For information on events beyond this week, check out the searchable database at the Regional Arts Commission's events web site.
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The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Clueless through April 16. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com
The Presenters Dolan presents An Evening with the St. Louis Cabaret Conference Pro Track on Sunday, April 3, at 7 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "Join Conference Producer Tim Schall as he performs with six singers from St. Louis and around the nation: Claudia Hommel, Amy Friedl Stoner, David Meulemans, Tracey O'Farrell, Ben Watts and Brooke Michael Smith. The group goes on to NY later this year!" The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.
|Hedwig and the Angry Inch|
Photo: Tom Gannam
Tesseract Theatre Company presents Helvetica, A Play About Stories Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m., April 1-10. "A children's author, with the help of her beloved stuffed bear, must face the trials of life and death through fantasy and adventure." Performances take place at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar. For more information: tesseracttheatre.org.
The Presenters Dolan presents Lisa Rothauser and Tor Hyams in Life. Who Knew? on Thursday, March 31, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "This show sold out NY's 54 Below, 42 West and Joe's Pub. Lisa is a hometown girl who was in the cast of The Producers on Broadway, and sings like it. Husband Tor Hyams is a Grammy-nominated songwriter. It's a helluva show." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.
Lutheran High School North presents the musical The Little Mermaid Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m., March 31 - April 2. Lutheran High School North is at 5401 Lucas and Hunt road in north St. Louis County. For more information: lhsnstl.org.
|Love and Information|
Photo: Jerry Naunheim, Jr.
The St. Louis Art Museum presents a live HD broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's production Puccini's Madama Butterfly on Saturday, April 2, at 11:55 a.m. "Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly's heart. Ana María Martínez, Latonia Moore, Roberto De Biasio, and Gwyn Hughes Jones star in a second set of performances. Karel Mark Chichon conducts." The live digital HD video broadcast from New York takes place in The Farrell Auditorium at the Art Museum in Forest Park. For more information: slam.org.
The Fox Theatre presents the Tyler Perry starring in his comedy Madea on the Run Friday through Sunday, April 1-3. The Fox is on North Grand in Grand Center. "Madea is at it again in Tyler Perry's most outrageously funny stage play ever. In trouble with the local authorities, Mabel Simmons, notoriously known as Madea, is on the run from the law. With no place to turn, she volunteers to move in with her friend Bam who is recovering from hip replacement surgery. Bam is so grateful that her faithful friend Mabel is putting her own life on hold in order to nurse Bam back to health. Unknown to Bam however, Madea is only using the concerned friend gag as a way to hide out from the police. But as they say...all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose. Madea's presence at Bam's house is just what the doctor ordered." For more information: fabulousfox.com.
The Westport Playhouse presents Men Are From Mars-Women Are From Venus Live! opening on Friday, April 1, and running through April 17. "The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom." Performances take place at the Westport Playhouse in Westport Plaza. For more information: marsvenuslive.com.
Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play Friday tat 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. April 1-3. “After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of “The Simpsons” episode “Cape Fear” entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created. A paean to live theatre, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another” Performances take place in the Stage III Auditorium in Webster Hall on the Webster University campus. For more information, events.webster.edu or call 314-968-7128.
|Old Wicked Songs|
Photo: Eric Woolsdy
Lion's Paw Theatre Company presents Plays on the Menu, a reading of the plays Old Boy Friend by Neil LaBute, Ski Lift by Chris Holbrook, and Motherhood by August Strindberg, on Tuesday, March 29, at noon at The Hearth Room at The Hawken House, 1155 South Rock Hill Road. The readings include lunch. For more information: lionspawtheatre.org.
Lion's Paw Theatre Company presents Plays on the Menu, a reading of the plays Old Boy Friend by Neil LaBute, Ski Lift by Chris Holbrook, and Motherhood by August Strindberg, on Wednesday, March 30, at noon at St. Louis Artists' Guild, 12 North Jackson in Clayton. The readings include lunch. For more information: lionspawtheatre.org.
|Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing|
Photo: John Gitchoff
|Amy Friedl Stoner|
The Monroe Actors Stage Company presents Moliere's comedy Tartuffe, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., February 5-14, in the Historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Waterloo, Illinois. For more information, visit www.masctheatre.org or call 618-939-7469.
The Presenters Dolan presents Joe Mancuso in That's (My) Life on Saturday, April 2, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "Joe Mancuso makes his cabaret debut at The Gaslight. He tells his personal story - and how tragic events changed his life, putting him on a musical journey to becoming an award-winning vocalist, recording artist and St. Louis favorite." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.
The Presenters Dolan presents Katie McGrath and Nicole Hudson in Where the Heart Is on Sunday, April 3, at 3 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "Katie and Nicole join forces to explore one of their favorite and our most urgent topics: St. Louis, the city we love and long to change. Through a combination of songs from Broadway, main street and mean streets." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.