Saturday, January 21, 2023

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of January 23, 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
Photo courtesy of The Black Rep
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:

Liz Callaway
The Blue Strawberry presents To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24 and 25, at 7 pm. “In 1970, Liz Callaway saw a musical that would change her life forever- Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, at the Alvin Theatre. A decade later, she would make her Broadway debut in Merrily We Roll Along, by the same composer at the same theatre. Now, with her critically acclaimed show “To Steve with Love,” she pays homage to the writer who changed the course of her life. Honoring the life and songs of the most influential composer of the modern musical, the Emmy winner and Tony nominee celebrates the master with a carefully curated evening of the words and music of Stephen Joshua Sondheim.” The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle. For more information:

Six: the Musical
Photo: Joan Marcus
The Fabulous Fox presents Six: The Musical opening on Tuesday, January 24 and running through February 5.  “From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!” 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 through January 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 through 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:

The Prison Performing Arts Alumni Company presents The Golden Record Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm January 26th through 29th. “Two cosmic travelers journey through space with their own record of stories, scenes, poems, and memories. Their task is to carry their transmissions to a new destination, but they keep forgetting where they're going, and their glitchy spaceship is struggling to get them there. Will they make it to their new home? Will it matter if they can't remember where their destination is in the first place?” Performances take place at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive in University City. For more information:

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim January 27 through February 19. “Celebrate legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim as the Rep revisits some of his most poignant, powerful and witty contributions to the American musical theatre canon. This cabaret-style revue features a variety of Sondheim’s most notable songs, including a collection of rarely performed numbers straight from the cutting-room floor. Side by Side by Sondheim explores the breadth of Sondheim’s acclaimed career, including numbers from Follies, West Side Story, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Pacific Overtures, Gypsy and more.” Performances take place on the Berges Mainstage Theatre at COCA in University City. 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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