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COMMUNITY & CULTURE TOP PICKS Happenings Around Town Cirque du Soleil’s brand new production is its first ever on ice. World-class skaters and acrobats known for pushing the boundaries that defy imagination combine to tell the story of Crystal, a young woman who shatters through reality to reach a surreal world within. Beneath the surface, she seeks to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated, empowered. $28 to $138: (314) 534-1111 or metrotix.com WHAT: Giselle - Saint Louis Ballet WHERE: The Touhill WHEN : Various times, Nov. 3 to 5 Restaged by Saint Louis Ballet’s artistic director Gen Horiuchi, the hauntingly beautiful “Giselle” is considered to be the greatest romantic ballet of all time. The peasant Giselle dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. She is summoned from her grave by the supernatural Wilis, who target her lover for death - only to have him freed from their grasp by Giselle’s great love. $25 to $59; stlouisballet.orga WHAT: The King and I WHERE : The Fabulous Fox Theatre WHEN: Various times, through Dec. 10 The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s timeless musical has been declared, “Too beautiful to miss!” Set in 1860s Bangkok, it tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens, who is hired to teach his many wives and children. $40 to $115; fabulousfox.com WHAT: Steve McCurry: The Importance of Elsewhere WHERE : The Sheldon WHEN: Through Feb. 3 Documentary photographer Steve McCurry is recognized as one of the world’s most iconic storytellers. For four decades, his work behind the lens has spanned conflicts, ancient traditions and contemporary culture across six continents, yet every image always retains the human element. Free; thesheldon.org 80 GAZELLE STL photo WHAT: Cirque du Soleil Crystal WHERE: Family Arena WHEN: Various times, Nov. 2 to 5