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Georama 

When: Sat., Jan. 23, 4 p.m., Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m., Sat., Jan. 30, 4 & 8 p.m., Tue., Feb. 2, 7 p.m., Feb. 3-5, 8 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 6, 4 & 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 7 2016
Price: $50-$65
John Banvard had great artistic ambition, channeling his fascination with the Mississippi River into a landscape painting that he claimed was three miles long. (Experts now believe it was at most a half-mile long, which is still impressive.) Banvard mounted what he called his "georama" on rollers like a scroll, and would unspool it slowly so audiences could see what a cruise down the Mississippi looked like. His vision made him the toast of the 1800s, but imitators threatened to push him out of the market he created. West Hyler and Matt Schatz turned the true story of an American original into the musical Georama, which gets its world premiere at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. A 600-foot-long georama was created especially for this production, which runs Tuesday through Sunday (January 23 through February 7) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves; 314-968-4925 or www.repstl.org). Tickets are $50 to $65.
— Paul Friswold

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