Sunday, May 05, 2013

The St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of May 6, 2013

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Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun through May 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 through May 11. Performances take place at Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee. For more information, 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

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

Alton Little Theater presents Chase Me Up Farnsdale Avenue, Silvous Plait! May 10-19 at 2450 North Henry in Alton, IL. For more information, call 618-462-6562 or visit

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:

KTK Productions presents the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum May 10-19. Performances take place at Southampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind. For more information, call 314-351-8984.

The Looking Glass Playhouse presents Legally Blonde the Musical May 9-19. Performances take place at 301 West St. Louis Street in Lebanon, Ill. For more information, visit

HotCity Theatre presents the St. Louis premiere of Maple and Vine through May 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. Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

Photo: Stewart Goldstein
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!

R-S Theatrics presents Songs for a Cause, a fund-raising cabaret for the group Visiting Orphans, on Sunday, May 12, at 7 PM. “Annie Chase works with the group Visiting Orphans and is raising money to go back to the orphanage in China that her group has visited for 3 years and care for babies and children where there is a low care-giver to child ratio.” Performers include Anna Blair, Dennis Folwarczny, Ken Haller , Chuck Lavazzi, Kay Love, Christina Rios, Christy Simmons, and Annie Chase. Carol Schmidt is pianist and music director for the evening, which takes place at Bethel Lutheran Fellowship Hall at 7001 Forsyth. For more information:

Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre presents Stupefy! The 90 Minute Harry Potter Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and 10:30 PM, May 10-18 and Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 PM. “The 7:30pm performance is 'family friendly.' The late show is recommended for audiences 16 and over. Audience members should feel free to dress in their Hogwarts attire, if desired.” Performances take place at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar. For more information:

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents UTBU through May 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.

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