Sunday, April 28, 2013

The St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of April 29, 2013

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Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun May 3-12. Performances take place at the Robert G. Reim Theatre of the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road. For more information, call 314-821-9956.

Take Two Productions presents the musical Avenue Q May 3 - 11. Performances take place at Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee. For more information, visit

Clayton Community Theatre presents the drama The Bad Seed Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM,. Performances take place at the Washington University South Campus Theatre. For more information, call 314-721-9228 or visit Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

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

Marble Stage presents the musical Carrie Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM, May 2-5, at Shaw Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School, 5329 Columbia Ave. For more information, call 314-437-0846 or visit

Act Two Theatre presents Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof May 3-12. Performances take place in the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre at 1 St Peters Centre Blvd, St. Peters, MO 63376. For more information:

The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Clueless through July 27. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information:

The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Field of Schemes through July 27. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information:

Curtain's Up Theatre presents the musical Li'l Abner Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM, May 2-5. The performances take place in the Dunham Hall Theater on the SIU-Edwardsville campus. For more information, visit

HotCity Theatre presents the St. Louis premiere of Maple and Vine May 3-18. “Disgusted with today's SCANDALOUS society where vulgarity and obscenity are actually rewarded? Overwhelmed by computers, smart phones, tablets and the such? Well, forsake Reality TV and your electronic devices for the dry martinis and Tupperware parties of the 1950's, when the simpler life was much more wholesome. Or ... was it?” Performances take place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information, visit or call 314-289-4063.

Metro Theater Company presents the MetroNEXT Festival of New Work Friday through Sunday, May 3-5. “Metro Theater Company invites the public to its new home in Grand Center to engage in a weekend of innovation and “risky” theater, being developed for adventurous audiences.” Performances take place at 3311 Washington in Grand Center. For more information:

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The Fox Theatre presents the musical Million Dollar Quartet through April 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: Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

The West County YMCA Y-Rep Teens and Chesterfield Community Theatre present Original Works and Improv Comedy Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4 at 7:30 PM. Performances take place at the West County YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place. For more information, call (636) 532-6515 Ext. 227.

The Black Rep presents the world premiere of Smash/Hit! through 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. Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

St. Louis University Theatre presents Chekov's The Three Sisters through May 5. Performances take place in Xavier Hall, 3373 West Pine Mall. For more information, call (314) 977-2998 or visit Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents UTBU May 3-11. “UTBU (which stands for Unhealthy To Be Unpleasant) is a wacky organization dedicated to righting the world's ills by exterminating nasty people. The blind leader is after an actor whose 94 year-old mother won't give him money to produce a play so he intends to hasten her demise with assorted Gothic tortures.” Performances take place in the Guild theatre at Newport and Summit in Webster Groves, MO. For more information: or call 314-962-0876.

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 Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

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: Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

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