Florissant Fine Arts Council
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At last we are ready to share with you the exciting 44th season of the Applause Applause Series: this remarkable five show line-up spans the funny to the dramatic, the musical to the comical and is full of all-around quality entertainment. Brochures with season ticket pricing and package information will be mailed to you in early December so that you can renew your regular season tickets or become a new subscriber. Put this flyer on your refrigerator, mark your calendar with the dates below and get ready for a great season of shows! For more information about the Applause Applause Series you can call the Florissant Civic Center Theatre Box Office 314-921-5678

Season tickets make great gifts for the holidays and any special occasion!

Contract negotiations are underway – Dates and shows subject to change.




St. Louis Theatre Musicians Orchestra
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The St. Louis Theatre Musicians Orchestra, featuring vocalists Charles Glenn and Patricia Scanlon. Twenty great musicians from the St. Louis Symphony and the orchestra pit for the Fabulous Fox will make up the band stand on stage for a night of great Theatre Music.

Charles Glenn BIO

The son of an accomplished opera singer, Charles received early musical training in both voice and percussion. Charles has utilized both his strong vocal and percussion talents as the opening act for such national groups as Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis and the News, and the Allman Brothers. Charles can often be seen and heard singing the National Anthem for the St. Louis Blues home games.

Patricia Scanlon Bio

Patricia has been a soloist, cover soprano, and section leader for 14 years with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. She is also a soloist with the St. Louis Theatre Musicians Orchestra since 2003 and has worked extensively with the Florissant Northwinds Concert Band and the Hawthorne Players of Florissant.

Nat King Cole’s “An Unforgettable Century”
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NAT KING COLE – An Unforgettable Century Starring the vocal artistry of JOE BOURNE

The year 2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nat King Cole.

If you close your eyes and let the soft, elegant music envelope you, it will be as though Nat King Cole himself has stepped up to the microphone when Joe Bourne claims the music. Joe Bourne has been winning over music fans for years with his smooth, soft baritone voice, perfectly emulating the legendary Nat King Cole with the same quiet dignity, style, and sophistication.

The greats and their music can live on only through their own recordings … and through the reverent handling of singers like Joe Bourne.  Bourne gives audiences what they have missed: American Standards presented in the same style as the original recording artist who first memorialized each song. Nat King Cole was one of the greatest vocalists of all time, and Joe Bourne has the superb quality of voice possessed by the great man; Joe flawlessly creates an opportunity for audiences to once again experience Nat King Cole.

An incandescent voice… Unforgettable in every way!

When Joe Bourne takes the stage in An Unforgettable Century, his audience is transported back to 1956 when Cole was the first African-American performer to host his own television series. Singing Nat’s ever-popular and Unforgettable tunes of the 40’s and 50’s, Joe incomparably preserves the memory of this remarkable artist, and his brilliant technique brings the soul of Nat King Cole to life once again.

An Unforgettable Century is accompanied by Joe’s trio consisting of Nat’s original sound – piano, bass and guitar – using arrangements transcribed from the original recordings, and is accompanied by an evocative, educational narration. Presented are swinging and sophisticated arrangements of songs like: Orange Colored Sky, Walking My Baby Back Home, Paper Moon, Sweet Lorraine, Mona Lisa, Nature Boy, When I fall In Love, Route 66, Unforgettable and many more.

Joe Bourne’s warm, mellifluous voice, simple, elegant style, virtuosity and easy execution, perfectly communicates swing, jazz, and ballads alike. Joe was inspired by many of the big names in Jazz who toured through and near his home town of Cambridge, Mass. Clearly, the influence of the likes of Lou Rawls, Billy Eckstein, Arthur Prysock, and Nat King Cole contributed to shaping Joe Bourne into a great artist in his own right.  Joe has shared the stage with Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick and several other Jazz and popular music greats, and has earned many prestigious international awards for his work, including The Diamond of the Year Award and The Artist of the Year Award for top-class entertainment in Germany. For his special presentation of Gershwin’s Summertime, he was awarded The Silver Orpheus in Bulgaria and Ireland’s Jimmy Kennedy Award.