Happenings Around Town

photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

WHAT: Cirque du Soleil Crystal

WHERE: Family Arena

WHEN: Various times, Nov. 4 and 5

Cirque du Soleil’s brand-new production is its first ever on ice. World-class skaters and acrobats known for pushing the boundaries that defy imagination combine to tell the story of Crystal, a young woman who shatters through reality to reach a surreal world within. Beneath the surface, she seeks to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated, empowered.

$28 to $138: (314) 534-1111 or metrotix.com


photo by Pratt Kreidich

WHAT: Giselle—Saint Louis Ballet

WHERE: The Touhill

WHEN: Various times, Nov. 3 to 5

Restaged by Saint Louis Ballet’s artistic director Gen Horiuchi, the hauntingly beautiful “Giselle” is considered to be the greatest romantic ballet of all time. The peasant Giselle dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. She is summoned from her grave by the supernatural Wilis, who target her lover for death—only to have him freed from their grasp by Giselle’s great love.

$25 to $59; stlouisballet.org




photo by Matthew Murphy

WHAT: The King and I

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre

WHEN: Various times, through Dec. 10

The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s timeless musical has been declared, “Too beautiful to miss!” Set in 1860s Bangkok, it tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens, who is hired to teach his many wives and children.

$40 to $115; fabulousfox.com


Steve McCurry’s Dust Storm

WHAT: Steve McCurry: The Importance of Elsewhere

WHERE: The Sheldon

WHEN: Through Feb. 3

Documentary photographer Steve McCurry is recognized as one of the world’s most iconic storytellers. His four decades of work behind the lens span conflicts, ancient traditions and contemporary culture across six continents, yet every image always retains the human element. McCurry has received some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, four first-prize awards from the World Press Photo contest, and a Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Royal Photographic Society in London.

Free; thesheldon.org