Dinner with the Stars


Dinner with the Stars has been Variety St. Louis’ premier black tie gala for more than 50 years. Held at the Peabody Opera House on April 28th, this glamorous evening brings together some of St. Louis’ most esteemed philanthropic citizens to celebrate Variety.

This year’s headlining entertainer will be award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter John Legend. Truly a legend, John Legend has garnered ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, among others.

The evening’s program will celebrate Variety’s Man and Woman of the Year, humanitarian L.B. Eckelkamp and philanthropist Cheri Fromm. These awards are presented to those who are dedicated to serving their St. Louis community. Guests will also be treated to a performance from the inclusive Variety Children’s Chorus.

Dinner with the Stars is chaired by the incomparable Marilyn Fox, and has been for 22 fabulous years. Thanks to generous underwriting from the Steward Family Foundation, World Wide Technology and Centene, all proceeds from the event benefit Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis. Variety assists children with special needs in the St. Louis area with necessary medical equipment, therapies and programs needed to reach their full potential.

Schedule for the Evening:

Schedule for Gala Attendees:

6 pm: Complimentary Valet Parking Begins

6 pm: Cocktail Reception

7 pm: Dinner

8 pm: Variety Program and John Legend Performance

Schedule for Program Ticket Holders:

7 pm: Doors Open

8 pm: Variety Program and John Legend Performance 

Black tie gala tables and individual tickets purchased using the form below include a cocktail reception, dinner, program and premier orchestra-level seating for John Legend’s performance. For questions or more information, contact Wes Edwards at 314-720-7710.

Mezzanine-level tickets just for the Variety program and John Legend performance are available at online at Ticketmaster.

For ADA seats call the Peabody Box Office ADA Hotline at 314-622-5420 (limited availability).