Love shopping for a cause? The Resale Shop is holding its third annual Recycled Art Sale later this month to benefit underserved St. Louisans. More than 200 pieces of art from big-name and local artists will be available for purchase at the Creve Coeur shop, which is operated by the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis. A few exceptional items include an oversized lithograph of a pin-up girl by iconic artist Alberto Vargas, a serigraph by famed Israeli artist Itzchak Tarkay, and an original pastel oil work by St. Louis’ own Ted Collier. Proceeds from the sale, co-chaired by Phyllis Langsdorf and Peggy Remis, will support programs to help local women, children and families. The VIP Preview Night on April 25 gives attendees an opportunity to shop before the sale opens to the public on April 26. For tickets, visit ncjwstl.org/events/recycled-art-sale.
There will be a number of tickets available for The Muny’s “Evening with the Stars” performance, which takes place during its heavily anticipated Centennial Gala on May 18. The gala itself sold out earlier this year, but some general admission seats for the show portion of the evening are being released for sale to the general public on May 7. Also, on May 20, The Muny’s 100th Birthday Bash will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., with a “grand finale” beginning at 5 p.m. The free event on the Muny grounds will feature live entertainment, interactive behind-the-scenes demonstrations, and themed, kid-friendly activities—and of course, cake!
The stage will soon be set for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ main stage production of “Romeo and Juliet.” The company announced that Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts alumna Sigrid Wise and New York-based actor Reynaldo Piniella have been cast as the star-crossed lovers in one of Shakespeare’s most performed tragedies. Elena Araoz, a stage director of theater and opera, as well as an actress, will direct. The free production in Forest Park runs nightly June 1 to 24 (excluding Tuesdays). The organization has also added a fourth pillar to its programming: In the Works will join In the Schools, In the Streets and In the Park to truly make it a year-round festival. In the Works, festival of new plays, is a ticketed event scheduled in the fall at the Grandel Theatre, with dates and ticket information to be released this summer.
The upcoming season for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis includes the 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Play, as well as a legendary musical and a family favorite for the holidays. The powerhouse musical “Evita” begins the season Wednesday, Sept. 5, followed by “A Doll’s House Part 2,” “A Christmas Story,” “Alabama Story,” “Oslo (last year’s Tony Award-winning play),” and “The Play That Goes Wrong.” The 2018-2019 season will be the final season for The Rep’s artistic director, Steven Woolf, who is retiring after serving in that capacity for three decades.
An award-winning journalist recognized for her media leadership and for promoting diversity, Trish Muyco-Tobin has more than 20 years of experience in print and broadcasting. She is also a dedicated community volunteer, and proudly serves on the boards of the St. Louis Press Club, Friends of Character Plus, and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.