The St. Louis Area Theatre Calendar

For the Week of 9/1/2014

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014

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The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents A Big Easy Murder through October 26. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information: bissellmansiontheatre.com

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents the comedy/drama Dearly Departed September 5-14. Performances take place in the Guild theatre at Newport and Summit in Webster Groves, MO. For more information: theatreguildwg.org or call 314-962-0876.

Photo: Peter Wochniak
Stages St. Louis presents the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof September 5-October 5. "Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and one of the most touching creations in the history of Broadway, featuring such heartfelt and beloved songs as 'Sunrise, Sunset,' 'If I Were A Rich Man,' and 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker'.” Performances take place in the Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road in Kirkwood. For more information, visit stagesstlouis.org or call 314-821-2407.

R-S Theatrics presents the musical First Lady Suite by Michael John LaChiusa Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m., September 5-14. "First Lady Suite provides a witty and poignant glimpse into the private lives of such women as Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mamie Eisenhower; all were First Ladies during historic times who navigated their public private lives through achievements and tragedy while always being second to their husband's job." Performances take place at the Ivory Theatre, 7620 Michigan Avenue. For more information, visit r-stheatrics.com.

Photo: Zachary Stefaniak
Dramatic License Productions presents The Great American Trailer Park Musical September 4-21. "Directed by St. Louis theatre veteran actor and director, Alan Knoll with musical direction by Stephen Eros and choreography by Zachary Stefaniak, the adults-only musical is the story of a wayward stripper, Pippi, pursued by her marker-sniffing, highly combustible boyfriend. Pippi hides out in the north Florida trailer park Armadillo Acres, home to an agoraphobic housewife, her toll-collector husband and three gossiping girlfriends who also narrate the wacky story. A four-piece, on-stage band accompanies the cast of seven." Performances take place at Dramatic License Theatre located at the upper level of Chesterfield Mall (near Sears and across from Houlihan's Restaurant). For more information, call 636-220-7012 or visit dramaticlicenseproductions.org.

L-R: Melissa Gerth and Wendy R Greenwood
Mustard Seed Theatre presents Human Terrain by Jennifer Blackmer. "This world-premiere explores the treasonous relationship between a US Cultural Advisor and an Iraqi woman during the Iraq War." Performances take place through September 14 at the Fontbonne Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wydown Blvd. For more information, call (314) 719-8060 or visit the web site at www.mustardseedtheatre.com.

The University City Public Library presents historical interpreter Angela da Silva in her one-woman show Lila, a Missouri Slave on Wednesday, September 3, at 7 PM. “Lila was one of the millions of faceless, nameless black women whose contributions to the wealth of the nation transcended not only her labor, but her very soul.” The University City Library in on Delmar just east of Big Bend. For more information: ucitylibrary.org.

The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Zombie Love! (No Biting) September 5-November 2. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com.

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