Chuck Lavazzi

Chuck Lavazzi (1064)

Chuck Lavazzi is the producer for the arts calendars and senior performing arts critic at 88.1 KDHX, the local correspondent for Cabaret Scenes magazine, the host of The Cabaret Project’s monthly open mic night at the Tavern of Fine Arts, and entirely to blame for the Stage Left blog at  He’s a member of the Music Critics Association of North America and the St. Louis Theater Circle.

Chuck has been acting, designing sound, and occasionally directing theatrical productions since roughly the Bronze Age.  His one-man show Just a Song at Twilight: the Golden Age of Vaudeville, presented at the Missouri History Museum, was the opening production of the West End Players Guild’s 101st season.  He has also appeared with Stray Dog, Metro Theatre Company, The Rep, Midwest Lyric Opera, St. Louis Actors’ Studio, St. Louis Shakespeare, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, and even the St. Louis Symphony, where he narrated Peter and the Wolf. He and his lovely wife Sherry live in a house that’s older than both of them put together in the historic and utterly charming Soulard neighborhood.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 16:57

Chuck's Choices for the weekend of January 18, 2019

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Shows at the Rep and the Black Rep are on the hit list this week, along with cabaret showcases at the .ZACK.
We have new shows this week from (among others) Circus Harmony, The Rep, Max and Louie, and Mariposa Productions, along with the monthly singers open mic at Sophie's, hosted by yours truly.
We have new shows this week from The Black Rep, Kirkwood Theatre Guild, and The Chapel.
The 2019 season kicks off with new shows from the Rep and Webster Theatre Guild.
The big holiday theatre freeze is on, but you can still catch shows at the Rep, Westport, and Metro.
A new show by Imaginary Theatre Company joins shows by the Rep, Metro, R-S, and Stray Dog on the list this week.
This week is your last chance to see shows at most local theatres. It's also your opportunity to celebrate the season at the Cabaret Project's open mic.
Holiday theatre and cabaret are everywhere this week, ranging from children's theatre at the Rep to a decidedly adult show by Storm Large at the Sun.
Thursday, 06 December 2018 17:57

Chuck's Choices for the weekend of December 6, 2018

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New this week: cabaret, holiday theatre, a rock version of Alice in Wonderland, and a more serious entry from STLAS.
The December theatre rush continues with new shows from Stray Dog, the Fox, and R-S Theatrics along with cabaret at the Jazz Bistro and the Kranzberg Center.
Thursday, 29 November 2018 22:49

Chuck's Choices for the weekend of November 30, 2018

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A classic drama by Arthur Miller joins the hit list this week.