Top Spring 2014 Theater Productions In St. Louis

March 10, 2014 8:00 AM

Looking for a great night out to enjoy some live theater in St. Louis this spring? The possibilities are almost endless. In fact, there are so many choices that it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few, so considering a wide variety may be a better option. Enjoy one, but consider several, because St. Louis is a great place for spring theater.
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The Edison Theater at Washington University
6445 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 935-6543

Theater lovers will love the spring season at the Edison Theater on the Washington University campus. With its 656-seat capacity, patrons enjoy the intimacy of a smaller venue with all of the benefits of a proscenium-thrust architectural setting and today’s modern technology. It makes for the perfect place to see great shows this spring, especially with the Ovations for Young People Series. This series offers family-friendly and affordable matinee shows like “Black Violin” on Saturday, March 15, and “500 Clown – Trapped” on Saturday, April 12. Both shows begin at 11 a.m. and present top-notch music and comedy that will leave you wanting more. Tickets are $12 each. Look for other events for an even wider array of entertainment at the Edison, such as the Ovation Series, and performances by the Music Department and the Performing Arts Department. The Edison has something for everyone.

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Stages – St. Louis
1023 Chesterfield Parkway E.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(314) 821-2407

This year marks Stages’ 28th season of bringing top-quality Broadway productions to almost 50,000 passionate theater lovers across the St. Louis region. Not only does Stages satisfy the hearts of those who love great theater performances, but this also mark its 10th year of developing local talent through the Stages Performing Arts Academy. Stages lives, breathes and develops great theater on all levels within the community.

This spring, Stages offers such great performances as “Always . . . Patsy Cline,” beginning on April 22, and Neil Simon’s “They’re Playing Our Song,” beginning on May 30. Enjoy “Always . . . Patsy Cline” at the Westport Playhouse and “They’re Playing Our Song” at the Robert G. Reim Theater at the Kirkwood Civic Center on Geyer Road. Check the Stages website as it continues to produce great theater all across the region, all season long. Stages makes sure no one has to travel far to experience great theater.

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The Touhill Performing Arts Center
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
(314) 516-4949

When the Touhill Performing Arts Center isn’t serving as an academic home for performing arts students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, it is providing the greater St. Louis region with fabulous entertainment from all corners of the earth. This spring, look forward to more of the same. On March 20, enjoy an evening of laughter by attending “The Second City: Happily Ever Laughter.” Experience tomorrow’s brightest young comedians in the genesis of their careers. This show runs through March 22, and ticket prices start at $35.

Don’t stop there because the Touhill has a full spring line-up of great productions. Check out the musical, “H.M.S. Pinofore,” opening on March 22, and the great blues sounds of “MADCO: Liquid Roads,” which opens on April 11, 2014 with the affordable ticket price of $25. Browse the full event list for even more great theater productions this spring.

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The Repertory Theater
130 Edgar Road
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 968-4925

The Repertory Theater always offers a wide array of moving and entertaining theater. Don’t miss its production of “Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976,” by Rebecca Gilman. This moving performance opens on March 12, and runs through March 30, 2014. It highlights the struggles of a small town in Wisconsin, whose main employer changes the dynamic within. Laugh, cry and be amazed at the moving interpretation of this fabulous drama, recommended for adult audiences. Ticket prices start at $40.

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The Fox Theater
527 N. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-1678

The fabulous Fox Theater is open for delightful entertainment, year round, but this spring you won’t want to miss its line-up. The exciting dancing extravaganza of the “Celtic Woman” opens on March 14, 2014, and is followed by the rock musical “We Will Rock You” by Ben Elton on March 18. The winning production of eight Tony Awards, “Once” opens on April 8 and runs through April 20. Ticket prices range from $25 to $102 for these great productions. Get your tickets early, as they are sure to go quickly. There’s just nothing like seeing great theater at the fabulous Fox Theater.

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