Six Not-To-Miss Theater and Musical Events in St. Louis this December

By Katie Davis
In Culture
Agatha Christie The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Photo courtesy of The Repertory Theatre.

December in St. Louis is full of great plays, improv and even an opera show. Whether you choose to check out a murder mystery, historical story, comedy, classic opera or something entirely different, just make sure you don’t let these great stage productions pass you by!

Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”
Dec. 4-29, The Loretto-Hilton Center
The Rep puts on a version of Agatha Christie’s famous story of a snowed-in evening with intricate twists and a group of suspicious characters. Purchase tickets online.

“The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree”
Dec. 5-21, Tower Grove Abbey
Stray Dog Theatre company performs this unique and laugh-inducing take on the Christmas tale with a feminist Mary, smooth-talking sheep, a jealous Joseph character and much more. Purchase tickets online.

“Medal of Honor Rag”
Dec. 5-8 and 12-15, Missouri History Museum
Two war survivors, a psychiatrist and an African-American soldier who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor talk and share thoughts on their feelings of guilt, the horrors they’ve seen and what to do going forward. Purchase tickets online.

An Almost Perfect Murder

An Almost Perfect Murder. Photo courtesy of Tesseract Theatre company.

“An Almost Perfect Murder”
Dec. 6-15, Regional Arts Commission Building
Tesseract Theatre performs “An Almost Perfect Murder,” a murderously entertaining play about two women, a National League Championship series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs and a plot to kill a husband. Free admission; more info online.

“Kosher Lutherans”
Dec. 6-21, Kranzberg Arts Center
HotCity Theatre tells the story of a childless Jewish couple from L.A. that decides to adopt a child. The only catch is that they must pretend to be Lutheran to appease the biological mother’s bigoted Bible Belt family. Complications, confusion and hilarity abound! Purchase tickets online.

The Improv Shop
Dec. 11, Touhill Performing Arts Center
The Touhill and the St. Louis Improv Shop pair up for an evening of Armando format improv with special guest monologist Em Piro of the St. Louis Fringe Festival taking part in a skit as well. Purchase tickets online.

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