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Take Two Productions presents the musical Aida August 3 - 11. Performances take place at Bayless High School Theater, 4530 Weber Road. For more information, visit taketwoproductions.org.
The Missouri History Museum's Theatre in the Museum series presents All for Union: A Brief History of Missouri in the Civil War Thursdays afternoons through August 7. Performances take place at the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and De Baliviere in Forest Park. For show times, visit mohistory.org.
Hard Road Theatre presents All Shook Up!, a musical version of A Midsummer Night's Dream with Elvis Presley hits through August 5 at the Highland Elementary Auditorium, 1800 Lindenthal Avenue in Highland, IL. For more information, visit hardroad.org or call 618-654-7748.
Alton Little Theater presents the musical Bye Bye Birdie through August 5 at 2450 North Henry in Alton, IL. For more information, call 618.462.6562 or visit altonlittletheater.org.
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 Saturdaysat 9 PM at Maggie O'Brien's, 2000 Market Street. For more information, you may call 314-827-4185, email stlouis at byebyeliver.com, or visit byebyeliver.com/stlouis.
The Missouri History Museum's Teens Make History series presents Civil War, So What? Thursdays through Saturdays at 11:30 AM through August 3. Performances take place at the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and De Baliviere in Forest Park. For more information, visit mohistory.org.
The Hawthorne Players present Sondheim's Company through August 5. The performance takes place at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre at Parker and Waterford in Florissant, MO. For more information, call 921-5678 or visit hawthorneplayers.com.
Ozark Actors Theatre presents the drama The Diviners August 2 - 12 at the Cedar Street Playhouse, 701 North Cedar in Rolla, MO. For more information, visit ozartactorstheatre.org or call (573) 364-9523.
The Missouri History Museum's Theatre in the Museum series presents Fire: Friend or Foe Fridays at 11 AM through August 3. Performances take place at the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and De Baliviere in Forest Park. For more information, visit mohistory.org.
The Missouri History Museum's Theatre in the Museum series presents Getting Dressed: Inside Out in the Corset Age Tuesdays and Saturdays through August 25. Performances take place at the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and De Baliviere in Forest Park. For show times, mohistory.org.
Stray Dog Theatre presents The Great American Trailer Park Musical Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, August 2 through 18. There will be a matinee on the closing Saturday at 2 PM in addition to the evening show. Performances take place at The Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee. For more information, visit straydogtheatre.org or call 314-865-1995.
The St. Louis Actors' Studio, The English Speaking Union of St. Louis and the Folger Shakespeare Library present He That Plays the King on Thursday, August 2 at 8 PM. “Through selected scenes from both the Histories and Tragedies, four actors explore the inner and outward characters of Shakespeare's monarchs. Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Macbeth, Hamlet and Lear are brought to life as they struggle with kingship, ambition, love and loss. Between them the actors play twenty-four characters.” For more information, call 314-458-2978.
Marble Stage presents the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM, August 2 - 5, at Southampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Lackland. For more information, call 314-437-0846 or visit www.marblestage.org.
Circus Harmony, in collaboration with the Galilee Circus, a Jewish/Arab youth troupe from Israel, present Peace Through Pyramids at various locations around the St. Louis area through August 4. For more information, visit circusday.org or call 314-226-3633.
The Muny presents the musical Pirates! (or Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder'd) Monday through Sunday at 8:15 PM, July 30 - August 5, in the outdoor theatre in Forest Park. For more information, visit muny.org or call 314-361-1900.
Act II Community Theater presents the comedy Red, White and Tuna Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, August 3 through 12. Performances take place at 1 St Peters Centre Blvd, St. Peters, MO. For more information, visit www.act2theater.com, call 636-336-0034 or email info at act2theater.com.
Over Due Theatre presents the musical The Sound of Music Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. Performances take place at the Olivette Community Center, 9723 Grandview Drive, in Olivette, MO. For more information, call 314-210-2959 or visit overduetheatrecompany.com.
Stages St. Louis presents the musical The Sound of Music through August 19. Performances take place in the Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road in Kirkwood. For more information, visit stagesstlouis.org or call 314-821-2407.
Actors and Artists for Animals presents the musical West Side Story August 3 - 5. All proceeds benefit the 5As animal shelter in Alton, IL. Performances take place at The Nazarene Community Center at 400 Center in Roxana, IL. For more information, call (618) 581-6220 or visit www.fiveas.org