The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Death of a Blackheart through July 29. "Welcome aboard the largest, (and safest), cruise liner ever to sail the low seas. That's right. Welcome aboard the Gigantic! But wait! What do I hear? "Argggghhhhhhh!" Avast ye mateys and get yer gizzard ready to be robbed by the most famous pirate ever to pillage a maiden! Of course, we're talkin' Captain Jack Blackheart! He's the pirate that has cheated more people, emptied more pockets and pillaged more ladies than any politician. Gee. I hope no one kills him off. You'll meet lots of fun characters at this show. In fact audience members will get to play lots of fun characters in this show because it's "chock full" of "Fair Maidens", "Lost Boys", "Rival Pirates", and more. One thing is for sure. If you've ever wanted to stand up and shout out Arggggghhhh!...then "Death of a Blackheart" is the show for you!" The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com.
St. Louis Public Radio presents the Grand Center Theatre Crawl on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m, June 30 and July 1, at various locations in the Grand Center Arts District. Join St. Louis Public Radio for the finest offerings of the bustling St. Louis theatre scene at the Grand Center Theatre Crawl. Rotate through venues in Grand Center to get free access to 24 local theatre groups in short performances." Featured theatre companies include Gateway Opera, Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, R-S Theatrics, The Midnight Company, and West End Players Guild. For more information: www.stlpublicradio.org
|Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat|
Photo: Peter Wochniak
JPEK CreativeWorks Theatre presents Jerome Davis and Chuck Flowers in A Legends Review: Marvin Gaye on Sunday, July 2, at 3 and 6 p.m. The performances take place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: kranzbergartscenter.org.
|The Little MermaidPhoto: Phil Hamer|
The Looking Glass Playhouse presents the Disney's Peter Pan Jr. Thursday through Sunday, June 29 - July 2. " Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up… with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another.” Performances take place at 301 West St. Louis Street in Lebanon, Ill. For more information, visit www.lookingglassplayhouse.com.
The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Phantom of the Grand Old Opry through July 30. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information: bissellmansiontheatre.com.
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Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville presents Shakespeare's The Tempest, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through July 2. Performances take place in the Dunham Hall Theater on the campus in Edwardsville, IL. For more information, call 618-650-2774 or visit siue.edu.
JPEK CreativeWorks Theatre presents Topdog/Underdog Thursday and Friday at 8 and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., June 29 - July 1. “Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks, is a play about two African American brothers struggling to make ends meet. Abandoned by their parents when they were teenagers, Lincoln and Booth, now in their thirties, were forced to learn to survive relying only on themselves. Lincoln, nicknamed Link, supported himself for many years of his life by hustling people at three card monte. However, after one hustle turns sour and his partner is killed, Lincoln swears off hustling and vows to earn an honest living. His wife Cookie kicks him out of their home, and Lincoln moves in with his younger brother Booth in his small, barely furnished, single room apartment. Lincoln contributes to the rent by working as an Abraham Lincoln impersonator at a local arcade, where patrons pay to re-enact Lincoln's assassination, shooting him in the back of the head with a cap gun.” The performances take place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: metrotix.com.