You searched for:

  • [X]Arts & Theater
  • [X]Theater
Start over

Search Events…

Narrow Search

26 total results

A Christmas Carol

Thu., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 16, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 17, 1 & 6 p.m.
,

Charles Dickens wrote four more Christmas stories after the success of A Christmas Carol, proof that the old man was not immune to the commercialization of the holiday, even in the 1840s. None of them did as well as the original, which isn't surprising. A Christmas Carol has everything — ghosts, a miser, a kindly father, a disabled child, a haunting vision of a life with no redeeming qualities and a happy ending on Christmas Day. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan brings all of these elements to the stage in its theatrical adaptation of the tale, and throws in historically accurate Christmas carols ("Here We Come A-Wassailing," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") too. The show is performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday (December 14 to 17) at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com). Tickets are $20 to $49. $20-$49

Buy Tickets
The Fox Theatre (map)
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-534-1111
A Christmas Carol

Remnant

Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23

Theater companies often present Christmas-themed plays during December, but you rarely see one as alien and yet familiar as Ron Reed's drama Remnant. The play takes place after the end of the world, in the cramped home of Barlow Sho'r and family, who live surrounded by the electric detritus of the pre-apocalypse world. Despite the cataclysm that has broken society, memories of Christmas still linger for the survivors — and Barlow fervently believes that if they properly perform all the Christmas rituals tonight, the world will spontaneously rejuvenate. When a mysterious stranger arrives seeking shelter, Barlow has a tough decision to make. Does Christmas require him to kill a man to make its miracle work? Mustard Seed Theatre made its debut with Remnant way back in 2007. It mounts its second production of the show — one even closer to the end of the world — at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (December 7 to 23) at Fontbonne Fine Arts Theatre (6800 Wydown Boulevard; www.mustardseedtheatre.com). Tickets are $15 to $35. $15-$35

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre (map)
6800 Wydown Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-862-3456
Remnant

A Behanding in Spokane

Sundays, 3 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17

Carmichael is approaching the closure he's been pursuing for the past 27 years. He's in a cruddy hotel room, waiting for his meeting with Toby and Marilyn, who say they can help him. All Carmichael needs is a hand out — specifically his left hand, which was severed from his arm more than a quarter-century ago. He's been pursuing his wayward appendage all the while, and now he's close: Toby and Marilyn claim to have Carmichael's hand, and they'll sell it back to him for the right price. But can a man fixated on what he doesn't have and two people who've sunk so low they're selling necrotic body parts in dumpy hotels successfully close any deal? Martin McDonagh's black comedy A Behanding in Spokane puts you in the room for the dead-end deal of the century. St. Louis Actors' Studio continues its season with A Behanding in Spokane. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday (December 1 to 17) at the Gaslight Theater (358 North Boyle Avenue; www.stlas.org). Tickets are $30 to $35. $30-$35

Steel Magnolias

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 16

Robert Harling's slice-of-Southern-life play Steel Magnolias inspired a hit film that continues to be a favorite of women everywhere. The faithful are familiar with the plot, but for those that haven't seen it, here goes: Shelby Eatenton and her mother M'Lynn live in a small Louisiana town, the center of which is Truvy's in-home beauty parlor. Truvy's regulars — the Eatenton women; Clairee, the widow of the former mayor; and Ouiser, a wealthy curmudgeon — are joined by Annelle, Truvy's new apprentice from out of town. Over the next three years the ladies grow closer as Shelby gets married, risks her life to have a baby and then falls seriously ill. Life changes in big ways for some of them and in small ways for others, but throughout they only grow closer. Stray Dog Theatre presents Steel Magnolias at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (November 30 to December 16) at the Tower Grove Abbey (2336 Tennessee Avenue; www.straydogtheatre.org). Tickets are $25 to $30. $25-$30

Tower Grove Abbey (map)
2336 Tennessee Ave.
St. Louis - South Grand
phone 314-865-1995
Steel Magnolias

Souvenir: A Fantasia On The Life Of Florence Foster Jenkins

Thu., Dec. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 15, 8-9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 16, 2-3:30 & 8-9:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 17, 3-4:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 21, 8-9:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 22, 8-9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 23, 2-3:30 & 8-9:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 28, 8-9:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 29, 8-9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 30, 2-3:30 & 8-9:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 31, 8-9:30 p.m.
phone 314-750-4272
carman@kranzbergartsfoundation.org

INFAMOUS. BIZARRE. INCOMPREHENSIBLE. EXTRAORDINARY. Max & Louie Productions is thrilled to present the Broadway hit comedy "Souvenir," an affectionate portrait of tone-deaf opera diva Florence Foster Jenkins. Florence Foster Jenkins was a real-life socialite who set elite eardrums in Manhattan a-trembling in a series of notorious private concerts during the 1930s and 1940s culminating in a single sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall. Her flamboyant costumes and uninhibited love of music was as much her trademark as her inability to sing on key. $20 - $45

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/max-and-louie-productions-souvenir
Buy Tickets
Marcelle Theater (map)
3310 Samuel Shepard Dr
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Souvenir: A Fantasia On The Life Of Florence Foster Jenkins

The Flick

Sundays, 6:30 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick is an atypical play. There is no action to speak of, and much of what occurs is limited to three ushers mopping the floor of a rundown movie theater. In between bouts of mopping, the trio discuss the job and films, and reveal tiny bits of themselves through nothing but naturalistic dialogue. If you enjoyed the playwright's Circle Mirror Transformation, which Repertory Theatre St. Louis produced a few years back, you'll likely find The Flick similarly enchanting. R-S Theatrics closes out its season with The Flick at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (December 8 to 23) at the Kranzberg Arts Center (501 North Grand Boulevard; www.r-stheatrics.com). Tickets are $18 to $20. $18-$20

Buy Tickets
Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
The Flick

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 16, 4 & 8 p.m., Sun., Dec. 17, 2 & 7 p.m., Wed., Dec. 20, 1:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 24, 4 & 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19

Middle children have long read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and thought, "Yeah, great, Elizabeth Bennet got everything she wanted and more; what happened to that voracious reader Mary Bennet?" Playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon have at last provided an answer with their Austen-inspired comedy, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly. Mary Bennet has always been unfavorably compared to her two older and two younger sisters, but now she strikes out on her own. When the holidays provide her an unexpected romance, Mary for the first time is allowed to shine. Can she stop reading long enough to seal the deal? The Repertory Theatre St. Louis has the answer. Miss Bennet is performed Tuesday through Sunday (November 29 to December 24) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; www.repstl.org). Tickets are $18.50 to $89. $18.50-$89

Souvenir

Starts Dec. 15. Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, 8 p.m., Thu., Dec. 28, 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 29, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 30, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23

Florence Foster Jenkins was a music-loving socialite in the early part of the twentieth century. Her love for singing drove her to perform a series of intimate recitals for her many social clubs. These concerts were famous for Jenkins' complete lack of singing ability. Her soprano floated beyond the grasp of any song's key, and her mushy diction and flamboyant stage persona combined to create a horrible racket — but many people loved her shows anyway. There was something pure in the spectacle; it was awful but entertaining in the way a bad movie can be. The life of Florence Foster Jenkins is the subject of Stephen Temperley's two-character play Souvenir. Jenkins sings once again with her accompanist, Cosme McMoon, thanks to Max & Louie Productions. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (December 15 to 23), and again at 8 p.m. Thursday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday (December 28 to 31) at the Marcelle Theater (3310 Samuel Shepard Drive; www.maxandlouie.com). Tickets are $35 to $45. $35-$45

Marcelle Theater (map)
3310 Samuel Shepard Dr
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Souvenir

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

Fridays, Saturdays, 7-8 p.m., Sundays, 2-3 p.m., Saturdays, 2-3 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2-3 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30
phone 314-932-7414
community@metroplays.org
,

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates is an uplifting holiday celebration of family, generosity and an exhilarating tale of courage and determination that culminates with a spectacular speed skating race on St. Nicholas Day. This modern interpretation has been adapted by House of Cards screenwriter Laura Eason. Set on the ice-covered canals of 19th century Holland, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates is the story of siblings Hans and Gretel Brinker, who strive to provide for their family and prove their own worth by entering a local speed skating contest—first prize is a pair of gleaming silver skates! $14-$20

http://metroplays.org/performances/public-performances/hans-brinker-silver-skates/
Buy Tickets
Grandel Theatre (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

The Nutcracker

Dec. 15-17, 7-9 p.m.
phone 636-922-8233
ccdreg@stchas.edu

WHAT: Young People’s Theatre production of “The Nutcracker” WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 16; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17 WHERE: Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in Cottleville COST: $10 CONTACT INFO: stchastickets.universitytickets.com, 636-922-8233 or ccdreg@stchas.edu $10

https://www.stchas.edu/community-resources/lifelong-learning/youth-programs-camps/young-peoples-theatre
Buy Tickets
St. Charles Community College (map)
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters
phone 636-922-8000

The Nutcracker

Sat., Dec. 16, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m., Sun., Dec. 17, 3 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 22, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
,

The Nutcracker has long been viewed as an introductory theatrical performance for children, but that assumes the children in question love ballet. Sarah Brandt has updated the story for the child who isn't mad about dance, with music and lyrics by Neal Richardson. Brandt's The Nutcracker tells the story of Marie, a young girl who's moved with her family to a new town. Now she's facing a Christmas with no friends, but at least her Godfather Dross is looking out for her. He arrives on Christmas Eve with a special gift for her — a nutcracker, which he says is more than it seems to be. During the night Marie discovers that the Nutcracker has come to life — and more surprises await her if she agrees to help him. The Imaginary Theatre Company presents a modern Nutcracker at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday (December 16 to 22) at Nerinx Hall's Heagney Theatre (530 East Edgar Road; www.repstl.org). Tickets are $8. $8

Heagney Theatre (map)
530 E. Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves
phone 314-968-1505
The Nutcracker

Residents of Craigslist

Through Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.
,

Putting on a show to raise some much-needed money is a time-honored tradition. Local theater company Equally Represented Arts takes this route for its first fundraising gala. The centerpiece of the evening is The Residents of Craigslist, an original show created from real posts found on Craigslist. Each performance opens with a silent auction at 7:30 p.m., followed by the play at 8 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., musical guests take the stage to perform. The entire extravaganza is reproduced across four nights, Wednesday through Saturday (December 13 to 16) at the Centene Center for the Arts (3547 Olive Street; www.eratheatre.org), with the musical act changing each night. Tickets for the evening are $25, and the dress code is "yard sale formal." $25

The Devil’s Passion

Thu., Dec. 14, 7-10 p.m., Fri., Dec. 15, 7-10 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 16, 7-10 p.m.
phone 618-462-5222
jacobyartscenter@gmail.com

In a 2016 one-act play, renowned satirist, playwright and actor Justin Butcher puts his spin on the Easter story, telling it from Satan’s perspective. The 90 minute 1-act play features solo actor John O’Hagan who will offer post-performance discussions. Seating on risers, first come, first seated; doors open 30 minutes in advance. Free on-site parking. students: $10; reg admission: $15 Thursday; $20 Friday and Saturday

http://www.jacobyartscenter.org/performing-arts
Buy Tickets
Jacoby Arts Center (map)
627 E. Broadway
Grafton/ Godfrey/ Alton
phone 618-462-5222
The Devil’s Passion

The Flick

Fri., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m.
phone 314-533-0367

R-S Theatrics presents The Flick December 8 – 23, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 6:30pm $20 General Admission / $18 Students & Older Adults By Annie Baker THE FLICK welcomes you to a rundown movie theatre in Worcester County, MA, where Sam, Avery and Rose are navigating lives as sticky as the soda under the seats. The movies on the big screen are no match for the tiny battles and not so tiny heartbreaks that play out in the empty aisles. A 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning play $20 General Admission / $18 Students & Older Adults

Buy Tickets
Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
The Flick

Remnant

Thu., Dec. 14, 8-9:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 15, 8-9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 16, 8-9:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 17, 2-3:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 21, 8-9:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 22, 8-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 23, 2-3:30 & 8-9:30 p.m.
phone 314-534-1111
mstfrontofhouse@gmail.com

Mustard Seed Theatre is opening their 11th Season with an exciting revisit to Remnant by Ron Reed, which was first produced by MST 11 years ago!  In a desolate future, after a plague has wiped out technology and altered language, a small tribe gathers to try and re-create "Christmas." General Admission = $35 / Senior & Student = $30

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/remnant
Buy Tickets
Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre (map)
6800 Wydown Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-862-3456
Remnant
Showing 1-15 of 26 total results in this search.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2017 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation