Peabody Opera House

2:26 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Longtime 'A Chorus Line' Director Reflects On Enduring Musical, Return To St. Louis

'A Chorus Line' Hats Up Finale
Phil Martin

A Chorus Line opened on Broadway in 1975 to critical acclaim, winning nine Tony Awards.  It became the longest running Broadway production, with more than 6,000 performances, until surpassed by Cats.

A touring revival of the musical is in St. Louis, currently at the Peabody Opera House.

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2:11 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Radio City Rockettes Return To Native St. Louis

Rockettes Laura Iberg (L) and Becky Stout (R)
Ariana Tobin / St. Louis Public Radio

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes is one the country’s most watched live holiday productions.

This year the Rockettes return to St. Louis to perform at the Peabody Opera House, where they were founded by Russell Markert in 1925.  Then, they were known as the Missouri Rockets.

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Peabody reopens
6:30 am
Fri September 30, 2011

After 20 silent years, life returns to the Peabody Opera House

The Grand Lobby of the Peabody Opera House in June 2011. The venue reopens on October 1 after 20 silent years and a 14-month renovation.
(Tom Paule Photography, via Optimus Development)

On May 3, 1991, the musicians of the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra played the last notes of the Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, 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.

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.

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Peabody Opera House
12:46 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Tickets on sale for grand reopening of Peabody Opera House

An exterior view of the under-renovation Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. A grand reopening is planned for Oct. 1.

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 "opening night gala" is planned, and, starting today, you can buy tickets to be there.

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