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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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Northwinds Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Holiday Concert at Civic Center Theatre

northwqood concert pg 7.Northwinds Concert Band, under the direction of Larry Marsh, will present its traditional “Hometown Holiday Concert” on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students.  Bring the entire immediate family for only $12.  To reserve seats, call the Civic Center box office at 921-5678.

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The Standards in Jazz Christmas Concert

The Florissant Civic Center Theatre is hosting the Standards in Jazz Christmas Concert on Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults and $26 for seniors and students.

The concert is a tribute to Ross Gentile. After a successful career as a promotion director for A&M Records where he worked with artists like Frank Sinatra, Gentil returne dto St. Louis to host the “Standards In Jazz” program on WSIE for 15 years, at one point working on-air for the station seven days a week. He also worked as a DJ for WIBV, KSHE and WZQZ, and was a regular presence as an emcee at live jazz events in the St. Louis area including events at the Civic Center Theatre. He died in February 2013 at age 60.

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Gracie and Lacy Christmas Show Honors Veterans and Military

U.S. military and veterans will receive special honor at “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” coming to the Robert G. Reim theatre at 111 S. Geyer Rd in Kirkwood.

Featuring the powerhouse vocals of sisters Gracie & Lacy, this show will bring your memories of Christmas past to life through harmony, tap dance, comedy and vivid retro costuming.  Active and retired servicemen and women will be recognized during the show as well as audience members who have served in the US Armed Forces.

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