Page 1

COCA Presents 2017–2018

MADE POSSIBLE BY

FANTASTIC SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS!

See inside for details.


Your seat is waiti

SUBSCRIBE TODAY

cocastl.org


ing. Dear Friends, THE 2017–18 COCA PRESENTS SEASON PROMISES TO BE A MEMORABLE ONE.

After 30 years of theatre and dance performances in our Founders’ Theatre, Momentum in January will mark the final performance on this stage. After the Momentum cast takes their final bow, we’ll start the next chapter of COCA Presents as we begin construction of our facility renovation and expansion, which will include a new state-of-the-art theatre. It is bittersweet to say goodbye to the place that has welcomed thousands of young people for their first live performance, nurtured countless COCA students’ love of the performing arts and launched more than a few professional careers! However, we are excited for our beautiful new theatre, and the renovation presents the unique opportunity to take some productions out into the community. We are fortunate to have two wonderful spaces on the campus of Washington University in which to perform the second half of our 2017–2018 season. Please join us by subscribing as we celebrate both our history as well as new beginnings. We couldn’t do this without all of your support! See you soon,

Kelly Pollock Executive Director COCA PRESENTS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY

314.561.4877


WITH GUEST DIRECTOR RON HIMES

COCA THEATRE COMPANY

The Wiz

AGES 5+ This beloved seven-time Tony Awardwinning musical features a dazzling mix of rock, gospel and soul music to create a refreshing update to a timeless classic. Artistic Director of The Black Rep, Ron Himes, joins COCA to direct Dorothy and her crew as they adventure through the Land of Oz in an upbeat, family-friendly, retelling of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” (2 hours, plus intermission)

Book by William F. Brown. Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. FIVE SHOWS:

FRI, OCT 20 | 7:00PM SAT, OCT 21 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM SUN, OCT 22 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM

THEATRE LOVER? Combine The Wiz with The Little Dancer, The Story Pirates and West Side Story to create a PICK 4 THEATRE LOVER package. See page 16. SCHOOLTIME SPONSOR

OCT 20–22

2 0 1 7

3

Performances held at COCA’s Founders’ Theatre.


NOV 4–5

2 0 1 7 A COCA PRODUCTION STARRING AWARD-WINNING COCA ALUM WILL BONFIGLIO

Balloonacy

AGES 3+ A grownup discovers the fun, imagination and companionship of childhood with the help of a red balloon. This sensoryfriendly production packed with physical comedy, intended for young audiences, is a great introduction to live theatre. Written by Barry Kornhauser. (45 minutes)

FOUR SHOWS:

SAT, NOV 4 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM SUN, NOV 5 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM

A sensory-friendly show!

THEATRE FOR KIDS! Combine Balloonacy with The Wiz, The Little Dancer and The Story Pirates to create a PICK 4 YOUNG AUDIENCES package. See page 16. Performances held at COCA’s Founders’ Theatre.

4


COCA’S BALLET ECLECTICA

The Little Dancer: La Muse

AGES 5+ After receiving a beautiful replica of French artist Edgar Degas’ famous sculpture, The Little Dancer of 14 Years, for her birthday, our heroine Mary is transported back to the moment when the original was unveiled. Much to her surprise, it is ridiculed, prompting Degas to lock the sculpture in a closet never to be seen again! Mary rescues The Little Dancer, who comes to

A COCA H O L I D AY TRADITION!

life, and together, they explore the streets and venues of Paris in this fanciful, newly imagined production. (60 minutes) FOUR SHOWS:

F R I , D E C 1 5 | 7:00PM SAT, DEC 16 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM SUN, DEC 17 | 1:00PM

CONTINUE THE EXPERIENCE

Join us for a delightful tea party with The Little Dancer performers, which begins immediately following the Sunday, 1:00PM performance.

DEC 15–17

SCHOOLTIME SPONSOR

Presented by Mary Strauss

2 0 1 7

5

Performances held at COCA’s Founders’ Theatre.


Ron K. Brown is “one of the most profound choreographers of his modern dance generation.” —The New York Times

AGES 5+ A mix of cutting-edge hip-hop and contemporary dance across a broad range of styles brings members of COCAdance and the COCA Hip-Hop Crew together for a dynamic, can’t-miss performance. (90 minutes)

26–28 2 0 1 8

COCADANCE & HIP-HOP CREW

Momentum

JAN

FIVE SHOWS:

FRI, JAN 26 | 7:00PM SAT, JAN 27 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM SUN, JAN 28 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM

Featuring work by nationally acclaimed guest choreographers including Ron K. Brown, Artistic Director of Evidence, a Dance Company.

Performances held at COCA’s Founders’ Theatre.

6


FEB 17–18

2 0 1 8 NATIONAL TOURING PRESENTATION

The Story Pirates

AGES 4+ The Story Pirates celebrate the

words and ideas of young people, turning their original stories into wild sketch comedy musicals. Some of the best improvisers and musicians in the country, recruited from the Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City, the Groundlings, and more, bring to life the unfiltered world of kids’ imaginations. When

the curtain rises, cats can fly, hot dogs save the world, and characters are named things like Captain Waffles and Snufflepants. (60 minutes) For Subscribers Only: Join us for Subscriber Parties all weekend long!

FOUR SHOWS:

SAT, FEB 17 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM SUN, FEB 18 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM

"I believe that what the Story Pirates are doing is helping America, nay, humanity—helping humanity itself. It's crazy entertaining." —Jon Stewart, The Daily Show 7

Performances held at Washington University’s 560 Building, located across the street from COCA.


AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT!

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company AGES 5+ The American Ballet Theatre Studio

Company (formerly ABT ll) showcases the talent of the next generation of ballet’s professionals. Principal dancers such as Misty Copeland and David Hallberg are among the over 60 of the current American Ballet Theatre ensemble who began their careers in the Studio Company.

ABT’s visit to St. Louis includes a residency program and community outreach with Project Plié, ABT’s initiative to increase racial and ethnic representation in ballet. (60 minutes) THREE SHOWS:

THU, MAR 15 | 7:00PM FRI, MAR 16 | 7:00PM SAT, MAR 17 | 5:00PM

PRESENTED BY

MAR

15–17

SCHOOLTIME SPONSOR

“Gracious and technically spectacular” —Dance Magazine

2 0 1 8

Performances held at Washington University’s Edison Theatre.

8


MAY

11–13 2 0 1 8

BALLET ECLECTICA, COCADANCE & COCA HIP-HOP CREW

TRIumphant

AGES 5+ Featuring powerful, playful and poignant choreography from internationally acclaimed artists, COCA’s three student dance companies conclude their seasons with this annual performance. (60 minutes)

THREE SHOWS:

FRI, MAY 11 | 7:00PM SAT, MAY 12 | 3:00PM SUN, MAY 13 | 3:00PM

DANCE LOVER? Combine TRIumphant with The Little Dancer, Momentum and American Ballet Theatre Studio Company to create a PICK 4 DANCE LOVER package. See page 16.

9

Performances held at Washington University’s Edison Theatre.


COCA SUMMER MUSICAL

West Side Story

AGES 6+ West Side Story sets Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in 1950s New York City as the two star-crossed young lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. From the first notes to the final breath, their struggle to survive in a world of violence and prejudice remains one of the most memorable and powerful musical dramas of our time. Book by

Arthur Laurents. Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. (2 hours, plus intermission) THREE SHOWS:

FRI, JUL 27 | 7:00PM SAT, JUL 28 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM

One of the greatest shows of the American musical theatre canon; not to be missed! West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

JUL

27–28 2 0 1 8

Performances held at Washington University’s Edison Theatre.

10


ENHANCE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WITH THESE SPECIAL OFFERINGS

NOV 30, 2017

Joyful Concert

ALL AGES Join us in celebrating the premiere of the original

composition “Joyful” written for COCA’s vocal ensemble by Colin Healey as part of a festive repertoire of musical theatre, pop, traditional and winter favorites from COCA’s vocal companies (ages 11 to 18). (90 minutes, with intermission) THU, NOV 30 | 7:00PM

Get into the spirit of the season! Performance held at COCA’s Founders’ Theatre.

DEC 17, 2017

The Little Dancer Tea Party

Join us for a delightful tea party with The Little Dancer performers, which begins immediately following the Sunday, 1:00PM performance. SUN, DEC 17 | 2:00PM

Event held at COCA.

11


MAR 2–3, 2018

COCA Improv Project

ALL AGES The COCA Theatre Company presents a

collection of one-of-a-kind performances of musical improvisation. Using a base of skits, games, songs and sketches, the cast will work from the ground up to create each performance on the spot with COCA audiences. (90 minutes, includes intermission) FRI, MAR 2 | 7:00PM SAT, MAR 3 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM

Performances held at COCA’s Black Box Theatre.

MAY 3, 2018

Harmonious Concert

ALL AGES Featuring an engaging repertoire of musical

theatre and pop favorites, Harmonious showcases 45 of the St. Louis region’s best young vocalists. (90 minutes, with intermission) SAT, MAY 3 | 7:00PM

Performance held at Westminster Christian Academy.

12


MILLSTONE GALLERY

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

COCA’s Millstone Gallery has brought the community together to share and experience contemporary art, make personal connections to the work and gain a greater understanding of the artistic process.

Artists Choose Artists

ALL AGES Showcasing emerging St. Louis visual artists, this exhibition asks established St. Louis artists to invite and exhibit alongside local emerging artists. The exhibition is guest curated by Nancy Newman Rice, a St. Louis painter who has exhibited her work internationally. Rice’s career spanned 34 years at Maryville University, where she taught painting and served as director of Studio Art.

AUG 25–OCT 8, 2017

Student Works from University City High School Don’t miss the work created by University City High School’s top visual arts students in response to Artists Choose Artists as part of a COCAedu visual arts residency.

NOV 1–17, 2017

COCA in Bloom

AGES 8+ Inspired by works of art created by students from St. Louis’ Hamilton Elementary School, members of the St. Louis and Ladue Garden Clubs design floral arrangements. The result: An inventive and inspiring cross-generational display of art and flowers.

OCT 18–21, 2017

13


Architecture in Focus

ALL AGES COCA’s historic mid-century, modernist building, designed by iconic architect Eric Mendelsohn, gets a closer look through architectural photography in COCA’s Juried Student Show and Invitational.

DEC 1, 2017–MAR 18, 2018

Beyond Words: Comic Book Art ALL AGES Celebrating a long tradition of word- and image-making,

the exhibition includes woodcuts, engravings, comic strips and novels to consider the roles of image and narrative in our cultures. The works in Beyond Words are from the Rare Book Collection and the Comic Art Collection in the Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books at the University of Missouri Libraries.

APR 6–MAY 27, 2018

MILLSTONE GALLERY PRESENTED BY

The Arthur and Helen Baer Charitable Foundation ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Millstone Foundation

Gallery schedule subject to change.

14


FOUR WAYS TO SUBSCRIBE ONLINE ORDER

Log on to COCASTL.ORG/SUBSCRIBE and fill out the online subscription order form.

E-MAIL/MAIL ORDER

Complete the attached order form and enclose your credit card number or check made payable to COCA. When paying by credit card, please include your signature. Return all mail orders to: COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130 or e-mail BOXOFFICE@COCASTL.ORG.

PHONE ORDER

To place a credit card order, call 314.561.4877 during regular Box Office hours.

IN PERSON

Come to COCA during regular Box Office hours.

Box Office Hours September through May

Summer Hours

Online Box Office

TUE & THU | 3:00–7:00PM SAT | 10:00AM–3:00PM Opens two hours prior to all ticketed performances

TUE & THU | 2:00–6:00PM SAT | 10:00AM–3:00PM Opens two hours prior to all ticketed performances

ALWAYS OPEN AT COCASTL.ORG/SUBSCRIBE!

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS

15

BEST SEATS Subscribers have first choice of the best seats in the house— before individual tickets go on sale.

GREAT PRICES Subscription tickets are 15–20% lower than single ticket prices.

EASY PAYMENT OPTION Pay only half up front.

EARLY ACCESS Subscribers are able to purchase single tickets to any show before they go on sale to the general public.

TICKET INSURANCE Subscribers will be seated even if their tickets have been lost or misplaced.

SUBSCRIBER PARTIES Subscribers are invited to join us for fun activities and snacks themed around two show weekends.

EASY TICKET EXCHANGES Subscribers receive free and easy ticket exchange privileges.


Take All 8 Pick 6 Tier 1 Seats: $134 Tier 2 Seats: $120 Tier 3 Seats: $112

Pick 4

Tier 1 Seats: $102

Tier 1 Seats: $70

($108 with ABT)

($76 with ABT)

Tier 2 Seats: $90

Tier 2 Seats: $62

Tier 3 Seats: $81

Tier 3 Seats: $56

($92 with Pirates; $96 with ABT; $98 with both)

($64 with Pirates; $68 with ABT; $70 with both)

($84.50 with Pirates; $86.50 with ABT; $90 with both)

($59.50 with Pirates; $61.50 with ABT; $65 with both)

Select any four or six shows to build your own package.

Pick 4 Ideas! DANCE LOVER

THEATRE LOVER

YOUNG AUIDENCES

The Little Dancer

The Wiz

Momentum

The Little Dancer

Balloonacy The Wiz

American Ballet Theatre

The Story Pirates

The Little Dancer

TRIumphant

West Side Story

The Story Pirates

INFORMATION

STAGE

COCA BOX OFFICE 314.561.4877 boxoffice@cocastl.org

Renew or purchase your subscription packages at cocastl.org/subscribe.

GROUP SALES

Bring a group and save! Purchase 15 or more tickets to receive a group discount.

TIER 1

TIER 2

TIER 3

16


DON’T WAIT! ORDER NOW!

COCA PRESENTS 2017–2018

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION

PLEASE PRINT

NAME EMAIL ADDRESS HOME TELEPHONE PLEASE INCLUDE AREA CODE.

WORK CELL

(

(

) HOME ADDRESS

)

(

)

CITY STATE ZIP CODE

TAKE ALL 8 SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE q TIER 1 $134

q TIER 2 $120

________

q TIER 3 $112

PICK 6 SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE q TIER 1 $102

q TIER 2 $90

________

q TIER 3 $81

($92 with Pirates; $96 with ABT; $98 with both)

($108 with ABT)

x

________

q TIER 2 $62

q TIER 3 $56

($76 with ABT)

($64 with Pirates; $68 with ABT; $70 with both)

($59.50 with Pirates; $61.50 with ABT; $65 with both)

TAKE ALL 8 SUBSCRIPTION

$ __________ TOTAL

________ =

PICK 6 SUBSCRIPTION

$ __________

Tier Price

TOTAL

PICK 4 SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE q TIER 1 $70

x

# of Seats

($84.50 with Pirates; $86.50 with ABT; $90 with both)

TOTAL

________ = Tier Price

# of Seats

x

PICK 4 SUBSCRIPTION

________ =

$ __________

Tier Price

# of Seats

Choose your favorite four or six or select all eight performances and times: q The Wiz (OCT 20–22, 2017)

__ FRI, OCT 20 | 7:00PM

__ SAT, OCT 21 | 1:00PM

q Balloonacy (NOV 4–5, 2017)

__ SAT, NOV 4 | 1:00PM

__ SAT, NOV 4 | 5:00PM

q The Little Dancer (DEC 15–17, 2017) q Momentum (JAN 26–28, 2018)

__ FRI, DEC 15 | 7:00PM

__ FRI, JAN 26 | 7:00PM

q The Story Pirates (FEB 25–26, 2018) q TRIumphant (MAY 11–13, 2018)

__ FRI, JUL 27 | 7:00PM

__ SAT, DEC 16 | 5:00PM

__ SUN, OCT 22 | 5:00PM

__ SUN, DEC 17 | 1:00PM

__ SUN, JAN 28 | 1:00PM

__ SUN, FEB 18 | 1:00PM

__ FRI, MAR 16 | 7:00PM

__ SAT, MAY 12 | 3:00PM

__ SUN, JAN 28 | 5:00PM

__ SUN, FEB 18 | 5:00PM

__ SAT, MAR 17 | 5:00PM

__ SUN, MAY 13 | 3:00PM

__ SAT, JUL 28 | 1:00PM

ADD SINGLE TICKETS AND ADD ONS TO YOUR PACKAGE

__ SUN, OCT 22 | 1:00PM __ SUN, NOV 5 | 5:00PM

__ SAT, JAN 27 | 5:00PM

__ SAT, FEB 17 | 5:00PM

__ THU, MAR 15 | 7:00PM

__ FRI, MAY 11 | 7:00PM

q West Side Story (JUL 27–28, 2018)

__ SAT, DEC 16 | 1:00PM

__ SAT, JAN 27 | 1:00PM

__ SAT, FEB 17 | 1:00PM

q American Ballet Theatre (MAR 15–17, 2018)

__ SAT, OCT 21 | 5:00PM __ SUN, NOV 5 | 1:00PM

__ SAT, JUL 28 | 5:00PM

You will receive tickets for the same performance you selected above, unless otherwise specified.

Beat the rush! As a subscriber, you can add single tickets to your order BEFORE they go on sale to the general public on August 30, 2017. TIER 1 # OF TICKETS $18

The Wiz

TIER 2 $16

# OF TICKETS

TIER 3 $14

Balloonacy

$18

$16

$14

The Little Dancer

$18

$16

$14

Momentum

$18

$16

$14

The Story Pirates

$18

$18

$18

American Ballet Theatre

$24

$22

$20

TRIumphant

$18

$16

$14

West Side Story

$18

$16

$14

$11

$9

$7

$9

$7

ADD ON: Joyful Concert

THU, NOV 30 | 7:00 PM

ADD ON: Little Dancer Tea Party

General Admission SUN, DEC 17 | 2:00 PM

ADD ON: COCA Improv Project

FRI, MAR 2 | 7:00PM SAT, MAR 3 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM

ADD ON: Harmonious Concert

SAT, MAY 3 | 7:00PM

# OF TICKETS

$25 $11 $11

TOTAL

PAYMENT INFORMATION

SINGLE/ADD ON TICKETS

$ ________

q Discover q Master Card q Visa q Check q Cash

SUBTOTAL

DEBIT/CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

Total Subscription

ACCOUNT INFORMATION

$

NAME AS IT APPEARS ON THE CARD

Total Single Tickets

EXPIRATION DATE

$

q Gift Certificate

GRAND TOTAL PAYMENT ENCLOSED

SIGNATURE

$

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Date Rec’d Order # Processed by on

Seated by

Seats

524 Trinity Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63130 | cocastl.org | Questions? Contact the COCA Box Office 314.561.4877 or boxoffice@cocastl.org.

17


The Story Pirates, Feb 25–26, 2018. SHOW SPONSORS

MADE POSSIBLE BY

HOTEL SPONSOR

SCHOOLTIME SPONSOR

MARY STRAUSS

MEDIA SPONSOR

COCA CORE SPONSOR

SERIES SPONSORS

DEWITT & CAROLINE VA N E V E R A FOUNDATION

MARY R ANKEN JO RDAN & ETTIE A. JORDAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

THE HAROLD & MIMI STEINBERG CHARITABLE TRUST

COCA PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION SUPPORTERS

GLASSBERG FAMILY FOUNDATION THE STRIVE FUND

TWINKLE TOES FOUNDATION

E. REUBEN & GLADYS FLORA GRANT CHARITABLE TRUST

Enriching lives and building community through the arts. 18


“If you’ve never attended a production at COCA, you are missing some of the most colorful and creative shows in St. Louis. There is simply no more delightful introduction to the arts for a young imagination.” —Examiner.com

Ballonacy, Nov 4–5, 2017.

314.725.6555 cocastl.org

524 Trinity Avenue St. Louis, MO 63130

ST. LOUIS, MO

NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 5682

COCA Presents 2017-2018  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you