Sunday, March 25, 2012

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of March 26, 2012

Updated Friday, March 30

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The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents 100 Saints You Should Know by Kate Fodor Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2 and 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM, March 30 through April 1. “In 100 Saints You Should Know, a priest who must reconcile his desires with his role in the church, a teenage boy confused about his own sexual identity, and a young woman desperate for spiritual validation, are all brought together on one fateful night in which they will discover the tenuous common ground they share.” 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 Presenters Dolan presents Donna Weinsting and Lara Buck Antolik in Bold, Bawdy, Blonde - and Funny, an evening of music and political satire, on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, March 30 and 31. “This election season, standards meet standup and politics greets parody in this all new cabaret. Donna Weinsting and Lara Buck Antolik bring equal opportunity humor and song to both sides of the aisle.” Greg Schweizer is pianist and music director for the show, which is directed by Tim Schall. Performances take place at The Kranzberg Center, 501 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information, call 314-725-4200 stn. 10 or visit

Bring it On: the Musical
The Fox Theatre presents Bring It On: The Musical, based on the film about a competition between high school cheerleading squads, March 27 through April 8. The Fox Theatre is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information, call 314-534-1678.

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

Washington University Performing Arts Department presents Carter Lewis's Camden and Lilly Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM, March 29 through April 1. Camden and Lilly “is the story of a devoted brother and sister trying to survive the strange and unaccountable death of their eccentric mother. It is a journey filled with opera, dancing and fantastical impossibilities as it is written and presented by Lilly for her 9th grade English class.“ Performances take place in the Edison Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Center on the Washington University campus. For more information, call (314) 935-5858.

Cavalia Promotional Video

Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse runs through April 16. 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 or call 1-866-999-8111. Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

The Comedy of Errors
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors through April 8. Performances take place on the main stage at the Loretto-Hlton Center, 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, MO. For more information, call 314-968-4925 or visit Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents public performances of its two touring shows on Friday through Sunday, March 30-April 1. Othello in a Breath will be performed at 7 PM and Cruel to be Kind? At 8:30 PM; Cruel to be Kind? Will be repeated Sunday at 1:30 PM. Performances take place at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union at Enright in the Central West End. Guests attending the performances are asked to bring a donation of one or more canned goods to support Union Avenue in their efforts to support those in need. For more information, visit

No Child
The Black Rep presents Patrese McClain in Nilaja Sun's one-woman show No Child through April 1. The March 15 preview will be preceded by an interview with Ms. Sun by actor Antonio Fargas. Performances take place at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square. For more information, visit or call 314-534-3810. Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

The Gateway Men's Chorus celebrates 25 years on stage with Our Song, featuring music from Follies, Les Miserables, A Star Is Born, The Wizard Of Oz, Funny Girl, Patsy Cline and Lady Gaga. The performance takes place on Saturday, March 31 at the 560 Music Center in University City. For more information, visit

The Florissant Fine Arts Council presents Stand By Your Man: The Tammie Wynette Story on Saturday, March 31, at 8 PM. The performance takes place in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre at Parker and Waterford in Florissant, MO. For more information, visit or call 314-921-5678.

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