Stages St. Louis Sets 2015 Season: ANYTHING GOES, THE FULL MONTY & More

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Stages St. Louis Sets 2015 Season: ANYTHING GOES, THE FULL MONTY & More

STAGES St. Louis announces its exhilarating 29th season, a celebration of diversity, friendship, and community! The 2015 season launches with the Grammy award-winning sensation SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ, a rousing homage to classic rock 'n' roll, and the celebrated song catalog of Leiber and Stoller. We continue with the tap happy Broadway classic ANYTHING GOES, a chic and sophisticated voyage across the Atlantic featuring the witty and romantic songs of Cole Porter. One of Broadway's recent hits, THE FULL MONTY, caps off the season with its powerful message of family, friendship, and community. The fun begins May 29 and continues through October 4, 2015. In addition, the 2015 season Theatre for Young Audiences production will feature Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, beginning June 17.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ - The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
May 29 - June 28

Get ready to shake and shimmy in the aisles as STAGES presents the Leiber and Stoller song and dance sensation, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ. Welcome to the neighborhood for a nostalgic exploration of the lives, loves, and aspirations of a group of friends who know how to rock 60s style. Featuring nearly 40 chart-topping hits that span over three decades of popular American music, this thrilling Grammy award-winning song celebration will knock your socks off. Relive the glory days of rock and roll with such pop standards as "Stand By Me", "Jailhouse Rock", "I'm A Woman", "Hound Dog", and "On Broadway". Now, Baby, that's rock 'n' roll!

ANYTHING GOES
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter; Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
July 17 - August 16

All aboard for an uproarious and tune-filled trip across the Atlantic where ANYTHING GOES! This classic musical comedy from Broadway's golden age features such meltingly romantic Cole Porter melodies as "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "It's Delovely", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", and "Anything Goes". Set sail on the S. S. American with a zany group of travelers, bound from New York to merry old England, where gangsters, socialites, and arrow-collar lads collide in a true tap-sensation from a by-gone era when travel was still fun and as unpredictable as the weather. There'll be laughs a-plenty set to a raucous and romantic Cole Porter score. You won't want to miss STAGES' mid-summer sensation - the delightful, delicious, and delovely - ANYTHING GOES!

THE FULL MONTY
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally.
September 4 - October 4

Welcome back STAGES' red-hot award-winning smash hit THE FULL MONTY! If you were sold the first time, you'll want to be sure to meet Jerry, Dave, Harold, Ethan, Malcolm, and "Horse" - six unemployed steelworkers who come up with a bold and unconventional way to make some much-needed cash, after witnessing their wives go wild for a group of male strippers. In the process, they discover renewed self-esteem and the importance of family, friendship, and the very human desire to live life to the fullest. With razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, THE FULL MONTY is musical theatre at its most heart-warming. Boasting a sizzling score from David Yazbek, and a laugh a minute script by Terrence McNally, you'll want to drop everything and join us for THE FULL MONTY!

Disney's THE ARISTOCATS
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard
Based on the 1970 Disney Film The Aristocats
June 17 - June 28

Sacrè bleu! Madame's furry felines have been cat-napped! What's a cat to do? Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats are ready to spring to the rescue of Duchess and her Aristokittens. What happens next is anyone's guess! You'll be clapping your paws and wagging your tail to our hep, jazzy beat. With songs like "The Aristocats," "Scales and Arpeggios", and "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat", this modern version of the familiar Disney classic is just purrrrrr-fect for the entire family.

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