Monday, February 05, 2024

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of February 5, 2024

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

Tim Schall and Carol Schmidt
The Blue Strawberry presents Sunday Standard Time with Tim Schall and Carol Schmidt on Sunday February 11 from 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:

The Lemp Mansion Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and Jest Mysteries present A Fistful of Hollars  through May 4. "Gun slingers, dance hall girls, cowboys, gold diggers, cowboy boots and ten-gallon-hats will abound. Rowdy cowboys will duel to the death as the crooked sheriff watches with glee. But none of these characters are as dangerous as Nasty Nate, he’s the orneriest gun in the west and word is that he’s going to be stirring up trouble at the Lemp Mansion. " The Lemp Mansion is at 3322 DeMenil Place in south city. For more information:

Moonstone Theatre Company presents The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp February 8 - 25. “Opening on Broadway to rave reviews and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 2020, The Sound Inside is a gripping drama centered around brilliant Ivy League professor Bella Baird.  Bella begins to mentor the brilliant but enigmatic student Christopher and the two form an unexpectedly intense bond.  As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher that neither knows if he can fulfill.  Brimming with suspense, Rapp's riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.” Performances take place in the Reim Theater at the Kirkwood Community Center in Kirkwood, MO. For more information:

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Moby Dick, adapted and directed by David Catlin from the book by Herman Melville, February 7 through 25. “Madness, obsession and bloodlust take harrowing flight in a thrilling revision of Melville’s masterpiece. Captain Ahab’s hunt for the great White Whale soars to new heights through an exhilarating acrobatic and theatrical spectacle that invites audiences into the heart of the action. This adaptation from Lookingglass Theatre Company brings a literary legend to life in an experience that’s both visceral and evocative.” Performances take on the main stage of the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus.. For more information:

St. Louis Actors' Studio (STLAS) presents Copenhagen by Michael Frayn Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, February 9-25. “In 1941, German physicist Werner Heisenberg goes to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. Together they revolutionized atomic science in the 1920s, but now they are on opposite sides of a world war. In this incisive drama by the prominent British playwright, which premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London and opened to rave reviews on Broadway (ultimately winning the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play), the two men meet in a situation fraught with danger in hopes of discovering why we do what we do.” Performance take place at the Gaslight Theatre on North Boyle. For more information:

Soul Siren Playhouse presents Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman through February 18. “In an emotionally charged and highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story, an unsuspecting Black man is encountered by a mysterious and calculating white seductress alone on an underground train. A ritual drama, Soul Siren Playhouse presents this bold and challenging work written with a distinct sociological purpose: to galvanize audiences into revolutionary action”. Performances take place at at Greenfinch Theatre and Dive Bar on South Jefferson. For more information:

Photo: Jeremy Daniel
Stifel Theatre presents the musical Hairspray Thursday and Friday, February 8 and 9, at 7:30 pm. “Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?” The Stifel Theatre is at 14th and Market downtown. For more information:

The Mousetrap
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Stray Dog Theatre presents the Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap Thursdays through Saturdays at 8, February 1 through 17, with an additional performance at 2 pm on Sunday February 11. “As news spreads of a murder in London, seven eccentric strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. A police sergeant unexpectedly arrives, concerned that the murderer at large may be one of the guests at the Manor. One by one, the suspicious guests begin to reveal their sordid pasts.” Performances take place at Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee in Tower Grove East. For more information:

An Evening of One-Acts
Photo: Carrie Phinney
West End Players Guild presents An Evening of One-Acts February 9-18. “The one-act play is a distinct dramatic form that has been used by the greatest of playwrights. West End’s evening offers a delectable smorgasbord of tales—the sweet, the spicy, the savory, the hot—and some comfort food. A smorgasbord is a celebratory meal, and this production is a celebration of the concise.” Performances take place at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union in the Central West End. For more information:

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