The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Jest Mysteries present Zombie Love through November 4. "Calling all Zombies! Tired of being judged for munching on the occasional brain? So what if you're not really "alive" anymore. You can still enjoy socializing with the living and enjoying a hilarious show together. Well, we've got the perfect show for you. Drama! Comedy! Looove! ...And, of course, Zombies! But some zombie has ignored rule number one in the “Zombieing for Dummies” handbook…No biting. Nina Tina Deena May will never be the same…do you know who’s to blame? And, no, it was not Mike Tyson! " The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information: www.lempmansion.com
Metro Theater Company presents Maddi’s Fridge by Anne Negri, adapted from the Book by Lois Brandt with illustrations by Vin Vogel. “What if the only way to help a friend was to break a promise? Sofia and Maddi are best friends. They live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play at the same rock-climbing gym. But when Sofia learns a secret about Maddi’s family, she’s faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi’s empty fridge. With humor and heart, this play is sure to inspire conversations with your young people about honesty, sensitivity, empathy and helping others.” Best enjoyed by ages 5 – 11, the show’s approximate run time is 50 minutes with no intermission. It's available for school tours through October 22. For more information: www.metroplays.org
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Photo: Todd Davis
Prison Performing Arts Alumni Theatre Company presents A Chilling Night of One-Acts Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm, October 5 through 8. The two one-act plays are Waiting for Hecate by e. k. Doolin and The Privilege of Being Second by David Nonemaker and Eric Satterfield. Performances take place at 3333 Washington in Grand Center. For more information: www.prisonperformingarts.org.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Twisted Melodies October 4 through 22. “This powerful one-man show is based on the life of St. Louis soul music icon Donny Hathaway. Twisted Melodies is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant singer and composer’s compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates his life in a gripping performance by St. Louis native Kelvin Roston, Jr.” Performances take place at the Berges Theatre at COCA in University City. For more information: repstl.org
St. Louis Shakespeare presents Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream through October 7 “’The course of true love never did run smooth...’; especially when it's mixed up with misguided parents, meddling fairies, mis-applied love potions, and a half-man / half-donkey / 100% fool. Immerse yourself in William Shakespeare's hilarious rom-com of mis-matched lovers and feuding fairies!” Performances take place in the Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center in Kirkwood. www.stlshakespeare.org.
The St. Louis Writers' Group presents Round One of its Playwright Slam on Tuesday, October 3, at 6:30 pm. “In rounds one and two each script will be given a five minute read, and scored by a panel of judges based upon audience reaction. the highest scoring plays will go to the final, which is based on which will be ten minutes of the same script, from which a winner will be chosen.” The Playwright Slam takes place upstairs at Big Daddy’s in Soulard. For more information, visit the St. Louis Writers' Group Facebook page.
Photo: Phillip Hamer
Stray Dog Theatre presents the musical Saturday Night Fever Thursdays through Saturdays at 8, October 5 through 28, with additional performances 2 pm Sundays, October 15 and 22. “Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, this electrifying show is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees, classic disco tracks, and new original songs. Burn, baby, burn!” Performances take place at Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee in Tower Grove East. For more information: www.straydogtheatre.org
Take Two Productions presents the musical Tick, Tick . . . Boom! By Jonathan Larson through October 7. “Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick... Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors and a band, Tick, Tick... Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and, yet, Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles. Performances take place in Johnson Hall at Third Baptist Church, 620 N. Grand in Grand Center. For more information: www.taketwoproductions.org/tick-tick-boom