New York’s old Hotel Astor is rebuilding in St. Louis. Pretty cool, huh? But before all of the neighborhoods begin offering up vacant lots for the construction, folks should know that the Astor’s location has already been decided: For a short time, it will rest on the campus of Washington University, squarely in the Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard)! Check it out Friday through Sunday (October 5 through 14) when the school’s performing arts department presents The 1940's Radio Hour, a play set within the Astor’s legendary walls. Classic Big Band music dominates this show (more than twenty tunes are included!), which is structured like an old-fashioned radio program, complete with participatory “Applause” and “On the Air” signs. Tickets to be a part of the production cost $9 to $15 and are available at 314-935-6543. Show times are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday; for more information visit
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 5. Continues through Oct. 14, 2007

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