The Black Rep, presents Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew March 29 through April 16. “The Great Recession threatens the future of one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit, and with it—the future of those whose jobs are on the line. Each worker must grapple with how to move forward if the plant goes under. Skeleton Crew is the third of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit cycle trilogy” Performances take place at the Berges Theater at COCA in University City. For more information: www.theblackrep.org
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The Blue Strawberry presents Sara Shepherd in Around the Corner Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 pm. “This “choose your own adventure cabaret” will explore the life and times of Sara Sheperd, a Broadway performer with stories that will uplift, excite, and inspire…and the audience gets to choose the order! Come hear Broadway favorites such as “Gimme Gimme” from Thoroughly Modern Millie to hits from Carole King’s Tapestry. This is a night not to miss!” The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle. For more information: bluestrawberrystl.com.
Clayton Community Theatre presents Ordinary People Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through April 2. “Conrad Jarrett had an older brother named Buck, and now Buck is gone. What's left of young Conrad's family, with his successful, well-intentioned father and his beautiful, organized and remote mother, is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all "ordinary people," and each is fighting a hard battle. This play goes to the essence of a young man, his friends, and family, their relationships and survival.” Performances take place at the Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Rd. For more information: www.placeseveryone.org.
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The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Jest Mysteries present Murder at the Abbey through May 6th. "Immerse yourself in a world full of aristocracy, old money a perhaps a touch of murder! You’ve been invited to the dinner party held by the Earl of Grantham himself. Some would kill for the opportunity to meet the Crawley family. They’ll all be there! The Earl, his beautiful wife and three daughters…not to mention all your favorite characters in, and around, the Grantham house." The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information: www.lempmansion.com
Metro Theater Company presents Go, Dog. Go!, adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz from the book by P.D. Eastman April 2 through April 16. “Yellow Dog, Blue Dog, Red Dog and dogs of all colors, shapes, and sizes live in a magical world where dogs are king. See them work, play, eat, sing, dance, play musical instruments, swim, skate, ride bikes, drive cars, and go for a boat ride. They do it all! They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a Ferris wheel. They celebrate their world with a big party in a tree. It’s like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops.” Performances take place at the Big Top in Grand Center. For more information: www.metroplays.org
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New Jewish Theatre presents Duncan MacMillan's Every Brilliant Thing Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through April 2 “You're 7-years old. Mom's in the hospital. Dad says she's "done something stupid." She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. Everything that's worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. 4. The color yellow. You leave it on her pillow. You know she read it because she's corrected your spelling. Soon the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.” Performances take place at the SFC Performing Arts Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. For more information: jccstl.com/arts-ideas/new-jewish-theatre.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig through April 9. “It’s 1934, just after midnight, and a snowstorm has stopped the opulent Orient Express sleeper train in its tracks. A wealthy American businessman is discovered dead, and the brilliant and beautifully mustachioed Hercule Poirot must solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again.” Performances take place on the main stage at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus. For more information: www.repstl.org
Stray Dog Theatre presents Sondheim’s Into the Woods Thursdays through Saturdays March 30 through April 22. There is an additional performance at 2 pm on April 16th. “When fairy tales collide, familiar characters must brave the darkness of the woods in an effort to break a curse, conquer their fears, and find out if what they’ve always wished for is what they truly want. This Sondheim classic reminds us that life is an unpredictable journey and that no one is alone.” Performances take place at Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee in Tower Grove East. Tickets are only offered in physically distanced groups of two or four. For more information: www.straydogtheatre.org
Webster Conservatory presents the Mud by María Irene Fornés Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm, March 31 through April 2. “A quintessential Fornes play, Mud won the OBIE Award for Best New Play in 1984. It is one of the playwright’s many explorations into humanity's darker side. In it, Mae seeks to escape the basic life she has been living with Lloyd through education. She befriends Henry, who offers to teach her, but he has a stroke and is forced to remain in the care of Mae and Lloyd. Mud challenges audiences with its uncompromising look at poverty, gender, and illiteracy.” Performances take place in the Stage III Auditorium on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves. For more information: www.webster.edu/conservatory