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St. Louis: Theater

St. Louis Theater: Theater Around St. Louis

Below are our St. Louis Theater recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in St. Louis Art.

Avalon Theatre Company

Focusing on socially relevant and timely plays, as well as lesser-produced musicals, Avalon Theatre Company operates under a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors’ Equity Association and participates in the Equity Membership Candidate program; non-Equity actors receive a stipend.

In addition to presenting such plays as Arthur Miller’s The Price, Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor, and John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God, the company has recently extended its efforts to developing original …more…

HotCity Theatre Company

A contemporary based theatrical ensemble (with a healthy sense of humour), HotCity Theatre’s mantra to “not produce anything boring, long, ‘period,’ or anything related in any way to Shakespeare, knitting, or the Great Depression,” results in fresh productions with a definite pulse on the issues of “now”. Presenting six productions each season on the intimate stage of its black box theatre, past productions at HotCity have ranged from the intense …more…

Metro Theater Company

Aiming to create powerful stories that excite young viewers, and “the kid in all of us,” Metro Theatre Company has been teaching and presenting touring productions for almost forty years. With works that have played throughout the United States, and as far as Europe and Japan, the Metro has a catalog that includes favorites like Lily’s Plastic Purse and the Newberry Award winning The Giver …more…

Muddy Waters Theater

Muddy Waters Theater Information

Public Transportation: Good (a 2-minute walk from buses 10 and 70 at North Grand Boulevard/Lindell Boulevard; and a 3-minute walk from bus 97 at North Grand Boulevard/Delmar Boulevard)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 3 shows per season with multiple performances of each. Muddy Waters Theatre Company showcases the theatrical voice of a single major playwright each season
Ticket Prices: Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students, military, and seniors.

Mustard Seed Theatre

Mustard Seed Theatre Information
Public Transportation: Good (easily accessible by buses 1 and 2 at Wydown Boulevard/South Big Bend Boulevard)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 4 shows per season with multiple performances of each
Ticket Prices: Tickets are usually $25, $20 for students and seniors (65+).

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Based on the Webster University campus, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is one of the few theaters that gives talented college students the opportunity to hone their skills by working side-by-side with accomplished actors in full professional productions. For the audience, it means getting to see the stars of today working with the stars of tomorrow.

The Rep schedules a …more…

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Bringing professional theatre into area parks and schools since 1997, the festival has quickly become one of St. Louis’s most popular attractions. Each summer an audience of nearly 50,000 drama lovers come together to picnic, drink wine, and enjoy the free month-long outdoor performances of the festival. Working with the “best of the Bard,” SFSL’s roster includes sterling revivals of classics such as Romeo and …more…

St. Louis Shakespeare

Founded in 1984 as a summer festival presenting plays in rotating repertory, St. Louis Shakespeare now offers three Shakespearean works and one non-Shakespeare classic each season. Its home since 1995 has been the beautifully restored Grandel Theater in the Grand Center Arts and Entertainment District of St. Louis, located between Powell Symphony Hall and the Fox Theater on Grand Avenue. Dedicated to producing the Bard’s entire canon, St. Louis Shakespeare …more…

Stages St. Louis

Founded in 1987, Stages St. Louis is a professional, not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to preserving and advancing the art form of the American musical theatre. The company presents shows from May to October in the 380-seat Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center; recent productions have included Big River, State Fair, and Promises, Promises.

The Stages Performing Arts Academy, which …more…

The Black Rep

The nation’s largest professional African American theatre company, The Black Rep began in 1975 as a roaming dramatic troupe. The enormous following that ensued prompted the foundation of a permanent theatrical home, which now plays to more than 25,000 patrons each year.

Housed at the elegantly remodeled 467-seat Grandel Theatre, The Black Rep challenges its audiences with six provocative stagings a year. Its works range …more…

The Muny

One of the oldest outdoor homes for musical theatre in the country, the MUNY (Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis) is also one of the largest. Boasting a staggering 11,000 seats, the MUNY began life in 1916 as summer spot for Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Nearly one hundred years later, the company is still going strong, with a revered lineup of seven musicals each season.

Pulling …more…

Upstream Theater

Upstream is a professional St. Louis theater with “an international outlook.” Since 2005, the company has presented plays by authors from Cuba to Croatia, including nearly a dozen U.S. or world premieres. Upstream has received 18 Kevin Kline Award nominations, and in 2009 was named “Best Theater Company” by the Riverfront Times.

The company operates under a full contract with Actors’ …more…