Under the Arch Incubator and the cast of the National Touring Company of Wicked present Collaborative Cabarets: An Evening of New Musical Theatre on Monday, December 16. The performance will begin at 7:30pm with a Meet and Greet Cocktail hour beginning at 6pm. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Under the Arch Incubator. The event takes place at The Blue Strawberry, 364 N. Boyle in the Central West End. For more information: www.artful.ly/store/events/19383.
CSZ St. Louis presents The ComedySportz Show on Saturday nights at 7:30 pm. The show is "action-packed, interactive and hilarious comedy played as a sport. Two teams battle it out for points and your laughs! You choose the winners the teams provide the funny!" Performances take place on the second floor of the Sugar Cubed, 917 S Main St. in St Charles, Mo. For more information: www.cszstlouis.com.
The Lemp Mansion Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater presents A Dickens of a Killing through January 4. The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place. For more information: lempmansion.com.
Photo: John Lamb
The Stifel Theatre presents The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical on Thursday, December 19 at 7 pm. "The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production. When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected, multi-generational family struggle to rediscover Christmas spirit, he's got to find a way off the shelf and into their hearts. This toe-tapping, heartwarming story of one small elf's big impact on his adoptive family includes an exclusive invitation to Santa's North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas." The Stifel Theatre is at 14th and Market downtown. For more information: stifeltheatre.com.
|The Elves and the Shoemaker|
|Fully CommittedPhoto: John Gitchoff|
|A Life in the Theatre|
Photo: Patrick Huber
|One Too Many|
|Pride and Prejudice|
Photo: Phillip Hamer
The Blue Strawberry presents Sensational Soul with Lamont Hadley on Sunday, December 22, at 7 pm. "The smooth, delicate sounds of Lamont Hadley will mesmerize, refresh and captivate your soul with electrifying, sensational old and new school vocals." The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle in the Central West End. For more information: bluestrawberrystl.com.
The Playhouse at Westport Plaza presents Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery Of The Magi's Gold running through December 22. "Think "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of the wildly popular Late Nite Catchism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages - whatever happened to the Magi's gold? As Sister states, 'We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri - they were in a barn after all.' Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, Sister's Christmas Catechism is bound to become an annual classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir, and a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Highly interactive with gifts galore and a bundle of laughs, this show is a must-see for the holiday season. " The Playhouse at Westport Plaza is at 635 West Port Plaza. For more information: playhouseatwestport.com.