HOW TO SUCCEED..., 'FIDDLER' & More Set for Stages St. Louis' 2014 Season
STAGES ST. LOUIS proudly announces its dream-filled 28th season! The American Dream is explored through fame, success, and family during the 2014 season. It begins with They're Playing Our Song, a song-filled love story based on one of the most prolific American song writing teams of the 20th Century, Academy Award-winning Marvin Hamlisch, and Grammy Award-winning lyricist, Carol Bayer Sager. The seasoncontinues with the Pulitzer Prize-winning How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, a true pursuit of the American Corporate Dream. The grand finale is the Tony Award-winning Fiddler On The Roof, the definitive musical about reaching for the American Dream. The season hits its first note May 30 and runs through October 5, 2014. In addition, the 2014 season Theatre for Young Audiences production will feature Disney's Sleeping Beauty, beginning June 18.
They're Playing Our Song
May 30 - June 29
Meet Vernon, a neurotic, witty composer and Sonia, a wacky, free spirited lyricist who form an unlikely partnership to write the next great love song. A rocky and hilarious start leaves them struggling to find their creative harmony - and romance was definitely not what they were expecting! But a series of unlikely events lead to a match made in musical comedy heaven.They're Playing Our Song is inspired by the real life love story of Academy Award winning composer, Marvin Hamlisch (The Way We Were, The Sting) and Grammy Award winning lyricist Carole Bayer Sager ("That's What Friends Are For", "Nobody Does It Better" ). Topping off the jazzy score is a laugh-a-minute book by America's leading funny man, Tony Award Winner Neil Simon (Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple). A sweet and sophisticated musical romp,They're Playing Our Song will have you singing along from curtain up to curtain down!
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
July 18 - August 17
Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed...boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man," and "The Company Way." Bustling with humor, romance and song, this swingin' 60s send-up of Madison Avenue charts the spectacular rise (in record time!) of an ambitious young window washer to VP of Advertising! An irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift, and sharp jabs to the funny bone, How To Succeed.... is a sure fire mid-summer tonic for the musical theatre lover!
Fiddler On The Roof
September 5 - October 5
One of the most touching creations in the history of Broadway, Fiddler On The Roof exudes a warmth and humor unlike any other American Musical. Set in politically tumultuous 1905 Russia, Tevye the milkman must adjust to the changing world around him, as each of his five daughters move further away from spiritual tradition. An inspiring and universal tale of heritage, love, and acceptance, Fiddler On The Roof features such heartfelt and beloved songs as "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man," and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker." Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Fiddler On The Roof is a musical masterpiece that will last forever in your heart!
Disney's Sleeping Beauty
June 18 - June 29
Following in the footsteps of Disney's Cinderella, STAGES brings another beloved Princess to glorious life! Born into a wondrous world of beauty, song, and privilege, sweet Princess Aurora cannot escape the spell cast upon her by the evil sorceress Maleficent. By sunset on her sixteenth birthday, the young princess is fated to prick her finger on the cursed spindle and fall into a long deep slumber, only to be awakened by true love's kiss. With a little hocus-pocus from the enchanted wands of the adoring fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, the spellbound Prince Phillip rescues his love and all their dreams come true! Full of breathtaking dance and the glorious music of Peter Tchaikovsky, Disney's Sleeping Beauty is a guaranteed treat for the entire family!