Sunday, November 05, 2023

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of November 6, 2023

What's onSt. Louis theater and cabaret stages this coming week. Please leave a comment if anything was wrong or got left out

Dom L'Amour
The Blue Strawberry presents singer Dom L’Amour in A Night of Sam Cooke on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 pm. “Sam Cooke was the American Songbook for the late 1950s and early 1960s and Dom L’Amour is returning to St. Louis with a cabaret of his songs. From ‘Cupid ’ to ‘A Change Gonna Come’, you’ll hear how Cooke inspired both Dom L’Amour and America itself. Dom’s voice serves as a contemporary clarion call to beauty and hope as we celebrate a great talent!”   The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle in the Central West End. For more information:

Tim Schall and Carol Schmidt
The Blue Strawberry presents Sunday Standard Time with Tim Schall and Carol Schmidt on Sunday November 12 at 6 pm. “Join Tim Schall (vocals) and Carol Schmidt (piano) in the lounge for a casual, classy Sunday evening of jazz standards, a little sophisticated pop and a dash of classic Broadway. Tim is no stranger to the theater and concert stages of St. Louis, Chicago and New York's Lincoln Center. Carol has a rich history of entertaining St. Louis audiences as musician and singer. Together they will help you wind down your weekend with timeless music and a lot of irreverent dry humor.” The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle. For more information:

Encore Theatre Group presents CuĂ©ntame: Honoring Our Stories Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm, November 10 through 12. “CuĂ©ntameSTL is a storytelling initiative by Latinx Arts Network STL and EncoreSTL to honor our community experiences by providing the space and means to tell our stories and present those stories in a captivating way for others to enjoy and experience. We want you to display your artwork during the performances! The artwork should be related to a story which you will also submit and it will be placed alongside your art. While the stories on stage will be from the Latinx community, we invite and encourage artists from all backgrounds to submit their art to be displayed. We want to learn from everyone's stories!” Performances take place at 2607 Patomac in the Marine Villa neighborhood. For more information:

Daddy Long Legs
The Hawthorne Players present the musical Daddy Long Legs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm through November 11, and Sunday, November 12, at 2 pm.  “A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire. Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman”. Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever.”  Performances take place in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre in Florissant, MO. For more information:

The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Jest Mysteries present Harm for the Hoidays through November 10 through January 13, 2024. "This may look like a festive Holiday Party for a family-owned, candle-making business but there is danger lurking beneath the mistletoe! Slimy characters, sneaky thieves, blackmailers, cheats and liars prowl around every corner and you oughta know since you’re one of them!  They’re malicious conspiring reveals the true nature of Harm Enterprises…organized crime (shhh…don’t tell Grandpa!)  But the shortest fuse in the room belongs to Hector Harm, he’s the grinchiest of the Harm siblings and he’s got one of his beady little eyes on old Grandma Harm’s Job.  Hope he doesn’t snuff her out before her time!" The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information:

Professor Sunshine's Traveling Post-Apocalyptic
Rocn 'n Roll Revival
The Midnight Company presents the premiere of the new cabaret theatre show Professor Sunshine’s Traveling Post-Apocalyptic Rock ’n Roll Revival Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11, at 7:30 pm. “The Rock ’n Roll Revival is today’s version of Old West traveling shows, when a ragtag theatrical company would sweep into town, bringing some light and entertainment to crumbling, precarious Gold Rush towns.  And now, once again, there are hard, hard times, troubled days in the dark, desolate lands we inhabit, where one can at least hope to see the Show coming to town, lifting spirits with rock songs and road stories. Professor Sunshine (Joe Hanrahan) presents the sultry chanteuse Cheyenne (Kelly Howe), delivering her signature renditions of all the classic, savage rock 'n roll we can remember, pulling together to continue their never-ending tour to the savage horizon ahead. Guaranteed to deliver you - or at least distract you - from these evil days with a new vision of the salvation music can bring.”  Performances take place at the Greenfinch Theater Dive at 2525 S. Jefferson. For more information:

The St. Louis Writers' Group presents a reading of the play Thoughts of Candy by Jim Danek Tuesday, November 7, at 6:30 pm. “Thoughts of Candy revolves around an 11-13 year old girl, Candy Kane, who lives with her father, Roger Burch and her grandfather, Joseph Kane. Candy has a school chum, Billy Major, also 11-13 years old. Candy has a very optimistic outlook on life most of the time. Billy Major is a wiz at school and many times will help Candy with her homework. Candy's father Roger is plagued by demons from the past, demons that won't let him think straight some days. Candy's mother, Marjorie Kane-Burch and the next door neighbor, Lillian Grant, also take part in the proceedings. Finally we will also meet Ramona Stevens who has her own demons to contend with.”  The reading takes place upstairs at Big Daddy’s in Soulard. For more information, visit the St. Louis Writers' Group Facebook page.

Tesseract Theatre presents The Mad Ones Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm, through November 12.  “Samantha Brown balances on the edge of her future, car keys in hand. Caught between a yearning for the unknown and feeling bound by expectation, she telescopes back to a time before her world had fallen apart. As she sits in the driver's seat, she faces a choice: will she follow in her mother's footsteps, or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path?” Performances take place at the Marcelle Theatre in Grand Center. For more information:

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