The St. Louis Area Theatre Calendar

For the Week of 12/30/2002


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The Centenary Methodist Church, at 16th and Olive Streets downtown, presents Menotti's opera Amahl and the Night Visitors at 3 PM on Sunday [January 5]. (314-838-3285)

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes through January 3rd on the main stage of the Loretto Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Rd in Webster Groves. (314-968-4925)

Piwacket Theatre for Children presents CinderBottom at 11 AM on Saturday. [January 4] The performance takes place at the Webster Groves Recreational Complex, located at 33 East Glendale in Webster Groves. For reservations call 314-963-8800.

The Kramer Marionette Theatre presents An Elfin Christmas through January 5 at 4143 Laclede in the Central West End. Performances are Mondays through Saturdays at 11:15 AM and 2:15 PM and Sundays at 2:15 PM. Demonstrations take place one hour and fifteen minutes before each performance. Reservations are required; call 314-531-3313.

Historyonics Theatre Company presents Floodgates: Black and White in St. Louis at 1:30 PM Saturday [January 4, 18] in the Des Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and Debaliviere in Forest Park (314-361-9017)

Historyonics Theatre Company presents Footsteps West: Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery at 2:30 PM Saturday [January 4, 18] in the Des Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and Debaliviere in Forest Park (314-361-9017)

Henry the VIII Pub presents Paper Slip Theatre performing audience-activated improv shows at 8 PM Wednesdays and most Fridays. Henry the VIII Pub is located at 809 North Second Street. For more information call 314-421-5000.

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents Agatha Christie's The Spider's Web, opening Friday [January 3] and running through January 12. This week's performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM [January 3-5]. You can see the show in the guild theatre at 517 Theatre Lane in Webster Groves. (314-962-0876)


Brand X Comedy Troupe is hosting auditions for sketch and improvisational actors. Call Doug at 314-776-4469 to schedule an appointment.

Volunteer adult actors, both able-bodied and disabled, are wanted as ensemble members and alternates for The DisAbility Project. The DisAbility Project provides professional and non-professional actors the opportunity to act and create performance pieces. You "must be a team player, able to memorize lines, speak audibly, have reliable transportation and be available most Saturday mornings for the workshop and occasional evenings during the week for rehearsal and/or presentations". The Project rehearses most Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Washington University School of Medicine Program in Occupational Therapy building at 4444 Forest Park Parkway, in the Central West End, just west of Newstead. RSVP to Joan Lipkin of That Uppity Theatre Company at 314-534-1454 or Please include your telephone number in your email. <

Harry Governick offers an ongoing "Method" acting workshop at TheatrGROUP, 5039 Gravois, on Sundays from 1 - 5 PM. The workshop emphasizes then work of Strasberg and Stanislavski. The Theater is available to members 24 hours a day for rehearsals. Call TheatrGROUP at 314-832-1199 for an interview.

The Grand Oak Hills Players hold auditions on Tuesday [January 7] for Arsenic and Old Lace. The auditions take place at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3510 Giles Avenue in south St. Louis. For more information call 314-892-8870.

Hoohah Theatre Company seeks performers and stagehands for a production of Mac Wellman's Cellophane. Interested parties may call 314-645-8210 or send e-mail to

Would you like to be on the radio? KDHX, 88.1 FM needs theatre reviewers. If you're knowledgeable in this area, have practical theatre experience (acting, directing, writing, technical design, etc.) and would like to become one of our volunteer reviewers, send a letter describing your experience and interests to: Performing Arts, c/o FM88, 3504 Magnolia, St. Louis, MO 63118 or send e-mail to In either case, please include a sample review, approximately one page long, single-spaced.

The Off Center Theatre Company announces auditions for Beth Henley's Impossible Marriage, with roles available for four men and three women. The auditions, consisting of cold readings from the script, take place at 7 PM on Thursday, January 2, and at noon on Saturday, January 4 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 5000 Washington Place. For additional information call 314-995-2679.

The improv group Paper Slip Theatre holds auditions at 9 PM on January 8 and January 15 for actors and singers, preferably with Shakespearean experience. The auditions take place at Henry VIII Pub, located at 809 North 2nd. For more information call 314-647-8030.

The People's Repertory Theatre holds auditions for theatrical performances from 5-7 PM Wednesdays at the West End Community Centers, 724 Union Avenue. (460-0803)

Playwrights Express is looking for actors to take part in workshops and staged readings of new plays. For more information call 962-0772.

Spotlight Productions seeks directors and production crew members for its summer, 2003 season, which will include the musicals Oliver and Titanic. For more information call 636-938-3262.

Center Stage Theatre at St. Charles Community College holds children's auditions for Christopher Sergel's dramatization of Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Auditions will consist of readings from the script, and any auditioner who has prepared an audition monologue may present it. The auditions take place on January 6 at 7 PM in the theatre of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the college campus. For additional information call Tana Burton at 636-922-8254. Adult auditions take place on January 15 and 16.

The Young People's Theatre at St. Charles Community College announces auditions for children ages 8 and older for the spring musical Cinderella. Auditions begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday [January 4] in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the college campus. Children must be accompanied by a parent in order to audition. For more information call 636-922-8310

Stages St. Louis is accepting pictures and rÈsumÈs from Equity and non-Equity actors for productions of 1776, Big, and La Cage Aux Folles. Auditions will be held in late January. Send your information to: Stages St. Louis, Auditions, 104 North Clay Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63122. Additional information is available at the website at (314-650-2412)

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves holds auditions Mark Dunn's comedy Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain on Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30 PM. Roles are available for five women. The Guild is located at 517 Theatre Lane. For more information call 314-962-0876.

Union Avenue Opera Theatre will hold auditions on February 1 for ensemble and comprimario roles for Eugene Onegin and Madama Butterfly. Each opera will be performed in its original language. To schedule an audition e-mail your rÈsumÈ and a cover letter indicating your desired roles to You can also mail rÈsumÈs with headshots to Audition Coordinator, Union Avenue Opera Theatre, 733 North Union Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.

The West County YMCA's Y-Rep seeks experienced adult actors with flexible schedules for a new children's touring company. For more information or to schedule an audition call Ricki at 636-532-6515, ext. 227.

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