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The Baldknobbers Jamboree From Branson Coming to Florissant Civic Center Jan. 25

baldknobbers_The Florissant Fine Arts Council presents The Baldknobbers Jamboree on Sunday, January 25 at 2 p.m. at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre as part of their Applause/Applause Series which features professional national and international companies. Tickets are $28 for adults and $26 for seniors and students. Group rates are available also. Call the box office at 314-921-5678 for tickets or go online at www.florissantfinearts.com.

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Karen Knotts Stars in Tied Up In Knotts at Florissant Civic Center Theatre

Karen Knotts on stage with a picture of her father Don Knotts.

Karen Knotts on stage with a picture of her father Don Knotts.

Karen Knotts will be appearing in Tied Up In Knotts, a fun-filled evening dedicated to the memory of her father Don Knotts. A true father-daughter story, Karen Knotts’ one women show, Tied Up In Knotts, will delight, entertain, and take you on a wild journey, along with a host of zany characters all portrayed by Knotts, as she describes what life was like growing up the daughter of the legendary Don Knotts.

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Musical Opens Christmas Day

Into the Woods: A Tasty Treat For the Holidays

by Sandra Olmsted

With Into the Woods, an adaptation of the Broadway musical, director Rob Marshall whips up a tasty treat for the holiday. Dashes of wit and Brothers Grimm darkness complement the equal parts talented cast, solid musical source material, and, finally, imaginative staging for film.    The story combines several favorite fairy tales into a new story with interwoven threats between the stories, as through all these familiar characters live in the same community. At the center of the fairy-tale-based musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, the Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) long for a child, and then the neighborhood witch (Meryl Streep) informs them that she has cursed the Baker’s family for something his father stole from her garden and offers the couple a way to have child.

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WWII codebreaker film is Oscar material

The Imitation Game: There’s Nothing Fake about It

by Sandra Olmsted

Norwegian director Morten Tyldum makes his English language debut with The Imitation Game, the true story of Alan Turing (played smashingly by Benedict Cumberbatch), the man who broke the German code during WWII and created an early version of a computer in the process.    Also the tragic story of Turing’s demise because he was gay, and under the Victorian-era Labouchere Amendment (1885-1967), being gay was illegal.

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Civic Center Theatre Announces January Shows

The Florissant Civic Center Theatre has three shows lined up for January, including a children’s show.

Lobby box office hours are Mon. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tues., Wed., Thur., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The Box Office will close each day from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch.  To purchase tickets call (314) 921-5678, or by e-mail at FCCT@FlorissantMO.com, online at www.FlorissantMO.com or by mail addressed to: FCC Theatre, #1 James J. Eagan Dr., Florissant, MO 63033.

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Florissant Civic Center Theatre Presents Dec. Holiday Shows

The Florissant Civic Center Theatre presents the following shows in December.

Lobby box office hours are Mon. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tues., Wed., Thur., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The Box Office will close each day from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch.  To purchase tickets call (314) 921-5678, or by e-mail at FCCT@FlorissantMO.com, online at www.FlorissantMO.com or by mail addressed to: FCC Theatre, #1 James J. Eagan Dr., Florissant, MO 63033.

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