Sunday, April 21, 2013

The St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of April 22, 2013

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Clayton Community Theatre presents the drama The Bad Seed Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, April 26-May 5. Performances take place at the Washington University South Campus Theatre. For more information, call 314-721-9228 or visit

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, or visit

O'Fallon TheatreWorks presents Faith County at the O'Fallon Municipal Centre auditorium through April 28. The O'Fallon Municipal Centre is located at 100 North Main Street in O'Fallon, MO. For more information, visit or call 636-379-5606.

The Tesseract Theatre Company presents Sam Shepard's Fool for Love Wednesday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4 PM. Performances are free and take place at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar (across the street from The Pageant). Visit for more info or email contact at

Washington University Performing Arts Department presents In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. Performances take place in the Studio Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Center on the Washington University campus. For more information, call (314) 935-5858.

Photo: John Lamb
Mustard Seed Theatre presents Jane Eyre, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë and adapted by Julie Beckman, through April 28 at the Fontbonne Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wydown Blvd. For more information, call (314) 719-8060 or visit the web site at Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

The Monroe Actors Stage Company presents the thriller Laura through April 28 in the Historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Waterloo, Illinois. For more information, visit or call 618-939-7469.

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents Legally Blonde the Musical Wednesday through Sunday, April 24-28. Performances take place on the Browning Mainstage at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus. For more information, call 314-968-7128.

Photo: Jeremy Daniel
The Fox Theatre presents the musical Million Dollar Quartet April 23-May 5. “Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.” The Fox Theatre is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

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:

The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Nursery Crimes through April 30th. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information:

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents Shake38, a 38-play Shakespeare marathon that takes place all over St. Louis. This year, Shake38 will celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday, running through the Bard's Birthday on Tuesday, April 23. For more information:

The Black Rep presents the world premiere of Smash/Hit! April 24-May 19. “An Iraqi War vet fights to leave the battlefield behind, and make his way in the treacherous world of Hip Hop.” Performances take place at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square. For more information, visit or call 314-534-3810.

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents soprano Stephanie Ann Ball and baritone Tom Stizler in a performance of Menotti's one-act opera The Telephone, or L'Amour à trois along with Menotti's Five Songs and Samuel Barber's A Hand of Bridge, Hermit Songs, and Dover Beach on Friday, April 16, at 8 PM. Stephanie and Tom will be joined by fellow vocalists Jenni Klauder, Caetlyn VanBuren, Greg Storkan, and Joshua Stanton. Piano accompaniment is provided by Mary Heather Pentecost and Vera Parkin. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt at Waterman in the Central West End. There's free parking in the lot right across the street. For more information, visit or call 314-367-7549.

St. Louis University Theatre presents Chekov's The Three Sisters April 26-May 5. Performances take place in Xavier Hall, 3373 West Pine Mall. For more information, call (314) 977-2998 or visit

St. Louis Actors' Studio presents Waiting for Godot through May 5 at the Gaslight Theatre, 358 North Boyle. For more information, call 314-458-2978 or visit

St. Charles Community College presents Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? April 24-28. Performances take place in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the campus at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville, MO. For more information, call 636-922-8050 or visit

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents Winning Juliet by Christopher Limber and Elizabeth Birkenmeier Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, April 26-May 4. “When the School Drama Department announces a production of Romeo And Juliet at Stratford High, no one expects competition for the role will end in tragedy. A new student arrives at school, and a cyber-mystery of torment and mistaken identity ensues. Julie, the new girl, is targeted at Stratford High for being strange...self-assured and bookish, fiercely honest and unstylish. Gwyneth is her immediate bully; she is set on being cast as Juliet and used to having her way at school. Julie is a sudden threat, noticeably standing a chance at winning the coveted role. There is much more to their competition than their teachers and parents can see. Beyond the school hallways, the girls play dangerous game, with consequences that seem unimaginable to their instigators. A single-sentence “status” is enough to ruin a day, and maybe a life.” The cast includes 88.1 KDHX's Chuck Lavazzi. Performances take place at the Little Theater at Clayton High School, 1 Mark Twain Circle in Clayton. For more information:

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