2015 Fall Arts Guide
The Big Muddy Dance Company
Join The Big Muddy Dance Company as they dive into their fifth anniversary with their Season Kickoff performance this fall. Eleven dancers will invigorate you through their athleticism, emotion, humor, power and grace on the beautiful Edison Theatre stage; enough to make you a dance fan for life. Look out for the company premiere of Thom Dancy’s “Prom and Sensibility” in addition to several other new and favorite works.
6445 Forsyth Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63130
314.935.6543 | thebigmuddydanceco.org
Cathedral Concerts: where all of St. Louis experiences great music in a great space. This fall Cathedral Concerts presents two world-renowned opera divas: Christine Brewer, soprano, with Paul Jacobs, organist, in a special recital, and Frederica von Stade, mezzo soprano, in the Christmas at the Cathedral spectacular. Also performing this season are the amazing, highly-acclaimed English choir Tenebrae and the always enchanting Vienna Boys Choir in a special holiday concert. Treat yourself to an incredible experience in the heavenly setting of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
4431 Lindell Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63108
314.533.7662 | cathedralconcerts.org
CIRCUS HARMONY FLYING TRAPEZE CENTER
St. Louis’ only flying trapeze school is run by Circus Harmony (from City Museum). The knowledgeable staff keeps you safe with high-tech equipment and a safety net below. Try a unique and exciting way to stay in shape, conquer your fears and have fun. The Flying Trapeze Center is open from April to October. For all ages. Defy gravity!
Union Station (under the train shed)
1820 Market St. | St. Louis, MO 63103
314.504.4298 | trapezestl.com
wUNDERland | Oct. 2-11
This fall, COCA presents the world premiere of wUNDERland. This original dance production, created and choreographed by Anthony “Redd” Williams, takes audiences down the rabbit hole and puts a hip-hop spin on Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland.” Experience the upside-down fantasy world through a whole new lens with dazzling costumes and cutting-edge choreography, led by the larger-than-life Mad Hatter and many more lovable, whimsical characters.
524 Trinity Ave. | St. Louis, MO 63130
314.725.6555 | cocastl.org
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Fall season opening reception Sept. 11, 7-9pm
View major surveys of Hurvin Anderson and Sheila Hicks, and the first solo museum exhibition of emerging artist Wyatt Kahn. CAM’s fall exhibitions feature new paintings with previously unseen sculpture and photography by Anderson, hand-woven, abstract fiber-based installations and sculptures by Hicks and more.
3750 Washington Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63108
314.535.4660 | camstl.org
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
Aug. 28-Oct. 25
“Speaking With Threads,” curated by Jane Sauer, features work by Mary Bero, Sonya Clark, Kathy Halper, Cindy Hickok, Mark Newport, Carol Shinn and Benji Whalen. These artists, although different in their aesthetic sensibilities and subject matter, build their work up from simple linear elements—small stitches become intricately detailed images. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with “Innovations in Textiles 10,” a regional collaborative event celebrating fiber art.
6640 Delmar Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63130
314.725.1177 | craftalliance.org
Dance St. Louis
Paul Taylor Dance Company | Oct. 2 & 3
“Carmina Burana” starring Nashville Ballet | Nov. 6-8
Dance St. Louis is proud to kick-off the 2015-2016 50th Anniversary season this October with the return of Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Touhill. This highly sought-after ensemble delivers dynamic and thought-provoking pieces that have been pushing boundaries for more than 60 years. In November, experience the epic sights and sounds of the larger-than-life production that is “Carmina Burana.”
3547 Olive St., Ste. 301 | St. Louis, MO 63103
314.534.6622 | dancestlouis.org
Fabulous Fox Theatre
The U.S. Bank Broadway Season at the Fabulous Fox kicks off with “Matilda the Musical” Oct. 20-Nov. 1. “Mamma Mia,” “White Christmas,” “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” and the ever-popular “Wicked” round out 2015. “Disney’s Newsies” makes its debut in January and “Beautiful–the Carole King Musical” hits the stage in February. Visit The Fox’s website for the full lineup.
527 N. Grand Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63103
314.534.1111 | fabulousfox.com
Jazz St. Louis
The Jazz at the Bistro season begins in September with shows every Wednesday through Saturday in the evening. Christian McBride (Sept. 23- 26), Kevin Eubanks (Oct. 21-24) and Poncho Sanchez (Nov. 4-7) are just some of the great musicians you can hear at the newly renovated Bistro this fall. As always, dinner and drinks are delicious options during the shows, and valet parking is available. Tickets for all shows are on sale Aug. 19.
3536 Washington Ave. | St. Louis, MO 63103
314.571.6000 | jazzstl.org
Laumeier Sculpture Park
The inaugural exhibition in the Whitaker Foundation Gallery of the new Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center is a textual installation by Raqs Media Collective, a New Delhi-based cooperative with a politically charged artistic and theoretical practice. The exhibition includes an outdoor installation of 40 stainless steel bands encircling tree trunks on the Art Hike Trail. The exhibition opening takes place Oct. 15 from 5-8pm. The 2015 Kranzberg Exhibition Series, “Zlatko Cosic + Ashley McQueen: Harmony in 3,” will also be located in the new building.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road | St. Louis, MO 63127
314.615.5278 | laumeier.org
Mosaics Missouri Festival for the Arts
The MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts brings art appreciation, enjoyment, awareness and education to St. Louis. Featured exhibitions include Children’s Village, a hands-on experience for children, Art for Youth Gallery which allows children to purchase professional art at a nominal fee, both sponsored by Mercy Kids. Plus live music and entertainment all weekend long. The MOSAICS Festival is made possible by a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.
Historic Main St. | St. Charles, MO 63301
314.482.5476 | stcharlesmosaics.org
Preview Night Sept. 10, 6-8pm Opening Night Oct. 2, 7-9pm
Projects+Gallery will be kicking off its fall 2015 exhibition schedule with Larry Krone’s “The Selling Sound of Country Music.” The show is projects+gallery’s second exhibition and will feature the craft-based work of artist and performer Larry Krone. Krone’s drawings, sculptures and installations will be on view, including hay bales made out of latch-hook rugs and patchwork clothing covered in sequins, all of which reverberate with the kitschy exuberance of a drunken cabaret cowboy.
4733 McPherson Ave. | St. Louis, MO 63108
314.696.8678 | projects-gallery.com
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Chris Kallmyer: “Commonfield Clay” Performance | Sept. 5, 4-5pm
Poetry + The Politics of Joy | Sept. 12, 6-8pm
“Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art” | Oct. 16-March 19
Don’t miss the final weeks to see exhibitions “Calder Lightness,” “Richard Tuttle Wire Pieces,” and “Fred Sandback 64 Three-Part Pieces,” on view through Sept. 12. Opening this fall is “Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art,” an exhibition exploring Central African Kota guardian figures through data and technology.
3716 Washington Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63108
314.754.1850 | pulitzerarts.org
23rd Annual Historic Shaw Art Fair
Highly-rated by art fair magazines, participating artists and visitors, the Historic Shaw Art Fair takes place Oct. 3 from 9am to 5pm and Oct. 4 10am-5pm. This premier fine art fair features 135 artists from across the nation on beautiful, tree-lined Flora Place across from Missouri Botanical Garden at Tower Grove Avenue. Admission is $7 and is valid for both days—bring a canned good for the food drive for $1 off. Admission for children 14 and under is free when accompanied by an adult.
4100 & 4200 Flora Place | St. Louis, MO 63110
314.771.3101 | shawartfair.org
Sheldon Concert Hall
Enjoy your favorite artists in the perfect acoustics of The Sheldon. From jazz and folk to classical and bluegrass, this season features Sam Bush, Cyrus Chestnut, Rhonda Vincent, The Kingston Trio, Ruthie Foster and many more. Tickets for many shows will sell out, so order early for best seat selection. Call MetroTix at 314.534.1111 or visit thesheldon.org for the full lineup.
3648 Washington Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63108
314.533.9900 | thesheldon.org
SOHA Studio and Gallery
“HOME: Saint Louis” | Sept. 11
SOHA Gallery continues to support local artists by hosting a curated exhibit which opens on Sept. 11 from 6-10pm. This exhibit seeks to show diverse visions of the beauty, culture, character and uniqueness of the city we call home.
4915 Macklind Ave. | St. Louis, MO 63109
314.497.5202 | sohastudioandgallery.com
Saint Louis Ballet
2015-2016 Saint Louis Ballet Gen Horiuchi’s 15th Anniversary Season
The Professional Ballet Company of Saint Louis brings classical and contemporary ballet to the vast Touhill stage. “Best of BALANCHINE/ Serenade and Western Symphony” (Oct. 10-11), “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 17-23), “In It For Love” (Feb. 13-14) and the wildly popular “Swan Lake” (April 1-3) demonstrate that Saint Louis Ballet is what Post-Dispatch critic Calvin Wilson called “simply brilliant.” Tickets are on sale now.
Touhill Performing Arts Center
1 University Drive | St. Louis, MO 63121
314.516.4949 | touhill.org
Stages St. Louis
The Full Monty | Sept. 4-Oct. 4
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. In the process, they discover renewed self-esteem and the importance of family, friendship and community. With razor-sharp humor, toe-tapping pizzazz, a sizzling score from David Yazbek and a laugh- a-minute script by Terrence McNally, this 10-time Tony Award-nominee is musical theater at its most heart-warming. Drop everything and join STAGES for The Full Monty.
111 S. Geyer Road | Kirkwood, MO 63122
314.821.2407 | stagesstlouis.org
St. Louis Symphony
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses-Master Quest | Sept. 11-13
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses-Master Quest makes its Midwest premiere in St. Louis. The adventure comes to life in a concert presenting more than 28 years of music from The Legend of Zelda franchise. With the help of video projections, the STL Symphony takes you on a journey as thrilling as the legend itself. Experience all-new arrangements of the beloved melodies from titles including “The Wind Waker,” “Twilight Princess,” “A Link to the Past,” “Link’s Awakening” and more.
718 N. Grand Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63103
314.534.1700 | stlsymphony.org
Touhill Performing Arts Center
From world-renowned dance and exceptional jazz to hilarious improv comedy, the Touhill is St. Louis’ home for the performing arts. This fall’s highlights include must-see MADCO: Liquid Roads (pictured); Classic Albums Live performs Dark Side of the Moon note-for-note; Dance St. Louis’ presentation of Paul Taylor Dance Company; Saint Louis Ballet’s “Best of Balanchine;” living jazz legend Stanley Clarke; and Colin and Brad: Two Man Group, featuring the funnymen from “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?”
1 University Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63121
314.516.4949 | touhill.org
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ALIVE’s Fall Arts Guide appeared in the September 2015 issue.