The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents the thriller Angel Street March 7-16. 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.
The St. Louis Area Theatre Calendar
For the Week of 3/3/2014
Updated Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Brought to you by Stage Left and 88.1 KDHX.
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The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents its Bullets in the Bathtub through April 27. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com
The Alpha Players of Florissant present The Cemetery Club March 7-16 at The Florissant Civic Center Theater, Parker Rd. at Waterford Dr. in Florissant, MO. For more information: alphaplayers.org or call 314-921-5678.
The Presenters Dolan present Connie Fairchild: Down by the River on Saturday, March 8, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. " As the lead singer of Fairchild, one of the most popular bands ever to call St. Louis home, Connie Fairchild was recognized by the RFT as Best Female Vocalist several times. A few years on, and Connie makes her cabaret debut in a show entitled Down By The River. Connie was mesmerized by the rhythms of the rivers that surrounded her home towns. Growing up in Kentucky on the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, in Louisiana on the Mississippi, and then following the river up to St. Louis, her voice was chiseled from other voices she listened to from these lush environments, such as Irma Thomas and Rosemary Clooney." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.
The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Flaming Saddles through April 27. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information: bissellmansiontheatre.com
St. Charles Community College presents The Elephant Man Wednesday through Sunday, March 5-9. Performances take place in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the campus at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville, MO. For more information, call 636-922-8050 or visit stchas.edu.
The Chapel Players present Stephen Schwartz's Godspell Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, at Chapel Of The Cross Lutheran Church. 11645 Benham Rd. For more information: chapelofthecross.org
The Presenters Dolan present Joe Dreyer and Rosemary Watts: Swing Into Spring on Friday, March 7, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. " Music from the masters of musical theatre makes up the heart of the show, with a few Dreyer originals too. The first couple of St. Louis cabaret brings a brand new show to the Gaslight stage." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.
The Presenters Dolan present Ken Haller: The TV Show on Thursday, March 6, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "A St. Louis cabaret favorite, Ken brings back the multi-sold out and audience favorite The TV Show. It's put together around theme songs from TV shows from the 60's through today. Campy and funny in some places, and quite moving in others, it's entertaining and very well done. The fine work that you have come to expect from Ken Haller." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.
Winter Opera St. Louis presents Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor Friday at 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, March 7 and 9. Performances take place at The Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School, 425 S. Lindbergh. The opera is sung in Italian with project English supertitles. For more information, visit winteroperastl.org.
Affton CenterStage Theatre Company presents Murder by the Book on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9. Performances take place at Royale Orleans. For more information, call 636-349-6880 or visit www.afftoncenterstage.org.
Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Thursday [March 13 only] through Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday [March 9 only] at 2 PM, March 7-17. Performances take place in the Robert G. Reim Theatre of the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road. For more information, call 314-821-9956 or visit ktg-onstage.org.
St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley presents a free staged readings of Joanna Baillie's tragedy Orra, on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM in Room H112 in the Humanities Building on the campus at 3400 Pershall Road in Florissant, MO. Bailllie was "an unjustly forgotten woman dramatist of the late 18th/early 19th century" and the reading is part of the celebration of Women's History Month. The show has never before been performed in Saint Louis, and rarely, if ever, staged in over 200 years.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Other Desert Cities through March 9. “Things get bumpy when promising young novelist Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to get her family's approval of her newest work - a tell-all memoir dredging up long-kept family secrets. Daring her conservative parents to oppose her, Brooke draws a line in the sand, and when it is crossed, the result threatens to undo them all. Politics, lies and regrets collide in this biting, sharp and fiercely funny Pulitzer Prize finalist.” Performances take place on the mainstage at the Loretto-Hlton Center, 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, MO. For more information, call 314-968-4925 or visit repstl.org. Read the 88.1 KDHX review!
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Peabody Opera House presents the musical Peter and the Starcatcher Friday through Sunday, March 7-9. “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?” For more information, visit peabodyoperahouse.com or call 314-622-5420.
New Line Theatre presents the rock musical Rent Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, March 6-29. "New Line continues its 23rd season with Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning, long-running rock opera Rent. This cheerfully transgressive, 1990s rock/pop riff on the classic story, set in New York City’s East Village, is best described in its creator's own words: 'In these dangerous times, where it seems the world is ripping apart at the seams, we can all learn how to survive from those who stare death squarely in the face every day and we should reach out to each other and bond as a community, rather than hide from the terrors of life at the end of the millennium.'"Performances take place at the Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Road. For more information: newlinetheatre.com.
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Dramatic License Productions presents the comedy Shirley Valentine through March 16. 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.
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