Top Theater to See in St. Louis in 2024: Musicals, Dramas, Comedies and More

Broadway is in our backyard in St. Louis. Locals know our theater scene competes as one of the best, but the 2024 season is something else. All types of theater are being showcased, and we truly don’t know how we are going to make it to all of them (if someone has a time machine, please contact us). 

How do we fill this list? Great question! Here is the short answer – it’s not easy. is powered by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, the largest public funder of the arts in the region. We are here to lift up all the artists, arts programs, and arts organizations who make St. Louis great. If you don’t see a show on the list, it’s possible we just forgot to add it. You can always email us!  

Here is your 2024 guide to St. Louis plays, musicals, experimental shows and everything in between: 



“Xanadu” follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California. It’s 1980 and she’s on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the greatest creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! But when she falls into forbidden love with a mortal, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. 

WHEN: April 4-27  

WHERE: Stray Dog Theatre 


The Whale  

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen.  

WHEN: April 5-21 

WHERE: The Gaslight Theater 


Hamlet presented by St. Louis Shakespeare 

Immerse yourself in a gripping story of vengeance and moral corruption. This Shakespearean classic invites the audience into the troubled mind of Prince Hamlet, who, haunted by his father’s ghost, seeks to avenge his untimely death. This production of “Hamlet” promises a fresh and compelling interpretation, with a focus on the timeless relevance of Shakespeare’s insights into the human condition. 

WHEN: April 5-13  

WHERE: Lift for Life Academy Theatre 


The Book of Mormon  

The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. 

WHEN: April 9-14 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


The Cher Show  

“The Cher Show” is the Tony Award-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon. 

WHEN: April 10-11 

WHERE: Stifel Theatre 


Don’t Wait for the Marlboro Man presented by Upstream Theater   

Two very different people meet in a hospital and their encounter reveals a collision of lifestyles and values that touches on larger issues of risk and security, individual freedom, and social responsibility—all with vivid dialogue in an intriguingly theatrical frame. 

WHEN: April 12-14, 18-21, 25-28 

WHERE: Kranzberg Arts Center 


Puss in Boots presented by Imaginary Theatre Company  

The miller’s son is not finding life easy, with barely a penny to his name and no inheritance from his father, save for a useless cat and a pair of too-small boots. But this cat hides a secret: She can talk! And sing! And she has a plan to take them from the poor house to a princely castle.  

WHEN: April 14  

WHERE: Strauss Black Box Theatre – Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (KPAC) 


Cry It Out  

New mothers on parental leave share heartbreaking stories in their backyard oasis, and they discover someone is watching them, questioning if there’s room for another parent. This comedy explores socio-economic challenges and assumptions about a “good mother.” 

WHEN: April 18-21 

WHERE: Edison Theatre at Washington University in St. Louis 


Ragtime The Musical presented by Gateway Center for the Performing Arts  

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. 

WHEN: April 19-21  

WHERE: Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (KPAC) 


The Inheritance: Parts 1 & 2 presented by Tesseract Theatre Company 

Decades after the height of the AIDS epidemic, The Inheritance tells the story of three generations of gay men in New York City attempting to forge a future for themselves amid a turbulent and changing America. 

WHEN: April 26-May 5 

WHERE: The Marcelle 


Spotlight On… Being You presented by Prism Theatre Company 

A festival of new works featuring Playground by Dustin Petrillo, Sorry, Not Sorry by Jacob Juntunen, Making a Community by Joan Lipkin and many more.  

WHEN: April 26-27 

WHERE: Missouri Baptist University – Wainwright Performance Hall 


Moulin Rouge! The Musical  

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in celebrating truth, beauty, freedom, and — above all — love. 

WHEN: April 30-May 12  

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


Spirits to Enforce presented by The Midnight Company 

Two Super Heroes—the Bay City Enforcers—are in a submarine. They are all on the phone, working to raise money with an enthusiastic telethon. They have recently saved the city, they think, from the evil Professor Cannibal. And now they have the time to try to gather the necessary funds for their dream project—a super heroic theatre production of “The Tempest.” 

WHEN: May 2-18  

WHERE: Kranzberg Black Box Theater 


The Drunkard presented by Kurtain Kall 

Mary Wilson and her widowed mother are in dire straits facing foreclosure on their rental cottage. Mary seeks help from Edward, the handsome new owner, who has been informed the villainous lawyer Cribbs, who aims to destroy the Wilson family. After seeing Mary, Edward is immediately in love and Cribbs’ plan has been thwarted. He’ll have to implement a new plan just as devious, involving the wicked devil’s beverage… alcohol! 

WHEN: May 10-12 & May 17-19  

WHERE: Saint John The Baptist Gymnasium 


Anything Goes presented by Kirkwood Theatre Guild 

Aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London, Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy No. 13, “Moonface” Martin, aid Billy in his quest for love.  

WHEN: May 10-19  

WHERE: The Reim Theatre 


Timbuktu! presented by The Black Rep 

Opulent beyond man’s dreams, travelers died crossing the Sahara in search of Timbuktu! Set against this exotic locale is the story of the Poet, his beautiful daughter, Marsinah; an evil Wazir of Police; his restless Wife of Wives, Lundanda; and The Mania of Mali, Bobo. While wandering incognito, Bobo meets Marsinah and instantly falls in love. Still, the twisted twine of fate must unravel in many thrilling and exciting ways before the two lovers can finally tie the knot. 

WHEN: May 15-June 9  

WHERE: Edison Theatre at Washington University in St. Louis 


Othello presented by Encore! Theater Group 

Get ready for an electrifying experience with EncoreSTL’s Afrofuturistic version of Shakespeare’s “Othello,” brought to life by the visionary director Effrem Thomas Grettenberger. Imagine the classic tale of love, betrayal, and power, reimagined in a bold, futuristic setting. 

WHEN: May 16-Jun 09, 2024 



Charlotte’s Web presented by The Alpha Players 

A perfect show for the young and the young-at-heart. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a young girl who understands animals; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; and most of all, Charlotte, the spider, who proves to be a true friend and a good writer. 

WHEN: May 17-18, 24-26  

WHERE: Florissant Civic Center 


The Barber of Seville presented by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis 

The razor-sharp barber Figaro may be a master mischief-maker, but his favorite role is that of matchmaker. When he meets Count Almaviva, a dashing but naïve young nobleman, he promises to help Almaviva win the heart of the beautiful Rosina 

WHEN: May 25-June 29  

WHERE: Loretto-Hilton Center 


MJ The Musical   

Michael Jackson is one of the greatest entertainers of all time, and this performance offers a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted him to legendary status. 

WHEN: May 28-June 9 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


As You Like It presented by St. Louis Shakespeare Festival 

In this spontaneous romp, the brilliant and resourceful heroine, Rosalind, and her friends, exiled from the confines of city life to the Forest of Arden, are free to explore new identities, friendships, and (of course) love. Nancy Bell’s production is romantic, lusty, funny and full of heart and longing for a sweeter life. Featuring live music and new songs from St. Louis indie singer-songwriter Beth Bombara, with a lavish gilded age setting. 

WHEN: May 29-June 23 

WHERE: Shakespeare Glen at Forest Park 


We All Fall Down presented by The New Jewish Theatre 

Linda and Saul Stein still live in the Westchester home where they raised their two beautiful daughters, and when Saul unexpectedly retires, Linda summons the family to celebrate Passover for the first time in decades. Linda tends slightly toward the theatrical (okay, a lot), and their family has never been particularly religious (okay, not at all). So, their comic attempts to bring the Seder to life go from riotous to heart-wrenching.  

WHEN: May 30-June 16 

WHERE: Wool Theatre 


Dracula presented by New Line Theatre 

As much a tragic love story as a thriller, this terrifying and passionate retelling of the famous story dives deep into the powerful, shattering emotions of these characters and these complicated relationships, as only musical theatre can. For Dracula, Wildhorn reunites with his Bonnie & Clyde lyricist Don Black, for one of the wildest and most emotional rides you’ve had in the theatre in a long time. 

WHEN: May 30-June 22 

WHERE: The Marcelle  


Steel Magnolias presented by STAGES  

Take a trip south to the town of Chinquapin, Louisiana and join the ladies at Truvy’s Salon in Steel Magnolias. Here anyone who’s anyone not only comes to get their hair cut and styled, but also leaves with free advice, whether asked for or not. The touching, heartfelt, outspoken, and hilarious ladies of Steel Magnolias forge friendships as strong as steel that help them through both the good times and the bad. 

WHEN: May 31-June 30  

WHERE: The Ross Family Theatre – Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (KPAC) 


La bohème presented by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis 

Set against the backdrop of Paris, a group of bohemian artists find solace and comradery in their shared dreams. In their frosty attic, a chance encounter ignites a romance between the seamstress Mimì and the poet Rodolfo. Their love flourishes in winter’s chill…yet as winter gives way to spring, the realities of the world begin to cast a shadow over their idyllic affair. 

WHEN: June 1-30 

WHERE: Loretto-Hilton Center 



When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in a retirement home with endlessly chipper Marilyn, a feud between the mismatched roommates results in a bet to determine who stays and who goes. Seemingly harmless at first, the two women quickly escalate into dangerous games of one-upmanship. 

WHEN: June 6-22  

WHERE: Stray Dog Theatre 


Women In Mind presented by Albion Theatre 

Susan, a housewife who is married to a rather boring cleric, is knocked out by a garden rake.  She experiences hallucinations, imagining an ideal family, in contrast to her tedious, oppressive real life. However, things begin to spiral out of control and become a nightmare. 

WHEN: June 7-23 

WHERE: Kranzberg Black Box Theater 


Julius Caesar presented by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis  

Experience Handel’s captivating love story of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, whose audacious affair rewrote the course of history. As sparks fly between these two rulers, love becomes a battlefield, and the most important conquest is that of the heart. But with pretenders to the throne lurking on all sides, desire can sometimes be a double-sided weapon. 

WHEN: June 9-28 

WHERE: Loretto-Hilton Center 


Galileo Galilei presented by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis   

Experience Handel’s captivating love story of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, whose audacious affair rewrote the course of history. As sparks fly between these two rulers, love becomes a battlefield, and the most important conquest is that of the heart. But with pretenders to the throne lurking on all sides, desire can sometimes be a double-sided weapon.  

WHEN: June 9-28  

WHERE: Loretto-Hilton Center 


Les Misérables 

Set against the backdrop of post-Revolutionary France, this celebrated mega-musical follows the journey of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict seeking a fresh start, and his relentless pursuer, Javert. Its powerful songs and thrilling story of love, passion, sacrifice and redemption have been beloved the world over for generations. 

WHEN: June 17-23  

WHERE: The Muny 


King Hedley II presented by The Black Rep 

Peddling stolen refrigerators and hoping to open a video store one day, King Hedley, an ex-con, toils with self-worth. Getting, spending, killing and dying in a world where getting is hard and killing is commonplace are threads woven into this 1980s installment in the author’s renowned cycle of plays about the Black experience in America. Drawing on characters established in “Seven Guitars,” “King Hedley II” shows how shadows of the past can darken the present as King seeks retribution for his mother’s lies. 

WHEN: June 19-July 14  

WHERE: Edison Theatre at Washington University in St. Louis 


Meet Me in St. Louis presented by Ignite Theater Company    

This show takes audience members on a musical journey back to the early 1900s, on the brink of the 1904 World’s Fair. Filled with nonstop entertainment featuring memorable musical numbers such as “The Boy Next Door”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and “A Day In New York”. 

WHEN: June 20-23 

WHERE: Union Avenue Church 


Titanic On Ice: The Musical! presented by Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre 

This isn’t just a parody; it’s an uproarious, ice-skating* through one of history’s most epic disasters. The story sails through the familiar tale of Jack, Rose, and a rather inconvenient iceberg, but with a twist. This musical extravaganza is packed with wildly reimagined characters, toe-tapping tunes that parody classic hits, and, of course, a liberal dose of Monkey-style humor. 

*The appearance of ‘ice skates’ in the show is entirely subject to whether management approves their grand plan to flood and freeze the stage. In the meantime, the performers’ remarkable ability to glide across the stage sans ice is sure to amaze and amuse. 

 WHEN: June 21-30 

WHERE: Lift for Life Academy Theatre 



“Adia” is a political drama centered around power struggles and jealousy, telling the story of an Ethiopian princess who has been kidnapped in Egypt. She falls in love with General Radames, who has been chosen to lead a war with Ethiopia, and the opera follows her conflicted struggle with her love for the general and her love for her country. 

WHEN: July 26, 28, Aug. 3  

WHERE: Union Avenue Opera 



A smash-hit Broadway musical that became an Oscar-nominated film, “Dreamgirls” follows an all-girl Motown singing group on the path from obscurity to superstardom in the 1960s and ‘70s. Along the way, the rising stars must question the price of their success and the meaning of family. It’s a whirlwind ride through the highs and lows of showbiz in an era of change in American pop music. 

WHEN: June 27-July 3  

WHERE: The Muny 



“Carmen” tells the story of soldier Don José, who, when seduced by Carmen, abandons his childhood sweetheart and his military duties to vie for her attention. 

WHEN: July 5-6, 12-13 

WHERE: Union Avenue Opera 


Disney’s The Little Mermaid 

This beloved Disney classic centers on young Ariel, who yearns to venture beyond her underwater home and go where the people are, up on land. 

WHEN: July 8-16  

WHERE: The Muny 


Old Times presented by The Midnight Company 

Beneath the surface of the taut, witty conversation of three characters—a husband and wife and a visitor from Older Times—lurks suggestions of darkness, until the present is overwhelmed with intimations of some frightening past. 

WHEN: July 11-27  

WHERE: The Chapel 


10th Annual LaBute New Theater Festival 

This festival is hosted by Tony-nominated playwright Neil LaBute and features a variety of new plays. 

WHEN: July 12-28 

WHERE: The Gaslight Theater 


Fiddler on the Roof 

This legendary musical tells the story of Tevye the milkman, who clings to the Jewish customs of Anatevka, his hometown in pre-Revolutionary Russia. As his daughters question these old-fashioned traditions and the world changes ominously around them, Tevye is challenged to find a new way to learn and to love. 

WHEN: July 19-25  

WHERE: The Muny 


Head Over Heels presented by Take Two Productions  

A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, “Head Over Heals” follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts. Set to the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band the Go-Go’s, including the hit songs. 

WHEN: July 19-27  

WHERE: Johnson Hall at the Third Baptist Church 


The Color Purple presented by COCA  

This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s” The Color Purple” spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. Prepare to be spellbound by the powerful voices and unforgettable characters who take you on a heartwarming odyssey of love, empowerment, and redemption. 

WHEN: July 19-21  

WHERE: Catherine B. Berges Theatre (at COCA) 


Bluey’s Big Play 

When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. 

WHEN: July 20-21 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


RED presented by The New Jewish Theatre 

Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. 

WHEN: July 25-Aug. 11  

WHERE: Wool Theatre 


Bright Star presented by The Hawthrone Players  

Inspired by a true story, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Alice sets out to understand her past, and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. 

WHEN: July 26-Aug. 4 

WHERE: Florissant Performing Arts Center 


Disney’s Newsies presented by STAGES 

This rousing tale takes us to New York City where a band of newsboys, led by the charismatic Jack Kelly, become unlikely heroes as they stand up to the titans of the publishing industry. Along the way they learn what it means to come together, fight for what they believe in, and truly seize the day. Disney’s Newsies is an uplifting story fit for every member of the family and packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message. 

WHEN: July 26-Aug. 25 

WHERE: The Ross Family Theatre – Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (KPAC) 



“Waitress” promises to be a sweet slice of Muny heaven! Featuring memorable music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles, the story centers on Jenna, a baker who dreams of escaping her job, small town and rocky marriage. Adapted from the 2007 film, it’s a satisfying celebration of friendship, motherhood and the magic of a homemade pie. 

WHEN: July 30-Aug. 5  

WHERE: The Muny 



Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she’ll do anything to win the part in her school musical. Her mother, fellow students and the rest of the world had better watch out because nothing will stop her quest for stardom! 

WHEN: Aug. 1-24  

WHERE: Stray Dog Theatre 


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Presented by the Tennesse Williams Festival 

A gut-wrenching display of toxic familial tensions and laden southern Gothic power structures, this Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama follows the story of the Pollitts, a wealthy southern family whose history of greed and deception looms overhead as the imminent death of the family’s patriarch approaches. Siblings and spouses go head-to-head to secure the Pollitt fortune, weaving an overwhelming web of mistruths. 

WHEN: Aug. 8-18  

WHERE: The Grandel


In the Heights 

Set against the beats of salsa and hip-hop, the acclaimed musical tells the story of Usnavi, who longs to pick up his roots and move away from Washington Heights, the tight-knit New York City neighborhood that shaped him. This vibrant show will fill your heart with its spellbinding choreography and infectious energy. 

WHEN: Aug. 9-15  

WHERE: The Muny 


Auditions presented by The Midnight Company 

“Auditions” presents three short plays exploring the horror, pain and deep inhumanity of the audition process. The three plays will be “Callback,” “Our Woke Town,” and “She-Beast of the Blood Forest.” 

WHEN: Aug. 12-18  

WHERE: St Lou Fringe Festival  


Urinetown with STLFringe presented by Ignite Theater Company     

Picture an imaginary place where water is so scarce that you must pay to pee! This Tony Award-winning musical uses satire to poke fun at capitalism, socialism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and petty small-town politics. 

WHEN: Aug. 15-17  



Into the Woods 

“Into the Woods” follows a group of the Baker, his wife and a witch who curses them, Jack, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood as they travel through the forest and into the woods. Along come complications of what comes after the happily-ever-after. 

WHEN: Aug. 16-17, 23-24 

WHERE: Union Avenue Opera 


Anything Goes  

In this tap-dancing romp on the high seas, two unlikely pairs on the S.S. American set sail for true love and a boatload of comedic chaos. 

WHEN: Aug. 19-25  

WHERE: The Muny 



Hamilton is a groundbreaking, revolutionary story of passion, unstoppable ambition and the dawn of a new nation. This award-winning musical features a blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. 

WHEN: Aug. 28-Sept. 8  

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


[title of show] presented by Prism Theatre Company 

WHEN: August (TBA)  



Tempest in a Teapot presented by Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble (SATE) 

Alice Liddell inspired Lewis Carroll to write “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” but as she grows up, she finds herself trapped between the fantasy world created for her and the restrictive Victorian world of Oxford, England. A chance meeting with Carroll after years leads her down the rabbit hole again to the Mad Tea Party, where a seemingly casual suggestion by Carroll that she read Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” turns into a philosophical treasure hunt. 

WHEN: Sept. 11-28 

WHERE: The Chapel 


Maddi’s Fridge by Metro Theater Company 

What if the only way to help a friend was to break a promise? Sofia and Maddi are best friends. They live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play at the same rock-climbing gym. But when Sofia learns a secret about Maddi’s family, she’s faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi’s empty fridge. 

WHEN: Sept. 11-Oct. 22 

WHERE: Hermann Farm 


Trayf presented by The New Jewish Theatre 

Zalmy lives a double life. By day, he drives a Chabad “Mitzvah Tank” through 1990s New York City, performing good deeds with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks out of his orthodox community to roller-skate and listen to rock and roll. But when a curious outsider offers him unfettered access to the secular world, is it worth jeopardizing everything he’s ever known?  

WHEN: Sept. 12-29  

WHERE: Wool Theatre 


Dial “M” for Murder presented by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis 

Step into the shadows of a meticulously planned murder. In the elegant home of Tony and Margot Wendice, a sinister game of cat and mouse unfolds. Tony, a calculating mastermind, plots to kill his wife for her inheritance, fueled by revenge and greed. When his perfect plan spirals into chaos, a web of lies and deceit is spun, threatening to ensnare the innocent. 

WHEN: Sept. 18-Oct. 13  

WHERE: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) 


Ragtime The Musical presented by STAGES 

Set at the dawn of a new century in the volatile melting pot of New York, three American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician, and together they confront what it means to live in America. 

WHEN: Sept. 20-Oct. 20 

WHERE: The Ross Family Theatre – Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (KPAC) 


Back to the Future: The Musical  

Beloved cinematic classic turned Broadway musical! Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown. When he accidentally changes the course of history, it becomes a race against time to get back. 

WHEN: Sept. 24-Oct. 6  

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


Merrily We Roll Along presented by Take Two Productions 

This thrilling and compelling Broadway fable is about friendship, compromise and the high price of success. The story begins in the present and moves backward, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). 

WHEN: Sept. 27-Oct. 5  

WHERE: Johnson Hall at the Third Baptist Church 


Now Playing Third Base for the St. Louis Cardinals…Bond, James Bond  

A teen-age boy is caught in the swirl of 1964, from the tension and agony of the Cuban Missile Crisis and JFK’s assassination to the never-before-seen thrills of spectacular new movies and inspiring pennant charge of the Cardinals to something bigger than all of them – an introduction to live theatre. 

WHEN: Oct. 3-13  

WHERE: Greenfinch Theater & Dive 


The Return of the One-Hour Lord of the Rings Trilogy presented by Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre 

It’s Middle-earth like you’ve never seen it before—faster, funnier, and fit into a hilariously compact 60 minutes. Revisit the legend of Frodo, Gandalf, and the rest as they embark on their monumental quest, all while racing against the clock. 

WHEN: Fall 2024 (TBA)  

WHERE: Lift for Life Academy Theatre 


Pass the Okra presented by Soul Siren Playhouse  

Follow Monica, a Black, St. Louis-raised, college student who becomes pregnant following the overturning of Roe v. Wade and, subsequently, the abolishment of abortion in Missouri. Through an exploration of self, choice, and history, Monica finds a way to safely and discreetly have an abortion. 

WHEN: Fall 2024 (TBA) 



Am I Dangerous? presented by Contraband Theatre

All of her life, sixteen-year-old Philoten has been told about dangerous women. Those who flaunt their bodies. Those who are different. Those who do not follow the rules. And she’s tried, so hard, not to be dangerous. But then, something really awful happens. A few things, actually, but one of them is unforgivable and forces her to ask the question of herself, Am I Dangerous? A World Premiere by local playwright e.k. doolin.

WHEN: October 9-26

WHERE: The Chapel



This unique and wildly theatrical experience combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe. At once gorgeous and grotesque, “Nevermore” explores the events that shaped Poe’s character and career, blurring the lines between fact and fiction. 

WHEN: Oct. 10-Nov. 2  

WHERE: Stray Dog Theatre 


Eddie & Vinnie presented by Metro Theater Company 

Eddie is an unstoppable artist with a uniquely beautiful mind, and his best friend is a gecko. Together, the pair spend hours making intricate and beautiful puzzles. But he’ll be solving worse puzzles in summer school if he can’t get his grades up. In a last-ditch effort, Eddie teams up with the overly helpful new girl for the dreaded end-of-year report. 

WHEN: Oct.18-Nov. 5 

WHERE: The Grandel 


Lungs presented by Albion Theatre 

Climate change, overpopulation, war and political division. Why would anyone want to bring a baby into this world?  Successful English playwright Macmillan addresses these issues in this “off-kilter love story (that) is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current” (The Guardian). 

WHEN: Oct. 18-Nov. 3 

WHERE: Kranzberg Black Box Theater 


Ride the Cyclone: The Musical High School Edition Presented by St. Louis Theatre Kids 

In this dark comedy, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir boards the Cyclone roller coaster, dying minutes later when the front axle breaks, sending them to their tragic demise. When they awake in a strange purgatory, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted—with the promise of a prize like no other—a chance for one of them to return to life!

WHEN: Oct. 18-27

WHERE: The Gaslight Theater


Life Is a Dream (La vida es sueño) presented by Upstream Theatre 

WHEN: Oct. 18-Nov. 3

WHERE: Marcelle Theater


Julius Caesar presented by St. Louis Shakespeare 

A riveting exploration of power, betrayal, and the complexities of human nature set against the backdrop of Ancient Rome. As the story of one of history’s most famous leaders unfolds, the audience is drawn into a world of political machinations and moral dilemmas. 

WHEN: Oct. 25-Nov. 2 

WHERE: Lift for Life Academy Theatre 


A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical   

An uplifting true story of how a kid from Brooklyn became a chart-busting, show-stopping American rock icon. This inspiring, energy-filled musical memoir tells the untold story of how America’s greatest hitmaker became a star. 

WHEN: Oct. 29-Nov. 10 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


Arthur Miller’s All My Sons presented by The Hawthrone Players   

During World War II, Joe Keller and Steve Deever sold defective airplane parts, which led to the deaths of many men. Deever was found guilty and sent to prison, but Keller was exonerated. 

WHEN: Nov. 1-10 

WHERE: Florissant Performing Arts Center 


H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan presented by Winter Opera St. Louis  

Hilarious tale of love, honor and duty. Daughter of Captain Corcoran, Josephine, falls in love with a lowly sailor, Ralph Rackstraw. She finds herself torn between her father’s wishes and her true love.  

WHEN: Nov. 8, 10 

WHERE: Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (KPAC)  


Peter Pan 

This 70-year-old classic features timeless songs like “I’m Flying,” “I Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Neverland,” bringing the beloved story to life for a magical journey. 

WHEN: Nov. 13-24  

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre  


First Date presented by The New Jewish Theatre 

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. 

WHEN: Nov. 21-Dec. 8 

WHERE: Wool Theatre 



Chicago is a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one showstopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.  

WHEN: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre  


Million Dollar Quartet Christmas presented by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in partnership with STAGES 

“Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” brings Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins back together for a festive jam session that will have you jingling all the way! In the decked-out Sun Records studio, filled to the brim with Christmas cheer and enough musical talent to power a city grid, these legendary musicians blend their chart-topping hits with seasonal cheer. 

WHEN: Dec. 4-22  

WHERE: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) 


Bell, Book & Candle  

In 1950s New York, Gillian Holroyd is a modern-day witch who casts spells and performs feats of supernaturalism. When she encounters charming publisher Shep Henderson, she casts a love spell to gain Shep’s interest in order to thwart a rival. Gillian finds herself falling in love with Shep, which poses a problem: witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this pesky imperfection leads to a number of difficult life lessons. 

WHEN: Dec. 5-21  

WHERE: Stray Dog Theatre 


Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical   

Enjoy this holiday musical hit featuring the original animated special songs and sets. The show transports audiences to Whoville, reminding them of the true meaning of the holiday season, with an extraordinary performance. 

WHEN: Dec. 27-29 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


Holiday Cabaret presented by Prism Theatre Company 

WHEN: December (TBA)  



Death Jam presented by Soul Siren Playhouse  

This mixed-media theater experience boldly encounters the wild highs of life and devastating lows of death, aiming to inspire viewers to examine and champion their own personal battles with mental wellness, personal resilience, and suicide prevention. 



 Photo credit: New Line Theatre website, Stray Dog Theatre website, Union Avenue Opera website, The Black Rep website