The touring company of Broadway musical “Once” has made its way to St. Louis. As a musical based on a movie based on the music and life of Dublin musician Glenn Hansard, the show is not your average Broadway show.
For one, it begins by inviting the audience up on stage (for more on that read Nancy Fowler’s reflection on the show). For another, the cast doubles as the orchestra – no musicians sitting in a pit for this show.
Ever dreamed of appearing onstage at St. Louis’ Fox Theatre, basking in the lights, beaming at the audience – even once?
Thank you, Fox and the musical “Once” for helping me cross that off my bucket list. Through April 20, you, too, can stand in the very space where giants – including Nat “King” Cole, Mae West and Elizabeth Taylor – have planted their feet since 1929.
St. Louis native Sarah Bolt, best known for her role as Sister Mary Patrick in the Broadway production of Sister Act, joins Broadway performer Kathy Deitch (Wicked, Footloose) and Emmy-nominated Irish tenor Michael Londra on stage in Kirkwood this Sunday.
They will be performing a combination of Broadway and holiday songs in a benefit for Retreat to Broadway, a new non-profit that offers "personal renewal" retreats that include live theater experiences.
Legally Blonde, The Musical opens tonight at the Robert G. Reim Theatre, continuing Stages St. Louis' 27th season.
Michelle London plays Elle Woods, a southern California girl who decides to "get serious" and follow her college boyfriend to Harvard Law. Ben Nordstrom returned to St. Louis to play Emmett Forrest. They talked with host Steve Potter to discuss the judgments we make based on people's clothes, defying expectations and their roles in the musical.
Legally Blonde, The Musical opens tonight, Friday July 19 and runs through August 18, 2013.