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St. Louis University Theatre presents the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee February 22 through March 3. Performances take place in Xavier Hall, 3373 West Pine Mall. For more information, call (314) 977-2998 or visit www.slu.edu/theatre.
ANNNONYArts presents 3 Row Poles to Enlightenment and Zilch Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, at 8 PM. “3 Row Poles to Enlightenment, a performance/opera, was created by performance artist Tom Brady and is performed by himself and Monica Newsam. In Zilch, Beckah Reed, Monica Newsam and Tom Brady each bring decades of accomplishment, to speak about the liberation of spirit in the face of political and personal injustice.” Performances take place at ANNONYArts, 3003 Locust. For more information: annonyarts.org.
KTK Productions presents the comedy The Best of KTK Cabaret Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. Performances take place at Southampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind. For more information, call 314-351-8984.
St. Louis Community College at Forest Park Theatre Department presents Bleacher Bums February 21-24. Performances take place in the Bastian Theatre on the campus at 5600 Oakland. For more information, call 314-644-9100.
The Fox Theatre presents the musical The Book of Mormon through March 3. "Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it's the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, 'It's the funniest musical of all time.' And The New York Times says, 'It's the best musical of this century.' It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart calls it 'A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry.' Contains explicit language." The Fox Theatre is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: fabulousfox.com.
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 Saturdays at 9 PM at Maggie O'Brien's, 2000 Market Street. For more information, you may call 314-827-4185, email stlouis at byebyeliver.com, or visit byebyeliver.com/stlouis.
photo by Heather Thorne
HotCity Theatre presents the world premiere of Connected by Lia Romero through February 23. The play is designed to work in combination with Facebook, where profiles will be created for each of the characters as though they were real people. Audience members are invited to “friend” the characters in the weeks leading up to the show to find out more about their backstories. Performances take place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information, visit www.hotcitytheatre.org or call 314-289-4063.
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Department of Theater and Dance presents Lisa Loomer's Distracted Wednesday through Sunday, February 20-24, in the Dunham Hall theater on the campus in Edwardsville, IL. For more information, call 618-650-2774.
St. Peter's UCC Creative Ministry presents An Evening with Gary Wayne Barker and Peggy Billo on Sunday, February 24, at 7 PM. David Horstman is pianist and music director for the show, which takes place at St. Peter's UCC, at Keelen and West Florissant in Dellwood. For more information: stpeterschurch.org
The COCA Family Theatre Series presents The Gruffalo Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2 and 5 PM, and Sunday at 1:30 PM, February 1-3. COCA is at 524 Trinity in University City. “Ages 3+. Join Mouse on an adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Following sellout performances in Europe, the U.K.'s Tall Stories tours the globe with this monster of a show filled with songs, laughs and scary fun.” For more information, call (314) 725-6555 or visit www.cocastl.org.
The Black Rep presents The Mountaintop by Katori Hall through March 9. “April 3, 1968, Memphis. The Lorraine Motel, Room 306. where Martin Luther King Jr. spends his last night on earth.” Performances take place at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square. For more information, visit theblackrep.org or call 314-534-3810.
The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Murder in Mayberry through April 27. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com
The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Nursery Crimes through April 30th. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information: bissellmansiontheatre.com
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The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents Uncommon Women And Others Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM, February 20 through March 3. Performances take place in the Stage III Auditorium on the Webster University campus. For more information, call 314-968-7128.
The Presenters Dolan present Ralph Kalish in Winning History - The Branch Rickey Story, a one-act play written by Ralph Kalish and directed by Bobby Miller, Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7 PM at The Gaslight Theatre, 358 North Boyle in the Central West End. For more information, call 314-725-4200 stn. 10 or visit licketytix.com.