Marla Stoker

Marla Stoker

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.

World renowned St. Louis Tap Festival offers classes & entertainment by Broadway, movie and TV performers at the 23rd Annual Event July 28-August 2, 2014

                                    

ST. LOUIS / July 2, 2014 – Master teachers and performers of the great American art of tap dance culminate the 23rd Annual St. Louis Tap Festival with ALL THAT TAP XXIII August 2nd at 7pm at the Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Blvd). This acclaimed show features tap stars of movies, Broadway and television in a sophisticated mix of favorite artists and new faces, old masters and rising stars, in tap dance styles from polished jazz to hard-edged hip-hop. Tickets are $25 and on sale now at the Edison box office or online.

Known and loved throughout the world, this week-long event educates, promotes and celebrates the American art form of tap dance through master workshops, performances, and more July 28 – August 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel. Audiences are invited to attend the special events throughout the week: Tap Jam (July 30 8pm, FREE), Panel Discussion (July 31, 8pm, FREE) and Participants Showcase (August 1, 8pm, $5).

 

Terry Hayes to be “Interrogated” by Crime Novelist Scott Phillips in Police Station Interview

On Wednesday, June 4th, 7:00pm at the Mad Art Gallery (#2727 South 12th Street, St. Louis, 63118), book lovers will be treated to an arresting evening of espionage, murder and mystery writers. Movie producer, screenwriter and novelist, Australian Terry Hayes joins St. Louis crime novelist Scott Phillips for an on-stage discussion of Hayes’ debut novel I AM PILGRIM followed by an audience Q&A and book-signing. Attendees will also be treated to free gifts, door prizes and free parking while supporting The BackStoppers.

Doors open at 6pm at Mad Art Gallery, the 1930’s Art Deco designed Third District Police Station, in historic Soulard. Guests will get the full station house experience with drinks served from behind the bars of the Sergeant's desk and special seating in jail cells!  

At 7pm, Terry Hayes takes the stage to reveal I AM PILGRIM. Called “Simply one of the best suspense novels I’ve read in a long time,” by NY Times best-selling author David Baldacci, Hayes grabs readers with a challenging police investigation that leads to a taut, terrifying race against time and bio-terrorism, sending the former head of a U.S. espionage unit on a climax-building chase across the globe; from the White House to Afghanistan; through a Nazi death camp and the barren wilderness of the Hindu Kush; all in search of a jihadist set on mass murder and destruction.

 

 

Max & Louie Productions proudly presents Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Doug Wright, leading a post-show talkback of his provocative Obie award winning play “Quills” on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at the 8 pm performance in the JCC’s Wool Studio Theatre.

By his own admission, Doug Wright wrote “Quills” in response to conservative opposition to the arts. The play is a breathtakingly conceived metaphor about the roles of censorship and pornography in modern society.

“QUILLS” by Doug Wright

WHEN: Opens Thursday, July 31st, 2014 and running through Sunday, August 17th, 2014.

Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

WHERE: Wool Studio Theatre at the A&E Building in the JCC's Staenberg Family Complex
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
FREE Parking

HOW MUCH: $30 for general admission, $25 for students (with ID) and seniors (+65)

TICKETS: Go to www.maxandlouie.com or Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

 

Register now for classes with international tappers from Broadway, movies and TV at the 23rd Annual Festival & ALL THAT TAP

Master teachers and performers of the great American art of tap dance congregate in St. Louis for a week of master workshops, performances, tap jams, panel discussions and more in the 23rd Annual St. Louis Tap Festival July 28 – August 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel.  The Festival’s crowning glory is the public tap dance performance of ALL THAT TAP XXII on Saturday, August 2 at 7 p.m. at the Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Blvd).

Registration is open for classes and workshops which encompass all levels from beginner to advanced.  Costs for festival activities vary. Call 314-531-TAPS (8277) or visit www.tapheritage.org  for more information.  Not only will attendees have access to instruction from their esteemed panel of faculty, but they will be able to show off their skills in a Participants Showcase and join the experts in Tap Jam - a tradition that continues the Hoofer’s Club and street corner challenges – as the floor is opened to express your passion for tap!

One day only pop-up sale of a lifetime April 26 now with 10,000 items!

On Saturday, April 26, past and present St. Louis DJs are joining forces to donate the albums they’ve collected from their years in the business for one GIGANTIC sale to benefit charity.  The organizers have surpassed their goal of 5000 and will now have approximately 10,000 items available to purchase, including vinyl records, CDs and music memorabilia from across the decades.  Silent auction and raffle opportunities will include everything from never opened classics to collectibles.  100% of the proceeds will benefit the non-profit Caritas Connections.

Examples of some of the memorabilia that will be featured:

  • A test pressing of the Eagles album “Hotel California” signed by the band 
  • Rare albums valued from $100-200
  • One-of-a-kind KSHE promotional items from the ‘70s, many never before made available to the public

This “one day only pop-up sale of a lifetime” will be open to the public 10:30am – 3pm on April 26th at 3137 Locust Street in Midtown, one block west of The Fountain on Locust.  For a $10 fee, serious collectors will receive early access at 9:30am for first pick at the collectables.

 

One day only pop-up sale of a lifetime April 26!

On Saturday, April 26, past and present St. Louis DJs are joining forces to donate the albums they’ve collected from their years in the business for one GIGANTIC sale to benefit charity.  Approximately 5000 items, including vinyl records, CDs and music memorabilia from across the decades will be available to purchase.  Silent auction and raffle opportunities will include everything from never opened classics to collectibles like a test pressing of the Eagles album “Hotel California” signed by the band!  100% of the proceeds will benefit the non-profit Caritas Connections.

This “one day only pop-up sale of a lifetime” will be open to the public 10:30am – 3pm on April 26th at 3137 Locust Street in Midtown, one block west of The Fountain on Locust.  For a $10 fee, serious collectors will receive early access at 9:30am for first pick at the collectables.

 

“The Office’s” Phyllis Smith Back to Judge Finals of Teen Talent Competition!

Hometown actress returns for 3rd year to help judge area teens competing at The Fabulous Fox!

ST. LOUIS/March 27, 2014 Phyllis Smith, native St. Louisan known for her role in NBC’s hit series “The Office,” will take a break from Hollywood to return home and serve as a Finals judge at the4thAnnual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. This is the 3rdyear that Smith will be one of the judges critiquing the final12 acts competing for scholarships and prizes at this FREE Broadway-style event at The Fabulous Fox Theatre on Friday, April 4th, 8:00 PM. 

 

4th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Celebrates

STL’s 250th Birthday with “St. Louis Blues” Theme for Final Event

Bi-state teens’ dreams come true on the stage of The Fabulous Fox as they compete

for scholarships & prizes at FREE family event on Friday, April 4!

St. Louis’ 250th birthday will be celebrated in Broadway-style on Friday, April 4th at The Fabulous Fox Theatre!  As part of the city’s year-long celebration, the4th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition will center their production around the iconic W. C. Handy song “St. Louis Blues.”  The 8pm show will kick-off with a birthday cake and musical number featuring the Fox Tellerettes and continue the theme throughout the evening.  This family event 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 teens compete for scholarships & prizes at FREE family event at The Fabulous Fox on Friday, April 4 

On Saturday, March 1st, 37 metro area high school acts competed in the Semi-final round of the 4th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. St. Louis performing arts professionals judged the acts and narrowed the field to twelve finalists who will move on to the finals on Friday, April 4th at 8pm at The Fabulous Fox Theatre (a list of acts can be found on their 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.  

 

Brian Jun Kickstarting 5th feature film with perks that allow for a true insider’s look at filmmaking

Sundance Film Festival alum and Alton, IL native Brian Jun is preparing to bring his 5th feature back to the St. Louis metro area to film.  The Kickstarter campaign for his film In The Buck hopes to exceed its projected $75,000 goal for a planned May 2014 shoot.  His newest film is a provocative story about sex, love, fertility and how the expectations of gender roles have shaped modern relationships.  After personally backing projects on this platform for a couple years, Jun decided to bring his current project to Kickstarter to take advantage of the “freedom and financial resources it offered to make a truly original piece of work.” 

Perks for this film give the general public a chance to be an insider throughout the entire filmmaking process: networking with the cast and filmmakers through set visits and one-on-one lunches/dinners, access to watch the movie (via download or Blu-ray), even invitations to the World and Midwest Premieres.  Jun’s goal was to keep the perks meaningful, “Most of the higher-end perks are more personal and will allow for a true insider’s look into the filmmaking process.”

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