With sounds from mid-century Vegas to Elizabethan England, there are so many different things to hear in St. Louis this month. We’ve compiled a selection of our favorite picks for events in February. We hope you enjoy them!
Las Vegas Valentine’s Songbook, February 14, St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall
Some folks are in Vegas right now tying the knot on the fly for Valentine’s Day — but if you’re hanging around St. Louis this weekend, the Symphony brings Las Vegas to you. Mark Verabian, “the Voice of Vegas,” and his pals join the STL Symphony for hits from crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, with hits such as “Young at Heart,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and more. Powell Hall provides a photo booth for you and your sweetheart to snap some pictures before the show. For a Valentine’s Day brunch package for two at Patrick’s West Port, call Jackie at 314-878-6767. For tickets to the concert, go here.
Shakespeare Festival at the St. Louis Symphony (various)
The four-week long Shakespeare Festival St. Louis opens on February 19 with selections from Sibelius’s The Tempest. Conducted by David Robertson and with violinist Leila Josefowicz, this performance promises “dreamlike and magical colors conjuring a violent storm at sea.” Sibelius’s music is paired with John Adams’s Symphony for Violin and Orchestra, Scheherazade 2.
On February 28 and 29, right in time for the special Leap Year, the STL Symphony presents Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Hans Graf as conductor. Actress Maureen Thomas joins soprano Laurel Dantas, mezzo-soprano Debby Lennon, and tenor DeWayne Trainer, as well as members of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus for vignettes from this beloved Shakespeare play. Coupled with Faure’s Shylock.
For more information, visit www.stlsymphony.org.
Disgraced at the Repertory Theatre St. Louis, February 10 to March 6
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced comes to the stage in St. Louis this month. This play has been described as “intriguing, difficult, controversial and important on many levels.” The play follows the story of Amir Kapoor, a corporate lawyer in Manhattan who seemingly “has it all” – the apartment, the Italian suits, the beautiful wife. However, in a simple twist of fate, his world begins to unravel and he begins to see the divides of race and culture within the United States. Disgraced is directed by Seth Gordon, and stars Leigh Williams, John Pasha, Rachel Christopher, Jonathan C. Kaplan, and others.
For tickets, visit www.repstl.org.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Fabulous Fox,February 23-March 6
It’s difficult to count the number of songs Carole King has brought to American pop culture. Before she became the singer-songwriter we know and love, Carole King was Carole Klein, a young songwriter from Brooklyn who penned numerous popular hits for other singers. She began her career as a teenager in the record industry, but “it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.” And we’re glad she did! Beautiful: The Carole King Musical follows her rise to stardom, her close relationships, and the trajectory of her beautiful songs. For tickets, visit www.fabulousfox.com.
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