Updated Tuesday, March 20
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The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents David Ives's comedy All in the Timing through March 25. Performances take place in the Guild theatre at Newport and Summit in Webster Groves, MO. For more information, visit theaterguildwg.org or call 314-962-0876.
First Run Theatre presents the 10th Annual Reading Festival, featuring staged reading of the finalists of the annual script submission contest, Friday through Sunday, March 23 through 25. Performances take place in the Thomas Hunter Theatre at DeSmet Jesuit High School, 233 N New Ballas Road.. For more information email info at firstruntheatre.com, or visit www.firstruntheatre.com.
Muddy Waters Theatre Company presents Tracy Letts's drama Bug Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM through March 25 Performances take place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand at Olive in Grand Center. For more information, call 314-799-8399.
The Pub Theater Company presents Bye Bye Liver: The St. Louis Drinking Play, a comedic romp through the joys and pitfalls of The Gateway to the West's favorite pastime. Performances take place on “select Saturdays” (and the occasional Friday) at Maggie O'Brien's, 2000 Market Street. For more information, you may call 800-650-6449 or visit byebyeliver.com/stlouis.
Cavalia Promotional Video
Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse, opens on Wednesday, March 21 and runs through April 1. Cavalia is “a lavish production involving 38 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers, and musicians, and featuring 45 magnificent horses from all over the world. A show unlike any other, Cavalia celebrates the relationship between humans and horses, virtually reinventing the equestrian arts.” Performances take place under the White Big Top at the corner of South 7th and Cerre Streets, across Highway 40 from Busch Stadium in St. Louis. For more information, you may visit www.cavalia.net or call 1-866-999-8111.
|The Comedy of Errors|
The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents the musical Edgar Allan Poe's Nevermore Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2 and 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM, March 23 through 25. Performances take place in the Stage III Auditorium in Webster Hall on the Webster University campus. The student-directed show is part of the Directing Capstone Projects series. For more information, call 314-968-7128.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents a staged reading of Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 PM as part of the Ignite! New Play Festival. “Over the course of what is not your ordinary parent/teacher conference, Gidion's mother and his emotionally overwhelmed teacher have a fraught conversation about Gidion. As his story is slowly uncovered, these two caring women come to terms with their excruciating feelings of culpability.” The reading takes place at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center, 210 Hazel in Webster Groves. For more information, visit repstl.org.
|The Invisible Hand|
Alton Little Theater presents the comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor through March 25 at 2450 North Henry in Alton, IL. For more information, call 618.462.6562 or visit altonlittletheater.org.
Dramatic License Productions presents Tamara Tungate and Kevin Kurth in their cabaret show Oh What A Night on Saturday, March 24, at 8 PM. “These two fabulous singers perform dazzling vocal duets from the Great American Songbook.” The performance takes place at Dramatic License Productions in on the upper level of Chesterfield Mall across from Houlihan's. For more information, visit KMKMUSIC.com.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Music Department presents Puccini's Suor Angelica and A Little Nightmare Music by Peter Schickele (writing as his comic alter ego P.D.Q. Bach). Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, March 23 and 24, in the Dunham Hall theater on the campus in Edwardsville, IL. For more information, call 618-650-2774.
The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Media Arts at the University of Missouri at St. Louis presents Moliere's comedy Tartuffe through March 24. Performances take place in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center on the UMSL campus. For more information, visit touhill.org or call 314-516-4949.
|The Value of Names|
The Chapel presents mezzo soprano Merry Keller, soprano Joy Boland, and pianist Martha Shaffer in Wade in the Water, an evening of “art songs, arias, spirituals, folks songs, and a few surprises”, on Saturday, March 24, at 8 PM. The performance takes at The Chapel Venue, 6238 Alexander Drive at Skinker. For more information, visit brownpapertickest.com/event/228178.
Alpha Players present You Can't Take it With You through March 25 at The Florissant Civic Center Theater, Parker Rd. at Waterford Dr. in Florissant, MO. For more information, visit alphaplayers.org or call 314-921-5678.