Since 1945 

#1 James J. Eagan Dr.
Florissant MO 63033
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First Show:   December 1945
Known For:    Neglected classics, stylish productions,
 fine actors and directors
FCC Theatre Seating: 567
Presenting:  Comedies, Dramas, Mysteries, Musicals                 
Especially Proud of:  Our scholarship program that has presented over $50,000 to high school seniors since 1992!

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Congratulations to our Hawthorne stars who were named for Best Performances at Arts for Life!

Kimmie Kidd: Best Featured Actress

(Aunt Em/Glinda)

John Leggett: Best Cameo Actor

(The Wiz)

Selena Steed: Best Cameo Actress (Evililene)

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VOICES OF VALHALLA tickets on-sale NOW!

CALL TODAY! 314-863-3011

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Hawthorne Players and Valhalla Cemetery have announced ticket sales for the immensely popular Voices of Valhalla hayrides.  The event is always a sell-out, so order your tickets early!

For those who would prefer to see the performances indoors, there will be shows both Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.

History and dead folks come alive when Hawthorne Players present “Voices of Valhalla: A Hayride through History” on October 2, 3, 9 and 10 at Valhalla cemetery, 7600 St. Charles Rock Road.  The performances mark the sixth season for Hawthorne’s popular “theatre in a cemetery” event, produced by Valhalla Cemetery and Funeral Chapel.   

The one-hour, non-scary historical hayrides leave every fifteen minutes, beginning at 6:30 each evening, taking visitors to locations in the lovely grounds where actors from Hawthorne Players will bring to life the stories and times of some of the cemetery’s permanent residents.  

Special indoor performance, featuring all of the characters, will be held in the chapel of the Valhalla Mausoleum on Saturday, October 3 and 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $16 for the hayrides and $12 for the indoor performances and may be purchased by calling 314-863-3011 during regular business hours.  In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held indoors. These historical hayrides are not recommended for young children.

This year's characters will include a Mizzou football hero, a veteran of the Civil War who was present at both Sumter and Appomattox, the owner of some of the earliest motion picture theaters in St. Louis,  a manufacturer of cure-all patent medicines, a leader of the German-American community in the early 1900s, the owner of an historic golf course, and a victim of the devastating St. Louis tornado in 1896.

Director/Writer Larry Marsh says that this year’s stories are sure to both entertain and inform.  “Some are funny, some disturbing, some inspiring, but all of them are true. And during the evening you’ll also learn a lot about St. Louis history.”

The characters will be portrayed by Adam Grun, John Robertson, Colleen Heneghan, Tim Callahan, Jeff Loyd, Rennell Parker and Ryan Cooper.  Other veteran Hawthorne performers will serve as guides on each wagon.  

Presented by

Valhalla Cemetery and Funeral Chapel

at 7600 St. Charles Rock Road

“Carousel” was a great success, loved by both audiences and critics. 

“Terrific production!”   “Deftly directed!”

Read Steve Callahan’s KDHX review HERE!

See Bob Wilcox’s “Two on the Aisle” review HERE!

Directed by Ken Clark

Reverend Mother - Marilyn Woods

Sister Hubert - Ebony Easter

Sister Robert Anne - Leah Rachelle Milton

Sister Amnesia - Tara Hoisington
Sister Leo - Stefanie Kluba