25th Anniversary Gala

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra will kick off Leach Theatre’s 25th anniversary season with a special opening night gala. Celebrate the 2016-17 season and listen to classical pieces performed by some of the best musicians in the world. Prior to the concert, attendees can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

 

 

Leach Special Performance

4D Theatre with Mark Nizer

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 7 pm

The phrase “Nothing Less Than Brilliant” (Performance Magazine) has been used to describe the comedy antics and juggling feats of Mark Nizer. Making the impossible possible and the improbable probable, Mark Nizer has taken his one-man show to a variety of venues around the world, including The Improv, The Comedy Store, Walt Disney World and numerous college campuses.

Campus Performing Arts Series

Capitol Steps

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers performing musical parody and satire about the very people and places that employed them. After forming in 1981, many of the group members ignored the conventional wisdom of “don’t quit your day job,” and have joined together to continue to perform. In total, current members have worked in 18 congressional offices and represent 62 years of House and Senate staff experience.

Leach Special Performance

Letters Home

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7 pm

Letters Home, performed by the Griffin Theatre Company, puts the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. This play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldiers’ experiences while deployed and separated from family and loved ones.

 

Campus Performing Arts Series

Page by Page

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:30 pm

St. Louis native Ken Page began his illustrious career on The Muny stage as a chorus member. He went on to make his Broadway debut in The Wiz as Lion. Other Broadway credits include the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the all-black revival of Guys and Dolls and the role of Old Deuteronomy in Cats. Relive the songs that touched our hearts as Broadway star Ken Page performs his classic hits from a career spanning over 30 years.

Campus Performing Arts Series

The TEN Tenors - Home for the Holidays

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. Celebrated for their colorful repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The TEN Tenors respectfully tip their hats not only to the great classical composers, but to contemporary music’s most popular artists. In Home for the Holidays they will be performing a selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites.

Campus Performing Arts Series

STOMP

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The international percussion sensation STOMP will use ordinary, everyday objects to create a visual and musical performance that appeals to audiences of all ages. The group uses brooms, lighters, garbage cans and other items to make their music. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” Come see what all the noise is about!

Campus Performing Arts Series

Frank Almond - A Violin's Life

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Violinist Frank Almond will perform on the 300-year-old Lipinski Violin, a Stradivarius that holds a long and storied past. Almond, concertmaster chair at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, will tell the tale of this piece of musical history and perform various solo selections.

Campus Performing Arts Series

Vienna Boys Choir

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Since the 14th century until the early 20th century, the Vienna Boys’ Choir sang exclusively for the imperial court in Vienna. In 1918 they became a private institution and to support the boys upkeep, they began to give public concerts. The choir, composed of boys between the ages of 10 and 14, will perform favorite Strauss waltzes, classical masterpieces by Mozart and Haydn, as well as folk songs.

Campus Performing Arts Series

42nd Street

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street follows small-town girl Peggy Sawyer as she auditions for a new musical in New York City. First on Broadway in 1980, it won the Tony Award for Best Musical.