Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FoxPACF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission of fostering, promoting, and encouraging young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances. The Foundation provides unique opportunities and develops educational performing arts programs focused on young artists.
The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation was created in 2002 after the success of the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The Foundation was established with a clear mission: to ignite passion for the performing arts among young individuals in the St. Louis region. Recognizing the value of live performances in cultivating creativity and wonder, the Foundation is dedicated to nurturing this appreciation.
Driven by the belief that through targeted efforts, young people can be introduced to the transformative power of the arts, the Foundation actively cultivates an environment where the joy of live performances thrives.
For more information about Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, visit FoxPACF.org.
The Muny’s mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, while continuing its remarkable tradition.
As the nation’s largest outdoor musical theatre, we produce seven world-class musicals each year and welcome over 350,000 theatregoers over our eight-week season. Celebrating over 100 seasons in St. Louis, The Muny remains one of the premiere institutions in musical theatre.
The Muny produces all of its musicals in the season and operates exclusively in the summer. During the winter, a full-time staff of fewer than twenty people prepare for the next summer season. During the season itself, the summer staff expands to include more than 500 people in various positions. All shows are rehearsed within the course of eleven days, with two technical rehearsals (one costumed, one not) being held in the two to three days before the show’s opening.
For more information about The Muny, visit muny.org.
The Fabulous Fox Theatre opened on January 31, 1929 as one of the crown jewels in William Fox’s motion picture empire. Billed as “St. Louis’ largest and most magnificent temple of amusement,” the theatre’s historic relevance was recognized when it was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. After dazzling and delighting millions of people for nearly 50 years with films, stage shows, concerts, radio shows, special events and world premieres, the theatre closed in 1978.
In 1981 the Fox was privately purchased by Fox Associates and an incredible one-year restoration project was launched bringing the Siamese-Byzantine splendor of the Fox back to life. The Fox reopened its doors with the musical “Barnum” on September 7, 1982 to a capacity crowd of 4,500. The meticulous restoration of the Fox was recognized by The National Trust of Historical Preservation with a 1983 National Trust Honor Award.
Since 1982, more than 18 million people have passed through the brass doors of the Fox to see Broadway shows, Vegas performers, top pop, rock and comedy concert acts, country superstars, dance, family productions, gospel plays, and classic movies; and to attend tours, seminars, private parties, weddings, graduations and proms. Fox Associates partners Mary Strauss, Lisa Baudendistel Suntrup and Julie Baudendistel Noonan are thrilled to add the St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to this diverse list of events as the Fabulous Fox continues to provide St. Louis audiences with the best of everything and something for everyone.
For more information about The Fabulous Fox, visit FabulousFox.com.