Sunday, October 11, 2015

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of October 12, 2015

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Photo:  Lon Brauer
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the drama Angel Street October 14 - November 8. Mrs. Bella Manningham is going mad. Confined to an old and dark London home, her suave husband and caretaker, Jack, accuses her of playing wicked pranks and tricks that she can't recall, tormenting Bella and making her question her own sanity. Frightened, Bella believes everyone is against her, until one evening when a keen police inspector pays her a visit, shedding light on information that could save her life. Equal parts mystery, psychology and sin, Angel Street is one of Broadway's longest running plays. " Performances take place on the mainstage at the Loretto-Hlton Center, 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, MO. For more information, call 314-968-4925 or visit

Lindenwood University presents the drama Columbinus throiugh October 17. "The grim ecosphere of the average American high school is analyzed with sympathy and precision in Columbinus, a new play that aims to expose the cultural and personal pathologies that gave rise to the horrific events in Littleton, Colo., in 1999, when two students went on a rampage at Columbine High School, killing a dozen students and a teacher before killing themselves. Performances take place in the Emerson Black Box Theatre at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the Lindenwood campus in St. Charles, MO. For more information, call 636-949-4433 or visit

The cast of Company
Photo: Joe Angeles
The Performing Arts Department at Washington University presents the Stephen Sondheim musical Company Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM through October 18. "Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Company! First produced in 1970, Company was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical. Company takes an unvarnished look at marriage through the eyes of Bobby who, unmarried on his thirty-fifth birthday, finds himself lost in the company of his married friends. With his trademark wit and sophistication, Stephen Sondheim examines the flawed nature of human relationships as Bobby journeys towards the realization that, in spite of all of his friends' failings, there is no point in 'Being Alive' unless he has someone with whom to share it." Performances take place in the Edison Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Student Center on the Washington University campus. For more information, or call 314-935-6543.

The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents Dead! Like Me through November 14. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information:

Photo: John Lamb
Stray Dog Theatre presents the musical Dogfight Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM throiugh October 24. "A contemporary musical with timeless themes of love and compassion woven into 1960's America as our boys stand at the brink of service in Vietnam." Performances take place at The Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee. For more information, visit or call 314-865-1995.

The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents Get "Hitched" To A Redneck Or Die through October 31. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information:

Photo: Jill Ritter Lindberg
New Line Theatre presents the regional premiere of the musical Heathers, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, through October 24. "New Line opens its 25th season with the regional premiere of the pitch-black musical comedy HEATHERS, written by the award-winning team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness) and Laurence O'Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde). This hilarious, big--hearted, and homicidal new musical is based on the 1989 cult film, truly one of the darkest teen comedies of all time. The original screenwriter Daniel Waters called it, 'a Carson McCullers-style novel of a girl who meets the Antichrist as a teenager.'" Performances take place at the Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, three blocks east of Grand, in Grand Center. For more information, visit or call 314-534-1111. Read the 88.1 KDHX review!

De Kus
Upstream Theater presents De Kus (The Kiss) by Dutch author Ger Thijs, translated by Paul Evans throiugh October 25. "When a lonely stand-up comic and an anxious housewife meet on a country path, they embark on a journey toward an unknown and surprising fate...where one kiss could change the entire world." Performances take place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information, including show times:

The Presenters Dolan present Amy Ogle in Letters to Mom and Dad: A Cabaret Tribute to the Greatest Generation on Thursday, October 15, at 8 p.m. Carol Schmidt is pianist and music director for the show, which is directed by Barbara Brussell. The performance takes place in The Emerald Room at The Monocle Bar, 4510 Manchester in The Grove neighborhood. For more information:

The University of Missouri at St. Louis presents Euripides' tragedy Medea Thursday through Sunday, October 15-18 "Her husband's gone and her future isn't bright. Imprisoned in her marital home, Medea can't work, can't sleep and increasingly can't cope. While her child plays, she plots her revenge. This startlingly modern version of Euripides' classic tragedy explores the private fury bubbling under public behavior and how in today's world a mother, fuelled by anger at her husband's infidelity, might be driven to commit the worst possible crime." The performances take place at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. For more information, or call 314-516-4949.

One Too Many
The Presenters Dolan present the acappella group One Too Many on Friday, October 16, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. " “Six-Man A Capella. Tight harmonies, sharp, funny, homegrown. If you like Straight No Chaser, you'll be very happy. These guys are on the move." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information:

The Florissant Civic Center presents Only Just a Minute Wednesday through Saturday, October 14-17. "The play focuses on the relationship between Dr. King and his mentor, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, long-time president of Morehouse College for African-American men in Atlanta." Performances take place in the theatre at the Civic Center in Florissant, MO. For more information:, or

The Emerald Room at The Monocle presents an open mic night every Monday from 8:00pm to 11:00pm" "Musical Theater actor? Cabaret singer? Balladeer? Beleter? Coloratura soprano? Crooner? Student? Teacher? Performer? Fan? Come on down and sing. All are welcome. Ron Bryant is your accompanist. Bring your sheet musi"." The monocle is at 4510 Manchester in The Grove neighborhood. For more information:

Clayton Community Theatre presents August Wilson's Piano Lesson October 15-25. Set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression, this Pulitzer Prize-winning 1990 play by American playwright August Wilson follows the lives of the Charles family and an heirloom, the family piano. The play focuses on the tension between family members who treasure the piano as a link to the family history, and those who want to sell the piano to improve the family's economic status. What The Piano Lesson finally seems to ask is: "What do you do with your legacy, and how do you best put it to use?" Performances take place at the Washington University South Campus Theatre. For more information, call 314-721-9228 or visit

Clinton County Showcase presents the drama Proof throiugh October 8. "Proof is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. One of the most acclaimed plays of the 1999-2000 season, Proof is a work that explores the unknowability of love as much as it does the mysteries of science." Performances take place at the Avon Theater, 525 North 2nd Street Breese IL. For more information, visit

Shanara Gabrielle
The Presenters Dolan present Shanara Gabrielle in Rated SG on Thursday, October 15, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "A bold storyteller with a wonderful voice, a sharp wit, graceful physical theatricality, and old school charm. " The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information:

The Presenters Dolan present Chuck Flowers in Songs I Came Up With on Saturday, October 17, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "Schooled in the genres that call St. Louis home, singer and showman Chuck Flowers lights up the stage. He brings a night of the soul, pop and R&B songs that helped form him as a singer and actor." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information:

The Sunshine Boys
Photo: Eric Woolsey
New Jewish Theatre presents Neil Simon's comedy The Sunshine Boys through November 1. "Al Lewis and Willie Clark, as 'Lewis and Clark' were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. But they haven't spoken in over a decade. Now CBS is inviting the team to reunite for a 'History of Comedy' retrospective. A grudging reunion brings them back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. Classic Neil Simon, a lot of it is epically funny and all of it is cheerful." Performances take place at the Marvin and Harlene Wool Studio Theatre at the JCCA, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. For more information, call 314-442-3283 or visit

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents singers Tim Schall, Deborah Sharn, and Bridgette Kossor, with pianist Rocky Tucker, in an evening of jazz standards and sophisticated pop on Friday, October 16, at 8 p.m. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

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