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The Presenters Dolan present Jeffrey M. Wright in The 40's: Theirs...And Mine on Saturday, October 24, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "Songs from the 40's through today from a singer in his 40's. Songs made famous by artists as diverse as Comden/Green, Cole Porter, Garth Brooks, Jimmy Webb, U2, and Rodgers and Hammerstein - all with the magic touch of Rick Jensen's amazing arrangements. Back in town from his gig at 54 Below in NYC with Alex Rybeck, Jeff also guested at the Metropolitan Room." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.
Over Due Theatre presents the musical The Addams Family, based on the cartoon characters of Charles Addams, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, October 23 - November 1. Performances take place at the Olivette Community Center, 9723 Grandview Drive, in Olivette, MO. For more information, call 314-210-2959 or visit overduetheatrecompany.com
Photo: Lon Brauer
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: lempmansion.com.
Photo: John Lamb
The Presenters Dolan present Dean Christopher in Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, A Tribute to Dean Martin on Thursday, October 22, at 8 PM as part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival. "Dean Christopher has opened for Frank Sinatra, Jr. and several times for Don Rickles. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to pay tribute to one of his show business idols, Dean Martin. Dean just regrets that he is not and never could be as cool." The performance takes place at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle. For more information: gaslightcabaretfestival.com.
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: bissellmansiontheatre.com
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The Emerald Room at The Monocle presents Patrick Livingstone in Magique Uniqe on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. "Dive into this spellbinding and fascinating magical journey as Vaudeville magician Patrick Livingstone takes the stage of The Emerald Room at The Monocle. This performance will have you mesmerized as you take a fantastic adventure accompanied by live musical performances and the witty banter our cabaret cast! This up close and personal presentation will stimulate and impress the senses in this oh, so unique performance!" The monocle is at 4510 Manchester in The Grove neighborhood. For more information: buzzonstage.com.
Catalyst Communications Theatre presents the Variety Children's Theatre production of the musical Mary Poppins Friday through Sunday, October 23-25. Performances take place at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the UMSL campus. For more information: www.varietychildrenstheatre.org.
The Fox Theatre presents Matilda the Musical, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, October 21 - November 1. "Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny." The Fox Theatre is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: fabulousfox.com.
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville presents The Miss Firecracker Contest Wednesday through Sunday, October 21-25. "It's a comic volcano of a play, populated by offbeat, but vital, larger-than-life characters......" The Hollywood Reporter The place is the small Mississippi town of Brookhaven, the time a few days before the 4th of July. Carnelle Scott (known as "Miss Hot Tamale" ) is rehearsing furiously for the Miss Firecracker Contest - hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation and allow her to leave town in a blaze of glory. but the unexpected arrival of her cousin Elain, a former Miss Firecracker winner, who has walked out on her rich but boring husband and her two small children, complicates matters a bit, as does the repeated threat of Elain's eccentric brother, Delmount, to sell the family homestead and decamp for New Orleans. Somehow, Carnelle perseveres!" Performances take place in the Dunham Hall theater on the campus in Edwardsville, IL. For more information, call 618-650-2774 or visit siue.edu.
The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents A Night of One Acts Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, at 8 p.m. Performances take place in the Guild theatre at Newport and Summit in Webster Groves, MO. For more information: theatreguildwg.org or call 314-962-0876.
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 music"." The monocle is at 4510 Manchester in The Grove neighborhood. For more information: themonoclestl.com.
|The Piano Lesson|
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Fontbonne University's Theatre Department presents April De Angelies' Playhouse Creatures October 22 through November 1. "The year is 1669 - a bawdy and troublesome time. Theaters have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression. There is a surge in dramatic writing and the first English actresses appear on stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous (Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton) to provide a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses." Performances take place at Fontbonne University's Black Box Theatre located in the Southwest building on the campus at Big Bend and Wydown. For more information: www.mustardseedtheatre.com or call (314) 719-8060.
St. Louis University Theatre presents Scotland Road by Jeffrey Hatcher October 23-25. "A young woman rescued from an iceberg in the North Atlantic, speaking only the word 'Titanic' is questioned by a man who tries to expose her as a fake. His only clue to her true identity...her references to an unknown place called 'Scotland Road.'" Performances take place in the Studio Theatre at Xavier Hall, 3373 West Pine Mall. For more information, call (314) 977-2998 or visit www.slu.edu/saint-louis-university-theatre.
Take Two Productions presents the rock musical Spring Awakening October 23-31. "It's Germany, 1891. A world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. Join a group of students as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years." The show is recommended for mature audiences. Performances take place at Southampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind in South City. For more information, visit taketwoproductions.org.
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The St. Louis Writers Group presents the world premiere of Starfest the Musical, with book and lyrics by Mario Farwell and music by Stratos Diamantis, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., October 23-25. "The Story opens with our dashing hero, Starfest battling the maniacal villain Zerker, who is bent on world domination! Along the way two earthlings are caught up in the melee and taken across the universe for the adventure of their lives! This musical adventure is a parody of classic Science Fiction shows like Flash Gordan and Buck Rodgers and promises to be an action packed crowd-pleaser!" Performances take place at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive in Clayton. For more information: brownpapertickets.com.
The Tavern of Fine Arts presents vocalist Dom Thomas and pianist Michael Harvey in Sweet Dreams, the Official Album Listening Party on Thursday, October 22, at 8 p.m. "Sweet Dreams the album listening party will be an event promoting the digital release of Dom Thomas's first studio album. Dom Thomas will sing a couple of songs and guest will get a preview of the entire album through the night. Guest will be able to purchase the album via email and Tips and donations will be accepted." The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.
O'Fallon TheatreWorks presents the drama Wit at the O'Fallon Municipal Centre auditorium October 23 - November 1. "Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play, Margaret Edson's extraordinary first play, Wit, is a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. Synopsis: Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her intellectual approach to the study of Donne has been intensely rational. But as her illness progresses, Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. " The O'Fallon Municipal Centre is located at 100 North Main Street in O'Fallon, MO. For more information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us or call 636-379-5606.