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 stageleft-stlouis.blogspot.com. 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.
New shows this week include the return of a holiday favorite at Mustard Seed, a one-woman show at R-S Theatrics, a Ray Bradbury dramatization at Webster Conservatory, and some final entries in the Gaslight Cabaret Festival.
The pre-Thanksgiving flood of theatre and cabaret continues with new shows by (among others) Slightly Askew, West End Players, and Winter Opera, along with a vast wealth of performances from the Gaslight Cabaret Festival.
New items include cabaret shows from the Gaslight Cabaret Festival and The Monocle as well as a local premiere from the Shakespeare Festival.
The Gaslight Cabaret Festival continues to rain talent up on us while new shows open at Kirkwood, Webster, and Hawthorne Players, among others.
New items include cabaret shows from Mariposa Artists, the Gaslight Cabaret Festival, The Cabaret Project, and the Kranzberg Center, as well as the return of an important historical drama.
There is a LOT of cabaret on the calendar this week, along with new shows from the Rep Studio, Shakespeare Festival, and Theatre Nuevo, among others.
If George Bernard Shaw were alive today, he might have written something rather like the show on the main stage at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis right now, Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2.
New items include cabaret shows from Mariposa Artists and the Gaslight Cabaret Festival as well as a provocative drama at Mustard Seed and a look a what might have happened after that final scene in Ibsen's A Doll's House.
New this week: a drama based on the true story of an infamous hate crime, a comic look and food and maternal guilt, and the cabaret debut of the star of last year's hit, Ragtime.
New shows this week include a creepy musical at Stray Dog, Shakespeare with a twist at St. Louis Shakespeare, and look at which might have happened after the final curtain of Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Rep.