City Museum presents the City Circus Cabaret, featuring unusual variety acts in a circus cabaret setting, on the second Friday of every month from 9 PM to 1 AM on the third floor of City Museum, 701 N. 15th Street. (645-4445 or 231-CITY)
The Evening Shade Club presents a weekly Comedy Show hosted by Leah Jewel on Thursdays at 8 PM. The Evening Shade Club is located at 12324 Bellefontaine Road.
New Jewish Theatre presents An Evening of Cabaret, featuring the music of Kander and Ebb performed by Tim Schall with accompanist Joe Dreyer. The event takes place on Sunday [January 2] at 7 PM at the Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. For tickets call 314-442-3283.
Everydaycircus Inc. performs shows hourly from 11 AM to 4 PM each weekend at City Museum, 701 N. 15th St. Shows are FREE with regular museum admission. (645-4445 or 231-CITY)
Cicero's hosts a performance of Hedwig and The Angry Inch on Saturday [January 1) at 11:30 PM. Cicero's is located at 6691 Delmar Boulevard. (314-862-0009)
Tom Bohnam Puppet Productions present Imagination, featuring fantastic puppets created from found objects, on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 10:30 AM at the Puppetry Arts Center of Mid-America, 12875 Willowyck Drive. (314-434-7701)
The new improv troupe Juice: FSI (fresh squeezed improv) performs from 9-11 PM on the third Saturday of each month at Farrago, 1212 Washington Avenue. (www.juicefsi.com)
Fox Associates presents a return engagement of the interactive comedy Late Nite Catechism through January 8. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 1, 5, and 9 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM in the Grand Hall of the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square. (314-534-1111; www.fabulousfox.com)
The NonProphet Theater Company presents their sketch comedy show The Militant Propaganda Bingo Machine Thursday nights at 9 PM at the Hi Pointe Cafe, 1001 McCausland, next to the Hi Pointe Cinema. Admission is random, based on the drawing of a card from a poker deck. Pull an Ace of Spades and admission is free. (314-752-1302)
The Playhouse at Westport Plaza presents Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman Thursdays and Fridays 8 PM, Saturdays at 5 and 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM through January 2nd. The Playhouse is at 635 West Port Plaza. (314-534-1111)
1000 Miles Off Broadway holds auditions on at 2 PM on Saturday, January 8 for Pinocchio. The auditions, consisting of cold readings from the script, take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville, located at 237 North Kansas Street in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Affton CenterStage Theatre holds auditions at 7 PM on Wednesday, January 5 and at noon on Saturday, January 8 for the dinner theater murder mystery production All Over but the Shooting. The auditions, consisting of cold readings from the script, take place at Mid-America Grocers 5431 Chippewa Street.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your telephone number in your email.
Dayspring School for the Arts offers workshops in art, music, dance, and theater for kids ages 3 and older. For more information call 314-291-8878.
First Run Theatre is accepting scripts of one-act and full-length plays for the Third Annual Play Writing Competition. Submitted scripts must be playable, structured, emotionally or socially significant, and must follow the canons of good writing. The deadline for submissions is December 31. For more information contact Donald Weiss at 314-680-8102. (e-mail; email@example.com; www.firstruntheatre.com)
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.
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.), have good oral and written communications skills 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In either case, please include a sample review, approximately one page long, single-spaced.
Olympus Theatre Company holds open auditions on Sunday [January 2] at 1 PM and on Monday [January 3] at 7 PM for a February production of the dark comedy Sordid Lives. Auditions held at Spot, 4146 Manchester. The following roles are open: six women ages 35-60; one woman any age; 4 men ages 35-60; and one man age 20-30. Auditionaers should bring a headshot and resume. For more information, contact OlympusTheatre@AOL.com or go to www.spotbar.net.
Union Avenue Opera Theatre holds auditions on January 22 for principle roles for the 2005 season, consisting of productions of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, and Verdi's Falstaff. Auditions for secondary and ensemble roles take place January 29. To schedule an audition e-mail a one-page vocal résumé, a short bio, and a cover letter indicating your desired roles to email@example.com. Résumés, bios, and cover letters can also be mailed to Terree Rowbottom, Audition Coordinator, Union Avenue Opera Theatre, 733 North Union Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.
The Y-Rep Teens Program at the West County YMCA announces a One-act Play Writing Contest for students in high school. Submitted plays should be original and suitable for family audiences, should have between two and six characters, and should not exceed thirty minutes running time. The deadline for submissions is January 15. For additional information call 636-532-6515, ext. 227, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Y-Rep Teens Program at the West County YMCA hold auditions for Twelve Angry Jurors, Sherman Sergel's adaptation of Twelve Angry Men. Auditioners should prepare a dramatic monologue no more than one minute in length. The auditions, open to young people ages 13-19 take place January 4 from 4-8 PM. The West County YMCA is located at 16464 Burkhardt Place. (636-532-6515, ext. 227)