The Gateway Men's Chorus presents 1969: Stonewall Remembered Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm, June 22 and 23. "It was the Age of Aquarius, Woodstock, the moon landing, and the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village. 1969 marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the flashpoint for the LGBTQIA+ rights movement. Featuring solemn pieces through disco celebrations, GMC shines a light on LGBT history, especially transgender women of color, who led the charge for change but have largely been erased from the narrative of gay rights." Performances take place at the auditorium of the Touhill Center on the campus of the University of Missouri at St. Louis. For more information: touhill.org.
Gitana Productions presents An Amazing Story: German Abolitionists Of Missouri Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3 and 5:30 pm, June 20-23. "This provocative original play is inspired by the amazing stories of such remarkable individuals as Friedrich Munch, Judge Arnold Krekel and August Boernstein; German immigrants and leading abolitionists in the State of Missouri. Through the lens of history, we will bring to life all of the elements of what it means to strive for social justice for "others" when advocating within and outside of one's own cultural group. While many Germans who came to the Midwest were staunch defenders of a "color-blind" democracy some immigrants set aside their values in order to survive and be accepted during the period before and after the Civil War. As is the case with most Americans there are often contradictions in our beliefs often colliding and challenging us to clarify what is most important. The German story is an important American story…where the ideal of Democracy brings together unlikely and diverse champions!" Performances take place at The Kranzaberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand in Grand Center. For more information: www.gitana-inc.org.
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville presents Shakespeare's As You Like It Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, June 21-30. "The theatrical and enchanting Shakespeare that you have come to expect from SIUE Summer Theater continues; this beloved romantic comedy moves from the magical Forest of Arden to the mysterious 1920's Ozark forests, complete with original, Old-Time Tunes. Our hero Rosalind, finding herself on the run from the evils of the city with her best friend Celia and her philosophical fool Touchstone, disguises herself as a young man and begins a journey of self-discovery. Falling in love and learning who you are by "acting the part" are the heart of this classic tale of romance and reconciliation." Performances take place in the Metcalf Theater on the campus in Edwardsville, IL. For more information, call 618-650-2774 or visit siue.edu.
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Circus Flora presents its new show, The Caper on Aisle 6 through June 30 under the air-conditioned, red-and-white, big top tent in Grand Center. "A trip to the grocery store is not usually the most exciting part of our day. But the market is a place of intrigue and excitement in "The Caper in Aisle 6." An ancient and powerful substance, long thought to be gone from the Earth, is found in the unlikeliest of places: aisle six of the local grocery store. What secrets does aisle six hold, and what adventures will it set in motion?" For more information: circusflora.org.
CSZ St. Louis presents The ComedySportz Show on Saturday nights at 7:30 pm. The show is "action-packed, interactive and hilarious comedy played as a sport. Two teams battle it out for points and your laughs! You choose the winners the teams provide the funny!" Performances take place on the second floor of the Sugar Cubed, 917 S Main St. in St Charles, Mo. For more information: www.cszstlouis.com.
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The HIlton St. Louis Frontenac presents The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show through July 27. "Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!" For more information: https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/st-louis
Stages St. Louis presents the musical Disney's 101 Dalmatians, based on the animated film, June 18-30. "Join the evil Cruella De Vil and her two klutzy henchmen as they try to steal a litter of the cutest puppies ever to hit jolly old London Town. But not to worry - this fur-raising adventure ends happily with plenty of puppy power to spare! " Performances take place in the Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road in Kirkwood. For more information: stagesstlouis.org.
because why not? theatre company presents Fat by Shannon Geier Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm, June 6-16. "Amy Prestly has a lot going for her: a career, a happy marriage, a beautiful child, wonderful friends. She is also overweight; a fact that is affecting not just Amy, but her relationships with everyone surrounding her. Fat explores the struggles that come with obesity and body image ideals, taking a realistic look at the societal messages communicated with regards to size and the challenges of balancing personal health with positive body image in a world where thin equals better." Performances take place at Satori, 3003 Locust. For more information: eventbrite.com
Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Fire Shut Up My Bones by Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons, based on the memoir by columnist Charles Blow, through June 29. "One moment can change everything. When Charles discovers that his cousin has returned to his Louisiana hometown, he races home from college to confront his past. Memories and shadows surround Charles as he strives to move beyond a cycle of violence and forge a brave new path. Terence Blanchard, composer of OTSL's sold-out hit Champion, teams up with screenwriter Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou) for a haunting, powerful, and tender coming-of age story inspired by a memoir celebrated as "stunning" (Essence), "riveting" (Chicago Tribune), and "exquisite" (The New York Times)." The opera runs approximately two hours and 25 minutes with one intermission and is performed in English with English supertitles. Performances take place at the Loretto-Hilton Center at 135 Edgar Road on the Webster University campus. All performances are sung in English with projected English text. For more information: opera-stl.org call 314-961-0644.
The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Flaming Saddles through July 28 The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information: bissellmansiontheatre.com
The Q Collective presents the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 8 and 10:30 pm, June 20 - 29. "The Q Collective is excited to present John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's groundbreaking, Obie-winning Off-Broadway musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch, in which the 'internationally ignored song stylist' Hedwig Schmidt, herself, tells us her wild life story, as a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. This outrageous and unexpectedly powerful story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy backed by the hard-rocking band The Angry Inch. It's a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile." Performances take place at The Monocle, 4510 Manchester in The Grove. For more information: eventbrite.com.
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The Muny presents the musical Kinky Boots opening on Wednesday, June 19, at 8:15 p.m. and running through June 25th. '"Step into a dream where glamour is extreme" with the U.S. regional premiere of the international smash-hit-musical Kinky Boots! Winner of six Tony Awards, the Olivier Award and the Grammy, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of a struggling British shoe factory that finds a surprising way to recreate themselves! Featuring 16 Grammy Award-winning original songs penned by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this sparkling, stiletto sensation will "lift you up!"' Performances take place on the Muny's outdoor stage in Forest Park. For more information: muny.org.
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St. Louis Community College at Meramec presents A Mother Goose Comedy Monday at 10 am and 1 pm, Tuesday at 10 am and 7 pm, and Wednesday at 10 am and 1 pm, June 17-19 " The world-famous, fun-loving Mother Goose is now retired and living in Mother Goose Resort Spa, where she has time to keep active and pursue her favorite hobbies. She's really into sports and fitness! She gets tweets and texts, and even letters, from children all over the world who want to know how she got the ideas for her nursery rhymes. Assisted by the stage manager, her gander Sydney, she uses comedy sketches and audience participation to show how all of her nursery rhymes and characters came about. With energetic new twists - including a daredevil Humpty Dumpty, a suspicious Bo Peep, and a dancercising Mrs. Sprat - Mother Goose skates, jogs, and scuba-dives her way into children's hearts." Performances take place in the theatre on the campus at 11333 Big Bend Road. For more information, stlcc.eduor call 314-984-7500.
That Uppity Theatre Company presents The Mueller Report: Read, Sing, Resist on Saturday, June 22, from 2-5 pm. "A diverse array of artists, activists, elected officials and community people will come together to participate in a free event to read excerpts and summaries of the Mueller Report and offer related commentary through song. The event will also include voter registration in partnership with St. Louis Voter Registration Group, refreshments, a selfie station and the debut performance by the St Louis chapter of Sing Out, Louise, a New York social activist group founded in 2017 that writes parodies with political commentary of iconic songs." The free event takes place at Projects+Gallery at 4733 McPherson in the Central West End.
The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Muurder in Maaaybury! through July 27. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com.
Broadway Fantasies presents Our Favorite Songs Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., June 22-30. " A wonderful 2 hours of song and dance entertainment supporting CORP County older residents program. Directed by Christy Simmons and Musical direction by Joe Dreyer." Performances take place at the Chesterfield Family YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place. For more information: broadwayfantasies.com.
The Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents Recipes for Ice, their monthly improv show, on Friday, June 21, at 8 and 10:30 pm at The Steamboat Room, 314 S. Clay in Kirkwood, MO. "Join Adam and his crew for an interactive night of fun and laughter. Beer, wine and food available from Kirkwood Station Brewery." For more information: ktg-onstage.org.
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The Cabaret Project presents its weekly Singers Open Mic Night on Wednesday, June 17, from 7 to 9 pm. Drop by and enjoy a night of great music from St. Louis cabaret artists, backed up by pianist and music director Carol Schmidt with special guest MC Ken Haller. If you're planning to sing, be prepared to do one or two songs and bring music, preferably in your key. It's also recommend that you have your song memorized. The event takes place at the Dark Room in the Grandel Theatre in Grand Center. For more information: thecabaretproject.org.
The Looking Glass Playhouse presents the musical Singin' in the Rain Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, June 20-23. "The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin' in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. " Performances take place at 301 West St. Louis Street in Lebanon, Ill. For more information, visit www.lookingglassplayhouse.com.
Stray Dog Theatre presents Sylvia Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm through June 22. "Greg brings home a dog he found in Central Park - or that has found him - bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her collar. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To his wife Kate, however, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. This touching comedy celebrates our love of mans best friend." Performances take place at The Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee. For more information, visit straydogtheatre.org or call 314-865-1995.
Mariposa Artists presents A Taste of New York on Saturday, June 22, at 8 pm. The evening features performances by cabaret artists Lisa Yaeger, Ruth Carlin, Mary Sue Daniels, and Diane D'angelo. Rick Jensen is pianist and music director for the show, which is directed by Lina Koutrakos. The performance takes place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand in Grand Center. For more information: metrotix.com
Act Inc presents Travels with My Aunt by Graham Green, adapted by Giles Havergal, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm, June 22 and 23. "Retired bank manager, Henry Pulling's life is so quiet that he muses, "I found myself agreeably excited by my mother's funeral." From that inauspicious beginning Henry finds his life turned topsy turvy by the arrival of his eccentric, Aunt Augusta. A cross between "Auntie Mame" and Mata Hari, she spirits him around the globe encountering all sorts of intoxicating characters and exhilarating adventures along the way." Performances take place in the Emerson Black Box Theatre at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the Lindenwood campus in St. Charles, MO. For more information, visit actincstl.com.