,” said Ryan. “The best part is when the actors are miming feeding the hens, and other actors are on the sides, making chicken noises!” Where a set might hang, there are simple black walls, but here, too, Insight Theatre Company’s creativity shines. A projector above casts a photographic image of a kitchen on one wall, forming an interior space. Some of the characters simply craft their own scenery as they go, with chalk illustrations. “It’s about performance,” Martin said. “The singing, the sounds, and the drawing.” The cast includes familiar local faces, with Joneal Joplin as the omniscient narrator, The Stage Manager; Taylor Pietz as Emily Webb, and Jack Dryden as George Gibbs.

Cathedral ConCertS 2013 - 2014 SeaSon
Experience Great Music in a Great Space!
Jane Parker-Smith International Concert Organist
Welcomed by Rodgers Organs of St. Louis & Coldwell Banker Gundaker & Paul Mittelstadt

Friday, October 11, 2013 8:00 PM

organ & BraSS SPeCtaCuLar
Sunday, Feburary 23, 2014 2:30 PM
Welcomed by Coldwell Banker Gundaker & Paul Mittelstadt

Choir of St. thomaS, LeiPzig
with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra Friday, November 8, 2013 8:00 PM
Welcomed by USI & Steinway Piano Gallery

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Early Music Vocal Ensemble Saturday, March 15, 2014 8:00 PM
Presented by Mr. John H. Russell
Welcomed by Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Fathman

With the St. Louis Archdiocesan Choirs & Orchestra Dr. Horst Buchholz, Conductor Saturday, December 7, 2013 8:00 PM Sunday, December 8, 2013 2:30 PM
Welcomed by Favazza’s & Enterprise Bank & Trust

ChriStmaS at the CathedraL

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DaviD RobeRtson, ConDuCtoR Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:00 PM
Welcomed by Mrs. Priscilla R. McDonnell & Mrs. Anna M. Harris

Presented by Fifth Third Bank / Welcomed by Kopytek, Inc.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 8:00 PM


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Handbell Choir from Concordia University Wisconsin Friday, May 2, 2014 8:00 PM
Presented by Concordia Publishing House
Welcomed by MorningStar Music Publishers, Handbell Association of Greater St. Louis & The St. Louis Archdiocesan Handbell Choir

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