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School of Rock the Musical

Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 20, 1 & 6:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 21, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 28
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Dewey Finn is having a rough week. His band kicked him out for upstaging the singer one too many times, his roommate's girlfriend is demanding he pay the rent or hit the bricks, and he has no job. What's a frustrated rocker to do? Salvation comes from an unlikely source: A tony private school offers him a job as a substitute teacher. Technically, the offer was extended to his roommate, Ned, but Dewey took the phone call, so he also takes the job. Once at the school, Dewey discovers that some of "his" pupils are quite talented as musicians. All they need is some coaching and they could win the upcoming battle of the bands. The only catch? They'll need to believe in themselves as much as Dewey believes in himself. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes translated the hit Jack Black film School of Rock into a big-budget musical, which plays the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com) in mid-January. School of Rock the Musical is performed Tuesday through Sunday (January 16 to 28), and tickets are $35 to $115. $35-$115

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The Fox Theatre (map)
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-534-1111
School of Rock the Musical

Fences

Sundays, 3 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 21

Troy Maxson is finally seeing real progress at age 53. The former Negro Leaguer great is on the verge of becoming the first black garbage truck driver in Pittsburgh. It's a small achievement, but it's one of the few allowed to a black man in the 1950s. His life is not all smooth sailing, though. He and his son keep fighting over the boy's future, and Troy can't get him to understand the value of a steady paycheck over the possibility of a career in football — but maybe that's just Troy's own deferred dreams talking. August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Fences is about a man who has grown embittered over the years, becoming a cold and distant tyrant in his own home. The Black Rep performs Fences at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (January 4 to 21) at Washington University's Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; www.theblackrep.org). Tickets are $15 to $45. $15-$45

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Edison Theatre (map)
6445 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-935-6543
Fences

Faceless

Starts Jan. 19. Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., Sat., Jan. 20, 4 p.m., Sun., Jan. 21, 2 & 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Sat., Jan. 27, 4 & 8 p.m., Sun., Jan. 28, 2 p.m., Fri., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 4, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 4

It's been said that no one is more zealous than a convert. Susie Glenn bears out the truth of that. Glenn is your typical white, eighteen-year-old girl. But then she does some online reading in the wrong forums and becomes a radicalized Muslim, deeply committed to perpetrating acts of terrorism on American soil. And then she meets Claire Fathi, her prosecutor, a Harvard-educated lawyer who lives and breathes her Muslim faith. How can Susie prove Claire is doing Islam the wrong way? Can Claire show Susie the error of her ways — and mete out punishment at the same time? Encounters like this happen between Christians every day; Susie is in for a whole new realm of terror. Chicago playwright Selina Fillinger's Faceless is a legal thriller with two souls at stake: prosecutor and defendant. The Repertory Theatre St. Louis presents Faceless at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; www.repstl.org). Performances are Tuesday through Sunday (January 19 to February 4). Tickets are $45 to $69.50. $45-$69.50

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Fridays, 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sun., Jan. 21, 2 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 28, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 28

There hasn't been a successful girl group in the modern era since Destiny's Child, but back in the '50s and '60s the power of multiple women's voices could carry a group to the top. Those days are back again in Roger Bean's musical comedy The Marvelous Wonderettes. Members of the titular group are high school seniors in 1958 performing for their senior prom. During their show, the quartet discovers that two of them are dating the same boy, one of them has a secret love, and that all of them are in the running to become this year's prom queen. Ten years later, the group returns to perform for their high school reunion. It's a show packed with the songs of the '50s and '60s, as well as a few laughs. The Repertory Theatre St. Louis opens the second half of its season with The Marvelous Wonderettes. Performances take place Tuesday through Sunday (January 5 to 28) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; www.repstl.org). Tickets are $18.50 to $89. $18.50-$89

Good People

Fri., Jan. 19, 8-10:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 20, 8-10:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 21, 2-4:30 p.m., Thu., Jan. 25, 8-10:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 26, 8-10:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 27, 8-10:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 28, 2-4:30 p.m.
phone 314-821-9956

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, she thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. $20.00

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The How and the Why

Starts Jan. 24. Sundays, 2 p.m., Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 11

Rachel is an evolutionary biologist who has some cutting-edge theories about the nature of sex — and the facts to back them up. She keeps butting heads with the acknowledged leader in the field, Zelda Kahn, who is 38 years older. Sarah Treem's drama The How and the Why shows how these two women fight to establish their findings in a scientific field without many women. Eschewing scientific jargon in order to explore the relationship between them, the drama explores how women of different generations reconcile the choices they make in a man's world. The How and the Why runs 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday (January 24 to February 11) at the Jewish Community Center (2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur; www.newjewishtheatre.org). Tickets are $41 to $44. $41-$44

The How and the Why

Wed., Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 27, 8 p.m., Sun., Jan. 28, 2 p.m., Wed., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 3, 8 p.m., Sun., Feb. 4, 2 p.m., Wed., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 11, 2 p.m.
phone 314-442-3283
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A fascinating and thought-provoking play about science, family and the survival of the fittest. Emotions collide when, on the eve of a prestigious conference, an up-and-coming 28-year-old evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field, 56-year-old Zelda Kahn. The air crackles between the eminent professor and the maverick graduate student, whose theories might just change the way we regard sex itself. This intimate and keenly perceptive play grapples with the difficult choices faced by women of every generation. Directed by Nancy Bell. Cast: Amy Loui* and Sophia Brown (*member AEA) $41-$44

https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/new-jewish-theatre/current-productions/

Bud, Not Buddy

Starts Feb. 4. Sundays, 2 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Feb. 25
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Based on the internationally acclaimed novel, this adventure follows ten-year-old Bud as he sets off on an epic journey to find his father who he believes is leading a traveling jazz band. Set in 1930s America, Bud’s odyssey is filled with the joy of finding family and plenty of live jazz music. Metro Theater Company partners with Jazz St. Louis to produce this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning story. Bud, Not Buddy combines a group of actors with a 13-piece jazz band performing an original score by five-time Grammy-winning jazz artist Terence Blanchard to tell this inspiring story of a boy who finds his home and a passion for music. Direct from its premiere performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Bud, Not Buddy is perfect for the whole family! $14-$20

Grandel Theatre (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Bud, Not Buddy

Seven and Ten

Fri., Feb. 23, 8-10:30 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 24, 8-10:30 p.m.
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The Monocle welcomes Prisca Jebet Kendager as she debuts her new play “Seven and Ten” on February 23 & 24 at 8pm on the Emerald Room Stage. Prisca is a playwright, actress, and teacher in Kansas City, Missouri, and is thrilled to bring her work to Saint Louis! $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/1377406812385495/
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Emerald Room (map)
4510 Manchester Ave
St. Louis - The Grove
phone 314-932-7003
Seven and Ten

Marriage Works, If, You Work It

Sat., Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
phone 314.935.6543
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The greatest live theater event to hit the region. KMW Productions is bringing to the stage, “Marriage Works, If, You Work It” Don’t be fooled by the title, this event is for all, married and single. The evening will feature St. Louis very own, Pastor Raymond Horry, as well as a LIVE pre-show concert with 8 time recording artist, Minister Kathy Horry. Many ticket options available, including dinner, V.I.P. seating, & much more! For more details and to purchase your tickets, visit kmwproductions.org Ticket Prices Varies

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The 560 Music Center (map)
560 Trinity Ave.
University City
phone 314-421-3600
Marriage Works, If, You Work It

You Can’t Take it With You

Feb. 28-March 4, 7-9:30 p.m.
phone 636-922-8050
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WHAT: “You Can’t Take it With You” WHEN: Feb. 28-March 4 WHERE: Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in Cottleville COST: Free to SCC students with ID; $8 general admission; $6 seniors, veterans and students; $5 Budget Wednesdays CONTACT INFO: Jean Deimund at [email protected] or 636-922-8050 Free to SCC students with ID; $8 general admission; $6 seniors, veterans and students; $5 Budget Wednesdays

https://www.stchas.edu/student-life/arts-entertainment/center-stage-theatre
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St. Charles Community College (map)
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters
phone 636-922-8000

Anything Goes

Starts March 1. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through March 24
phone 314-534-1111

New Line continues its 27th season with the rowdy, naughty, subversive masterpiece of musical comedy, Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, a stinging satire of Americans’ quirky habit of turning religion into show business and criminals into celebrities, along the way skewering Wall Street, Prohibition, Old Money Brits, and a few other ripe targets. Despite its reputation, Anything Goes is a smart satire of American "cafe society" (the 1% of 1934), with the steamship S.S. American standing in for Shakespeare’s woods, a place with no rules, where people find out who they really are and “correct” the mistakes they’ve made in the $10-25

http://www.newlinetheatre.com/anythinggoespage.html
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Marcelle Theater (map)
3310 Samuel Shepard Dr
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Anything Goes

Stiff

Thu., March 22, 8 p.m., Fri., March 23, 8 p.m., Sat., March 24, 8 p.m., Sun., March 25, 2 & 8 p.m., Thu., March 29, 8 p.m., Fri., March 30, 8 p.m., Sat., March 31, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., April 1, 2 p.m.
phone 314-533-0376
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Inevitable Theatre Company presents Stiff In the Kranzberg Arts Center Black Box Theater Award-winning Dallas actress Sherry Jo Ward chronicles her struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome, an incredibly rare disease that impairs her mobility and causes her unexplained pain. Inevitable Theatre Company proudly presents the Regional Premiere of the Risk Theater Initiative production of Stiff, directed by Marianne Galloway. Part stand-up comedy, part PowerPoint presentation, Stiff is a unique and engaging first person account of what it means to re-assess one’s own goals and ambition when confronted with a life-altering diagnosis.The original production of Stiff was the unanimous standout $15 - $25

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Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Stiff

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson

Thu., April 26, 8-9:30 p.m., Fri., April 27, 8-9:30 p.m., Sat., April 28, 8-9:30 p.m. and Sun., April 29, 2-3:30 p.m.
phone 314-750-4272
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Saint Louis University Theatre Presents Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson An infectious score anchors this fictionalized, irreverent look at the rise of our seventh president and the beginning of the Democratic party. A rowdy take on populism, politics and policies that redefines Jackson as a rock star with a dark side. Directed by Nancy Bell. $5 - $8

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/slu-theatre-bloody-bloody-andrew-jackson
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Grandel Theatre (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson

Yeast Nation

Starts May 31. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10:30 p.m. Continues through June 23
phone 314-534-1111

New Line Theatre presents the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, from the mad geniuses who brought you Urinetown, with a book by Greg Kotis, and music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Kotis It is the year 3,000,458,000 BC. The Earth's surface is a molten mass of volcanic islands and undulating waves. The atmosphere is a choking fog lit by a dim red sun. And the mighty waters of the world are inhabited only by rocks, sand, salt, more rocks, a little silt, and the great society of salt-eating yeasts – yes, yeasts! – the worlds very first life form! These single-cell salt-eaters are 10-25

http://www.newlinetheatre.com/yeastnationpage.html
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Marcelle Theater (map)
3310 Samuel Shepard Dr
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Yeast Nation
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