There is a lot of theater to be enjoyed in St. Louis. Its entertainment is abundant and diverse. As part of the theater experience, musicals are some of the most popular. This fall, in theaters large and small, musicals, classic and modern, come to town for anyone who loves the combination of the stage and music.
‘Oklahoma’
The Lindenwood Theater
2300 W. Clay St.
Saint Charles, MO 63301
(636) 949-4433
www.luboxoffice.com

Date: Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014

“Oklahoma” was first performed in 1943, on Broadway, and is the first of many brilliant collaborations of the famed Rogers and Hammerstein. It ran for an unprecedented 2,212 shows and has been a smash hit favorite of theater goers ever since. The budding romances of Curly and Laurey and/or Will and Ado Annie in the quaint Oklahoma farm setting have been the stuff audiences have enjoyed over the decades, and they can continue that tradition at Lindenwood’s J.Schiedegger Center for the Arts this fall. Make sure you get your seats for at least one of three performances starting on October 30 to November 1, 2014. Ticket prices range from $10 to $18 and are available online or at the box office. But don’t wait, as this show is certain to be as entertaining as the first, over 71 years ago.

‘Smoke On The Mountain’
St. Peters Cultural Arts Center, Act Two Theater
1 St. Peters Centre Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
(636) 219-0150
www.act2theater.com

Date: Nov. 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, 2014

Take a drive out to St. Peters to get to the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. The Blue Grass and Gospel music of “Smoke on the Mountain portrays the individual tales of the Sanders family’s lives and their return to performing after a long hiatus. The intimate setting of the Act Two Theater is the perfect place to get lost in this story of pain and triumph. The performances run from November 7 through 16, 2014. Tickets start at $14 for students and seniors and are $18 for adults.

‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’
Washington University, A.E. Hotchner Studio Theater
6445 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 935-6543
www.pad.artsci.wustl.edu

Date: Nov. 14 – 16 and 21 – 23, 2014

This rock musical is a comical look at the founding of the Democrat Party and America’s seventh president. Experience important moments in history, such as populism and the Indian Removal Act as directed by a president in the roll of an emo rock star. Enjoy this comical interpretation of history as performers sing and dance through time. The show runs through November 14 through 23, 2014, and ticket prices begin at $10. Tickets are available, in advance, online.

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‘All Is Calm’
Mustard Seed Theater
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 719-8060
www.mustardseedtheatre.com

Date: Nov. 14 – Dec. 14, 2014

Keep an open evening from November 14 through December 14, 2014. You will want to enjoy the pleasure of great musical acapella performances in the intimate venue of the Mustard Seed Theater. The Mustard Seed is the perfect setting to experience the true story of a night during World War II when soldiers lived the “Christmas Truce.” Ticket prices are $30 for general admission seating. Students and seniors receive a $5 discount.

‘Motown The Musical’
The Fox Theater
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-1678
www.fabulousfox.com

Date: Nov. 18 – 30, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theater is abundant with great entertainment, but for musical lovers, “Motown the Musical” is a treat not to be missed. The story of Berry Gordy is dynamic and entertaining and brought to life on the Fox stage. An evening of the great music of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and more, along with the story of Berry Gordy, is a great way to spend an evening in the theater. “Motown the Musical” runs from November 18 through 30, 2014, and ticket prices start at $85.

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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.