5 Theater and Dance Events To Entertain You This January

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Theater and dance events take over St. Louis this month with everything from drama to musicals. Check out our list of the top theater and dance picks below, and then go enjoy a show.

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Tango Buenos Aires. Photo courtesy of Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Jan. 7-Feb. 1, The Repertory Theatre at Loretto-Hilton Center
Based on the original screenplay and award-winning film, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” follows the story of a young interracial couple, their love and their parents who mean well, but might not fully understand as much as they imagined.

The Book of Mormon
Jan. 13-18, Peabody Opera House
Loved all across the globe, boasting nine Tony Awards and from the creators of irreverent television show “South Park,” this musical again comes back to town to wow fans.

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Jan. 20-Feb. 1, The Fox Theatre
Enjoy classic and much-loved tunes like “Ten Minutes Ago” and “In My Own Little Corner” in this Rodgers & Hammerstein production of the Cinderella tale. This new choreography is based on the original but also features some modern twists with dance and movement.

Imagining Madoff
Jan. 22-Feb. 8, New Jewish Theatre
An imagined experience, this play shows off what could have happened if Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff sat down and had a discussion with the Holocaust survivor and poet he swindled out of money and investments, Solomon Galkin.

Tango Buenos Aires
Jan. 30-31, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Living up to its name, this Argentina-based dance company shows off amazing athletic prowess, sultry dance moves, impressive feats and beautiful Argentinian music in its latest show. Expect homages to the late Eva PerĂ³n, unique takes on the tango and plenty of expressive dance.

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