Eight Theater Events and Musicals to Go See this Month

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Acting is alive this month in St. Louis with a great selection of both theater shows and musicals. We’ve outlined eight different picks we think you should check out, from classic musicals like the Argentina-based tale of “Evita” to a unique take on the “Night of the Living Dead,” performed by New Line Theatre Company.

Check them out here, and go see a show!

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor by Neil Simon performed by New Jewish Theatre.
Photo from New Jewish Theatre

“The Good Doctor”
Oct. 3-20, The New Jewish Theatre
Anton Chekhov‘s short stories get a new spin in Neil Simon’s play as it ties together humorous vignettes about awkward situations but still touches on serious themes. Tickets are available through The New Jewish Theatre. Show times vary.

“Diary of a Madman” 
Oct. 4-20, Kranzberg Arts Center
Upstream Theater Company puts on this new adaptation of Nicolai Gogol‘s classic and internationally recognized story of a Russian civil servant who tries to get away from daily routine only to feel rather delusional. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.

“Evita”
Oct. 8-20, The Fox
Follow the emotional rag-to-riches tale of Eva Perón in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical, complete with famous tunes like “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” and “High Flying, Adored.” Metrotix is selling tickets for the show.

“Evil Dead: The Musical”
Oct. 10-Nov. 2, Tower Grove Abbey
Stray Dog Theatre presents this laugh-out-loud musical based on the 1980s low-budget horror film. Don’t miss the chance to follow five college kids as they get spooked, chased by demons and perhaps serenaded with song, too! Tickets, including tickets for the “Splatter Zone,” are available through Stray Dog Theatre.

Night of the living dead

Night of the Living Dead performed by New Line Theatre this month.
Photo from New Line Theatre.

“Night of the Living Dead”
Oct. 10-Nov. 2, Washington University South Campus Theatre
Launching the regional premiere of the musical take on George Romero’s cult classic 1968 film, New Line Theatre takes show-goers on a zombie-filled ride. Tickets are available through Metrotix outlets, which includes the Fox Theatre box office.

“Fly”
Oct. 16-Nov. 10, Loretto-Hilton Center
Don’t miss this retelling of the courageous Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American pilots who fought during World War II, performed by The Repertory Theatre. Visit The Repertory Theatre’s website for tickets.

“The Comedy of Errors”
Oct. 18-20 and 24-26, Florissant Civic Center
St. Louis Shakespeare takes on one of the playwright’s most loved comedies, presenting audiences with two brothers who come up against mistaken identities, love at first sight and plenty of mistakes. Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

“Woman in Black”
Oct. 30-Nov. 9, The Chapel
Fans of Stephen Mallatratt’s ghost story about a lawyer who hires an actor to explain an eerie sighting won’t want to miss this performance by Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors and students. However, on Thursday, Oct. 31, if you wear a costume, you will receive a $5 discount on your ticket price.

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