Who says St. Louis doesn't get the big concerts? An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
, the cabaret show starring the two people in the title, is what one might call a juggernaut of entertainment. Ms. LuPone and Mr. Patinkin have awards and plaudits galore for their work onstage, they've each starred in movies and television specials, they've created roles and re-created roles — they're stars of a grand magnitude. And for one night only, they perform at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1111 or www.fabulousfox.com
) as guests of Cabaret St. Louis. LuPone's voice is big in the Broadway sense, a powerful instrument that conveys emotion to the back of the house and the bottom of the heart. Patinkin is no slouch either, possessing a heroic tenor capable of portraying the nobility and fragility of the human spirit. Together they put on a show that draws heavily from Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim's respective works, with a few surprises thrown in as well. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $45 to $78.
Thu., April 2, 2009