Sunday, November 22, 2015

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of November 23, 2015

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Mustard Seed Theatre presents the acapella musical All is Calm Thursdays through Sundays, November 27-December 20. “Join us in celebrating the power of peace in this acapella musical based on the true story of soldiers during World War I who for one night, put down their arms and played soccer instead of exchanging bullets.” Performances take place at the Fontbonne Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wydown Blvd. For more information, call (314) 719-8060 or visit the web site at

Animals Out of
R-S Theatrics presents Animals Out of Paper Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m., through December 8 "When a reclusive origami artist opens her studio to a teenage prodigy and his eager high-school teacher, she discovers that life and love can't be arranged neatly in this drama about finding the perfect fold." Performances take place at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive. For more information:

The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents A Christmas Sleigh-Ing through December 30th. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information:

The St. Louis Family Theatre Series presents Fly Guy and Other Stories Friday and Saturday, November 27, and 29, at 2 p.m. "A new musical revue based on favorite children's books. Book titles subject to change: Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl by Tedd Arnold, Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig by Kate McMullan, Horace and Morris But Mostly Dolores by James Howe, Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, Lilly's Big Day by Kevin Henkes and Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch." Performances take place at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre at Parker and Waterford in Florissant, MO. For more information, call 314-921-5678 or visit

Jeremiah Clark
The Emerald Room Cabaret presents Jeremiah Clark on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. " In a small town outside of Memphis, Tennessee, singer-songwriter Jeremiah Clark grew up on gospel, country and classic rock. His sound is organic, refreshing and vocally-driven, much like artists Jason Mraz, Kelly Clarkson and Dave Matthews, but with a country twist." The performances take place in the Emerald Room at The Monocle, 4510 Manchester in the Grove neighborhood. For more information:

Brass Rail Players present It's a Wonderful Life opening Saturday, November 28, with performances at 2 and 7:30 pm and running through November 30. " This radio play adaptation of Frank Capra's holiday favorite features a cast of old-timey radio actors reading the parts of multiple characters, and two sound-effects artists on stage!" The performances take place at The Turkey Hill Grange, 1375 Illinois Rte. 15 in Belleville, IL. For more information, visit

The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents The Naughty List November 20 - January 2. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information:

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:

Christy Simmons
Topper Productions presents Christy Simmons in A Woman of a Certain Age on Sunday, November 29 at 3 p.m. "Christy Simmons takes to the stage at the beautiful Boom Boom Room, to explore the many contrasts between life as a twenty-something, and life as a well-beyond-twenty-something. Always funny and engaging, Christy tackles her subject matter with wit, honesty, a touch of wistfulness and romance, and an impressive variety of songs from The Great American Songbook. The song list ranges from Harold Arlen and Johhny Mercer, to Sondheim, and even Billy Joel. She is backed-up by some of St. Louis' premier musicians; Joe Dryer (Piano), Clancy Newell (Drums), and Dave Troncoso (Bass), to provide an afternoon of truly wonderful music, and story-telling." The performance takes place at The Boom Boom Room, 500 N. 14th St. downtown. For more information:

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