Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 2/16/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 2/16/2014 SHREK
ROBIDOUX RESIDENT THEATRE
2/20-2/22/2014
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the OscarŪ winningDreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story ofeveryone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. Ina faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemlyogre "? not a handsome prince "? shows up to rescue a feisty princess.Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, acookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, andyou've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily,there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!**AVAILABLE FOR LICENSES FOR PERFORMANCES BEGINNING JUNE 2013**
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Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 2/16/2014 INTO THE WOODS
LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY
2/19-2/22/2014
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.One of Sondheim's most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
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Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 2/16/2014 LEGALLY BLONDE
PARKWAY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
2/20-2/22/2014
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.This musical is relatively new to the theatre world, catering to the present-day's generation and culture. LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 2/16/2014 YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
COLUMBIA ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
2/6-2/23/2014
IT'S ALIVE! From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation THE PRODUCERS comes this monster new musical comedy.With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' On The Ritz," YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment"Ķand the only place you'll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made.
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Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 2/16/2014 THE PAJAMA GAME
ACT II COMMUNITY THEATER
2/21-3/2/2014
The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this romantic comedy (from the creators of DAMN YANKEES). Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 and a half cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well. Bright and brassy, this unconventional, fast-paced Broadway favorite is every bit the embodiment of legendary director George Abbott at his very best. The energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross is brimming with songs and dances, which have become popular and musical theatre standards (among them "Hey There," "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway") and features plenty of splashy, fun production numbers, including a comic "dream ballet." For solid, classic musical comedy, it's hard to beat THE PAJAMA GAME!
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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
St Louis Black Repertory Company
1/29-3/2/2014
book: Lynn Ahrens; lyrics: Lynn Ahrens; music: Stephen Flaherty.
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OTHER DESERT CITIES
The Repertory Theatre of St Louis
2/12-3/9/2014
Virginia Jackson Browning Mainstage:Jon Robin Baitz; dir: Steven Woolf.
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WHEN I COME TO DIE
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
2/14-3/16/2014
Copaken Stage:Nathan Louis Jackson; dir: Kyle Hatley.
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Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 2/16/2014 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Music Theatre for Young People Of Kansas City
1/3-3/23/2014
Jesus Christ SuperstarIt seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
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THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
The Repertory Theatre of St Louis
1/14-4/6/2014
Imaginary Theatre Company:le Clanche du Rand; dir: Bruce Longworth.
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UNSORTED
Metro Theater Company
1/27-5/2/2014
Metro Theater Company:Wesley Middleton; dir: Carol North.
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