Sunday, December 25, 2016

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of December 26, 2016

Robert Dubai in The Book of Moron
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The Playhouse at Westport Plaza presents The Book of Moron, opening on Tuesday, December 27, and running through January 1. "Robert Dubac's newest Off-Broadway hit The Book Of Moron has been described as one of the most hilarious, intelligent and scorching satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. Having been brainwashed by a culture that worships the Kardashians over character, delusion over truth, and selfies over self-effacement, Dubac begins his journey with a simple question: Who am I? What do I believe? What's the point? Okay, that's three questions but suffice to say, he has no answers. Just voices. Inner voices who come to life with precision and wit. One by one they pull him into a hysterical alternative universe of critical thought in search of the bigger picture. It's a head trip on a banana peel." The Playhouse at Westport Plaza is at 635 West Port Plaza. For more information:

The Emerald Room at the Monocle presents Christopher Sears in Concert on Thursday, December 29 at 8 p.m. "Christopher Sears is back in town from NYC to share his music and raise money for his first album recording in New Orleans this January. A theatrical blend of folk & soul with a unique Brechtian flair Christopher awakens your spirit with his poetical style. A special treat to have his sister Sienna add her warm full toned harmonies and wails to highlight his tunes." The performance takes place in the Emerald Room at The Monocle, 4510 Manchester in the Grove neighborhood. For more information:

St. Margaret of Scotland presents the musical The Clown of God Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., December 29 and 30. "With an original musical score by Peter Hesed and lyrics by Tom Kavanaugh, The Clown of God is a modern day descendant of the medieval miracle play; part cantata, part ballet, part storytelling, this magical fable celebrates the glory of God found in “great things, small things, each and all things.” Performances take place at St. Margaret of Scotland church, 3854 Flad in the Shaw neighborhood. For more information:

The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents It's a Wonderful Death through January 8, 2017. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information:

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Metro Theatre Company and the Missouri History Museum present The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane through December 30. "Edward Tulane is a toy who cares for nobody but himself. Ripped from the arms of the little girl who adores him, this privileged china rabbit is thrown into a life-changing adventure. From the depths of the ocean to the top of a garbage heap, Edward discovers what it means to love others on his extraordinary journey home. With themes of family, empathy, home and redemption, this play is the perfect way to celebrate the warmth of the holiday season." Performances take place in the Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. For more information:

Looking for auditions and other artistic opportunities? Check out the St. Louis Auditions site.
For information on events beyond this week, check out the searchable database at the Regional Arts Commission's Events Calendar.
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