Peabody Opera House http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Longtime 'A Chorus Line' Director Reflects On Enduring Musical, Return To St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/longtime-chorus-line-director-reflects-enduring-musical-return-st-louis <p><em>A Chorus Line</em> opened on Broadway in 1975 to critical acclaim, winning nine Tony Awards.&nbsp; It became the longest running Broadway production, with more than 6,000 performances, until surpassed by <em>Cats</em>.</p><p>A touring revival of the musical is in St. Louis, currently at the <a href="http://www.peabodyoperahouse.com/">Peabody Opera House</a>.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:26:09 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 24753 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Longtime 'A Chorus Line' Director Reflects On Enduring Musical, Return To St. Louis Radio City Rockettes Return To Native St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/radio-city-rockettes-return-native-st-louis <p>The <a href="http://peabodyoperahouse.com/performance/radio-city-christmas-spectacular-starring-the-rockettes">Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes</a> is one the country’s most watched live holiday productions.</p><p>This year the Rockettes return to St. Louis to perform at the <a href="http://peabodyoperahouse.com/">Peabody Opera House</a>, where they were founded by Russell Markert in 1925.&nbsp; Then, they were known as the Missouri Rockets.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:11:41 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 6047 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Radio City Rockettes Return To Native St. Louis After 20 silent years, life returns to the Peabody Opera House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-20-silent-years-life-returns-peabody-opera-house <p>On <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/66728786/May-3-1991-Program-from-final-performance-at-Kiel-Opera-House">May 3, 1991</a>, the musicians of the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra played the last notes of the Shostakovich <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._5_%28Shostakovich%29">Symphony No. 5 in D Minor</a>, to bring down the curtain at the Kiel Opera House. For 20 years, the massive structure at the corner of Market and 14th Streets sat vacant, as group after group proposed unsuccessful redevelopment plans.</p><p>Tomorrow night, the curtain will rise again as Jay Leno and Aretha Franklin headline the first show on the stage of the venue now known as the Peabody Opera House.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2148 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After 20 silent years, life returns to the Peabody Opera House Tickets on sale for grand reopening of Peabody Opera House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tickets-sale-grand-reopening-peabody-opera-house <p>The St. Louis performance space once known as the Kiel Opera House has been undergoing renovations since July 2010. When it reopens Oct. 1 as the Peabody Opera House, an <a href="http://peabodyoperahouse.com/performance/opening-night-gala">&quot;opening night gala&quot; is planned</a>, and, starting today, <a href="http://www.peabodyoperahouse.com/performance/opening-night-gala">you can buy tickets to be there</a>.</p><p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:46:26 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1811 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tickets on sale for grand reopening of Peabody Opera House