Top 8 Theater and Dance Events in St. Louis this January

By Katie Davis
In Culture

With a wide mix of plays, musicals and dance events taking place throughout January, show-going is a great way to start off 2014! Read through our picks for top theater events, and make sure to go check out some of the best shows St. Louis has to offer this month.

Courtesy of Big Muddy Dance Company

Courtesy of Big Muddy Dance Company

1) “West Side Story”
Jan. 3-5, The Fox
The 50-year-old classic musical “West Side Story” comes to life again with new direction from David Saint and the award-winning Bernstein and Sondheim songs like “Something’s Coming,” “America,” and “Tonight.” Tickets are available online.

2) “Solemn Mockeries”
Jan. 3-18, Tower Grove Abbey
The Midnight Company in St. Louis performs “Solemn Mockeries,” directed by Sarah Whitney, which tells the story of a well-known Shakespeare forgery. Get tickets online.

Opus, Repertory Theatre

Opus. Photo courtesy of The Repertory Theatre.

3) “Opus”
Jan. 8-Feb. 2, The Loretto-Hilton Center
Check out this Repertory Theatre performance of “Opus,” which takes an important look at the relationship between artists and their work as a string quartet struggles to stay afloat and hires a talented, albeit inexperienced, new musician. Tickets online.

4) “All My Sons”
Jan. 17-26, Robert G. Reim Theatre
The Kirkwood Theatre Guild performs Arthur Miller’s drama, “All My Sons,” telling stories of the Kellers and Deevers through heartbreak, love, loss and greed. Buy tickets online.

5) Big Muddy Dance Company: 250th Celebration
Jan. 18, Edison Theatre
The Big Muddy Dance Company celebrates the 250th birthday of St. Louis in this unique performance featuring three dances including “And Etudes” and “A Media Luz.” Get tickets online.

The Other Place

The Other Place. Photo courtesy of The Repertory Theatre.

6) “The Other Place”
Jan. 22-Feb. 9, The Loretto-Hilton Center
Reality begins to blur in this Rep-produced play that follows a brilliant research scientist as she discovers a groundbreaking drug while also battling with her own mental state. Get tickets online.

7) “Wonder Bread Years”
Jan. 24-25, Edison Theatre
Don’t miss this hilarious look at Americana, part of the Ovations Series at Edison Theatre, taking place this month. Tickets available online.

8) “Wizard of Oz” with Ballet Memphis
Jan. 24-25, Touhill Performing Arts Center
“The Wizard of Oz” gets a dance-heavy makeover in this unique take on the much-loved story about Dorothy, a motley crew of friends and a yellow brick road. Get tickets online.

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