The St. Louis Area Theatre Calendar

For the Week of 2/18/2008

Updated Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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Performance

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents Angels in America - Part One: Millennium Approaches Wednesdays through Sundays until March 2. The show will be performed in the Studio Theatre in the Loretto-Hilton Center (AKA the Rep), 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves. For more information, call 314-968-7128.

The West County Family YMCA Y-Rep Teens present Animal Farm, this Thursday through Saturday [February 21-23]. George Orwell's classic satire comes to life as the animals of Manor Farm drive out their master to take over the farm themselves. The West County Family YMCA is located at 16464 Burkhardt Place in Chesterfield. For more information, call 636-532-6515 extension 227.

The Fox Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q running through February 24th. The Fox is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For ticket information, you may call 314-534-1111. Read my review!

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Theatre of the Deaf presents Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park on Friday and Saturday, February 22nd and 23rd at 8 PM. Performances take place in the Terry M. Fisher Theater on the campus at 3400 Pershall Road. For ticket information, call 314-513-4488.

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)

St. Louis Community College at Forest Park Theatre Department presents the drama A Colored Funeral Friday through Sunday [February 22 - 24, February 29 - March 2] in the Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 5600 Oakland Avenue. For more information, call 314-644-9386.

Piwacket Theatre for Children presents The Emperor's New Clothes on Thursday [February 28] at 10:30 AM at the Black Cat Theatre, 2810 Sutton in Maplewood, MO. For more information, call 314)-963-8800.

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)

K's Theatrical Korps presents it annual cabaret show, Hooray for Hollywood, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through March 1. The show will be performed at the Fleur de Lis Hall, 20 Archbishop May Drive on the grounds of Kenrick Seminary. For more information , call 314-351-8984 or visit them on the web at kurtainkall.org.

McKendree University presents the Aquila Theater Company's unique staging of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 PM. The Aquila Theatre Company is a touring company of British and American artists dedicated to classical drama. The performance will be at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts on the McKendree University campus in Lebanon, Illinois. For more information, call 618-537-6863 or visit theHett.com.

Washington University Opera presents Lizzie Borden with performances Friday and Saturday, February 22-23. “Set in 1892 in Borden's hometown of Fall River, Massachusetts”, it says here, “the opera combines fact, legend and a touch of Freudian analysis to create one plausible explanation for the tragedy”. Performances will be in the Edison Theatre, in the Mallinckrodt Student Center on the Wash U campus, 6445 Forsyth Boulevard. For more information, call 314-935-6543.

The Unity Theatre Ensemble presents Terry McMillan's Mama Wednesday, February 20 through Sunday, February 24. Performances will be in the Des Lee Auditorium in the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and Debaliviere in Forest Park. For information, call 314-355-3586.

The O'Fallon Repertory Theatre presents The Music Man Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through March 2. Performances will be at the O'Fallon Municipal Centre at City Hall, 100 North Main Street in O'Fallon, Missouri. For more information, call 636-474-8150.

Christ Memorial Lutheran Church presents Once Upon a Tree Thursday through Sunday [February 21-24]. The play is “a dramatic and musical version of the Passion Story”. Christ Memorial is located at 5252 South Lindbergh in St. Louis. For more information, call 314-631-0304 or visit christmemorialstl.org.

The Playhouse at Westport Plaza presents Parenting 101: A Musical Guide To Raising Parents in an open-ended run . Shows will run Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 3:00 and 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2:00 PM. The Playhouse at West Port Plaza is at 635 West Port Plaza. For more information, you may call 314-469-7529.

The Black Rep presents August Wilson's Radio Golf running through March 9th. Performances are Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square in Grand Center. For ticket information, you may call 314-534-3810.

The Orange Girls presents The Road to Mecca running through February 24th with performances at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 PM on Sundays. The Road to Mecca tells the story of a widow living in South Africa during Apartheid. All performances are held in the Anheuser-Busch Black Box Theater at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue in the University City Loop. For more information call 314-520-9557 or visit orangegirls.org.

The St. Louis Puppet Guild presents puppet shows by Salt n' Patter Puppets, Kincaid Karacter Puppets, Puppets on Hand, Tom Bonham Productions, and Story Time Puppets at the St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park. Performances take place on Fridays at 10 AM, February 8th through March 7th. Faust Park is at 15189 Olive in Chesterfield, MO. For more information, you may call 314-997-2376.

Leavenworth Players Group continues its interactive murder mystery comedy series with The Saint Valentine's Day Murder Mystery or Rubout At Uncle Vinny's on Friday [February 27] at Bevo Mill, 4749 Gravois, in scenic South St. Louis. For more information, call Bevo Mill at 314-481-2626.

HotCity Theatre presents The Scene by Theresa Rebeck from Friday, February 22 through Saturday, March 8. Sez here the play's “[s]et within Manhattan's celebrity-conscious social circuit”. Performances will be at the ArtLoft Theatre, 1529 Washington Avenue in St. Louis. For more information, call 314-289-4060 or visit hotcitytheatre.org.

Washington University Performing Arts Department presents She Stoops to Conquer through March 2. Performances will be held at the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre located in the Mallinckrodt Student Center on the Wash U campus, 6445 Forsyth Boulevard in St. Louis. For more information, call 314-935-6543.

Theater of the Word, Inc. presents Smallest of All, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday [February 22 - 24]. All performances will be given at the John Paul II Theater at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 30 Archbishop May Drive in Shrewsbury. For more information, call 888-840-9673 or visit thewordinc.org.

Historical characters come to life in the Missouri Historical Society's weekly program, Theatre in the Galleries. These 20 minute one or two-character plays are presented on Tuesdays at 2 pm. The History Museum is at Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park. For more information, call 314-746-4599 or visit them on the web at mohistory.org.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Twelve Angry Men through March 2, with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM and 7 PM. Twelve jurors are gathered for their deliberations while a troubled young man accused of killing his aggressive father awaits his fate. In a twisted puzzle of prejudice and division, justice may be in jeopardy. For more information you may call 314-968-4925 or visit repstl.org.

Black Cat Theatre presents Two-Headed by Julie Jensen, running through February 24th with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and on Sundays at 5 PM. This historical drama examines the frontier in the 1800s, the patriarchal society in which the two women live, and their remarkable relationship as they age from 10 - 50 years. Black Cat Theatre is located at 2810 Sutton in Maplewood. For more information call 314-963-8800 or visit blackcattheatre.org.

Mustard Seed Theatre presents the second staged reading in its Dijon Discussion Series, The Unseen by Craig Wright. Performances are Friday through Sunday [February 23 - 25] at the Fontbonne University Black Box Theatre, 6800 Wydown Blvd. in Clayton. For more information, visit their website: mustardseedtheatre.com.

Muddy Waters Theatre Company presents Tennessee William's Vieux Carre, February 15th through March 1st, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, on Sunday, February 17 at 7 PM, and on Sunday, February 24 at 2 PM. The production will be at the Theatre At St John's, 5000 Washington Place in the Central West End. For more information call 314-540-7831.

St. Louis Community College at Meramec Theatre Department presents the musical Working, Wednesday through Sunday [February 20-24]. The show is based on Studs Terkel's best selling book of interviews with American workers. The Meramec Theatre is located on the Meramec campus at 11333 Big Bend Road in Kirkwood. For more information, call 314-984-7564.

Participation

Act II Community Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy Opal's Husband on Tuesday [February 19] and Thursday [February 21] at 7 PM. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Parts are available for 2 men and 3 women. The auditions will be held at the St. Peters Community and Arts Center, 1035 St. Peters-Howell Road. For more information or audition forms, visit act2theater.com.

Bazoink Entertainment is holding auditions for a statewide children's theatre program targeted to kindergarteners through third graders. Roles are available for males 21 and over, with excellent pay and expenses paid. Call 314-645-4333 to schedule an appointment.

Cinema St. Louis is now accepting submissions for the 2008 CinemaSpoke Screenwriting Competition and Workshop. It says here that this is “an opportunity for St. Louis-area screenwriters to have their work read aloud in a public forum by professional and amateur actors and to receive feedback from a panel of film-industry experts”. Deadline for submission is February 29, 2008. For more information, call 314-289-4150 or visit cinemastlouis.org.

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.

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.

If you are a Missouri music, theater, or dance performing artist, you may apply to be listed in Missouri Touring Performers (formerly known as the Missouri Touring Roster). This guide is supplied to presenters and organizations throughout the state. Deadline for submission is March 3. For more information, call 866-407-4752 or visit missouriartscouncil.org.

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Theater Department will hold open auditions for their summer season on Friday, February 29 and Saturday, March 1. Audition requirements are 16 bars from a Broadway show tune; no monologue required. For location or reservations, call 618-650-2773.

Stray Dog Theatre holds auditions by appointment only for its 2008 - 2009 season at its new home, Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue in Saint Louis. Audition dates are Monday, Tuesday and Saturday [March 3, 4, 9]. The season consists of Regrets Only by Paul Rudnick; Die! Mommy! Die! by Charles Busch; The Trial, based on the novel by Franz Kafka; Everything In The Garden by Edward Albee; and the musicals Pippin by Stephen Schwartz and Songs For A New World by Jason Robert Brown. For an audition appointment or more information, call 314-865-1995.

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves holds auditions for At This Evening's Performance on Tuesday [March 4] at 7 PM at 517 Theatre Lane in Webster Groves. For more information, you may call 314-962-0876.

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