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New Line continues its 26th season with a rarely produced gem from the legendary team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, who have brought us Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman (all of which New Line has produced), The Scottsboro Boys, The Visit, Woman of the Year, The Act, etc., and from bookwriter Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, The Baker’s Wife, Rags). ZORBA is a rowdy, high-energy musical, based on the famous 1946 novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis, its 1964 film version, and letters that Kander and Ebb found from the real-life Zorba. Originally conceived and directed in 1968 by the legendary Harold Prince, the story opens in a bouzouki parlor in Greece where a group has gathered to tell stories. They introduce us to Zorba, his philosophy of living life to the fullest, and a very dramatic, emotional, tragic, but life affirming encounter with a young man and with love. 

Clive Barnes wrote about the show in the New York Times, “From beginning to end this is a musical with exquisite style and finesse. Director Hal Prince calculates his efforts like a Mozart. Prince has learned the principle of the musical as a gesamtumskwerk, the Wagnerian ideal of theatrical unity where every part plays its role in the whole.” John Chapman wrote in the Daily News, “Zorba is magnificent – a great work of musical theatre.” The show was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was nominated for a New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

The cast of New Line’s Zorba includes Kent Coffel as Zorba, Dominic Windsor as Nikos, Margeau Steinau as Madame Hortense, Lindsey Jones as the Leader, Ann Hier as the Widow, with Mara Bollini, Colin Dowd, Evan Fornachon, Omega Jones, William Pendergast, Sarah Porter, Kimi Short, and Sara Rae Womack. The show will be directed by Scott Miller and Mike Dowdy, with choreography by Robin Michelle Berger, scenic and lighting design by Rob Lippert, costume design by Sarah Porter, and sound design by Benjamin Rosemann.

Zorba contains adult content.

For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.

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All seating is General Admission.

Thursday: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)
Friday & Saturday: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20

$25.00 $3.25 $28.25
$20.00 $3.25 $23.25
$15.00 $3.25 $18.25
$10.00 $3.25 $13.25

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Contains adult content.

METROTIX SALES END: 5pm day of show

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Marcelle Theater

3310 Samuel Shepard Drive , Saint Louis, Missouri 63103