Monday, February 12, 2024

St. Louis theatre calendar for the week of February 12, 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

The Black Rep presents Fly by Joseph L. Edwards opening on Wednesday, February 14 and running through March 10.  “Premiering off-Broadway in 1997, this one-person dramatic comedy received three AUDELCO awards for excellence in Black theatre and has had a limited tour in the years since. The story centers around an African American man who believes he will receive the power to fly on the night of a special celestial event. As he prepares for the event on a Brooklyn rooftop, he shares the comic, dramatic and tragic experiences that have pushed him to the edge of reality.” Performances take place at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus. For more information:

Ken Haller
The Blue Strawberry presents singer Ken Haller and pianist/music director Jeff Franzell in I’m Just Ken on Friday, February 16, at 7:30 pm. “What happens when your name is Ken, and you meet Barbie, but you realize that you'd rather be with Bobby? Acclaimed cabaret artist Ken Haller (Best St. Louis Cabaret Artist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2015, 2019) explores this and other burning questions about the things we learn as we grow older”  The Blue Strawberry is at 364 N. Boyle. For more information:

Mamma Mia!
Photo: Joan Marcus
The Fabulous Fox presents the musical Mamma Mia!, based on the songs of ABBA, Tuesday through Sunday, February 13 - 18. “A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship, and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited decades ago.” The Fabulous Fox is on North Grand in Grand Center. 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:

The Sound Inside
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Moonstone Theatre Company presents The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp through February 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:

Moby Dick
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The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Moby Dick, adapted and directed by David Catlin from the book by Herman Melville, through February 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, through February 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:

The Mousetrap
Photo: John Lamb
Stray Dog Theatre presents the Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 through February 17. “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 through February 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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