COCA is closed JUN 18–20. We will reopen on MON, JUN 21.
Health & Safety Procedures
Loading Events

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Richard Baron Leadership Circle (RBLC), all current RBLC members have the exclusive access to a special preview performance of Billy Elliot. This year’s much anticipated COCA Summer Musical is the first musical on the stage of the new Catherine B. Berges Theatre.

FLAMEº will include a Pre-Show, followed by a full-length performance of Billy Elliot. The event will be offered in person for a limited audience, and also virtually. More details to come!


Ferring Award for Philanthropy | Charter Members of RBLC

Since its founding in 2011, the Richard Baron Leadership Circle (RBLC) has been instrumental in helping COCA make a difference in our community. We honor the collective group of over 100 original RBLC members as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RBLC.

With congratulations from Regions Bank

Newell S. “Jim” Knight Volunteer Service Award | Barbara Archer

Barbara Archer is a long-time COCA volunteer and supporter for over 20 years. Barbara served as President of the COCA Board and as a Co-Chair, and then Honorary Chair of COCAcabana. Her contributions of time, expertise, network, and leadership have had an immeasurable and lasting impact on COCA. Barbara is Managing Director and Partner at Hightower Wealth Advisors, and continues to serve as a Life Member of the COCA Board.

With congratulations from the Team and Clients of Hightower


The RBLC allows COCA to provide $1 million annually in scholarships, student support services, and arts education programs to schools where they don’t exist. Investment in the RBLC has also contributed to COCA becoming the 4th largest multi-disciplinary community arts center in the country!

Your NEW or RENEWED gift to COCA’s Richard Baron Leadership Circle is appreciated by June 30, 2021. Visit or contact Pam Mandelker, COCA Director of Advancement, at 314.561.4869 or


Our summer musical features some of the best triple-threat talent in St. Louis with COCA’s leading performers, local apprentice actors, and regional professional performers all coming together under the direction of Nancy Bell for an uplifting and energetic theatre experience you don’t want to miss.

More information about Billy Elliot