Marla Stoker (Publicist/Social Marketing Consultant) has an extensive background in public relations, media placement, marketing and promotions. She currently provides PR consulting services on a private basis for a wide variety of clients through her company, Marquee Media and Marketing. Previously, she spent ten years doing publicity and promotions for major motion picture studios giving her a long record of successfully carrying out projects that keep everyone from billion dollar movie studios to small local businesses happy. Marla also has experience producing independent short films and curating the short film division of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Her overall passion for the entertainment industry allows her profession to mirror what she loves in her personal life.
Ongoing through November 20
6th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Call for Entries – ends November 20
– Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FPACF) is pleased to announce the 6th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition in the spring of 2016. Online registration to enter is now open for all high school students in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. There are no fees to participate. The event will follow a competition format with students vying for scholarships, special awards, prizes and the opportunity to compete in the finals on The Fabulous Fox Theatre stage on Saturday, April 23, 2016. This event showcases the most talented teens in our region who excel in the performing arts. More than 180 senior high schools and performing arts organizations in the St. Louis metro area received details about the 6th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. The call for entries deadline is November 20, 2015. Contestants must be enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the 2015-2016 school year and must attend a high school/home school within a 50-mile radius from the Arch.
Ft. Zumwalt North Senior Tiala Taylor takes top honor
On Friday, April 24th, twelve metro area high school acts brought the crowd to their feet at The Fabulous Fox Theatre as they poured their hearts and souls out on stage at the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Finals. Twenty-five students competed for more than $30,000 in college scholarships and special prizes (full list of awards here). Our distinguished panel of performing arts professionals - with careers spanning film, TV and Broadway - had the difficult job of judging the acts.
Interpretation, stage presence, technical ability, and originality were all taken into consideration to choose the following students for the top honors: 1st place ($7,000 college scholarship) went to Tiala Taylor who performed a contemporary dance she choreographed to “0952”. 2nd place ($5,000 college scholarship) went to Talia Bennet & Dony’ae Bush for their contemporary dance performance to “How Will I Know.” “The Dancing Six” took the $3,000 scholarship for 3rd place and the Audience Choice Award for their contemporary dance performance to “Sinner Man.”
Bi-state area teens compete for scholarships & prizes at FREE family event at The Fabulous Fox on Friday, April 24
On Saturday, March 28th, 39 metro area high school acts competed in the Semi-final round of the 5th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. St. Louis performing arts professionals judged the acts and narrowed the field to 13 finalists who will move on to the finals on Friday, April 24th at 8pm at The Fabulous Fox Theatre (a list of acts can be found on our website). These acts are one step closer to performing on the Fox Stage and winning college scholarships, prizes and performance opportunities. The final competition is a Broadway-style show that is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are required and available now at no charge at The Fox box office and through Metrotix.
Bi-state area high school students compete for scholarships, prizes
and a chance to perform at The Fabulous Fox
The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation’s (FPACF) 5th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition moves on to its Semi-final round Saturday, March 28th when 39 high school acts take the stage at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park to select the final 12 acts that will compete at The Fabulous Fox on Friday,April 24th (a complete list of students/schools can be found here). “I’m perpetually amazed by the range of talent we have in St. Louis!”said Mary Strauss, President of the FPACF Board of Directors. FREE GENERAL ADMISSION tickets for the finals will be available beginning March 29th through Metrotix and at The Fox box office.
St. Louis couple to be honored with Mayoral Proclamation, Concert & VIP celebration March 10, 2015
The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (CMSSL) will celebrate David and Miran Halen at their Salut D’Amour Benefit on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Mayor Slay has declared this date David & Miran Halen Day in St. Louis and the proclamation will be presented to the Halens at the event.
“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”
-Edgar Allan Poe
An adrenaline-filled forensic mystery inspired by actual events
Just in time for the Halloween season, local writer Howard J. Levinson releases The Tapping - a tale of grisly murders, organized crime, law-enforcement corruption and supernatural forces. This spine-chilling mystery takes readers on a journey as the souls of two murdered children demand justice and revenge.
Drawn from over 30 years of service as a Medic, Homicide, Organized Crime, Undercover Narcotics and Anti-Terrorism task force detective in the St. Louis metro area, Levinson has created real life characters in a thrilling and twisted white knuckle plot that is hard to put down.
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FPACF) is pleased to announce the 5th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition in the spring of 2015. Online registration to enter is now open for all high school students in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. There are no fees to participate. The event will follow a competition format withstudents vying forscholarships, special awards, prizes and the opportunity to compete in the finals on The Fabulous Fox Theatre stage on Friday, April 24, 2015. This event showcases the most talented teens in our region who excel in the performing arts. Finalists from the past four years have performed at the Muny, Sheldon Concert Hall, Six Flags, Fair St. Louis, Kranzberg Arts Center, Shakespeare Festival Green Show, Webster Groves Art & Air Fair, Midtown Taste, and with the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis.
Large cast of actors, dancers, performers make history as they bring St. Louis playwright’s favorite work to life
This November, St. Louis will pay homage to the city’s favorite playwright – Tennessee Williams – by bringing one of his favorite works to life. Stairs to the Roof hits the stage November 6th with an Opening Night Party November 7th and runs through the 23rd at the newly renovated Boo Cat Club. Professionally produced in the U.S. only once before by the Pasadena Playhouse in the 1940’s, Stairs to the Roof has largely been forgotten…until now!
Sudden View Production’s Artistic Director, Carrie Houk, will be using this play as a precursor to a full Tennessee Williams Festival in St. Louis next year in collaboration with the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival. Abrahamse Meyer Productions was brought in with Fred Abrahamse to direct and Marcel Meyer to design this never before seen production.
Capping a year celebrating 250 years of all things St. Louis, this probing, engrossing, and exhilarating play is a fitting tribute to the city and Williams with its local iconic landmark settings. The Muny, Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo, Washington University (where Williams studied) and a thinly disguised International Shoe Company (where Williams worked as a young man and is now the City Museum) are all represented.
Exploitation throwback delivers a violent, bloody trip in 9 episodes
If you’re a fan of exploitation films, then you’ll want to take a wild ride with “Ronnie Terminus,” “Dahlia Frankenstein” and “Rhett Darling” in The Killers Resolute. This nine episode web-series follows a trio of cold-blooded killers on their twisted journey doing what they want, when they want…which turns out to be a violent, bloody mess.
A throwback to great 70s films like Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (and the more recent Pulp Fiction), The Killers Resolute takes a dark path down the human psyche while providing an indictment of modern living in the age of media hypocrisy. Writer/director Chris Grega was drawn to this project as a statement on our modern media-driven world, and the blatant falseness he feels it's all built upon. From “Do Not Attempt” labeled advertising propaganda to the false airs of television reporters he explains “This project grew out of a desire to show the darker side of humanity that's really just outside of the light, possibly only by a few inches or a few moments in time. I settled on the web series format because above all else, it's something new and refreshingly simple.”