The St. Louis Area Theatre Calendar

For the Week of 1/29/2007

Updated Sunday, January 28, 2007

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Performance

The Black Rep presents the musical revue Ain't Misbehavin', based on the music of "Fats" Waller, running through February 4th. Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays at The Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square. For more information you may call 314-534-3810 or visit them on line at theblackrep.org.

K's Theatrical Korps presents the musical revue Back to Broadway Friday and Saturday [February 2, 3, 9, 10] at 8 PM and Sunday [February 4, 11] at 2 PM at St. John the Baptist Fine Arts Center, 4200 Delor. For ticket information, you may call 314-351-8984.

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)

Minions Cafe presents Cooking With Marge, a one-woman comedy cooking show starring Linda Spall. Dinner is included with each ticket. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays through March 17th. Minions Cafe is located at 7322 Manchester Road in Maplewood; for more information, call 314-781-4800.

The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis presents stage and screen star Richard Dreyfuss in the program Dreyfuss on Shakespeare. Mr. Dreyfuss will perform extracts from some of Shakespeare's most noted soliloquies and examine what makes Shakespeare, in his view, "the single most important person of the last millennium." A cocktail reception to meet Mr. Dreyfuss will be held following the performance. All proceeds will benefit the Festival's education programs. The evening begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday [February 3] at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. For more information, call 314-531-9800.

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)

Flood Stage Productions presents the comedy How the Other Half Loves Friday and Saturday [February 2, 3] at 8 PM and Sunday [February 4] at 3 PM. Performances take place at St. John's United Church of Christ Hall, at 5th and Tompkins in St. Charles, MO. For more information, call 636-578-8301 or 636-946-2114.

The Alpha Players of Florissant present Ken Ludwig's farce Lend Me a Tenor, on February Friday and Saturday [February 2, 3, 9 and 10] at 8:00 PM and Sunday, February 11, at 2:00 PM at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. For more information, call 314-921-5678 or visit alphaplayers.org.

The Fox Theatre presents the St. Louis premiere of Adam Guettel's musical The Light in the Piazza, opening on Tuesday [January 30] and running through February 11th. The Fox is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For ticket information, you may call 314-534-1111 or visit the web site, fabulousfox.com.

The Alton Little Theater presents the comedy Meanwhile, Back on the Couch Tuesday through Saturday [January 30 - February 3] at 8 PM and Sunday [February 4] at 2 PM. Performances take place at 2450 North Henry Street in Alton, IL. For more information, call 618-462-6562.

The NonProphet Theater Company presents their sketch comedy show The Militant Propaganda Bingo Machine on Friday [February 9, 16, 23] at 8 PM at the Laughs On The Landing Comedy Club, 801 North Second Street on Laclede's Landing. For reservations, call the NonProphets at 314-752-5075 or send email to reservations@nptco.org.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Caryl Churchill's A Number in the Studio Theatre, running through February 4. A father has his son cloned, but winds up with 20-or more-of them. Now what? The Repertory Theatre, at 130 Edgar Road, is on the campus of Webster University. For more information, call 314-968-4925 or visit the web site.

Leavenworth Players Group, a professional theatre company based in Saint Louis and Kansas City, presents the interactive murder mystery comedy The Saint Valentine's Day Murder Mystery or Rubout At Uncle Vinny's on Friday [February 2] at The Bevo Mill, 4749 Gravois. For more information, call Bevo Mill at 314-481-2626.

The Sheldon Concert Hall presents A Tribute to Paul Robeson, featuring Leon Burke, on Saturday [February 3; at 11 AM. Burke will sing the Jerome Kern classic "Old Man River" from Show Boat, as well as the spiritual "Deep River" and other songs and arias made famous by Paul Robeson. For more information, call 314-533-9900 or visit sheldonconcerthall.org.

New Jewish Theatre presents David Hare's one-man drama Via Dolorosa Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday [January 31; February 1, 3, 7, 8, 10] at 8 PM and Sunday [February 4, 11] at 2 and 7:30 PM. Performances are in the studio theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. For more information, you may call 314-442-3283 on visit them on line at newjewishtheatre.org.

On Monday [February 5], The Avalon Theatre Company will hold a fundraising event at the historic St. Louis Woman's Club, featuring a silent auction, a cosmopolitan, martini, wine and hors d'oeuvre reception, and a display of vintage 1930s women's garments courtesy the Costume Research Library of Stephens College. The evening concludes with a staged reading of Clare Booth Luce's The Women. The benefit runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at the St. Louis Woman's Club, 4600 Lindell Boulevard in the Central West End; for more information, call 314-351-6482 or visit avalontheatre.org.

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts presents a performance of Morton Feldman and Samuel Beckett's Words and Music on Wednesday [February 1] at 7:30 PM as part of the Foundation's Portrait series. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is at 3716 Washington in Grand Center. For more information, call 314-754-1850.

Participation

The College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL offers An Introduction to Voiceovers: Getting Started in Voice Acting on Thursday [February 1] from 6 to 8 PM. For more information call (314) 516-5974 or visit them on the web at umsl.edu/conted

Auditions for the musical short The Original Batter...or Batter Up, a political satire about international characters making pancakes ("I'm not making this up, you know", to quote the late Anna Russell) will be held Sunday [February 4] from 12-5 PM at the Stage 3 Auditorium in Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave. on the Webster University campus. Musical talent or a musical/dancing background is preferred. For more information, call 816 752 8887 or e-mail johnnycathcart@yahoo.com.

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 jlipkin@aol.com. 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, in association with St. Louis Writers' Group, is accepting submissions for the Spectrum competition, a festival of short plays (between 10 and 30 minutes long). Entries should be new and unpublished plays from St. Louis regional playwrights. Submission deadline is March 31, 2007. For more information, including complete submission guidelines, e-mail info@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 chuck@kdhx.org. In either case, please include a sample re view, approximately one page long, single-spaced.

St. Louis Community College at Meramec Theatre Department announces auditions for My Name Will Always Be Alice by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. Audition dates are Monday and Tuesday [January 29 and 30] at 7 PM at the Meramec Theatre. For scripts or further information, call the box office at 314-984-7562. Prepare one song (sheet music in proper key) and a one minute monologue. Dress for dance auditions.

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