6 Theater Events to Go See this September

By Katie Davis
In Culture

This September brings a large variety of plays, musicals and dance events in the St. Louis area. Check out our list of the top six theater events listed below.

Fiddler on the Roof
Sept. 5-Oct. 5, The Robert G. Reim Theatre
Performed by STAGES and featuring classic tunes like “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” Broadway favorite musical “Fiddler on the Roof” again tells the beautiful and emotional stories of a Jewish-Russian family, its daughters and conflicts between traditions and new ways of thinking.

one man two guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors. Photo courtesy of The Repertory Theatre.

One Man, Two Guvnors
Sept. 10-Oct. 5, The Repertory Theatre
In this award-winning comedy, based on “Servant of Two Masters,” one man is sacked from his job, quickly takes up new positions with two different bosses and learns that they’re connected in some interesting and hilarious ways. Don’t miss this slapstick comedy performed at the well-known Rep.

Purlie
Sept. 10-21, Edison Theatre
The Black Repertory Theatre puts on “Purlie,” a Jim Crow laws-era musical about traveling preacher Purlie Victorious Judson who goes down to the south to redeem a small Georgia church, emancipate the cotton-picking folks who live there and deliver them away from Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee and his plantation.

The Normal Heart
Sept. 12-27, Kranzberg Arts Center
Renowned for welcoming in a new way of thinking about gay rights activism and for bringing attention the AIDS epidemic as well as the hysteria surrounding it, “The Normal Heart” is still as powerful as it was during its debut in 1985. Expect HotCity Theatre to put on a spectacular performance of Larry Kramer’s work.

Off the Map
Sept. 26-Oct. 5, Union Avenue Christian Church
The West End Players Guild performs “Off the Map,” a warm and loving comedy about a family living far off the typical map in the New Mexico wilderness. Seen through the eyes of the family’s 11-year-old son, this play is inspirational and hilariously entertaining at the same time.

Zilun Art School
Sept. 27, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Made up of Chinese traditional folk dancers, the Zilun Art School, this Touhill performance teaches audience members about Chinese culture as well as specific dance styles all while impressing with gorgeous choreography, moves and costumes. Arrive early for a pre-show discussion or stay late for a reception.

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