Boeing Employees Community Fund gives $9,000 grant to Variety!

Boeing Employees Community Fund grants Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis $9,000 for standers.

Variety has received a $9,000 grant from the Boeing Employees Community Fund to support our Kids on the Go Mobility Program.

We'll be using that money to purchase a pair of new standers, which will allow two Variety kids to hold themselves erect and say "I CAN!" A stander offers a tremendous change of perspective and opens up a... Continue Reading »

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:01
Rehearsals for Disney's The Little Mermaid begin swimmingly at The Muny

Director Lara Teeter walks Variety kids through a scene from Disney's The Little Mermaid at The Muny.

Variety Children's Theatre director Lara Teeter loves a good multiple-choice question.

At the first day of rehearsal for Disney's The Little Mermaid on Sunday, Lara posed an excellent one to the show's children's ensemble.

"OK, which of these is better?" Lara began. "A, or B?"

When he said "A," Lara moved his arms up and down in a half-hearted dance move. When he said "B," Lara threw... Continue Reading »

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:14
Every year, two of our favorite actors bring their gifts to Variety Children's Theatre

Whit Reichert (left) and John Flack (right) star in Variety Children's Theatre's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid in St. Louis.

Whit Reichert (left) and John Flack (right) are two of the most in-demand actors in the St. Louis area.

These two veteran performers are true chameleons, able to take the reins as leading men or provide sterling character work as supporting players. They can trip all over themselves with feats of physical comedy, or puff themselves up and silence an... Continue Reading »

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:26
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