Not enough performing groups refer to their own shows as a spectacular anymore. So right off the bat, the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular has piqued the interest. And in this instance, that descriptor is well-earned. Combining more than 5,000 years of Chinese culture with the latest in audio-visual technology, the Divine Performing Arts dazzles audiences with dozens of tightly-choreographed ethnic and historic dances, brilliant solo and ensemble performances on traditional Chinese instruments, a battalion of massive drums that run the length of the stage and an ever-shifting digital backdrop that provides scenery and simulated fire works. Thats entertainment! The Divine Performing Arts blows your mind at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 8 p.m. Thursday (April 30 and May 1) at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org). Tickets are $28 to $88.
Wed., April 30; Thu., May 1, 2008