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The St. Louis Symphony, conducted by Ware Stare, presents A Holiday Celebration Friday and Saturday at 2 and 7 PM and Sunday 2 PM, December 21-23. Debby Boone is the featured soloist, along with the Christmas Festival Chorus, directed by Kevin McBeth. “See why thousands of St. Louis families have made this their annual holiday tradition. Powell Hall is transformed to a magical holiday destination, complete with hot chocolate and a visit from the North Pole's most famous resident! Enjoy the STL Symphony's rendition of your favorite holiday songs making the holiday season even brighter.” I realize some serious symphony fans tend to look down on these shows, but I've alwasy found them just right for the holidays. I'd call it a guilty pleasure except that I don't feel guilty about it. Performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand. For more information: stlsymphony.org.
|©Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.|
|Photos by John Lamb|
|Photo by John Lamb|
The Fox Theatre presents the Broadway musical Wicked December 12 through January 6. I haven't seen this particular tour, but in my review of the 2005 tour I noted that composer/lyricist Stephen Schwarts and book author Winnie Holtzman have done a remarkable job of simplifying and reducing the story of Gregory McGuire's original novel while still remaining true to the original characters and their relationships. The score is one of Schwartz's best, and that's saying something. In his review for 88.1 KDHX, Robert MItchell writes that Wicked "is actually better than the hype! Now, I get why it won all those Tonys, and makes stars out of its leads." The Fox Theatre is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information, call 314-534-1678.