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When Charles Dickens wrote his “ghostly little tale” in 1843, he couldn’t know that A Christmas Carol was destined to become one of the most beloved holiday traditions of all time.
By telling this fable illustrating the unfairness of the Industrial Revolution and the necessity for brotherhood and unselfishness, Dickens gave the world one of its most enduring Christmas stories. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan has been touring Charles Jones’ delightful adaptation of A Christmas Carol since 1979.
The Caravan’s Carol, which weaves traditional Christmas carols throughout the narrative, is probably the most widely produced production of Dickens’ in the nation, annually performing for more than 100,000 people in more than 60 cities across the country.
Performance times are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas; An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas.
This new Broadway musical is based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd. With songs both funny and heartfelt by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette, A Christmas Story captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. It's the Christmas present that you'll cherish all holiday long.
Performance times are Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sun., 1 p.m.
Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. This production of Annie is a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as, "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."
Everyone is required to have a ticket, regardless of age.
Performances: Tue.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bingo: The Winning Musical is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy about a colorful group of die-hard Bingo players and friends: Vern, Honey and Patsy, whose lives are thrown into a tizzy when a young stranger blows through their bingo hall and makes them confront their past.
A hilarious musical with a tuneful score and outrageously funny book that leaves its audiences’ pulses racing! During this uproarious new musical comedy, the audience plays three games of bingo – that’s three lucky winners at every performance! Rated PG.
Adult Tickets: $27 Main Floor and $22 Balcony. Student Tickets: $16. Groups of 12 or larger: $24. Performances are held at the Maples Repertory Theatre: Matinees at 2 p.m., evenings at 7:30 p.m.
This puppet show is especially for children 2-6 years old. Performed by Anitra Steele. Create-a-Puppet workshops after every performance for an additional fee. Call for reservations.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.
This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream...or a really great pair of shoes.
Performances are Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. Additional performances Sun., Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. and Thu., Jan. 29 at 1 p.m.
It's Britain in 1927, and Daisy Meredith is the first girl from public elementary school allowed to access to the hallowed halls of Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Full of hilarious characters and splendid scrapes, this riotous story celebrates with a sly wit and a big heart.
It will be performed in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Dirty Dancing: the classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, now it comes to the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis.
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, Baby shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor.
This worldwide smash features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”
Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation, with performances Tuesday-Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 1 p.m.; with special performances on October 26 at 6:30 p.m. and October 30 at 1 p.m. You’ll have the time of your life!
Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights.
Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper; direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell; and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out.
Performance schedule: Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.
Witches and ghosts invade Macbeth's world as ruthless ambition transforms him from King Duncan's loyal and trusted friend into a heartless assassin in Shakespeare's classic tale of corruption.
The event will be performed in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University.
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