The Blue Strawberry presents Open Mic Night with Sean Skrbec and Patrick White Sundays at 7 pm. "Come on down and sing, come on down to play, or come on down to listen and enjoy." The club is operating under a "COVID careful" arrangement with restricted indoor capacity, mask requirements, and other precautions. The Blue Strawberry is on North Boyle in the Central West End. For more information: bluestrawberrystl.com.
|Martin Silvestri and Christine Andreas|
Circus Harmony in St. Louis and Circus Circuli in Stuttgart, St. Louis's German sister city, present Sister City Circus, on Circus Harmony’s YouTube page. "Through a series of online meetings, workshops, and classes the two troupes created 6 different circus acts and then filmed them at iconic architectural locations in each of their cities." For more information, visit the Circus Harmony YouTube channel.
|Look Into My Eyes|
Fly North Theatricals presents three new free digital series. Their new digital line up includes The Spotlight Series, the Grown-Up Theatre Kids Podcast, and Gin and the Tonic. The Spotlight Series highlights the Fly North family of students and actors performing songs from previous FNT shows. In the Grown-Up Theatre Kids podcast you can join Colin Healy and Bradley Rohlf every other Friday as they explore life after drama club and what it means to make a living in theatre far from the lights of broadway. Gin and the Tonic is a "reckless unpacking of music history’s weirdest stories hosted by Colin Healy.” The Spotlight Series and Gin and the Tonic are available at the Fly North Theatricals YouTube channel and the Grown-Up Theatre Kids podcast can also be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Sticher, other podcast platforms. All three are updated on a bi-weekly (every other week) basis.
The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre presents A Fistful of Hollers through May 8. "Gun slingers, dance hall girls, cowboys, gold diggers, cowboy boots and ten-gallon-hats will abound. Rowdy cowboys will duel to the death as the crooked sheriff watches with glee. But none of these characters are as dangerous as Nasty Nate, he’s the orneriest gun in the west and word is that he’s going to be stirring up trouble at the Lemp Mansion." The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information: www.lempmansion.com
Metro Theatre Company presents Jacked! streaming on demand through March 31. "From playwright Idris Goodwin (Ghost, And in this Corner: Cassius Clay) comes the Jack and the Beanstalk story with a modern-day twist. And it’s not just the story that has a fresh take. This all-new virtual production fuses storytelling and poetry with a smart, moving hip hop score and hand-drawn animation based on visuals by artist Nick Kryah – exploring the imaginative boundaries of theater, film, and animation. You and the children in your family join Jack for an adventure that might start with the beanstalk, but follows Jack and his mother as they struggle to live happily ever after." For more information: metroplays.org.
Moonstone Theatre Company presents Moonstone Connections, a series of in-depth interviews with arts leaders by company founder Sharon Hunter. New episodes air the third Tuesday of each month; see linktr.ee/moonstoneconnections for more information.
The Muny presents Attuned: Cast Me at the Muny, a nine-part podcast that "showcases audition tips and funny stories, while offering an inside look at what makes casting a Muny show so challenging." The series is available on demand at the Classic 107.3 web site. For more information: classic1073.org/podcasts
Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Meet the Makers on Thursday, February 18, at 5:30 pm on the OTSL YouTube channel. General Director Andrew Jorgenson will head a live panel discussion with the composer/librettist teams who have created new operas for the company's New Works, Bold Voices Lab. "Normally, writing a new opera takes several years — but in OTSL's New Works, Bold Voices Lab, three fearless teams of composers and librettists have accepted the challenge of creating world premiere works in less than 9 months! Learn more about the stories that have inspired their new operas and hear how the events and restrictions of this time have influenced the creative process. The panel will be live-streamed on YouTube and will remain available for viewing after the event date." For more information, visit the Opera Theatre YouTube channel.
Riley, Ryan Johnson in
The Pirates of Penzance
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the one-actor comedy Hi, Are You Single? via on-demand streaming through February 28th. "Ryan is searching for love. Or a date. Or at least a hookup. From encounters with drag queens to platonic lap dances, writer/performer Ryan J. Haddad guides the audience through the gay dating scene while living with cerebral palsy, sharing his provocative take on intimacy, rejection and judgment. Hi, Are You Single? contains depictions and descriptions of sexual content, explicit language and discussion of ableism, racism, ageism and the stigmatization of HIV status." For more information: repstl.org.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, in collaboration with Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, present Play at Home, a series of micro-commissioned short plays from some of the American theatre's most exciting and prominent playwrights. These new plays – which all run 10 minutes or less – are available for the public to download, read and perform at home for free at playathome.org.
Varner and family
After the Flood
R-S Theatrics presents While the Ghostlight Burns, a virtual discussion series featuring R-S Artistic Director Sarah Lynne Holt in conversation with St. Louis theatre artists, Mondays at 7 pm. Conversations will be archived at the R-S Theatrics YouTube channel. For more information: r-stheatrics.com/while-the-ghostlight-burns.html
The St. Louis Cabaret Conference is accepting applications for a five-week Song Performance Class using the JamKazam platform. Classes will take place Saturdays from 1-4 pm, February 20 through March 20. "This is a song performance coaching class with an emphasis on increasing the singers ability to collaborate with their musical director. You will do the same type of performance work, but because of working latency free (no delay) we will be able to adjust keys, tempos, and in some cases begin the process of arrangments. The purpose of the class is not to hand you a complete arrangment, but to empower you to an active participant in the arrangement process via acting choices, lyric interpretation and how the song will be used in a performance, etc Award winning music director Christopher Denny and St. Louis Cabaret Conference Artistic Director Tim Schall will lead the class. New York tech guru Matt Berman will monitor the platform for ease of use during each class so the focus can be on your work." A two-month Gold Level JamKazam account is included in the price of the course. For more information: www.stlouiscabaretconference.com.
The St. Louis Writers Group streams live recordings of previous play reading sessions at their Facebook page. For more information: facebook.com.
The St. Louis Writers Group presents Bits and Pieces, a Zoom workshop on play writing, Monday at 6:30 pm, February 15. Bits and Pieces is an interactive workshop in which ideas can be explored and partly-completed scripts can be read and reviewed by experienced actors and writers. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit the St. Louis Writers Group page on Facebook.
SATE, in collaboration with COCA and Prison Performing Arts, presents Project Verse: Creativity in the Time of Quarantine. Project Verse presents two new plays: Quatrains in Quarantine by e.k. doolin and Dream On, Black Girl: Reflections in Quarantine by Maxine du Maine. The performances are streamed free of charge on SATE’s website and Facebook page. For more information: slightlyoff.org.
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Union Avenue Opera offers Sneak Peeks of its 2021 season operas Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) and The Cradle Will Rock on its YouTube channel.