Monday, November 25, 2019

The St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of November 25, 2019

The big Thanksgiving theatre freeze is on, but there's still great cabaret at the Blue Strawberry.

Lisa St. Lou
The Blue Strawberry presents Lisa St. Lou in Ain't No Good Man on Wednesday, November 27, at 8 pm. "Powerhouse vocalist, Lisa St. Lou performs material from her debut soul album, Ain't No Good Man. Accompanied by her Grammy-nominated writing partner, Tor Hyams, the evening will be a journey of relationships and all the stuff that goes with it; from heartbreak to empowerment and everything in between. The songs will inspire women and the good men who love them." The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle in the Central West End. For more information:

The Fox Theatre presents Cirque Dreams: Holidaze Friday at 4 and 8 pm and Saturday at 11 am, 3 pm, and 8 pm, November 29 and 30. "CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE electrifies the 2019 holiday season with its reimagined live family holiday spectacular. Featuring unforgettable performances, this critically-acclaimed extravaganza is both a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family!" The Fox Theatre is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

Steve Ross
The Blue Strawberry presents Steve Ross in Cole Porter and Beyond on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30, at 8 pm. "Called 'the very personification of the spirit of Cole Porter' by The New Yorker, Steve Ross takes his audience on a musical and anecdotal journey through the songs of this most sophisticated of composers - from his early successes in the Twenties ("I'm In Love Again," "You Do Something To Me," "Let's Do It") through his glory years in the Thirties ( "It's D'Lovely," "In the Still of the Night"), the Forties, noted for his masterpiece "Kiss Me Kate" and his later songs from the Fifties ("I Love Paris," "C'est Magnifique" and "It's All Right With Me." There will also be songs by his contemporaries (and friends) Noel Coward, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Rodgers & Hart and ending with a tribute to the great Fred Astaire for whom he wrote one of his undying classics, "Night and Day." Don't you find yourself sometimes just having to go to Cole Porter? And isn't this the best time of year to do it? And isn't Steve the right guy to do it with?" The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle in the Central West End. For more information:

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:

The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents A Dickens of a Killing through January 4. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information:

It's a Wonderful Life
Photo: Jennifer Lin
Metro Theatre Company presents It's a Wonderful Life, based on the classic film, through December 15. "The beloved American holiday classic leaps to life on stage in a delightful, heartwarming new adaptation. John Wolbers' "It's a Wonderful Life" has a clever twist: it's staged as a play within a play, more specifically a radio play within a play. On Christmas Eve 1949, KMTC Radio St. Louis is prepared to perform a live radio broadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life," when unexpected events transform the station's staff into the radio play's actors. Complete with microphones, live sound effects by a Foley artist, 1940s period costumes, and a diverse company of characters, the play tells the story of George Bailey and his discovery of the life-affirming message that one life can change the whole fabric of a community. " The performances take place at The Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square in Grand Center.. 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.
Would you like to be on the radio? KDHX, 88.1 FM needs theatre reviewers. If you're 18 years or older, knowledgeable in this area, have practical theatre experience (acting, directing, writing, technical design, etc.), have good oral and written communications skills and would like to become one of our volunteer reviewers, send an email describing your experience and interests to chuck at Please include a sample review of something you've seen recently.

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