Sunday, May 01, 2022

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of May 2, 2022

Now including both on-line and live events during the pandemic. Your event information should be in text format (i.e. not part of a graphic), but feel free to include publicity stills. To get your event listed here, send an email to calendar [at]

David Giuntoli
The Blue Strawberry presents David Giuntoli in What Is This Thing Called Love? on Friday at 7:30 pm, May 6th. “The ever affable, always unflappable and eternally graceful David Giuntoli comes to Blue Strawberry with some of the greatest songs of love - falling in, staying in, losing in, repeat - from the masters of the songbook."  Carol Schmidt is pianist and music director for the show.  The show is also available via a live video stream. The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle. For more information:

The Blue Strawberry presents The Comedy Magic of Jeff Lefton & Steve Barcellona on Monday at 7:30 pm, May 2nd. The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle. For more information:

The Blue Strawberry presents a Singers Open Mic Night on Tuesday at 7:00 pm, May 3rd. Meghan Kirk  hosts with Ron McGowan at the piano.  Singers should bring music in their key. The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle. For more information:

ERA Theatre presents the radio play SHE by Nancy Bell with music by Joe Taylor and Lyrics by Nancy Bell via on-demand streaming  "SHE controls the radio station of the fascist regime in power. SHE's also the star of the broadcast. Her recording studio abounds with music and oysters. But in the nearby government camps full of misfits and would-be revolutionaries, only torture and starvation is thick on the ground. Tonight, however, SHE's realm feels different. The bombs sound closer. Time moves faster. But SHE will finish her radio show, and it will be her finest. If executing every number in the broadcast means some people need to die, so be it; it is a small sacrifice. The citizens need her and she will not let them down." SHE is available on most major platforms including Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, YouTube, and BandCamp. For more information:

Photo: Joan Marcus
The Fabulous Fox presents the musical the musical Hamilton through May 15. “HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography.” The Fabulous Fox is on North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Jest Mysteries present Bullets in the Bathtub J through May 7. "Mob bosses, flappers, bootleggers and crooked cops will abound as event attendees are transported back in time to Trixie's speakeasy right in the heart of the roaring 20's. There will be plenty of rowdy characters at this fun, interactive event but none so dangerous as Harry "Bullets" Hyde. He’s the boss of the bosses and he is not too keen on "The Familys" taking over his territory. Parts will be passed out at the door and guests can participate as much or as little as they would like too. Some might be famous gangsters of the past, others may dodge the cops as they bootleg over state lines and a few might even be fun, flirty flappers. When a group like this gets together, it’s almost inevitable that somebody ends up "sleeping with the fishes." The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information:

The Midnight Company presents Joe Hanrahan’s Anomalous Experience: A Modern Ghost Story Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm (May 8 and 15), May 5-21. “Inspired by true events, the play is designed as a public lecture from a respected psychiatrist. He’s been dealing with professional ridicule for his research into the phenomenon of Alien Abduction. In the course of the play, he will present two patients who, in very different ways, have been victims of their perceived abductions. While he’s not exactly sure what’s going on, the psychiatrist is convinced that something real, something profound, is happening to these people and to our world.“ Performances take place at the .ZACK in Grand Center. For more information:

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:

The St. Louis Writers' Group presents a reading of Fledgling by Joe Link on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. “The early life of Adam Montrose, a budding aviation engineer, as he discovers the hubris of intellectualism, the importance of love and friendship, and the benefit of acknowledging a higher power.” The reading takes place at Big Daddy’s, 1000 Sidney in Soulard and on line via Facebook. For more information, visit the St. Louis Writers' Group Facebook page.

Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents the comedy Farce of Habit May 6-15. Performances take place at 517 Theatre Lane at the corner of Newport and Summit in Webster Groves. For more information:

Wentzville Christian Church presents Seussical the Musical Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 and 7 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm, May 6-8. “Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.” Wentzville Christian Church is located at 1507 Highway Z in Wentzville, MO. For more information:

The Lonesome West
West End Players Guild presents Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West April 29 through May 8. “Brothers Valene and Coleman Connor live alone in their father’s County Galway house after his recent death.  Despite whatever brotherly bond exists between them, they find it almost impossible to exist without getting into the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics – a situation the Guardian described in its review of the play as being ‘closeted together in undying hostility like a penned-up Cain and Abel.’  They probably would have killed each other by now were it not for the efforts of young Father Welsh, who has made it his mission to reconcile the two before they do.” West End Players Guild this season will employ touchless ticketing, socially-distanced seating and indoor masking of all patrons and front-of-house staff and volunteers. Performances take place at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union in the Central West End. For more information:

Looking for auditions and other artistic opportunities? Check out the St. Louis Auditions site.
For information on events beyond this week, check out the searchable database at the Regional Arts Commission's Events Calendar.
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