Story: Times are tough in ancient Thebes. A plague has ravaged the city and the people are demanding action to relieve their anguish. King Oedipus sends his brother-in-law Creon to the Oracle at Delphi to ascertain what has caused these torments and what can be done to alleviate them.

Story: Melding together Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night, with a number of pop cultural references from the 1990s, Twelfth Period focuses on Sebastian Horowitz, a senior at Illyria Preparatory Academy who actually is his sister Viola in disguise of the missing Sebastian.

Story: Head lion Mufasa rules Pride Rock as “king of the beasts.” He presides over a flourishing kingdom, loved by his queen Sarabi but despised by his younger brother Scar. When Mufasa’s and Sarabi’s cub son is born, ‘Simba’ is presented to the other animals by the wise mandrill Rafiki as p…

Story: Adapted by Eric Coble from the best-selling, non-fiction book of the same title by relationship counselor John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Live! is a comic look at the ever-contested battle of the sexes and how men and women view almost everything differently.

After a lengthy hiatus, the St. Louis Bach Festival returns to tempt music devotees to go for Baroque.

Story: An urban locale is used to bring Jesus, John the Baptist and others into a modern setting much like Stephen Schwartz’s and John-Michael Tebelak’s Godspell. As with that musical, it uses parables and stories from the New Testament to emphasize the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and the…

Mustard Seed Theatre’s 10th season comes to a conclusion with a heart-rending rendition of Brian Friel’s haunting Irish drama, featuring superb performances by an ensemble cast given affecting direction by Gary Barker.

Story: Beverly Weston, once a renowned poet but now a self-acknowledged alcoholic living mostly on his laurels, interviews a young Native American woman named Johnna for the position of cook and caregiver in his sprawling country manor 60 miles from Tulsa. His wife Violet is being treated fo…

Lynn Hamilton has spent her life championing the belief that the ability to create and appreciate art doesn’t diminish as we get older, exhibited in this month’s CASEfest.

The production is highlighted by smashing performances by Lavonne Byers as the duplicitous Mrs. Lovett and Jon Hey as the maniacal title character.