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 School Outreach

4D Theatre with Mark Nizer

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10AM & 1PM

Making the impossible possible and the improbable probable, Mark Nizer has taken his one-man show to thousands of venues around the world. Join us for his School Outreach Program in which Mark will introduce students to the art of juggling and all that is possible. Mark stresses the principles of living your dreams, believing in yourself, keeping an open mind, and never giving up. His Juggling Across the Curriculum program focuses on critical thinking skills which will teach your students how to use the Baloney Detection Kit* to teach critical thinking and how science helps us see what is real and what is not.

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 Outreach

Letters Home

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7 pm

Letters Home 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, without politicizing,  will give students a powerful portrait of the soldier experience. These letters were written under the most difficult of circumstances: serving in combat while separated from family and loved ones. One theme seems to unite their diverse voices: the belief that the person standing beside you is more important than you are. They also help define for the audience—patriotism and what it means to serve our country today, through acts of bravery, compassion, social responsibility, and brotherhood. Consider this opportunity to expose your middle and high school students to a powerful and meaningful performance that will expand their knowledge of our country’s recent history and the personal side of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

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.

 

Leach School Outreach

The Science of Ecology Show Starring Steve Trash 

Tuesday, November 16, 2016 - 10AM & 1PM

A perfect match for your units on the environment and ecology!  Come and be amazed while your students are learning lessons in ecology. This show is an excellent blend of curriculum-based ecological lessons and awesome green-themed magic tricks created by the original, Rockin╩╝ Eco Hero himself - Steve Trash! Each show is filled with green magic tricks, rockin╩╝ music, eco-info and lots of funny stuff. Kids will see some cool magic and take home a new understanding of their connection to the planet.

Campus Performing Arts Series

Page by Page

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

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!

Leach School Outreach

A Year with Frog and Toad

Tuesday/Wednesday, January 31 & February 1, 2017 - 10AM & 1PM

A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for 3 TONY Awards - including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's beloved children’s books and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score by Robert and Willie Reale that bubbles with melody and wit, the show is an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting experience. This whimsical musical follows two great friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad -- through four, fun-filled seasons, meeting new friends like Man Bird and Lady Bird; Father, Mother and Young Frog; Turtle; Squirrel and many more along the way. Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

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.

Campus Performing Arts Series

Shades of Bublé

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:30 pm

A three-man tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Bublé to the stage in high-energy concert. These charismatic performers will be singing songs like “Feeling Good,” “Moon Dance,” “Come Fly with Me,” and more.

Leach Special Performance

Sing Along with the Muppet Movie

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 4pm

The classic movie returns with all your favorite pals — Fozzie Bear, Kermit the Frog and more. In this sing along, the hosts and crew lead the audience of cheering, singing fans to renew their Rainbow Connection. It’s full of interactive surprises like bubbles, streamers, kites, confetti pops, and characters coming right out of the screen into the audience.

Campus Performing Arts Series

The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents The Sleeping Beauty

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in the late 1980s, when many great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising new-found creative freedom and starting new vibrant companies.  With over 50 dancers in the company, they will perform Peter Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Sleeping Beauty, an enchanted romantic fairy tale for all ages.