Dance St. Louis has announced its 2013-2014 season, and it includes some favorite musicals and a classic Midwestern story.
The 2013-2014 season includes the "Wizard of Oz" by Ballet Memphis, "Chicago" and "Evita" at the Fox Theatre, the seventh annual Spring to Dance Festival, PNC Arts Alive New Dance Horizons II, Shanghai Ballet in "The Butterfly Lovers," Diavolo, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
2013-2014 performances and dates "Chicago" comes to the Fox Theatre Sept. 20-22, 2013, with its razzle-dazzle of murder, greed, corruption, violence and treachery. "Chicago" is the longest running American musical in Broadway history, and has won six 1997 Tony Awards.
PNC Arts Alive New Dance Horizons II comes to the Touhill Performing Arts Center Oct. 4-5, 2013. A new set of four renowned choreographers will collaborate with four local dance companies to create four world premieres at this exciting dance event.
"Evita" tells the story of Argentina's beloved former First Lady Eva Peron. "Evita" comes to the Fox Fox Theatre Oct. 8-20, 2013. This Tony Award-winning musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber features songs like "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall," and "High Flying, Adored"
Shanghai Ballet's production of "The Butterfly Lovers" will be at the Touhill Performing Arts Center Nov. 8-9. This Chinese equivalent of "Romeo and Juliet" tells the story of the blossoming of young love.
Take a journey down the yellow brick road with "Wizard of Oz" featuring Ballet Memphis at Touhill Performing Arts Center Jan. 24-26, 2014. This family favorite is choreographed by Ballet Memphis' Steven McMahon.
The playful and gravity-defying Diavolo is coming to the Touhill Performing Arts Center Feb. 28 and March 1. Diavolo, a Los Angeles dance company, is composed of modern dancers, athletes, gymnasts, ballet dancers, martial artists, actors and stunt performers.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be at the Fox Theatre April 25-26, 2014. This award-winning dance troup is a trailblazer of concert dance and has been called "a vital American cultural ambassador to the world" by U.S. Congress.
The Seventh Annual Spring to Dance Festival returns to Touhill Performing Arts Center May 22-24, 2014. This annual Memorial Day Weekend event features 30 professional dance companies throughout three nights.
Season ticket packages are on sale, and single ticket sales for some shows will start Sept. 3, 2013. See DanceStLouis.org for details.