6 Theater and Dance Events to Check Out in November

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Theater and dance is alive in St. Louis this month with numerous events around town. Find our picks for the best events to check out in November.

"Dance Theatre of Harlem. Photo courtesy of Touhill Performing Arts Center.

“Dance Theatre of Harlem. Photo courtesy of Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Nov. 7-8, Touhill Performing Arts Center
The¬†first-ever African-American ballet was formed in 1969 and continues to perform around the world. Performing classic dances from ballets like “Swan Lake,” “Creole Giselle,” “Les Biches” and “Agon” as well as more modern choreography, the Dance Theatre of Harlem is sure to wow the crowd at this month’s show.

The 39 Steps
Nov. 7-16, Robert G. Reim Theatre
This mystery whodunit performed by Kirkwood Theatre Guild features over 150 crazy characters, murder, hilarious schemes, a nationwide manhunt and much more. “The 39 Steps” has won two Tony Awards as well as the Drama Desk Award and continues to attract new fans.

MADCO: “Wallstories
Nov. 14-16, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Presented by PNC Arts Alive, this show featuring local dance troupe MADCO in its latest show, “Wallstories,” is also a collaboration with German choreographer Nejla Yatkin. “Wallstories” is a historical and metaphorical performance, commemorating the 25th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

All is Calm
Nov. 14-Dec. 14, Fontbonne University
Again performed by Mustard Seed Theatre thanks to popular demand, “All is Calm” is a unique a cappella musical that takes a hard look at the importance of humanity in times of destruction and war.

Motown the Musical
Nov. 18-30, The Fox Theatre
Remember classic Motown hits and the great early soul-pop musicians like Diana Ross, ¬†Michael Jackson and Smokey Robinson in “Motown the Musical.” This award-winning musical features big lights, groovy choreography and songs like “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
Nov. 29, Peabody Opera House
“Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” is a masterpiece, with music by John Mellencamp, musical direction from T-Bone Burnett and story by bestselling author Stephen King. The southern gothic-supernatural story boasts unique staging techniques, a story of love, lust and revenge and incredible musical arrangements.

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