Sunday, January 03, 2016

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of January 4, 2016

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The cast of 25 to Life
New Line Theatre presents 25 to Life, an evening of songs from New Line's first twenty-five years, on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 5 and 6, at 8 p.m. "The evening will include songs from past New Line shows, including Next to Normal, Bat Boy, Reefer Madness, Bonnie and Clyde, The Rocky Horror Show, Cry-Baby, Spelling Bee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jacques Brel, Company, The Wild Party, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Floyd Collins, A New Brain, March of the Falsettos, The Robber Bridegroom, Into the Woods, The Fantasticks, and many more. The concert will include adult content and adult language. Performances take place at the Sheldon Concert Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

The Bissell Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents And Away You Go January 1 through March 27. The Bissell Mansion is at 4426 Randall Place. For more information:

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents Yasmina Reza'a comedy God of Carnage January 8-17. "A comedy of manners ... without the manners. Two married couples meet to sort out a playground fight between their sons. At first, niceties are observed but as the evening progresses and the rum flows, the gloves come off and the night becomes a side-splitting free-for-all." Performances take place in the Guild theatre at Newport and Summit in Webster Groves, MO. For more information: or call 314-962-0876.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents James Goldman's The Lion in Winter January 6-31. "During Christmas of 1183, King Henry II of England plans to announce his successor to the throne. But in this amusing and high-spirited romp, other members of the royal family have their own opinions of who should be crowned king. As he feuds with his estranged wife, Eleanor, and attempts to navigate the minefield of his bickering sons, all of whom have a stake in the game, it's open season on the English throne, bringing a whole new meaning to dysfunctional family drama." 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

The Monocle presents an open mic night every Mondays from 9:00pm to midnight. "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:

First Run Theatre presents the comedy The Other Side by David Hawley Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, January 8-17. "Stan and Kevin are two post graduate Psychology students from England and Ireland working on their doctorate thesis in Boston. they decide to combine their research into spiritualism with the need to make a few extra bucks by setting up as mediums themselves. Things are going very well for them until a client who wants to contact her father turns out to be the daughter of the local mafia Don. Things start going crazy when she has them confirm he's dead and her brother now demands to know who killed him. How do our boys get out of this mess and evade the overly large strong-arm for the brother who also happens to be a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard? We will find out." Performances take place at De Smet Jesuit High School Theatre 233 N. New Ballas Rd. For more information, call (314) 352-5114 or visit

The Poor People of Paris
The Tavern of Fine Arts presents Elsie Parker and the Poor People of Paris in A Tribute to Edith Piaf, on Monday, January 4, at 8 p.m. "This performance will also be a benefit concert for victims of the recent Paris Attacks. All proceeds go to the victims and their families through the Consolate General of France in Chicago. St. Louis' premier French Band band will amaze you with their range and talent. This concert will feature mostly the Edith Hits form her 4 decades as an icon of French music and culture. However Elsie Parker and The Poor People of Paris can play some of the most engaging jazz, latin, pop or rock numbers you will ever hear." The Tavern of Fine arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The Emerald Room at the Monocle and The Presenters Dolan present Johanna Elkana-Hale in Starting Here on Wednesday, January 6, at 7:30 p.m. "St. Louis native Johanna Elkana-Hale's voice has graced many a big stage. Tonight she takes to the small stage for an intimate musical journey through life's ups and downs in her debut solo cabaret." The performance takes place in the Emerald Room at The Monocle, 4510 Manchester in the Grove neighborhood. For more information:

Ben Watts
The Emerald Room at the Monocle and The Presenters Dolan present Ben Watts in Wonderful Enough on Thursday, January 7, at 7:30 p.m. "Ben Watts is a throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood. He brings charm and class to jazz standards, long-forgotten show tunes, 80s power rock ballads, and everything in between. Wry, witty, and darkly funny, his stories and songs will leave you laughing and wanting more. With sings Cole Porter, Noël Coward, Kurt Weill, Peggy Lee andJerry Herman." The performance takes place in the Emerald Room at The Monocle, 4510 Manchester in the Grove neighborhood. For more information:

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