January 12, 2017
Vol. 14 No. 20
You Gotta Eat page 8
"Something Rotten" at The Fox page 13
Creativity at The Muny page 14
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Celebrity to appear at The Fox.
Filled with poetic beauty.
8 You Gotta Eat
Wang Gang Asian Eats in Edwardsville.
9 Better with milk Boost your morning coffee.
12 At the Hett
2016-17 schedule unfolding.
13 "Something Rotten" What's next at The Fabulous Fox.
14 The Muny
Creative teams set for 99th season.
Friday January 13_______ • Hidden Valley Ski. Tube. Ride., Hidden Valley Ski, St. Louis • Greensky Bluegrass, w/Front Country, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Liza Anne, w/(TBA), Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Friday the 13th Juggalo Show, Pop's, Sauget, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Circle The Wagons, The Lucky Dutch, Vya, Cicero's, University City, Doors 7:30 p.m. • Big Thief, w/Sam Evian, The Ready Room, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 • 50 Years Of Blood, Sweat And Cheers- A Tribute to The St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs until March 4, 2017 • 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, International Photography Hall of Fame Exhibition, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 • TOYS of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until January 22, 2017 • Love Jones- The Musical, Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • The Specialist, Holocaust
Museum & Learning Center Theater, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. • 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, Internation Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 • Beauty and the Beast, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • The Ugly Duckling, Coca, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 • Self-Taught Genius: Treasures f ro m t h e A m e r i c a n F o l k A r t Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday January 14_______ • Hidden Valley Ski. Tube. Ride., Hidden Valley Ski, St. Louis • S T L M o t o r s c y c l e S h o w, America's Center & The Dome, St. Louis • Schlafly Cabin Fever, Schlafly Bottleworks, St. Louis, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Flaw, Chrysalis, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Sims, w/Air Credits, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Toad to Pointfest 2017 S:2 Rd:3, Pop's, Sauget, Doors 6:30 p.m. • Jetpack Bruce, We The Victim, Love Kingsford, Cicero's, University
City, Doors 8:30 p.m. • Overcoats, The Ready Room, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. • Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 • 50 Years Of Blood, Sweat And Cheers- A Tribute to The St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs until March 4, 2017 • 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, International Photography Hall of Fame Exhibition, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 • TOYS of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until January 22, 2017 • Love Jones- The Musical, Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • The Specialist, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. • 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, Internation Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 • Beauty and the Beast, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • The Ugly Duckling, Coca, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Textiles: Politics and Patriotism, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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People People planner Improvised Shakespeare Company at the Hett on Jan. 26
Based on the audience’s suggestion for a title, the Improvised Shakespeare Company will create an unscripted, often hilarious Elizabethan-style play at McKendree University’s Hettenhausen Center for the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The all-male cast will brush up on its “thee’s” and “thou’s” for an evening of off-the-cuff comedy u s i n g t h e rh y m i n g v e r s e a n d themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing is planned, rehearsed or written, the characters are c re a t e d a s y o u w a t c h , a n d i f you wonder where the story is going... so do the actors. The n i g h t c o u l d re v e a l a t r a g e d y, comedy or history. Each play is completely improvised and therefore entirely new. Ti c k e t s a r e $ 1 8 a d u l t s , $15 seniors, $10 students or children, and free for McKendree University students. Vi s i t t h e H e t t . c o m f o r t i c k e t information. The Improvised Shakespeare Company has performed its critically acclaimed show to sold out audiences in Chicago since 2005. Its national touring company has entertained audiences across the U.S., including the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off B ro a d w a y i n N e w Yo r k C i t y, Bonnaroo, and the Just For Laughs festival. The troupe has been named best improvisation g ro u p b y t h e C h i c a g o R e a d e r and the Chicago Examiner and has received numerous awards in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
Alton Brown to appear at The Fox
Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” (www.altonbrownlive.com) will visit an additional 40 cities in 2017 including St. Louis’ Fabulous Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Later this year during Thanksgiving week, Brown will make his Broadway debut for eight performances at the Barrymore Theatre. Brown created a new form of entertainment – the live culinary variety show – with his “Edible Inevitable Tour”, which played in over 100 cities with more than 150,000 fans in attendance. The first leg of Eat Your Science sold 100,000 tickets in the 40 cities Brown visited. Tickets are $60, $50, $40 and are available online at metrotix.com, by calling 314-534-1111, or in person at the Fabulous Fox Box Office. Brown says fans can expect “all-new everything including songs, new comedy, new puppets, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations.” Critics and fans have raved about the interactive components of B ro w n ’ s s h o w s . H e p ro m i s e s “plenty of new therapy inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don’t want to give too much away, but this time we’re going to play a little game.”
Brown has a knack for mixing together science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. “Plus, you’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV.” Brown, author of the James Beard award winning “I’m Just Here for the Food” and New York Times bestselling sequence “Good Eats,” is releasing his new cookbook through Ballantine Books (an imprint of Random House) on September 27 and it is available for preorder now. “Alton Brown: EveryDayCook”, or EDC as Brown calls it, is a collection of more than 100 personal recipes as well as a pinch of science and history. He has hosted numerous series including “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Camp Cutthroat” and “Iron Chef America” and created, produced and hosted the Peabody award winning series “Good Eats” for 13 years on Food Network; Good Eats can still be seen on the Cooking Channel and Netflix. Information about Alton Brown or the Eat Your Science tour can be found on Facebook: /altonbrown; Twitter: @altonbrown; Instagram: @ altonbrown; or use the tour hashtag #AltonBrownLive. Those with an appetite for more Alton Brown can find additional show and ticketing information at www.altonbrownlive.com.
MoBOT announces upcoming schedule
The Missouri Botanical Garden has announced its schedule for the upcoming months. • Member Speaker Series: History of the Climatron January 17, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm M i s s o u r i B o t a n i c a l G a rd e n – R i d g w a y Vi s i t o r C e n t e r – Shoenberg Theater • Members Event: Orchid Show Preview February 3, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm M i s s o u r i B o t a n i c a l G a rd e n – R i d g w a y Vi s i t o r C e n t e r – Orthwein Floral Display Hall • Member Speaker Series: All About Orchids
February 4, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm M i s s o u r i B o t a n i c a l G a rd e n – R i d g w a y Vi s i t o r C e n t e r – Shoenberg Theater • Orchid Show 2017 February 4, 2017 - March 26, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm M i s s o u r i B o t a n i c a l G a rd e n – R i d g w a y Vi s i t o r C e n t e r – Orthwein Floral Display Hall • Orchid Nights February 9, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm • Celebrate the Gospel Concert February 12, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Missouri Botanical Garden Trivia Night—Garden Style February 18, 2017 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Missouri Botanical Garden – Ridgway Visitor Center – Monsanto Hall • Science and EarthWays Center Open House February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Metro St. Louis region • Orchid Show 2017 February 4, 2017 - March 26, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm M i s s o u r i B o t a n i c a l G a rd e n – R i d g w a y Vi s i t o r C e n t e r – Orthwein Floral Display Hall • Orchid Nights March 9, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm • Meet Me (Outdoors) in St. Louis Garden Weekend! April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Missouri Botanical Garden – Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden • Chinese Culture Days April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily The Missouri Botanical Garden is located 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis. Regular hours – Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Garden Admission is $8 adults (ages 13 & over) andFree children (ages 12 & under) F o r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n , c a l l (314) 577-5100 o r v is it w w w. missouribotanicalgarden.org.
The National Children’s Cancer Society presents “An Evening with the Cardinals”
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is thrilled to announce the Fifth Annual “An Evening with the Cardinals” on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 featuring Hall-of-Famers Lou Brock and Red Schoendienst along with Cardinals Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike Shannon. These baseball legends and long-time friends will share behind-the-scenes stories and reminisce about their illustrious careers. As in previous years, Dan McLaughlin of Fox Sports Midwest will serve as emcee and host a moderated question and answer session. St. Louis;Ernst Heating & Cooling;E36720;4.25x5 (17Fa) The evening will also include
silent & live auctions featuring oneof-a-kind memorabilia. A patron cocktail party and dinner will precede the event. All proceeds support the organization’s mission of providing emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors. Since 1987, NCCS has distributed over $63 million to more than 40,000 children with cancer. For more information on “An Evening with the Cardinals,” visit thenccs.org/ cardinals or contact Emily Hickner a t e h i c k n e r @ t h e N C C S . o rg o r 314.446.5226. The National Children’s Cancer Society, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a not-for-profit organization providing emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors. For more information call 314-241-1600 or visit thenccs.org or facebook.com/ thenccs.
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The Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the following events.information, call (636) 899-0090. Eagle Meet and Greet Saturday, January 7, 2017 Saturday, January 14, 2017 Saturday, January 21, 2017 Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Alton Visitor Center 200 Piasa Street Alton, IL 62002 This program gives you the opportunity to see multiple species of birds of prey including an American Bald Eagle up close and personal! Ask and learn about their species and habitats. For more information, call (800) 258-6645. Live Bald Eagles at TreeHouse Wildlife Center Saturday, Jan. 07 - Sunday, Jan. 8 Saturday, Jan. 14 – Sunday, Jan. 15 Saturday, Jan. 21 – Sunday, Jan. 22 Saturday, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Jan. 29 10:00 am to 3:00 pm TreeHouse Wildlife Center 23956 Green Acres Road Dow, IL 62022 (618) 466-2990 There will be live bald eagles every weekend in January and February at the TreeHouse Wildlife Center. Free admission. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call (618) 466-2990. Eagle Shuttle Tours (Jan. 7, 2017: 10:30 AM) Saturday, Jan. 7 Saturday, Jan. 14 Saturday, Jan. 21 Saturday, Jan. 28 10:30 am to 11:15 am 11:30 am to 12:15 pm 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm Audubon Center at Riverlands 301 Riverlands Way West Alton, MO 63386 (636) 899-0090 Take a 45-minute shuttle to spots along the Mississippi River to try to spot some eagles. Pick up will be at the Audubon Center with stops scheduled for Maple Island, Heron Pond, Ellis Island and at the Alton Visitor Center. The shuttle will return to the Audubon Center for drop off. There will be a guide on board the shuttle who will provide tips on how to eagle watch this season. For more information or to receive a free Eagle's Watchers Guide, contact the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 258-6645. Admission: $5 per person Audubon Center Birds of Winter Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 and Sunday, Jan. 15 Saturday, Jan. 21 – Sunday, Jan. 22 Saturday, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Jan. 29 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Audubon Center at Riverlands 301 Riverlands Way West Alton, MO 63386 Join us this winter at the Audubon Center at Riverlands, located inside the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, for wildlife viewing and education in this Globally Significant Important Bird Area. Bald Eagles, Trumpeter Swans and ducks call Riverlands home during the winter. Enjoy the view from the comfort of the Center or venture out to the water’s edge for a closer look. On Saturdays Treehouse Wildlife will be in the Center with a bird of prey and on Sundays see a bald eagle up close and personal! For more information, call (636) 899-
0090. Itchy Brothers Chainsaw Art Saturday, January 14, 2017 Gates open at 9:30 pm | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower 435 Confluence Tower Drive Hartford, IL 62048 Start off the winter Eagle Season at the Confluence Tower by watching the Itchy Brothers C h a i n s a w Art c re at e amazing bald eagles using raw wood and their chainsaws. Luke Harris and Don Johnson, the duo that makes up Itchy Brothers, have over 30 years experience in chainsaw art. There will be pieces of finished wood sculptures available for sale. For more information, call (618) 251-9101. Pere Marquette Wine Club Get Together Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:00pm to 5:00pm Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center 13653 Lodge Blvd. Grafton, IL 62037 This event features free wine tasting and free appetizers for Mary Michelle Wine Club Members. New Members can join by paying a one-time $20 fee and will receive a complementary Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass filled with their choice of Mary Michelle or Illinois Cellar Wines. Wine Club Members also receive 10% off lodging, dining, gift shop purchases and cases of wine purchased at Pere Marquette Lodge. Enjoy the acoustic tunes of local guitar legend, Gabie McGarra, as you sip wine and reconnect at this wine tasting event. No reservations needed. F o r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n , c a l l (618)786-2331 Mineral Springs Overnight Investigation Saturday, January 14, 2017 7:00pm to 2:00am Mineral Springs Mall 301 E. Broadway Alton, IL 62002 Riverbend Paranormal presents Mineral Springs Overnight Investigation! Learn the history of Mineral Springs Mall from its beginnings as an elegant hotel and spa. Its history is filled with tragedy,
murders, suicides, natural and accidental deaths, as well as many happy memories. Many of these earth-bound spirits remain to haunt, and make their presence felt and known. Guests will also have a brief Paranormal 101 Q & A Session with members of Riverbend Paranormal to learn more about Mineral Springs and all things paranormal. Spaces are limited, so reserve your tickets today! For more information, call (618) 558-0132. Admission: $40 per guest Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette State Park Tuesday, Jan. 17 Thursday, Jan. 19 Friday, Jan. 20 Saturday, Jan. 21 Monday, Jan. 23 Thursday, Jan. 26 Friday, Jan. 27 Starting at 8:30am Pere Marquette State Park 13112 Visitor Center Lane Grafton, IL 62037 A site interpreter at Pere M a rq u e t t e S t a t e P a r k w i l l b e presenting informative programs about bald eagles this winter. Visitors will learn to distinguish between immature and mature bald eagles, what eagles eat, why they spend winter months i n t h e a re a a n d m u c h m o re . All programs will begin at the park's visitor center at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required. There will be a short video presentation followed by an observational drive to view the wintering bald eagles. Please dress warmly and have a full tank of gas. For more information or reservations, call (618) 786-3323. Bourbon Wine Pairing Dinner Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Starting at 6:30pm Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center 13653 Lodge Blvd. Grafton, IL 62037 (618) 786-2331 Join us in the Lodge Restaurant for a gourmet dinner party like no other as we challenge our Chef to include the spicy flavors of bourbon in each delectable dish that is served. Then sip specialty wines chosen to compliment each
of the four creative courses as you enjoy the excellent company of Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Club Members. Seats for the dinner are $50 per person and include taxes and gratuity. Choose to stay the night and add two seats to your room reservation for an additional $90. Wine Club Members get an additional 10% off! Does not include room taxes or room reservations. Call (618)786-2331 for details and to make your reservations. Admission: $50 per guest Chip Off the Block Ice Carving Saturday, January 21, 2017 Gates open at 9:30am | 12:00pm to 2:00pm Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower 435 Confluence Tower Drive Hartford, IL 62048 Watch an expert create an eagle ice sculpture from a block of ice. Tower favorite, Chip Off the Block Ice Carvers will return to recreate a sparkling American bald eagle from a single block of ice. The sculpture will remain on display at the Tower until it melts. For more information, call (618) 251-9101. Stained Glass Retreat Sunday, January 22, 2017 9:30am to 6:00pm Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center 13653 Lodge Blvd. Grafton, IL 62037 (618) 786-2331 Join us for a beginner stained glass retreat and learn the art of stained glass from an Alton Legend. Artist and owner of Alton Stained Glass Works, Lynne Ulett, will be guiding beginners through glass cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering. Work at your won pace to complete a unique stained glass window or light catcher to take home as a memory of your stay at Pere Marquette Lodge. All supplies and lunch will be provided during you're creative retreat. Add this
package to your room reservation for an additional $94 per person or $170 for two. Guests must stay the night to participate in this creative retreat. Package reservation cannot be made online, please call (618)7862331 to reserve your room and package. Admission: $94 per person added to reservation; $170 for two with reservations. Alton Little Theater:Nan a's Naughty Knickers Friday, January 27, 2017 Saturday. Jan. 28 Sunday, Jan. 29 Tuesday, Jan 31 Starting at 7:30pm Alton Little Theater 2450 N. Henry Street Alton, IL 62002 When Nana invites her granddaughter, Bridget, to live with her, mayhem ensues since Nana has been subsidizing her income with a lingerie business, catering to local ladies not yet ready to be "over the hill". Complications arise when Bridget brings home her cop boyfriend and the landlord gets wind of the shenanigans going on in Nana's rent-controlled apartment. The Senior Citizen's sexy sidelines will keep the audience in stitches... indeed, they may laugh themselves right out of their knickers! For tickets, call (618) 462-3205. Admission: $17 Adults; $10 Students Alton Hauntings: Night at the First Unitarian Church Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:00pm to 2:00am First Unitarian Church (Alton Hauntings Tour) 110 East Third St Alton, IL 62002 (217) 791-7859
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Music Tuning in Family Arena to host Killer Queen
Slim in 2001. Killer Queen toured into their second decade, the audiences grew. In 2005 they played Ahoy Stadium, where the reformed Queen would be performing only a few months later. The next year Killer Queen joined forces with Bjorn Again and The Bootleg Beatles for a Waverly Stadium show in Edinburgh. It was this performance that led to the band being selected to represent Queen in a restaged tribute LiveAid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof. They performed with him at his arena charity concert to raise funds for the homeless. A concert has been scheduled Saturday, July 12, at 7:30pm at The Family Arena in St. Charles. Tickets can be purchased at the Family Arena Ticket Office or online at www. metrotix.com. Prices: $58 (Gold Circle), $48 (Floor), $40 (Lower Level), $30 (Upper Level) To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314534-1111. For help purchasing accessible seating, please call The Family Arena ADA Hotline at 636-896-4234. Tickets may be purchased online at http:// www.metrotix.com/events/detail/killerqueen Please call The Family Arena event hotline at 636-896-4242 for more information, or visit our web site at www.familyarena.com.
Killer Queen formed back in June 1993. Their first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there 21 years earlier. By 1995 Killer Queen's UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London's Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage - the first tribute to have a show in the West End. The band's reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999 they returned from a tour of and Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness. He announced they had won the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band.” Queen's music is loved the world over. Their songs have inspired generations. Recreating the songs on a world stage takes a great deal of skill and Killer Queen's musicianship is outstanding. During their various careers the musicians have worked and recorded with a vast array of artistes including Roger Taylor, Brian May and Monseratte Caballe. The band also scored a number one hit when they were asked to recreate Queen's harmonies for “The Real Life” with Fatboy
Music calendar Thursday, Jan. 12
Sevyn Streeter- The Girl Disrupted Tour, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Vesperteen, Jeske Park, Dear Genre, Bonelang, Cicero's, University City, Doors 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 13
Greensky Bluegrass, w/Front Country, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Liza Anne, w/(TBA), Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Friday the 13th Juggalo Show, Pop's, Sauget, Doors 7:00 p.m. Circle The Wagons, The Lucky Dutch, Vya, Cicero's, University City, Doors 7:30 p.m. Big Thief, w/Sam Evian, The Ready Room, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 14
Flaw, Chrysalis, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Sims, w/Air Credits, Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Toad to Pointfest 2017 S:2 Rd:3, Pop's, Sauget, Doors 6:30 p.m. Jetpack Bruce, We The Victim, Love Kingsford, Cicero's, University City, Doors 8:30 p.m. Overcoats, The Ready Room, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.
p.m. Regina Carter: Simply Ella, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Brothers Osborne, w/LANco, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Regina Carter: Simply Ella, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
R y l e y Wa l k e r, w / ( T B A ) , Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Doors 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00
Sheldon plans Trivia Night fundraiser
The Friends of The Sheldon present the ninth annual Trivia Night at The Sheldon. Phil Donato, “The Trivia Guy,” will serve as host, with questions covering popular culture, music, movies and more! Participants will have the chance to purchase Mulligans, 50/50 raffle
Friday, Jan. 20
Calloway Circus, Decedy, Strikes Back, The VIII, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m. Yonder Mountain String Band, w/ The Railsplitters, The Pageant, St. Louis, Doors 6:30 p.m. Struggle Jennings, Pop's, Sauget, Doors 7:00 p.m. Kelly Tsaltas, Cicero's, University City, 6:30 p.m. Chris Scott, Matt Jordan, Joshua
Stanley, Cicero's, University City, Doors 7:30 p.m. Regina Carter: Simply Ella, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21
The Lumineers, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Blaire Hanks, Austin Peckham, The Firebird, St. Louis, Doors 7:00 p.m.
Winter Warm-up ft. OneDay, special guests, Pop's, Sauget, Doors 6:00 p.m. Night In The Clouds 2, Cicero's, University City, 7:00 p.m. Regina Carter: Simply Ella, Jazz at the Bistro, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story " seemed suspicious on paper, like any film saddled with the dreaded "spinoff" label. For a while all the odds looked stacked against it too — reshoots, script changes and a director in Gareth Edwards whose last blockbuster "Godzilla" had visual flair but no humanity, not to mention the fact that the film would be asking us to learn a dozen new characters with strange names, none of which were Skywalker or Solo. And of course as with any franchise there's that ever-present knowledge that, in some ways, this is another line-item on a corporate profit sheet. As it turns out, those should-be liabilities were only assets in the end. "Rogue One" is a bold and stirring adventure film that will have both fans and casual observers spellbound. It is easily the most exciting blockbuster in recent memory this side of "Mad Max: Fury Road," and that includes "The Force Awakens," which now looks lazy and bloated with sentimentality and fan service in comparison to the subversive ingenuity of "Rogue One." How refreshing it is to have a truly contained film that doesn't have any objective beyond the story at hand. There is nothing to advance, nothing to tease, no "maybe we'll find answers in the next movie in 2 years" here. It is just allowed to be what it is, which is an intense and visually engrossing powder keg of a film. It's a simple idea, really: Who are the rebels who stole the plans for the Death Star? That pivotal action kicked off the original "Star Wars" and it's pretty inherently dramatic. Loosely, "Rogue One" is rooted around the plight of Jyn Erso, whose father Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) is a scientist who once worked for the Empire. He gets drawn back in by the ambitious Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) to help finish the Death Star, leaving Jyn, played by Beau and Dolly Gadsdon as a young girl, and Felicity Jones as an adult, to survive on her own. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action." RUNNING TIME: 133 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.
"Office Christmas Party"
Movie-wise, the office Christmas party is the great dismantler of white-collar worker-bee life. Set out the booze, turn down the lights, and suddenly the cubicle walls around staid office life are blown away by heartbreak ("The Apartment") or Hans Gruber ("Die Hard"). ' The only things to burst forth when the egg nog starts flowing in "Office Christmas Party," though, are slow-motion party montages that exist for nothing but the film's trailers, and further reflections on the sad state of the studio comedy. Directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon have assembled many key ingredients to a successful Christmas shindig. A holiday sweater-clad Kate McKinnon (who plays a nervous human resources administrator), alone, should be enough to cater any party. But there's also T.J. Miller, Courtney B. Vance, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park and two "Veep" players, Matt Walsh and Sam Richardson. Who wouldn't want to carol with such a crew? But "Office Christmas Party" and its filmmakers have little feel for how to utilize its funny cast, or for what it wants to unleash. Speck and Gordon, who handsomely set their film in a Chicago high-rise, have a movie with all the trimmings, but none of the jokes. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for "crude sexual content and language throughout, drug use and graphic nudity. RUNNING TIME: 105 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.
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Martin Scorsese's "Silence " is not an easy film to watch. At times it's grotesquely violent, at others tediously slow. But it is a full and worthy cinematic experience that is bold, thought provoking and utterly singular. That it's also a nearly threedecade effort from one of our living greats is just an interesting factoid in the end — plus, we've been here before a few times over with Scorsese's passion projects. Scorsese and screenwriter Jay Cocks ("The Age of Innocence") adapted "Silence" from Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel of the same name. Set in the 17th century, the film follows two Portuguese Jesuit priests, Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Garrpe (Adam Driver) who journey to Japan to try to find their fellow missionary, Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who has been rumored to have renounced his faith. It's an acutely dangerous mission, which Father Valignano (Ciaran Hinds) tries to dissuade Rodrigues and Garrpe from pursing. In the years after the Shimabara Rebellion, Christianity in Japan was practiced only in secret — iconography and texts were confiscated and the known and even suspected devout were tortured and killed. But, driven by faith and duty Rodrigues and Garrpe might as well not have a choice in the matter at all. They can't even fathom not going, though, and thus they do. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for "some disturbing violent content." RUNNING TIME: 161 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.
"A Monster Calls"
If you're not crying by the third act of "A Monster Calls ," you may want to have your humanity checked. Anyone who's experienced grief will be moved by Patrick Ness' story of a lonely 12-year-old boy and the massive woody monster who befriends him. Beautifully realized onscreen by director J.A. Bayona, it's a universal tale of how human beings cope with the unbearable pain of the death of a parent. The award-winning 2011 novel is incredibly visual, but the story is even more affecting on film. Ness adapted and expanded his work for the screen, introducing new elements that deepen the characters and enrich the tale. Bayona blends live-action with CGI and more traditional animation for a result that's both modern and timeless. "A Monster Calls," which considers children's feelings as real and multifaceted as anyone else's, deserves a place in the canon of artistic explorations of grief. Newcomer Lewis MacDougall brings heartbreaking earnestness to Conor, whom the monster describes as "too old to be a kid, too young to be a man." Liam Neeson is the monster, lending his regal brogue to the computer-generated character, an ancient yew tree come to life. Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver give heartfelt performances as Conor's sick mother and distant grandmother, but the story centers on the relationship between the boy and his monster. "I have come to get you, Conor O'Malley!" the monster bellows into Conor's bedroom window late one night. The giant creature says he has come to tell him three stories, and Conor should tell him a fourth. "Who cares about stupid stories from a stupid tree that's a dream?" the boy defiantly replies. He hardly has time for a monster, even one he may have somehow summoned. Conor is already dealing with plenty of trouble in his life: He's bullied daily at school, and his mother is so sick, she gets weaker every day. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "thematic content and some scary images." RUNNING TIME 108 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.
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Waking up. Making coffee. Walking to work. Talking to coworkers. Coming home. Walking the dog. Going to the bar. Repeating it all again. These are the mundane activities Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson " is made of. While they're the things most of us do without much thought, and often with a little dread, in "Paterson," they're everything, they're life and they're beautiful. This quiet sentimentality is because Jarmusch is showing us this world through the eyes of a peculiar man named Paterson (a subtle, wonderful Adam Driver), a bus-driving poet in Paterson, New Jersey, who favors William Carlos Williams, author of the epic poem "Paterson." He lives with a beautiful woman, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), and he goes about his life gently, often letting his poems take over his thoughts. As he walks through the brick-lined, industrial landscape of Paterson, we hear him working out a poem in his head. "We have plenty of matches in our house ... we have plenty of matches in our house ..." He writes it down when he can and expands from there. This happens often, but instead of just audio, Jarmusch scribbles Paterson's verses across the screen, daring us to really consider the words. This film isn't some quirky gimmick about a blue collar fellow with an artist's heart; it's deeply sincere and lifelike. Part of that is because Paterson's world is full of characters — real-ish seeming people who come in and out of his life. He seems to delight in the randomness. RATED: R by the Motion Picture Association of America for "some language." RUNNING TIME: 118 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.
The blue music of "Fences" sings with a ferocious beauty in Denzel Washington's long-in-coming adaptation of August Wilson's masterpiece of African-American survival and sorrow. Transfers from stage to screen often serve up only a pale reflection of the electric, live-wire theater experience. But Washington, in his good sense, has neither strained to make August's Pulitzer Prize-winning play particularly cinematic nor to "open it up" much from the confines of the staged settings. What we have, instead, is a meat-and-potatoes drama, delivered with full-bodied, powerhouse performances and an attuned ear to the bebop rhythms of Wilson's dense, musical dialogue. The 1957-set "Fences" surely doesn't call for anything like a Stanley Kubrick treatment. Just give us the words and the people, with passion. "Death ain't nothing but a fastball on the outside corner," says Troy Maxson (Washington), a 53-year-old garbage man in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Primarily from the hemmed-in backyard of his brick house he pours forth a torrent of rage, bitterness, pride and anguish. "Fences," part of August's celebrated 10-part, decade-bydecade Century cycle, ought to have been made decades ago. It nearly was once, but Wilson's insistence that a black director make it was deemed impractical by a backward Hollywood. So Washington's "Fences," the first big-screen adaption of any of Wilson's plays, is righting a wrong. The upside to the timing is that it would be difficult imagining better performers than Washington and Viola Davis, who starred together in a 2010 Broadway revival. RATED: PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "thematic elements, language and some suggestive references." RUNNING TIME: 139 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.
This image released by Amazon Studios & Bleecker Street shows Adam Driver in a scene from, "Paterson."
"Paterson" filled with poetic beauty By LINDSEY BAHR Associated Press Waking up. Making coffee. Walking to work. Talking to coworkers. Coming home. Walking the dog. Going to the bar. Repeating it all again. These are the mundane activities Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson " is made of. While they're the things most of us do without much thought, and often with a little dread, in "Paterson," they're everything, they're life and they're beautiful. This quiet sentimentality is because Jarmusch is showing us this world through the eyes of a peculiar man named Paterson (a subtle, wonderful Adam Driver), a busdriving poet in Paterson, New Jersey, who favors William Carlos Williams, author of the epic poem "Paterson." He lives with a
beautiful woman, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), and he goes about his life gently, often letting his poems take over his thoughts. As he walks through the brick-lined, industrial landscape of Paterson, we hear him working out a poem in his head. "We have plenty of matches in our house ... we have plenty of matches in our house ..." He writes it down when he can and expands from there. This happens often, but instead of just audio, Jarmusch scribbles Paterson's verses across the screen, daring us to really consider the words. This film isn't some quirky gimmick about a blue collar fellow with an artist's heart; it's deeply sincere and lifelike. Part of that is because Paterson's world is full of characters — real-ish seeming people who come in and out of his life. He seems to delight
in the randomness. When Paterson drives, he takes in his environment, listening and enjoying the conversations between the two kids whose feet don't touch the floor of the bus talking about Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who is from Paterson and "looks like Denzel Washington," or the men talking about girls and obviously lying to each other but both accepting the other's delusions, or even the teens (who some viewers might recognize as the kids from "Moonrise Kingdom") talking about anarchy. He also tolerates his perpetually aggrieved co-worker who always has a laundry list of woes to rattle off when presented with a courtesy "how are you?" At home, he listens attentively to Laura, who is sometimes ridiculous, but endlessly supportive of him. When he wakes up, peacefully and without an alarm, she turns to
him and says something sweet. During the day, she borders on eccentric, painting everything in their house shades of black and white. One day she tells him with the utmost sincerity that she's going to be in the cupcake business and the next, she's ordering a guitar online because she also might just become a famous country star like Patsy Cline or Tammy Wynette. Paterson looks at her lovingly and nods and goes along with her whims and her petulant dog because it's love, after all. It's at the corner bar where Paterson really comes to life, though. The bar is that sort of magical, perfect dive that's homey and dark and pleasant and has jazz playing faintly in the background while patrons speak and drink quietly and play chess and just unwind.
Two you might have missed over the holidays By ROBERT GRUBAUGH For The Edge The two-week holiday stretch that ends every year is a complicated time for the movies. There's so many films squeezed into so many arbitrary and unpredictable release dates that you can easily miss a film here or forget one opens there. For those of us accustomed to seeing (at least) one new feature a week, it is a lot to keep track of. And that doesn't even factor in the red herring of limited releases (your "La La Land"s, your "Lion"s) as they starts to pop up into wider distribution. It's nothing new, this bizarre concept that plays out only in the coldest month, but it does seem to become more exaggerated and frustrating with every flip of the calendar year. Those words can also be applied to one of the
funnier films that appeared just before Christmas ("Why Him?") and one of the more tragically awful ("Assassin's Creed"). The cliché plot of "Why Him?" an uptight family meeting their coed daughter's free-spirit millionaire boyfriend at Christmas - is a tired framework that needed a little punching up and that's exactly what has happened with this perfectly entertaining, blue comedy. The domineering patriarch (Bryan Cranston, an unparalleled talent to vacillate between dramatic and comedic performances) and the dopey, foul-mouthed outsider (James Franco, playing a role I imagine is fairly close to how he would be in real life) have a good sparring chemistry, especially when you consider that each is far more like the other than either would admit. Pop runs a dying printing business in Michigan; his nemesis
founded a gaming app giant in Palo Alto. Both are fiercely independent, set in their own ways, and share a strong love for the same woman, the lovely rising star Zoey Deutch, daughter of one, lover of the other, and strong-willed all her own. Taking the one-trick role that she has, Deutch elevates it to have her own presence and plays an able third lead. What sealed the deal in this movie for me was the killer supporting work by Mom (Megan Mullally) and Estate Manager/ Bodyguard Gustav (Keegan-Michael Key). And the cameo at the end by KISS's Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley? Totally worth the cost of admission! “Why Him?” runs 111 minutes and is rated R for strong language and sexual material throughout. I give this film two and a half stars out of four. ••• I wish I had kind words to write
about "Assassin's Creed", but the movie undelivered on the zero sum expectations that I set out for it. Not only is it uninventive, bland, confusing, and a waste of two hours, it was also completely unnecessary. From what I gather by reading online, the film is based on a still popular, ten year-old series of multiplatform video games that pit Assassins against Templars during the Crusades and Spanish Inquisition over the potential for world domination in the form of dark magic. It was just as stupid to see on the big screen as star Michael Fassbender must feel for having added it to his resume. My actual review of this movie was a series of red-faced 'anger' emojis I sent to a colleague after having watched it. That doesn't fill enough space, so I'm making my frustration better known here. What's really unfortunate is that
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while co-star Marion Cotillard is prattling on about the nonsense science in the movie that lets a modern day convict (Fassbender) realize the memories of his longdead mercenary ancestor, I was daydreaming about her better movies, like "Allied" last month, or the under-appreciated "Two Days, One Night" from 2014. Supporting stars that I love (Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson) are left standing around filling space. You know a movie is terrible when, even while watching it, you can't even name a single character. Who writes this junk? And did we learn nothing from the "World of Warcraft" debacle last summer? "Assassi n' s Creed" runs 115 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, thematic elements, and brief strong language. I give this film half a star out of four.
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Above, the asparagus stir fry with pork from Wang Gang Asian Eats in Edwardsville. Below, the twice-baked honey sriracha chicken wings.
Wang Gang Asian Eats in Edwardsville By BILL ROSEBERRY Of The Edge For the first time since I've been writing You Gotta Eat, I decided to do a repeat review and it's at one of my favorite spots — Wang Gang Asian Eats in Edwardsville. My first review of Wang Gang published on Feb. 13, 2014, but its received a little bit of a facelift since then. Located at 1035 Century Dr., Wang Gang is no stranger to expansions. It originally opened behind Moto Mart off of Rt. 157, but moved to its more spacious locale in 2013. T h e n w h e n p r o p r i e t o r Ry a n O'Day decided to close his sister restaurant next door — Unkle Munkey's Coin Club — in late 2015, Wang Gang expanded again. With the expansion seating for 50 additional patrons has been added, along with a VIP area. As Wang Gang grew again it just gave an opportunity for more people to enjoy its delicious food. I recently took Kelly there, who had never been before, and we sat in the new addition in the back of the restaurant. I had raved about the awesomeness of Wang Gang for a long time, so she wanted to see what the hype was all about. An Asian fusion restaurant, it offers a little bit of everything, from Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese, but with that unique Wang Gang twist. We started on the appetizer menu with the twice baked Wang Gang wings, a newer addition to the extensive menu. They were honey sriracha in flavor. They were good, very sweet in taste, but didn't have quite the kick on the backend we were expecting. I think they could have been a little wetter too, meaning they needed more sauce.
But when I moved onto my main course I wasn't disappointed. I went with a Wang Gang classic, the asparagus stir fry. Wang Gang has an excellent stir fry portion of its menu and the asparagus stir fry is at the top of that list in my opinion. It consists of fresh cut asparagus and white onions tossed in a savory, sweet brown sauce with your choice of meat over either rice or egg noodles. I went with pork served on a bed of egg noodles. This dish is unbelievable, from
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the awesome fresh taste of the asparagus, to the saltiness of the pork and the extreme sweetness of the sauce. The sauce is so delicious I would have liked to slurp it all up through a straw. It's just a satisfying entree that hits the spot every time I've had it. Kelly went with the Pad Thai with chicken for her choice. It consisted of rice noodles topped with egg, scallions, bean sprouts and the chicken seared in a Thai sweet and sour sauce with ground peanuts and topped with cilantro.
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She liked it, but said she wished it had a little more of a kick. That's the good thing about Wang Gang though, there is plenty to choose from, so on the rare occasion I've been disappointed with something I've ordered, I know I can always make up for it on my next trip. The menu is huge, from an appetizer portion, to stir fry, fried rice, sandwiches, soups and salads, noodles, to the chow tacos and large plates, there's something for everyone.
The lettuce wraps on the starter menu are a must try, with seared chicken, red onions, Thai chilies, bell peppers and Thai basil in a Panang curry sauce served with large piece of iceberg lettuce, they're fantastic. T h e c r a b r a n g o o n a re e v e n unique at Wang Gang. They look like small egg rolls when they arrive, with real lump crab meat, bell peppers, scallions and ginger, accompanied by a house-made soy mustard sauce. Trust me, they won't disappoint. The tempura green beans are also good on the appetizer menu and I'd like to try the BBQ braised ginger ribs when I get a chance. They're large pork ribs wok tossed in BBQ sauce. The 9 dragon ribeye caught my eye on the large plates portion of the menu. It's a 12-ounce thick cut ribeye, topped with caramelized onions and served with a side of mashed potatoes or mashed butternut squash. The honey orange and cashew chicken choices on the stir fry portion of the menu also look like can't miss picks. Wa n g G a n g o f f e r s a n i c e selection of craft beers, too. I went with the Elysian night owl pumpkin ale on my visit. It has a hearty and sweet pumpkin taste and was a good way to wash down my meal. Kelly went with a Moscow mule. It's a cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. She raved about its taste. Hopefully the good fortunes at Wang Gang continue and this great establishment can continue to grow. So next time you're i n E d w a rd s v i l l e a n d h a v e a hankering for delicious and unique Asian cuisine, stop by Wang Gang when you gotta eat.
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illions of Americans start their day with a cup of hot coffee; an especially welcoming beverage on cold winter mornings. Think your cup of joe provides nothing more than a jolt of caffeine? Think again! It turns out that your daily cup can provide additional health benefits as well. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, coffee provides one of the greatest sources of antioxidants in the American diet, due to the amount that is consumed. “Another great benefit of coffee is that it is an excellent carrier for milk, which provides essential nutrients such as calcium, potassium, protein and phosphorus” says Erin Rich nutrition educator for St. Louis District Dairy Council. Rather than sticking with the same old grind, break away from the standard cup of java and blend your brew with milk. Making your coffee a vehicle for milk is one way to ensure getting the recommended three servings of dairy per day. Start your day with a creamy caffé latte made with milk, espresso and topped with milk foam. “A regular 12-ounce latte typically contains a serving of milk, and provides a powerful calcium punch along with 8 grams of high quality protein” states Rich. Cappuccino and café mocha also
make the list of coffee drinks made with milk. There’s no need to visit a trendy coffee shop for great tasting and nutritious drinks. You can make milk- rich coffee drinks at home that are both easy and affordable. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommend that moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy eating pattern. “Moderate” translates into three to five 8-ounce cups per day and provides up to 400 mg of caffeine. For those avoiding caffeine, a cup of decaffeinated coffee has about 4 milligrams of caffeine, and remains a good carrier for milk. Coffee drinks can also be concocted using spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. For a creamy infusion of flavor, consider using flavored milks, such as chocolate, vanilla or caramel. “The dairy case has something for everyone-including low fat and fat free varieties, as well as lactose free products, so the possibilities are endless” notes Rich. For more information on the health benefits of dairy, visit www.stldairycouncil.org or contact Erin Rich with St. Louis District Dairy Council: call (314) 835-9668, or e-mail erich@ stldairycouncil.org For more delicious and nutritious recipes, check us out on Facebook at STLDairyCouncil. Hot beverages like coffee help us feel warm on the inside even when the temperature drops on the outside. Try these coffee recipes at home for a drink that is both delicious and nutritious. Recipes:
Peppermint Mocha Servings: 1 Ingredients: 1 cup milk, steamed 1 cup very strong coffee, prepared 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1-2 tablespoons peppermint syrup- see recipe below Whipped Cream (optional) Chocolate Syrup (optional) Crushed Peppermints (optional) Directions: In a pot, heat up one cup of milk until it is steaming. Froth the milk with a wire whisk or an immersion blender until it is nice and foamy. In your coffee cup, mix together the p re p a re d c o ff e e , c o c o a p o w d e r a n d peppermint syrup until there are no lumps. Pour the milk foam over the top of the coffee/ mocha mixture and stir to incorporate. Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and crushed peppermints if desired. Peppermint Syrup Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
Directions: In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved. Stir in the peppermint extract. Cool to room temperature and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to three months. Nutrition Facts: 117 calories, 3 gm fat, 30% calcium Eggnog Latte Servings: 1 Ingredients: ½ cup lowfat eggnog ¼ cup milk ½ cup strong coffee Nutmeg for garnish Directions: Combine cold eggnog with milk and steam. Add hot coffee to steamed eggnog mixture and sprinkle with nutmeg. Don’t have a milk steamer? Pour milk into a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. The milk should not rise above the halfway point as you need room for the milk to expand. Replace lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds until the milk has doubled in size. Remove the lid and microwave for 30-40 seconds.
At left, Eggnog Latte. Above, Peppermint Mocha. Photos by the St. Louis Dairy Council.
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The Arts Artistic adventures Westport to present "Menopause The Musical"
GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show "Menopause The Musical" to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, in St. Louis for weekly performances beginning Friday, January 6, 2017 and running through Sunday, February 12. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza Box Office, online at playhouseatwestport. com, or by calling 314-534-1111. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling 314-616-4455. Save 50% on tickets with code MENO50. "Menopause The Musical" is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 14 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, "Menopause The Musical" has evolved as a “grassroots” movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.” Performance schedule at Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, beginning Friday, January 6 through Sunday, February 12: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, "Menopause The Musical"® is a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. "Menopause The Musical", now in its
fourteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas and continues to entertain nightly at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The hilarious musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. For more information, visit www. MenopauseTheMusical.com.
The Hett announces 2016-17 schedule
The 2016-2017 season at McKendree University’s Hettenhausen Center for the Arts celebrates the arts with a multicultural line up of performers hailing from Ireland to Inner Mongolia, as well as a bestselling author and family favorites. “’McKendree Presents’ is the premiere arts and culture series in Southern Illinois. Each year we aim to entertain, move and inspire our audience. Our eleventh season is no exception,” said Peter Palermo, director of the Hett. Reserved seats will be available to the public starting on Sept. 6 at noon, however Friends of the Hett can purchase tickets June 27 at noon. For information on becoming a Friend of the Hett, visit theHett.com or call 618-537-6863. All events are open to the public and held at the 488-seat performing arts center on McKendree’s Lebanon, Ill., campus. Ticket prices range from $5 to $26, with discounts for seniors and students. Many programs are free, including the film series and student concerts. Preview the new season online at theHett. com. “McKendree Presents” will feature the following: J a n . 2 6 , 7 : 3 0 p . m . : T h e I m p ro v i s e d Shakespeare Company takes one audience member ’s suggestion and creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.: Classic Albums Live “Led Zeppelin II” is performed track for track, note for note by world-class studio musicians and vocalists, followed by a greatest hits set. Feb. 11, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories blends p u p p e try and s triking s c e nic e ffe c ts , bringing to life storybook favorites by Eric
Carle. Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.: Arts Midwest World Fest: Le Vent du Nord is considered a driving force in progressive Canadian folk music. March 2, 7:30 p.m.: The Willis Clan features 12 singer-songwriter siblings whose breakout performance on “America’s Got Talent” led to a reality TV show and over 60 performances at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. March 23, 7:30 p.m.: Philip Fortenberry is a versatile conductor, director and pianist known for his incomparable technique, fe ature d in the HBO Liber ace biopic “Behind the Candelabra.” April 25, 7:30 p.m.: Parsons Dance is a New York modern dance company hailed for its athleticism, joyfulness and technical skill. The Distinguished Speaker Series will present: March 7, 7:30 p.m.: the idea lab brings together informative and performative speakers for a night of fascinating, informal discussion modeled after the popular TED Talks. (To apply as a speaker, visit theHett. com before Sept. 1.) April 12, 7:30 p.m.: Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of “Eat, Pray, Love,” which spent 57 weeks atop The New York Times Bestseller List. The free Film Art Series will screen “Saving Private Ryan,” Sept. 27; “Macbeth,” Nov. 21; “Do the Right Thing,” Feb. 7; “Dear White People,” Feb. 23; “The Birth of a Nation,” Feb. 28; and Best Picture nominees to be announced in the spring. All begin at 7 p.m. T h e M c K e n d re e U n i v e r s i t y S e r i e s showcases a variety of student talent (some dates may be subject to change): • Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.: Potpourri Concert • Nov. 3, 4 & 5, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 6, 2 p.m.: Division of Visual & Performing Arts Musical Production • Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.: Concert Band and Wind Ensembles Concert • Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.: Marching Bearcat Band Concert • Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.: Dance Recital • Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.: Show Choir: Christmas on Broadway • Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Ensemble Concert • Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.: Concert Band
Christmas Concert • Dec. 11, 3 p.m.: Choral Concert • March 30, 31 & April 1, 7:30 p.m.; April 2, 2 p.m.: Theatre Department Play • April 18, 7:30 p.m.: Chamber Ensemble Concert • April 21 & 22, 7:30 p.m.: Show Choir Performance • April 27, 7:30 p.m.: Dance Recital • May 1, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Ensemble Concert • May 4, 7:30 p.m.: Concert Band Concert ·• May 5, 7:30 p.m.: Choral Concert
SLAM to present works of Degas
The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Degas, Impressionism, an d th e Par is Millinery Trade, February 12–May 7, 2017, in the Main Exhibition Galleries, East Building. Admission is free. Edgar Degas's fascination with highfashion hats and the young women who made them is the inspiration for this groundbreaking exploration of the Paris millinery trade from about 1875 to 1914. D e g a s , I m p re s s i o n i s m , a n d t h e P a r i s Millinery Trade will feature 60 paintings and pastels, including key works by Degas that have never been exhibited in the United States, as well as an array of period hats. Organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the exhibition is the first to examine a crucial and little-known area of Degas's decades-long study of Parisian modern life. The exhibition situates Degas's output within the context of the work of his fellow Impressionists who were also fascinated by hats, including Édouard Manet, PierreAuguste Renoir, Mary Cassatt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibition relates these artists to the enormous industry of hat production and consumption in Paris in the late-19th and early-20th century. Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade is curated by Simon Kelly, the Museum's curator of modern and contemporary art, and Esther Bell, curator-incharge of European painting at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Tickets for the exhibition go on sale November 22. For more information, visit slam.org.
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Pictured are two scenes from "Something Rotten!"
For The Edge The completely original new musical "Something Rotten!," directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell, opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 7 and plays until February 19. Tickets for "Something Rotten!" at the Fabulous Fox are on sale now online at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 or in person at the Fabulous Fox Box Office. Ticket
prices start at $25. Prices are subject to change; please refer to FabulousFox.com for current pricing. "Something Rotten!" is part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Performances of "Something Rotten!" at the Fabulous Fox run February 7 – 19. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. There will also be an evening performance on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Thursday, February 16 at 1 p.m. The New York production opened in April 2015 on Broadway and continues performances at the St. James Theatre through January 1, 2017. Three of the current Broadway principals will be reprising their roles on tour: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom,
Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom. The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music direction / conductor), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Steve Bebout (associate director), and casting by Telsey + Company/ Bethany Knox, CSA. From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow
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of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it's something wonderful... something for everyone... It's "Something Rotten!", "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years" (Time Out New York)! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, "Something Rotten!" is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!
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The Muny announces creative teams for 2017 season
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he Muny announced recently the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny’s 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar.
“Our 2017 season feels so electric,” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. “Each of these teams is set to create productions that will leap from the stage into our audiences’ hearts. I’m honored to be working with them.” JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber GORDON GREENBERG (Director) recently co-wrote and directed the Broadway stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn for Roundabout and Universal Stage Productions. For The Muny he has directed Holiday Inn (2015), West Side Story (2013) and Pirates! (2012). His acclaimed West End revival of Guys And Dolls was nominated for six Olivier Awards and recently finished an extended run at the Savoy and then the Phoenix Theatre in London (starring Rebel Wilson). He directed the Drama Desk Award winning revised production of Working (adapted with with Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda) at 59E59, Broadway In Chicago and the Old Globe. Other credits include the acclaimed New York revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well… (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Award noms), Johnny Baseball for Williamstown Theatre Festival, the new stage adaptation of Tangled for Disney, Rags for Roundabout (workshop), Stars of David for Daryl Roth Productions, Pirates! Or Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder’d (Paper Mill, Goodspeed, The Muny, Huntington), Band Geeks! (Goodspeed), The Baker's Wife (Goodspeed, Paper Mill), 1776 (Paper Mill), Floyd Collins (Signature), and the Disney Fantasy Christening with Neil Patrick Harris & Jerry Seinfeld. Current projects include co-writing Emerald City Music Hall, an original movie musical for Nickelodeon Television and Scramble Band, an original movie musical for the Disney Channel, co-writing and directing The Secret of My Success for Universal Pictures Stage Productions, directing a new musical for Huey Lewis, and co-writing Port-Au-Prince, a NYSCA commission for The New Group, with Kirsten Childs. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway, OffBroadway, and on television. He attended Stanford University and NYU and is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, The Writers Guild of America, and The Dramatists Guild. JON RUA (Choreographer) returns to The Muny, where he has choreographed Aida (2016). He’s been seen on Broadway in: Hamilton (Hamilton understudy, Charles Lee/Ensemble), Hands on a Hardbody (Jesus Pena), In the Heights (Sonny and Graffiti Pete). Off-Broadway: Hamilton, Kung
Fu, Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Damn Yankees (Encores!). Regional: Old Globe’s Somewhere (Alejandro-Craig Noel Leading Actor nomination), Bring It On: The Musical; La Jolla’s Hardbody, Muny’s West Side Story. Film: Fall to Rise, The Things We Do They Don’t Understand. TV: Blue Bloods, Law & Order. Digital: Mas Mejor Primos, Inc. Dancer for Mariah Carey, Phish, Don Omar, Soulja Boy, Target, BillBoard, Puma, Reebok, IBM, Panasonic. Choreography includes Phish, Jackson Harris, SpongeBob The Musical (creative consultant), ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap, NBA, NYMF 2016 Freedom Riders, Broadway Bares, Capezio A.C.E. Awards. He’s assisted Tony awardwinners Andy Blankenbuehler, Christopher Gattelli and Olivier award-winner Sergio Trujillo. Jon’s work has been influential to Broadway’s Hamilton, On Your Feet, Bring It On: The Musical; Hands on a Hardbody, In the Heights and NYCC’s The Wiz. Instagram @ jonrua1, Twitter @jonrua, www. JonRua.com #TheGrit #JonRua ANDREW GRAHAM (Music Director) This is Andrew’s fifth time as music director at The Muny and he is thrilled to be back with Jesus Christ Superstar. Other music direction credits include, Muny: Aida (2016, 2006), Annie (2009) and Footloose (2010). New York: Avenue Q, Wicked. Las Vegas: Spamalot, Avenue Q. National Tours: Wicked, Avenue Q, Pippin, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical, The Music Man, Footloose and European tours of Hair and Grease. Regional: Aida, Fame (NSMT). Beauty and the Beast and the world premiere of Disney’s When You Wish (Tuacahn Center). He holds degrees from both Capital University in Columbus, OH, and
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Trinity College of Music in London. Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater Book by Doug Wright MARCIA MILGROM DODGE (Director) Her celebrated work on revivals, new musicals & plays has been seen throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, South Korea, Denmark and the Middle East. The Muny: Young Frankenstein, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and The Addams Family. Broadway: The acclaimed Kennedy Center production of Ragtime (2010 Tony Award nomination and the Helen Hayes Award). New York/ Tours: Curious George & Seussical (TheatreworksUSA), Ragtime (Phoenix Ent.), Cookin’ (Minetta Lane), Venus Flytrap (Active Theater), Radio Gals (Houseman), Maltby & Shire’s Closer Than Ever (original production) and William Finn's Romance In Hard Times (The Public). Regional: Drury Lane, Pioneer Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Center Stage, St. Louis Rep, Denver Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Glimmerglass Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Music Circus, Goodman Theatre, Lyric Stage, Goodspeed, Huntington Theatre and Arena Stage. Abroad: The Nanta Theatre (Seoul, S. Korea); Fredericia Teater (Denmark); Royal Opera House (Muskat, Oman) and the Wintergardens Theatre (Blackpool, England). Dodge's work has won the Carbonell, Los Angeles Drama Critics, Backstage Garland, Dora Mavor, Outer Critics Circle and Daytime Emmy Awards and she
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has been nominated for the Astaire, Drama Desk, Drama League, Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Lortel and Edgar Awards. She is also a teacher, a wife, a mother, a proud executive board member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society and a published and produced playwright. For more, visit: www.marciamilgromdodge. com JOSH WALDEN (Choreographer) Returns to The Muny after choreographing The Buddy Holly Story in 2015. Directed/choreographed The Rocky Horror Show for The University of Buffalo, Legally Blonde for Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, A Chorus Line for Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Theatre Memphis, and the rock opera Fallen Angel in the New York International Fringe Festival. He has also choreographed for Signature Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, DOONCE Productions, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Gateway Playhouse and Morag Productions for the Seabourn Sun Cruise Ship. On Broadway, Josh was the associate director/associate choreographer for the rival of Ragtime. As a performer, he has been in Broadway revivals of 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles, A Chorus Line and Ragtime. CHARLIE ALTERMAN (Music Director) returns to The Muny where he served as music director for the productions of Young Frankenstein (2016), Hairspray (2015), Chicago (2012) and Legally Blonde (2011). Broadway music director credits include Pippin, Godspell, Next to Normal, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (music director/actor) and Legally Blonde (associate conductor). Tours: Next
to Normal (music supervisor) and Grease (US/Asia). Off-Broadway favorites: Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver and Silence!: The Musical. Regional includes: The Old Globe, TUTS, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, Huntington Theatre and nine seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Concert appearances include shows with Brooke Shields, Frankie Avalon, Emily Skinner, Dana Reeve, Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page. Upcoming: Half Time, previously seen in Chicago as Gotta Dance. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim GARY GRIFFIN (Director) has directed The Muny’s productions of Fiddler on the Roof (2016), Into the Woods (2015), Mary Poppins (2013) and Aladdin (2012). On Broadway, he directed Honeymoon in Vegas, The Apple Tree and The Color Purple. Gary is associate artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he has directed King Charles III, Gypsy, Road Show, Sunday in the Park with George, Follies, Amadeus, Passion and Pacific Overtures. Gary directed West Side Story, Evita, Antony and Cleopatra and A Little Night Music for the Stratford Festival of Canada. Recent credits include, Hands to God at Victory Gardens Theater, Moonshine at Dallas Theater Center, Road Show at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, and Parade at Avery Fisher Hall. He has received 10 Joseph Jefferson Awards for Direction and the Artistic Excellence Award from the League of Chicago Theaters. Continued on following page
The Arts Muny Continued from previous page ALEX SANCHEZ (Choreographer) Choreographed The Muny’s productions of Fiddler on the Roof (2016), Mary Poppins (2013), Aladdin (2012) and The Little Mermaid (2011). New York credits: Red Eye of Love (Amas Musical Theatre/ Dicapo Theater, Joseph Callaway Award), Far from Heaven (Playwrights Horizon), Fiorello!, Where’s Charley? (New York City Center Encores!) and Giant (Public Theater, Lucille Lortel Award nomination). Regional credits: Directed Evita (Marriott Theatre) and the national tour In The Mood (Bud Forrest production). Choreographed Wonderful Town (The Goodman Theater), West Side Story (PaperMill Playhouse), Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed Opera House, Connecticut Critic Circle Award nomination), Far from Heaven (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Roman Holiday (Guthrie Theater), 42nd Street (Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Broadway World Toronto 2012 Award), Giant (Dallas Theater Center), Follies (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Broadway World Chicago 2011 Award, Jeff Award nomination), On the Town (Marriott Theatre, Jeff Award nomination), A Little Night Music (Berkshire Theatre Group), Camelot (Glimmerglass Opera), The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (Alabama Shakespeare Festival) and Mary Poppins (Kansas City Starlight/Marriott Theatre). BRAD HAAK (Music Director) Muny: Fiddler on the Roof (2016), Into the Woods (2015), South Pacific (2013), The King and I (2012) and Gypsy (2006). Broadway: Music director for An American in Paris, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Elton John’s Lestat, also Il Divo - A Musical Affair. First national tour of Disney’s The Lion King. Music direction and orchestrations for Daddy Long Legs, most recently off-Broadway as well as in London, Tokyo, Seoul and 17 US productions. International: Sousatzka (Toronto) An American in Paris (Paris), Honk! (Singapore and Philippines), Jane Eyre (Tokyo). Other collaborations with director Gary Griffin include Chicago Shakespeare Theater ’s Follies (Jeff Award for music direction), Sunday in the Park with George (Jeff nomination) Orchestrations for New York and Boston Pops, National Symphony and L.A. Philharmonic. Graduate of Northwestern University and a native of Chicago. ALL SHOOK UP Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley Book by Joe Dipietro DAN KNECHTGES (Director) Muny: Mamma Mia! (2016), Hairspray (2015) and Seussical (2014). Broadway: Lysistrata Jones (Direction and Choreography), Xanadu (directed by Chris Ashley, Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination), Sondheim on Sondheim, 110 in The Shade (starring Audra McDonald) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (directed by James Lapine). OffBroadway includes: Clinton the Musical, Tail! Spin!, My Favorite Year, Lysistrata Jones, Merrily We Roll Along for Encores!, Vanities and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Second Stage (Lucille Lortel nomination). Additionally: First Date (Blumnethal Charlotte, NC), How To Succeed (TUTS), Me & My Girl (Maltz Jupiter), Saturday Night Fever (Drury Lane Chicago), Waterfall (Pasadena Playhouse/The 5th Avenue Theatre), Give It Up! (Dallas Theater Center), Vanities (TheatreWorks Palo Alto), Guys and Dolls (Playhouse Square Center), Elf (Pioneer Theatre), Boys from Syracuse (Centerstage Baltimore), Godspell (Paper Mill Playhouse). Film and TV choreography: Todd Solondz’s movies Dark Horse and Palindromes, Fatboy Slim’s music video It’s a Wonderful Night, White Collar and the 2011 TVLand Awards. BFA in musical theatre, Otterbein College.
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The Muny in Forest Park. JESSICA HARTMAN (Choreographer) is absolutely thrilled to return to The Muny after working on Mamma Mia! (2016), Hairspray (2015) and Seussical (2014). On Broadway, she served as the associate choreographer for Lysistrata Jones and was the assistant choreographer, dance captain and swing for The Boy From Oz, starring Hugh Jackman. Off- Broadway/NY credits: Waterfall (Associate), Somewhere in Time (Associate), Showtune (Assistant Director/ Choreographer), Citizen Ruth (Associate), Break Out in Song (Director/ Choreographer). Other choreography credits include Elephant and Piggie: We Are In A Play (Kennedy Center/national tour and upcoming at The New Victory in NYC); How to Succeed (Associate/TUTS), West Side Story and Beaches (Associate/ Signature Theatre), Next to Normal (Choreographer/Centerstage), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Assistant/Arena Stage), Carousel (Assistant/Goodspeed) and new shows for NCL and Carnival Cruise Lines. Jessica is the Artistic Director of Broadway Theatre Connection. BFA from FSU. Gratitude to Mike, Megan, my parents, Jason and my girl, Em. CHARLIE ALTERMAN (Music Director) returns to The Muny where he served as music director for the productions of Young Frankenstein (2016), Hairspray (2015), Chicago (2012) and Legally Blonde (2011). Broadway music director credits include Pippin, Godspell, Next to Normal, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (music director/actor) and Legally Blonde (associate conductor). Tours: Next to Normal (music supervisor) and Grease (US/Asia). Off-Broadway favorites: Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver and Silence!: The Musical. Regional includes: The Old Globe, TUTS, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, Huntington Theatre and nine seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Concert appearances include shows with Brooke Shields, Frankie Avalon, Emily Skinner, Dana Reeve, Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page. Upcoming: Half Time, previously seen in Chicago as Gotta Dance. THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Lyrics and Music by Meredith Willson Additional Lyrics and Book by Dick Scanlan Based on the Original Book by Richard Morris KATHLEEN MARSHALL (Director/ Choreographer) Broadway credits include In Transit, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Living on Love, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Follies, Seussical, Kiss Me, Kate; 1776 and Swinging on a Star. Off-Broadway and regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona (NYSF), Saturday Night (Second Stage), Love’s Labor ’s Lost (Old Globe), My Paris (Long Wharf), Ever After (Paper Mill), Diner (Signature Theatre), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Denver Center Theatre). City Center
Encores!: The Band Wagon, I’m Getting My Act Together…, Bells Are Ringing, Carnival and Babes in Arms; Artistic Director for four seasons. Film: My Week with Marilyn (choreographer). TV: Once Upon a Mattress, The Music Man (Emmy nomination) and 2 Broke Girls. She has received three Tony Awards (out of nine nominations), three Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Astaire Award, the George Abbott Award, the Smith College Medal (her alma mater) and the Pennsylvania Governor ’s Award for the Arts. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. MICHAEL RAFTER (Music Adaptation, Music Director, Vocal and Incidental Arrangements) Music Director/ Arranger/Pianist for Sutton Foster. Music Director/ Supervisor: Violet (starring Sutton Foster), Everyday Rapture, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sunset Boulevard, The Sound of Music, The King & I, Gypsy, Swing, The Buddy Holly Story. Arranger: Swing and Sweet Charity. Associate Music Supervisor: Jersey Boys. TV: Gypsy (Emmy award, music direction), Broadway’s Best on Bravo (w/Trisha Yearwood, Kevin Bacon, Mandy Moore, Cyndi Lauper, Darius Rucker). Recordings: Wish with Sutton Foster, Sutton Foster, Live at The Carlyle. Movies: Arthur (additional scoring, arrangements), Music And Lyrics, Did You Hear About The Morgans? (vocal, instrumental producer). Proud father of Siena Rafter, Brown University class of 2020. A CHORUS LINE Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Edward Kleban DENIS JONES (Director/Choreographer) returns to The Muny having served as director/choreographer for 42nd Street (2016), Grease (2014), Spamalot (2013) and Chicago (2012), and as the choreographer of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (2015) and Pirates! (2012). Recent choreography credits include Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (Broadway), Moonshine: That HeeHaw Musical (Dallas Theatre Center); Forum (Two River), The Tempest (New York Shakespeare Festival), Honeymoon in Vegas (Broadway), Paint Your Wagon (NY City Center Encores!), Luck Be a Lady (Asolo Rep), The Sound of Music (Lyric Opera, Chicago), Damn Yankees (Paper Mill Playhouse, The 5th Avenue Theatre), Elf (5th Avenue), Forum, Johnny Baseball, She Loves Me (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and national tours of My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha and Damn Yankees. Denis also directed and choreographed the off-Broadway production of Piece of My Heart. BEN WHITELEY (Music Director) Muny: 42nd Street (2016), My Fair Lady (2015), The Addams Family (2014), Spamalot (2013), Pirates! (2012), The Sound of Music (2005, 2010), Beauty and the Beast
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(2005, 2010, 2015), Kiss Me, Kate (2011); Oklahoma! (2007), The Music Man (2004), Meet Me in St. Louis (2004), South Pacific (2003). Music director for 1776 at City Center Encores!. Broadway/national tours: A Christmas Story, The Addams Family, Spamalot, The Full Monty, Cats (conducted final original Broadway performance), Grand Hotel, Falsettos, Big. Carnegie Hall: Sail Away (with Elaine Stritch), Carnegie Hall Salutes Comden and Green. Choral Direction: Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS.) City Center Encores!: associate music director and chorus master for 29 productions including Paint Your Wagon, The Most Happy Fella. Other: Paper Mill Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theatre, University of Michigan. Recordings: Allegro, Boardwalk Empire (Grammy Award), Merrily We Roll Along. NEWSIES Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein CHRIS BAILEY (Director/ Choreographer) returns to The Muny after choreographing Into the Woods (2015), My Fair Lady (2015), Tarzan (2014), West Side Story (2013) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2012). Chris also choreographed the historic opening number of the 2013 Tony Awards and served as assistant choreographer for the 2013 and 2014 Academy Awards. Chris was the associate choreographer for the Broadway revival of Evita, the Broadway productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cry-Baby and Promises, Promises. In London’s West End, Chris choreographed Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory and was an associate choreographer for Guys and Dolls, Evita, Once in a Lifetime and Candide. Tour credits as choreographer include Evita, The Wedding Singer (US), Guys and Dolls (UK, Australia) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK). Chris was also the movement director for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cyrano De Bergerac on Broadway. MICHAEL HORSLEY (Music Director) is the music supervisor for The Muny. In his 23 years with The Muny, some of the shows he has conducted include Mamma Mia (2016), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (2015); Grease (2014), Mary Poppins (2013), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2012), 42nd Street (1996, 2009), Godspell, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (2000, 2006), Damn Yankees (1998, 2010), Sleeping Beauty, Singin’ in the Rain and many more. National tours include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, Cinderella, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Other regional theatre credits: Roman Holiday (Guthrie Theater), On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Music Theatre Wichita), Fiddler on the Roof (AMT San Jose), A Chorus Line (Pioneer Theatre Company), The Full Monty (North Carolina Theatre). He has also vocal directed the Christmas Concert Series for the Detroit Symphony, National Symphony and Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. He is on staff as music director for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Season tickets go on sale March 6, 2017. Single tickets go on sale May 8, 2017. World Wide Technology (WWT) and The Steward Family Foundation have once again made a leadership gift to continue as the Muny’s 2017 Season Presenting Sponsor. They became the first overall season sponsor in the history of The Muny in 2014 and will continue in that role through 2017. The Muny’s mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, while continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park. As the nation’s largest outdoor musical theatre, we produce seven world-class musicals each year and welcome over 350,000 theatregoers over our nine-week season. Now celebrating 99 seasons in St. Louis, The Muny remains one of the premier institutions in musical theatre. For more information about The Muny, visit muny.org.
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The Arts Arts calendar Thursday, Jan. 12
Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 50 Years Of Blood, Sweat And Cheers- A Tribute to The St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs until March 4, 2017 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, International Photography Hall of Fame Exhibition, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 TOYS of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until Jan. 22, 2017 Love Jones- The Musical, Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Specialist, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, Internation Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 Beauty and the Beast, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Ugly Duckling, Coca, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Textiles: Politics and Patriotism, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until March 5, 2017 Conficts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until Jan. 8, 2017 New Media Series: Dara Birnbaum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Until The Flood: Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.to 11:00 p.m. Follies: The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m. M a r k B r a d f o rd , C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kings, Queens, and Castles, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Little Black Dress: From Mournin to Night, The Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 13
Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 50 Years Of Blood, Sweat And Cheers- A Tribute to The St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs until March 4, 2017 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, International Photography Hall of Fame Exhibition, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 TOYS of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until Jan. 22, 2017 Love Jones- The Musical, Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Specialist, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, Internation Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 Beauty and the Beast, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Ugly Duckling, Coca, St. Louis, 1:00
p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Textiles: Politics and Patriotism, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until March 5, 2017 Conficts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until Jan. 8, 2017 New Media Series: Dara Birnbaum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Until The Flood: Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.to 11:00 p.m. Follies: The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. M a r k B r a d f o rd , C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kings, Queens, and Castles, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Little Black Dress: From Mournin to Night, The Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 14
Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 50 Years Of Blood, Sweat And CheersA Tribute to The St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Runs until March 4, 2017 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, International Photography Hall of Fame Exhibition, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Runs until February 4, 2017 TOYS of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until Jan. 22, 2017 Love Jones- The Musical, Fabulous Fox Theater, St. Louis, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Specialist, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2016 IPHF Hall of Fame Exhibition, Internation Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until February 4, 2017 Beauty and the Beast, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Ugly Duckling, Coca, St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Textiles: Politics and Patriotism, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until March 5, 2017 Conficts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until Jan. 8, 2017 New Media Series: Dara Birnbaum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Until The Flood: Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.to 11:00 p.m. Follies: The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. M a r k B r a d f o rd , C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kings, Queens, and Castles, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Little Black Dress: From Mournin to Night, The Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Runs until July 16, 2017 Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Religion Young girls stuck in Pakistan bride exchanges
JAMPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Mohammad between families is so entrenched, it even and in a rare move, police did investigate house." She says she accepted her husband's Ramzan can neither hear nor speak, and has its own name in Urdu: Watta Satta, Saima's marriage after they received a c o m p l a i n t , p o s s i b l y f r o m a r e l a t i v e marriage to another woman; after all, it's he has a childlike mind. But he knew his which means give and take. her fault he only has daughters. A girl may b e giv e n aw ay to p ay a involved in a dispute with her father. wife, Saima, was too young when she was "I feel shame that I don't have a son. Ramzan and Ahmed were jailed for a debt or settle a dispute between feuding given to him as a bride. The 36-year-old Ramzan smiles, eager families. She might be married to a cousin few days, but Saima testified in court that I myself allowed my husband to get a to please, as he uses his fingers to count to keep her dowry in the family or, as in she was 16 and they were released. She second wife," she says. Her husband's new wife, Sabeel, says this case, married for the prospect of a says she told the authorities she was 16 to out her age when they married. she agreed to marry Ahmed because of protect her father and husband. One, two, three . . . until 13, and then male heir. In Saima's world of crushing poverty, her brother. She wanted him to have a Many believe that their Islamic religion he stops and looks at her, points and nods i n s t r u c t s f a t h e r s t o m a r r y o f f t h e i r where centuries-old tribal traditions mix wife. several times. "No one had been willing to give their with religious beliefs, a crippling cycle The girl's father, Wazir Ahmed, says daughters at puberty. 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January 12, 2017
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