Fall Season at Florissant Theatre Jam-Packed With Entertaining Shows

The Florissant Civic Center Theatre hosts a variety of productions this fall season, including family-friendly shows, tributes to music legends and a Christmas classic.

Fall is in the air, and the Florissant Civic Center Theatre is gearing up for another season of engaging productions.

Florissant audiences can expect to laugh, dance, sing along and maybe even cry during the fall season's shows. Those craving variety won’t be disappointed.

Some of the hottest shows of the season will be Night and Days With Kevin Spirtas, the Lena Horne Project and Blues Brothers Revue.

While audiences might be more familiar with the Blues Brothers or Lena Horne, there are a few lesser-known shows that may be a surprise success.

Two potential smash hits are I’m Not Rappaport by the Hawthorne Players, in the Applause/Applause Series as well as Calmus Vocal Ensemble Christmas A Cappella.

“Both shows promise to be interesting and entertaining,” said Vicky Egan, Florissant Civic Center Theatre administrative assistant.

This fall, the theatre has productions for everyone and will host a variety of family-friendly shows such as The Stinky Cheese Man, Ramona Quimby, and the Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol.

"The Florissant Civic Center Theatre provides the best performing arts available at affordable prices for our audiences, along with the best community theatre in the St. Louis metro area," Egan said.

Below is the fall schedule:

Florissant Fine Arts Council Presents: Night and Days With Kevin Spirtas
8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17
Kevin Spirtas takes audiences on a tour of his career highlights, from his Broadway debut to his years as Dr. Craig Wesley on Days of Our Lives.
Admission: $27 adults, $25 seniors/students

Alpha Players Present: South Pacific
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9
Set during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.
Admission:  $16 adults, $14 seniors/students, $10 children younger than 12

Florissant Fine Arts Council Presents:  Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2
Stormy Weather
is a “living, breathing, biography” of an American icon, Lena Horne.
Admission:  $27 Adults; $25 Seniors/Students

St. Louis Family Theatre Series Presents: Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16
Audiences will meet a host of fairy tale characters in this delightfully different retelling of classic tales.
Admission: $7 to all. Group rates available

Florissant Fine Arts Council Presents:  The Official Blues Brothers Revue
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15
A live concert show combining the comedy and hits from the original movie, while also paying homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music.
Admission: $27 adults, $25 seniors/students

G. Huggy Bear Productions Presents: Treat Or Trick
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
When 17-year-old Matthew is faced with the loss of his parents, he begins traveling down a path of destruction, only to find he must rely on his past and his faith to secure a better life for his future.
Admission: $25

Northwinds Concert Band Presents: Tuesday Night at the Pops
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25
Northwinds is a program of 's Community Education Department and here provides a light-hearted program of light classics, marches and music from Broadway shows and movies.
Admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors/Students

Hawthorne Players present: I’m Not Rappaport
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4; 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11; 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12; 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13
I’m Not Rappaport
takes place under a bridge in Central Park, where two octogenarians meet regularly determined to fight off all attempts to “put them out to pasture.”
Admission:  $14 adults, $12 seniors/students in advance; $16 adults and $14 seniors/students at door

City of Florissant’s Thanksgiving Holiday Special: Ramona Quimby
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20; 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25; 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26
Hold onto your hats as you follow the latest breathless adventure of the world’s most animated elementary school student, Ramona.
Admission: $5.25 to all—group rates available

Alpha Players Audition: You Can’t Take It With You
7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28
This all-time classic comedy is full of big characters and bigger laughs.
Admission: $16 adults. $14 seniors/students, $10 children 12 and younger

St. Louis Brass Band Presents: Holiday Spectacular
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
St. Louis Brass Band returns for a performance of holiday favorites.  The program will include selections by Tchaikovsky, Anderson, Berlin and more to make this a joyful event for the whole family.
Admission:  $7 adults, $5 seniors/students

Florissant Fine Arts Council Presents: A Classic Irish Christmas Starring Andy Cooney
7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
The magic and meaning of Christmas comes alive with Andy Cooney’s A Classic Irish Christmas. Featuring Ireland’s “King of Blarney,” George Casey; Kate Purcell, one of Ireland’s foremost folk artists; and Darrah Carr Dancers, plus Brian “Bugs” Moran and the Andy Cooney Band.
Admission: $27 adults, $25 seniors/students

Florissant Fine Arts Council Present:  Calmus Vocal Ensemble Christmas A Cappella
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9
Founded in 1999 in Germany, this a cappella quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of its hometown of Leipzig. Calmus offers the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor.
Admission: $27 adults, $25 seniors/students

Northwinds Concert Band Presents: Hometown Holiday Special
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11
Northwinds Concert Band’s annual holiday concert is a cherished family tradition, a varied program of bright-spirited music, including traditional holiday favorites with special guest soloists and a few surprises.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $12 immediate family

Hawthorne Players Present: A Christmas Carol
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17
Introduce or reacquaint yourself and your family to that curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge, as he humbugs the holiday until the ghosts of his former partner Marley, along with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come opens his heart and mind to the reality that mankind is his business.
Admission:  $14 adults, $12 seniors/students, $5 Children younger than 12

For more information or reservations call 314-921-5678 or visit the theater website.


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