Saturday, January 14, 2023

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of January 16, 2023

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

Death of a Salesman
The Black Rep, presents Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman through January 29th.  “The classic story of traveling salesman Willy Loman and his family explores the disillusionment of the American Dream and the toll it takes on all aspects of life. When Willy faces the end of his career without much to show for it, he begins to lose his grip on reality. His wife, Linda, and sons, Biff and Happy, are struggling to survive in the same crumbling world, each desperately trying to reach a version of happiness that proves elusive.” Performances take place at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus. For more information:

The Blue Strawberry presents DeAnté Bryant: Songs from Theater School Friday, January 20, at 7 pm. “Songs from Theater School is a collection of memorable music during DeAnté Bryant’s time at the Sargent Conservatory of Theater Arts. Accompanied by Randon Lane, this night of magic not only showcases some of the songs that DeAnté was able to explore in college, but also the lessons that he learned, and his journey in faith, as well as, some pretty cool people that he met along the way.” The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle. For more information:

Chuck Lavazzi and Carol Schmidt
The Cabaret Project and The Blue Strawberry present a Singers Open Mic Tuesday, January 18, from 7 to 9:30 pm. “Chuck Lavazzi is your host, with pianist and music director Carol Schmidt. If you plan to sing bring sheet music or a chart in your own key, and perform your favorite Broadway, pop, or jazz tunes. Medium/up-tempo songs are encouraged but not required. Or you can just relax, have a drink and dinner or a snack, and enjoy the music. No admission or cover, but there is always a tip jar! All proceeds go to The Cabaret Project, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to promoting, developing, and sustaining the art cabaret in St. Louis."  The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle.  The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle. For more information:

Les Misérables
The Fabulous Fox presents Les Misérables Tuesday through Sunday, January 17-22.  “Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.” The Fabulous Fox is on North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents the comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike January 20-29. “Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. When their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.” Performances take place at the Robert Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, MO. For more information:

The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Jest Mysteries present A Dickens of a Killilng through January 27th, 2023. "Death is in the air as guests join Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, Baaaaa Huuuumbug!!! Ebenezer Scrooge will be back to his old tricks and is bound to make a few enemies at this Christmas Party chock full of Charles Dicken's Characters. Just when Beep (The Minstrel) gets everyone in the Holiday Spirit, Scrooge barges in and starts talking about gruel. Geez, hope no one snuffs Scrooge out before he stops bellowing! Guests will dive into the fictious world of Charles Dickens and join Pip, Martha Cratchit, Oliver Twist, The Ghost of Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and so many more in this cheerful murder mystery parody of a Holiday Classic. Whether you want to participate a little or a lot, you're sure to have a jolly good time, in jolly olde England, where there is sure to be "A Dickens of a Killing!" The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information:

Broadway Bound
Photo: Ethan Aylesworth
New Jewish Theatre presents Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 4 and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm, January 19 – February 5. “It’s the third play in Simon’s “Brighton Beach trilogy,” and follows the trials and tribulations of the Jerome family, especially the youngest Eugene, as he grows up and becomes an adult in 1940s Brooklyn. In this final installment, Eugene is trying to break into show business with his brother, Stanley, while coming to terms with his parents’ growing estrangement. With plenty of belly laughs and a few tears, Broadway Bound shows the importance of family ties in a quickly changing world.” Performances take place at the SFC Performing Arts Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. For more information:

Winter Opera presents Verdi’s Macbeth Friday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm, November January 18 and 22. “Macbeth is an opera in four acts with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Written for the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, it was Verdi’s tenth opera and premiered on 14 March 1847. Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage. Almost twenty years later, Macbeth was revised and expanded in a French version and given in Paris on 19 April 1865.” Performances take place at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center, 201 E. Monroe in Kirkwood, MO. 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.
Would you like to be on the radio? KDHX, 88.1 FM needs theatre reviewers. If you're 18 years or older, knowledgeable in this area, have practical theatre experience (acting, directing, writing, technical design, etc.), have good oral and written communications skills and would like to become one of our volunteer reviewers, send an email describing your experience and interests to chuck at Please include a sample review of something you've seen recently.

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