Monday, October 26, 2015

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of October 26, 2015

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Over Due Theatre presents the musical The Addams Family, based on the cartoon characters of Charles Addams, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM through November 1. Performances take place at the Olivette Community Center, 9723 Grandview Drive, in Olivette, MO. For more information, call 314-210-2959 or visit

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts presents The Aquila Theatre production of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on Monday, October 26, at 7:30 PM. "In this witty, fast paced production the legendary sleuth skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London's most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing intimate and useful details of a person's life. Actors from the top British and American stages bring the acclaimed Aquila Theatre's energetic, physical style to this new adaptation." The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts is at 701 College Rd., at Alton St. on the McKendree University campus in Lebanon, IL. For more information:

Angel Street
Photo: Eric Woolsey
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the drama Angel Street through November 8. Mrs. Bella Manningham is going mad. Confined to an old and dark London home, her suave husband and caretaker, Jack, accuses her of playing wicked pranks and tricks that she can't recall, tormenting Bella and making her question her own sanity. Frightened, Bella believes everyone is against her, until one evening when a keen police inspector pays her a visit, shedding light on information that could save her life. Equal parts mystery, psychology and sin, Angel Street is one of Broadway's longest running plays. " Performances take place on the mainstage 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!

The Presenters Dolan present singer Kat Edmonson in The Big Picture on Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "Catch a rising star. An enchantingly sweet singer with a beguiling innocence, Kat has risen quickly to fame with memorable turns on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion and NPR. She's played dates with Lyle Lovett and Chris Isaak. Her third album, The Big Picture, was recently released by Sony. " The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information:

The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Dead! Like Me through November 14. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information:

The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Get "Hitched" To A Redneck Or Die through October 31. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information:

I and You
Photo: Lon Brauer
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the drama I and You October 28 - November 15. "Anthony is an effortlessly popular "A" student; Caroline is a prickly cynic, homebound with a serious illness. This unlikely duo sits in Caroline's room, trying to cobble together a report on Walt Whitman overnight. As they work and procrastinate, argue and compromise, the teens begin to uncover each other's hidden depths. Full of surprising humor and emotion, I and You explores bravery in the face of an uncertain future and the unique, mysterious connections that bind us." Performances take place in the studio theater at the Loretto-Hlton Center, 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, MO. For more information, call 314-968-4925 or visit

Lindenwood University presents Legally Blonde the Musical October 29-31. "A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming,; this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!" Performances take at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the Lindenwood campus in St. Charles, MO. For more information, call 636-949-4433 or visit

Matilda the Musical
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The Fox Theatre presents Matilda the Musical, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, through November 1. "Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards  and seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny." The Fox Theatre is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

Tesseract Theatre Company presents A Mourning Hollow Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m., October 30 - November 8. "A Mourning Hollow is a romantic comedy set in the town of Plains Hollow, Missouri on Halloween night. It is a collection of vignettes exploring the process of grief in a small town." Performances take place at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar. For more information:

The Emerald Room at The Monocle presents an open mic night every Monday from 8:00pm to 11:00pm" "Musical Theater actor? Cabaret singer? Balladeer? Beleter? Coloratura soprano? Crooner? Student? Teacher? Performer? Fan? Come on down and sing. All are welcome. Ron Bryant is your accompanist. Bring your sheet music"." The monocle is at 4510 Manchester in The Grove neighborhood. For more information:

Fontbonne University's Theatre Department presents April De Angelies' Playhouse Creatures through November 1. "The year is 1669 - a bawdy and troublesome time. Theaters have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression. There is a surge in dramatic writing and the first English actresses appear on stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous (Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton) to provide a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses." Performances take place at Fontbonne University's Black Box Theatre located in the Southwest building on the campus at Big Bend and Wydown. For more information: or call (314) 719-8060.

Take Two Productions presents the rock musical Spring Awakening through October 31. "It's Germany, 1891. A world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. Join a group of students as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years." The show is recommended for mature audiences. Performances take place at Southampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind in South City. For more information, visit

The Sunshine Boys
Photo: Eric Woolsey
New Jewish Theatre presents Neil Simon's comedy The Sunshine Boys through November 1. "Al Lewis and Willie Clark, as 'Lewis and Clark' were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. But they haven't spoken in over a decade. Now CBS is inviting the team to reunite for a 'History of Comedy' retrospective. A grudging reunion brings them back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. Classic Neil Simon, a lot of it is epically funny and all of it is cheerful." Performances take place at the Marvin and Harlene Wool Studio Theatre at the JCCA, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. For more information, call 314-442-3283 or visit Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

O'Fallon TheatreWorks presents the drama Wit at the O'Fallon Municipal Centre auditorium through November 1. "Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play, Margaret Edson's extraordinary first play, Wit, is a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. Synopsis: Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her intellectual approach to the study of Donne has been intensely rational. But as her illness progresses, Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. " The O'Fallon Municipal Centre is located at 100 North Main Street in O'Fallon, MO. For more information, visit or call 636-379-5606.

Winter Opera St. Louis presents Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy/drama Yeomen of the Guard Friday at 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, October 30 and November 1. Performances take place at The Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School, 425 S. Lindbergh. For more information, visit

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