Following a highly successful first year in operation, The Grandel, newly renovated by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation (KAF), will launch its second Fall/Winter season of programming on the main stage in September, starting with “Labor of Love 2018: A Kranzberg Arts Foundation Resident Showcase” at The Grandel on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Hosted by Artists for a Cause’s Terry Barber, this unique evening of dance, theatre and music by top local talent includes performances by KAF resident organizations, with all proceeds directly benefiting the companies and artists performing.
In addition to forthcoming national touring productions, comedy and musical acts, shows and events currently scheduled in the 2018-2019 season at The Grandel are as follows:
Sept. 1: Labor of Love 2018: A Kranzberg Arts Foundation Resident Showcase
Sept. 8: CommUNITY Arts Festival
Sept. 15: Dance St. Louis presents “Wewolf”
Sept. 22: Karlovsky & Company Dance presents Playful Pairings: Dance, Beats, Wine and Treats
Sept. 25: St. Louis Paranormal Research Society presents The Grandel Haunted Tour
Oct. 11-14: Saint Louis University Theatre presents “Eurydice”
Oct. 20-21: Ashleyliane Dance Company presents Roots and Rhythm: A Tribute to Jazz
Oct. 28-November 24: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents “In the Works: A New Play Festival”
Dec. 2-31: Metro Theater Company presents “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure”
Jan. 10-13: Ignite Theatre Company presents “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”
Jan. 18 & 20: Artists for a Cause Dance for Food
Jan. 19: Winter Jazz Fest Featuring John Patitucci
Jan. 26: The Big Muddy Dance Company presents “Homegrown
Feb. 3-24: Metro Theater Company presents “The Hundred Dresses”
“We had a fantastic first year and we’re excited to continue the momentum as we kick off our second full season with our outstanding resident companies,” said Kranzberg Arts Foundation Executive Director Chris Hansen. “With The Grandel we have created a true example of diversity in audience, programming and organizational use that furthers the mission of the Grand Center Arts District to create a place where people are connected to the arts and the arts can flourish.”
More events and performances will be added to the schedule regularly. Visit The Grandel online or on Facebook for the complete calendar, ticket info and regular updates.
About Kranzberg Arts Foundation
The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is committed to providing the essential infrastructure necessary for the arts to thrive in the St. Louis community. Through the development of performing arts venues, visual arts galleries, free music programs, and work spaces for non-profit arts organizations, the Foundation creates opportunities for and nurtures the growth of artists, while working with emerging and leading arts organizations to engage with St. Louis’s diverse community in ways that are relevant, inclusive, and inspiring. For more information, visit www.kranzbergartsfoundation.org.
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.