Major league musical theater in St. Louis has become more competitive and appealing in recent years. The attractions slated for 2013-2014 show why.
On Monday April 15, at 7 PM, the Fox Theater will hold a free, open to the public one hour presentation hosted by Kristin Caskey, President of Fox Theatricals, on their upcoming 2013-2014 season. Show titles will be announced and there will be video presentations on the titles being named, as well as the possibility of representative live performances from the productions. There will also be a presentation at 4 PM, but that is by invitation only. Do not be surprised if the ever-popular musical “Wicked” is on the schedule in 2014.
Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson and Muny President Denny Reagan have announced the casting of John O’Hurley as the star of their first production of 2013, “Spamalot,” which runs from June 17 to June 23rd. O’Hurley is best known for playing the character of J. Peterman on one of television’s most successful and long-running shows, “Seinfeld.” O’Hurley will appear as King Arthur. 2013 will be the first season for The Muny’s new fan cooling system, which seems to be drawing as much interest as the show schedule. It could have a very positive effect on ticket sales for the upcoming season and beyond.
The newly restored Peabody Opera House has already announced their selections for their 2013-2014 musical theater presentations. Those titles include “Godspell,” “Man of La Mancha,” the recent Broadway hits “Peter and the Starcatcher” and “Ghost,” a musical based on the very popular movie of the same title from 1990. Both “Starcatcher” and “Ghost” are new titles for the St. Louis theater scene.
Stages in Kirkwood has already announced their season too. It includes “Always…Patsy Cline,” “Disney’s Cinderella,” “Legally Blonde, the Musical” and the landmark musical, “My Fair Lady.” For more information on all these theaters and their schedules, click on one of the links below.