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 2019 Workers' Opera, the Aphra Behn new play festival, and an appearance by composer Jason Robert Brown at the Grandel.
New to the list this week: La Cage aux Folles at New LIne and Norma at Winter Opera.
New shows this week include August Osage County at Kirkwood, a local premiere at the Rep Studio, and the return of a loopy take on The Glass Menagerie.
An innovative version of a classic fairy tale joins the list this week.
New shows this week include La Cage aux Folles at New Line, The Misanthrope at St. Louis Univeristy, and Well at Mustard Seed.
New on this week's hit list: Angels in America at Washington U., Milk Like Sugar at the Black Rep, and The Rat Pack is Back at the Fox.
New shows this week include Angels in America at Washington U., Our Town at Lindenwood, and the monthly Singers Open Mic at Sophie's Artist Lounge.
There's plenty of new theatre this week, from cabaret to adult drama to children's theatre. Go see a play!
New shows this week include a Lynn Nottage play at Webster Conservatory, an encore of Paula Stoff Dean's cabaret in Hermann, MO, local premieres at the Black Rep and the Rep, and a special presentation of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues by That Uppity Theatre Company.
This week's new entries are a new send-up of Clue, Arthur Miller's classic drama The Crucible, and a wild revenge comedy at West End.