A Little Night Music at Opera Theatre St. Louis

I’m excited about seeing the Opera Theatre St. Louis production of A Little Night Music.

A Little Night Music is a Stephen Sondheim classic. Opera Theatre St. Louis’s production will feature the stage direction and costume/set design of Isaac Mizrahi and Amy Irving in the role of Desiree Armfeldt. Tickets were almost sold out for some performances. Online ticketing information through the opera company’s web site was helpful but incredibly slow. Once you know where you want to sit and how much you want to pay, CALL their box office for tickets, 314.961.0644. It will save you many minutes!

Read the St. Louis Magazine article about A Little Night Music.

Read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about the opera company’s season.

YouTube Excerpt from A Little Night Music.

A Little Night Music Performances

Sunday, June 6 – 7 pm
Wednesday, June 9 – 8 pm
Friday, June 11 – 8 pm
Tuesday, June 15 – 1 pm
Thursday, June 17 – 8 pm
Saturday, June 19 – 8 pm

I also applaud the opera company for their smart marketing materials that came along with our mailed tickets. They are doing an excellent job at making the opera experience a user friendly one.

Summer Arts Events

Once we further figure out the babysitter situation, we hope to get out to experience more of the rich arts resources of St. Louis. World class music, opera, and visual arts flourish in the region. Some arts organizations you should check out if you haven’t already:

Opera Theatre of St. Louis

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (great summer programming for classical music newbies)

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Touhill Performing Arts Center (Spring to Dance Festival opens May 27)

Kindermusik in Webster Groves

We’re almost done with our first semester of Kindermusik with Lori Burkhardt in Webster Groves. Lori is really great with the kids, keeps them engaged, focused, and learning(!) for 45 minutes. We’ve been taking Kindermusik classes for about a year now (previously in California). The classes really help toddlers with musicality, socialization, counting, rhythm, concentration, following directions, listening skills, and movement.

The Webster Groves location inside the Presbyterian Church is rather dreary but the good spirits of the class and other kids/parents makes it livelier. Kindermusik is rather expensive as far as kids activities go, but Lori’s class is very well grounded in a sound curriculum and pedagogy–your kids will really grow from these classes.

Oh, don’t be misled by the crazy layout of Lori’s website. She’s very organized with materials and class progression.

Super Kids Save the World at The Magic House

If you have a 2 to 6 year old, be sure to visit The Magic House’s new Super Kids Save the World exhibit. It runs through December 31. Kids can dress up, play thrift store, superhero, gardener, farmer’s market, kitchen, and more. Our little one especially liked the recycling area where you can sort paper, cans, and plastics. We went once on a Friday and it was crazy busy, but earlier in the week was much better and less waiting to play at certain stations. Very friendly staff as well. We love The Magic House. Memberships are well worth it.

Babysitting resource

When we moved here, we only knew a couple of people. I had a lot of success looking for a great sitter through sittercity.com. Pretty reasonable subscription rate/package and very complete information on potential sitters. You of course have to interview candidates and be responsible for following up with references. But overall useful service. Just make sure you cancel before they auto-renew your membership.

St. Louis Zoo

Enjoyed a cloudy (but no rain) day at the St. Louis Zoo.  What an incredible resource for the city. We became members when we moved here. Great perks and benefits. Don’t waste one of your free parking passes though when there is street parking within a couple of blocks from the zoo entrance. When the parking lot is busy you end up walking almost the same distance to the entrance.

Friendly volunteers throughout the zoo as well. We got to pet turtles, goats, and snakes today.

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