Schankman’s St. Louis: The Karate Kid, The Musical Getting Its First Match in St. Louis

    Almost 40 years after The Karate Kid opened in theaters, the wildly popular film is now becoming a musical, which will have its pre-Broadway tryout in Kirkwood this Spring. For three months, various aspects of the production will make their home at the new Kirkwood Performing Arts Center. This will be the first-ever residency of a pre-Broadway show in St. Louis, and if it goes well, many believe it could be the beginning of St. Louis becoming a regular desstination for Broadway tryouts.