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.
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.
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.
With Thanksgiving behind us and leftover turkey in front of us, it's time for the big December theatre rush to begin, with new shows from (among many others) New Jewish, Actors' Studio, The Rep, Magic Smoking Monkey.
Thanksgiving weekend is often a quiet one on the theatre scene, but not this year as shows from R-S Theatrics and the Playhouse at Westport join the list.
The Cabaret Project open mic and a play reading by the St. Louis Writers Group join the list this week.
New items include a Disney musical at the Fox, the return of a holiday favorite at Mustard Seed, and the closing shows in the fall Gaslight Cabaret Festival season.
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.