Peabody Opera House Announces 2018-19 Broadway Series

Lineup Includes Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,  Legally Blonde – The Musical, Something Rotten!, The Sound of Music  and Monty Python’s Spamalot

 Broadway Subscription Packages go on sale Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m.

Peabody Opera House announces Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Legally Blonde – The Musical, Something Rotten!, The Sound of Music and Monty Python’s Spamalot will visit the historic venue as part of the 2018-19 Broadway Series.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical was a huge hit and the first Broadway show presented at Peabody Opera House following its renovation and re-opening in 2011. The show and all the Whos in Whoville are returning Dec. 13-16 for seven performances.

International award-winning and ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power, Legally Blonde – The Musical, visits the Peabody Opera House stage for the first time Feb. 4.

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten!, the irresistible ode to musicals is coming on March 13.

The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning Best Score including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The Sound of Music will grace the stage on March 30.

The season wraps up April 11 with a search for the Holy Grail with Monty Python’s Spamalot. St. Louis will encounter flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers!

Peabody Opera House continues to offer additional benefits to its subscribers including the best seats in the house at the best value available, access to an exclusive subscriber lounge with private restrooms and complimentary Pepsi® products, priority ticket access to all Peabody Opera House events and select Enterprise Center events, food and beverage discounts at Peabody Opera House concession stands and much more.

Subscription packages start at just $149 and will go on sale to the general public Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. Season tickets may be purchased by calling 314-499-7676 and online at www.peabodyoperahouse.com/subscription.

The 2018-19 peabody opera house broadway series:

 SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL

  • Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

THE GRINCH broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theatres in New York. Since then, more than 1.5 million theatre-goers across America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical, which The New York Times praised as “100 times better than any bedtime story” and the Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.”
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets (John Lee Beatty) and costumes (Robert Morgan) inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas. The 2018 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by 3-time Tony Award® winning director, Jack O’Brien.

 Legally Blonde – The Musical

  • Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde – The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde – The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot.

Elle Woods appears to have it all.  Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting more serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her ingenuity and charm to get into Harvard too. School begins with endless struggles, but with the help of her new friends, Elle quickly realizes her potential, and her true assets, as she sets out to prove herself to the world and make everyone a believer.

Based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde – The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine and, of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser.

 “A high-energy…  hymn to the glories of girlishness.”  – The New York Times

 Something Rotten!

  • Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it’s something wonderful… something for everyone… It’s Something Rotten!, “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years” (Time Out New York)!

The Sound of Music

  • Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.”– Los Angeles Times

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand-new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Peabody Opera House. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people.  2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

  • Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.

The Tony Award winning Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, begins its search for the Holy Grail in the Fall of 2018.This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT!.

About Peabody Opera House

Peabody Opera House is a historic, 3100 seat theater in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Originally opened in 1934, the Peabody Opera House stage has welcomed some of entertainment’s greatest performers, including Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Following a $78.7 million restoration, this historical gem has been restored to its original splendor and undergone state-of-the-art upgrades.

Peabody Opera House plays host to a wide variety of events, including concerts, comedies, theatricals, family shows, holiday productions and more. For more information, visit www.peabodyoperahouse.com.

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