7 Theater Events Worth Seeing This October

By Katie Davis
In Culture

October is typically a spectacular month for theater in St. Louis, and that proves true again this year. Whether you’re in the mood for a drama, musical, comedy or an event that’s somewhere in between all of these, you won’t be disappointed with the selection.

Nice work if you can get it

Nice Work If You Can Get It. Photo courtesy of Peabody Opera House.

Mrs. Independent
Oct. 5, The Fox 
Based on a true story, “Mrs. Independent” follows the story of a successful woman, the men in her life, romance and whether her suitors can handle her career and drive. This performance features Robin Givens, Christopher Williams, Dottie Peoples and more.

So You Think You Can Dance
Oct. 8, The Fox
Don’t miss the season 11 tour of “So You Think You Can Dance,” known for winning multiple Emmy Awards and charming fans across the country. Watch finalists like Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew and Emilio Dosal perform and compete.

New Dance Horizons III
Oct. 10-11, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Presented by Dance St. Louis, “New Dance Horizons III” features three different choreographers, three dance companies and three unique world premieres on the Touhill’s stage. From jazz to ballet, modern dance and more, multiple genres are represented in this one-of-a-kind event.

Nice Work If You Can Get It
Oct. 10-12, Peabody Opera House
Set in the Roaring Twenties and filled with a hilarious and energetic group of crazy characters, “Nice Work If You Can Get It” follows the story of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter and an enticing bootlegger who ends up stealing his heart.

The Diary of Anne Frank
Oct. 11-Nov. 2, New Jewish Theatre
The iconic true life and writings of Anne Frank are put on stage in this adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Experience the family’s struggles as they are forced to hide and secretly live under a Nazi-controlled area, understand what keeps them going and feel inspired by young Anne Frank and her astonishing honesty.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Oct. 15-Nov. 9, Loretto-Hilton Center
The Repertory Theatre continues its season with a new take on William Shakespeare’s legendary romance story, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” With starry-eyed lovers, enchanted forests, hilarious characters and a bit of mischief, the comedic story is still extremely popular hundreds of years after Shakespeare put it on paper.

Dirty Dancing: The Musical
Oct. 21-Nov. 2, The Fox
Based on the classic movie with the same name, “Dirty Dancing: The Musical” is an exciting and passionate experience featuring favorite tunes like “Hungry Eyes,” “Do You Love Me?” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Enjoy reliving the romance between teenager Frances “Baby” and the mysterious Johnny as they learn to dance with, and understand, each other.

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