Top Upcoming Theater Productions In St. Louis

Top Upcoming Theater Productions In St. Louis

The St. Louis theater season is in full swing and it offers something for everyone. Musicals, classics and dinner theater, from formal to very casual, are available for you to choose from. There are productions great for spending an outing with the kids or for date night. Versatile and diverse are great ways to describe this theater season.
‘Cinderella’
The Fox Theater
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-1111
www.fabulousfox.com

Date: Jan. 20 – Feb. 1, 2015

Start the new year with a trip to the Fabulous Fox Theater and Rogers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning, “Cinderella.” This stage production is amazing with its magical onstage transformations. Lose yourself in this classic story of love, triumph and enchantment. Enjoy all of the classic songs such as “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” performed by a fabulous orchestra. “Cinderella” runs from January 20 to February 1, 2015. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and 1 p.m. on Thursday January 29. Tickets prices range between $25 and $80.

‘Million Dollar Quartet’
The Fox Theater
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-1111
www.fabulousfox.com

Date: Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015

Are you a rock ‘n roll fanatic at heart, or is the theater and all its magic really where your entertainment preferences and priorities lie? A perfect combination of the two is the Fox Theater’s performance of “Million Dollar Quartet.” This production is the true story of gathering of rock ‘n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, and their one and only famed recording session. Get the back story of the friendships, celebrations and broken promises that went on in the Sun Records studio. Hear the classic songs like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” “Million Dollar Quartet” runs from February 27 to March 1, 2015 and ticket prices start at $35 and top out at $80.

‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’
The Repertory Theater
130 Edgar Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 968-4925
www.repstl.org

Date: Jan. 7 – Feb. 1, 2015

Seth Gordon directs this classic tale of family dynamics, racial conflict, cultural stereotypes, coming of age and more. There is no other better venue to appreciate this great theater, and this great production, than the Loretto-Hilton Center, where you are no farther from the stage than 20 rows. Enjoy this classic performance between January 7 and February 1, 2015. Check the website for ticket prices and any number of convenient times, afternoon or evening, to enjoy “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.”

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‘The Book Of Mormon’
The Peabody Opera House
1400 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(855) 302-8739
www.saint-louis-theatre.com

Date: Jan. 13-18, 2015

“The Book of Mormon” is a Tony Award-winning comedy that portrays the life of a young man’s mission to Uganda. It’s hilarious, bawdy, sweet and tender, and supported by the Mormon Church as a good-natured lampooning of the faithful. It’s suggested that it is appropriate for audiences 18 and older due to language and sensitive themes. The show opens, at the Peabody, for a short run on January 13 through 18, 2015. Ticket prices range from $76 to $495. It’s a great evening out to delight in this comical musical. Buying tickets online is easy. Don’t miss this one!

The Royal Dumpe Dinner Theater
809 N. 2nd St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 621-5800
www.royaldumpe.com

If you like your theater on the casual side, and with a side of rolls and potatoes to complement the roasted chicken, then you need to make reservations at The Royal Dumpe. Friday and Saturday nights are allocated for taking a trip to 16th century England for a bawdy and riotous evening of dinner theater. For more than 40 years, audiences have been enjoying this casual form of dinner theater with friends and loved ones because dinner theater is always more fun in a group. It’s also a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and special events. Ticket prices start at $14.50 for kids and $28.95 for adults. Preview the evening’s events and then give The Royal Dumpe a call to make reservations. You won’t be sorry.

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Lisa Payne-Naeger, a native of the St. Louis area, is a freelance writer, blogger, political activist and a homeschooling mother of two children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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