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
Meet our keynote speaker for the Champions for Children Summit 2014!

Dr. John Constantino, of the Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital.Great minds never are in short supply at Variety’s Champions for Children Summit. But our 2014 keynote speaker really is a special intellect.

Dr. John N. Constantino heads up the Washington University School of Medicine’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He’s also the Director of the Division of Child Psychiatry at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Through... Continue Reading »

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:46
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