Activities will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Rd., Webster Groves, MO, 63119. Visitors can attend demonstrations on costuming, makeup and stage combat, and attend backstage theater tours. Fox Performing Arts Teens and The Improv Shop will both offer free performances. In the Kid Zone, children can make crafts and learn more about current and upcoming productions by other local companies.
In addition to The Rep, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, STAGES St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, New Line Theatre, St. Louis Actors’ Studio, New Jewish Theatre, Stray Dog Theatre and Metro Theatre Company will be participating in the event.
“The initial inspiration for The Expo came from The Rep’s 50th anniversary,” said Marsha Coplon, The Rep’s director of education. “But we wanted to do more than celebrate The Rep’s legacy. We wanted to make this day about theatre – how it enchants, thrills and enriches us. We’re joined by a fantastic group of artists from throughout our region. It’s the perfect event for long-time theatre lovers and first-timers alike.”
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