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The Pub Theater Company presents Bye Bye Liver: The St. Louis Drinking Play, a comedic romp through the joys and pitfalls of The Gateway to the West's favorite pastime. Performances take place on “select Saturdays” at Maggie O'Brien's, 2000 Market Street, and on the first and third Friday of each month at The Fox Hole at The Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester in The Grove. For more information, you may call 314-827-4185 or visit byebyeliver.com/stlouis.
The NonProphet Theater Company presents Debbie Does Dallas - the Musical by Erica Schmidt, Andrew Sherman and Susan L. Schwartz Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 5 PM, August 4 through August 20. For more information, call 636-236-4831 or visit nptco.org. Read the KDHX review!
Upstream Theatre presents a Dog Days Cabaret fund-raising event on Friday, August 5, starting at 6:30 PM. The evening includes a buffet, live auction, and cabaret program. The event takes place at Centene Center for the Arts, 3547 Olive in Grand Center. For more information, visit upstreamtheater.net or go to the event page at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/184661
Hard Road Theatre presents the musical Godspell through August 7 at the Highland High School Kennel, 12760 Troxler Avenue in Highland, IL. For more information, visit hardroad.org or call 618-654-7748.
The Brass Rail Players present the musical Guys and Dolls. Performances take place through August 7 at the Lindenwood University Premier Center For The Arts, 2600 West Main Street in Belleville, IL. For more information, visit brassrailplayers.org.
Take Two Productions presents the musical Hairspray August 5 through 13. Performances take place at Bayless High School Theater, 4530 Weber Road. For more information, visit taketwoproductions.org.
The Improv Trick hosts weekly Long Form Improv performances every Tuesday at 7:30 PM at Lemmons Restaurant, 5800 Gravois. Long form improv features 15 to 20 minute sketches based entirely on audience suggestions, with audience participation strongly encouraged. For more information, visit theimprovtrick.com.
The Arnold Community Theatre Troupe presents a One-Act Festival in Arnold, MO featuring one-act plays written and directed by community members. Admission is free, although there will be a bake sale and a raffle, and donations are greatly appreciated. Performances August 3rd and 4th at 7:00 PM at the Roy Wilde Conference Center, 849 Jeffco Blvd. Arnold, MO 63010. Go to arnoldcommunitytheatretroupe.weebly.com for more information.
Marble Stage Theatre presents the musical The Secret Garden Friday through Sunday, May 5 through 7, at Marble Stage Theater, 426 Crestwood Mall Art Space. For more information, call 314-437-0846 or visit www.marblestage.org.
The Muny presents the musical Seven Brides forSeven Brothers nightly at 8:15 PM through August 7 in the outdoor theatre in Forest Park. For more information, visit muny.org or call 314-361-1900. Read the KDHX review!
Insight Theatre Company presents the musical She Loves Me August 5 through 14. Performances take place in the Heagney Theatre, 530 East Lockwood on the campus of Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves. For more information, call 314-556-1293 or visit insighttheatrecompany.com.
St. Louis's own Dionna Raedeke presents her solo cabaret debut Sight, Sound on Friday, August 5 at 8 PM at The Chapel Venue, 6238 Alexander Drive. The evening is directed by Tim Schall with music direction by Rick Jensen. For more information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/182143
Act II Community Theatre presents the comedy Southern Hospitality Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, through August 7. Performances take place at 1 St Peters Centre Blvd in St. Peters, MO. For more information, call 636-219-0150 or email info at act2theater.com.
Max and Louie Productions presents the musical Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story, a two-man musical about Chicago's infamous “thrill killers”, August 4 through 14. Performances take place at The Gaslight Theatre, 358 North Boyle in the Central West End. For more information, visit maxandlouie.com or call (314) 795-8778.
Curtain's Up Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz August 5 through 14. Performances take place at the Wildey theater in Edwardsville, IL. For more information, visit curtainsuptheater.com.