Archdiocese Halts Musical Revue at Former Church

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Friday, September 28 2007 Sep 28, 2007 Friday, September 28, 2007 1:28:02 PM CDT September 28, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Archdiocese of St. Louis has blocked the first public performance of the city's newest playhouse - a beloved former Catholic church built in 1860. An edgy musical revue, "Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll," was to be performed last night at the new Ivory Theatre. The theater is the reincarnation of what used to be St. Boniface Catholic Church. The church was sold to a developer, who agreed not to present shows aimed at an adult audience. The archdiocese believed the show was inappropriate for the former church space and won a temporary restraining order yesterday. Developer Pete Rothschild said he doesn't believe the musical violates the deed restriction. He said the musical is NOT offensive and contains no nudity. He will present a judge with a videotape of the revue at a hearing Friday.

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