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Voices of Valhalla: A Hayride Through History

Hawthorne Players and Valhalla Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Cemetery first presented "Voices of Valhalla: Hayrides Through Time" at Valhalla Cemetery in 2010. This unusual theatre-in-a-cemetery production features a hayride through the cemetery with stops along the way where characters appear from the darkness and present monologues describing their lives and times.

Hawthorne Players and Valhalla Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Cemetery first presented the unusual theatre-in-a-cemetery “Voices of Valhalla: Hayrides Through Time” at Valhalla Cemetery in 2010.

History comes alive when Hawthorne Players and Valhalla Cemetery present “Voices of Valhalla: A Hayride through History” on Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14.

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St. Louis County is Hosting Science and Technology Camp in Castle Point July 21, July 24-28

1.15-STEM-logoThe St. Louis County Office of Community Empowerment is holding a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp at a brand new community center in the Castle Point neighborhood.

These camps, known as Mad Science, are offered to kids between the ages of 6 and 13. Students learn about cryptology, the physics of flying, the environment, and the solar system.

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‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ Takes Muny Stage July 21-27

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a substantive, family-friendly tale whose title character is stubborn, big-hearted and ambitious. The musical takes center stage at the Muny July 21-27 nightly at 8:15.

Beth Malone stars at Molly Brown. From the ocean waters of the sinking Titanic, to the gold mines of Denver, Colorado, to the haughty streets of Europe, Margaret “Molly” Brown never ceases to chase her dreams.

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The Big Sick: The Rom-Com Hit of the Summer

by Sandra Olmsted

Stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan star the hot summer hit The Big Sick.

Stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan star the hot summer hit The Big Sick.

The Big Sick may just be the little film that can rock the box office amidst the blockbusters of summer, just like Ghost did in 1990. Although the dinner scenes are very similar to those in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this culture clash comedy has plenty of its own charm, pathos, wit, and twists, making The Big Sick the surprise of the summer.

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All Shook Up is an Elvis-Flavored Jukebox Musical

Natalie, the female Natalie, the female mechanic, immediately falls in love with Chad.

Natalie, the female Natalie, the female mechanic, immediately falls in love with Chad.

   By Pat Lindsey

If Elvis had been in the house during The Muny’s opening of All Shook Up, he would have enjoyed a hunk of burning nostalgia, because this show is definitely reminiscent of Presley’s movies–a simple plot, song after song, and great gyrating dance numbers. Elvis fans will love it for its 27 Presley tunes packed into one show, but they should not expect to see an Elvis impersonator performing them.

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Wish Upon: Beat The Heat With Thrills

by Sandra Olmsted

Teenaged Clare (Joey King) struggles with a mysterious wish-granting box in the horror film Wish Upon.

Teenaged Clare (Joey King) struggles with a mysterious wish-granting box in the horror film Wish Upon.

In Wish Upon, teenaged Clare (Joey King) struggles with being a high schooler who isn’t the richest, most popular, or best dressed. Despite a devastating childhood event and the embarrassment of the her father being the local garbage picker and scrap merchant, she’s a good kid who’s going to bloom later. Clare also has two best friends, Meredith (Sydney Park) and June (Shannon Purser), a boy who secretly likes her, Ryan (Ki Hong Lee) and a beloved dog, Max. She also has her father, Jonathan (Ryan Phillippe), a surrogate mom, Mrs. Deluca, (Sherilyn Fenn), and her deceased mom’s wealthy Uncle August (Victor Sutton). She should be thankful, but she still longs not to be bullied by the very popular Darcie (Josephine Langford), and for the attention of Paul (Mitchell Slaggert) who dates Darcie’s best friend, Lola (Daniela Barbosa).

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