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"Falling" Optioned for Off-Broadway

Great news for Deanna Jent and Mustard Seed Theatre!  Deanna's new original play--which just had a sold-out, double-extended world premiere production--will be receiving an Off-Broadway production.  Read more at (Judy Newmark), or at, and big congrats to Deanna, Mustard Seed, and the entire FALLING cast and production team!

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November 14, 2011, 5:30pm:  Round Table Meeting

December 3, 2011, 1-4pm:  Judge Orientation


Round Table Information

The next round table meeting will be held the evening of Monday, November 14, 5:30pm at Fontbonne Unviersity in the Stabler Room (second floor of library). If you have an item you would like added to the agenda please e-mail: Greg Johnston.

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Citilites Theatre

November 3-20

citilites_baby_graphicBABY tells the story in words and music of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of this universal experience. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the 30-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started. A Delightful Musical Comedy.

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OnSite Theatre

November 4-19

onsite_hitstory_graphicIf American Anger manifested in the body, what would the symptoms be? Hallucinations of the American Dream? A trickle down economy in the back of the throat? A rash, a fever – a red, white and blueness?  In this hysterical and frightening journey, Harry and his family fight the disease and ask themselves – What is my anger doing to me, and how can I do it to them?

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St. Louis Actors' Studio

November 4-20

stlas_palmer_park_graphicJoanna McClelland Glass’s play centers on five couples in the Detroit neighborhood of Palmer Park following the race riots of 1967. Their integrated lives are threatened when the high performing neighborhood school is forced to accept children from an adjacent working-class neighborhood. Racial harmony and friendships are changed forever with very sad and very real consequences.  History Museum-Co-Production with the Black Rep

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Muddy Waters Theatre Company

November 4-20

muddy_waters_how_I_learned_to_drive_graphicPaula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play about a girl named Li'l Bit who gets driving lessons (and a whole lot more she didn't bargain for) from her Uncle Peck, and how their relationship progresses from familial friendship to something darker. The comic drama is told in flashback by the now grown woman as we learn what she learned about exploitation, control and forgiveness.

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Mustard Seed Theatre

November 17-December 11

mustard_seed_godspell_graphicIt’s a hot summer evening in St. Louis - air-conditioners are blasting, TV’s are blaring, and tempers are as feverish as the weather. An electrical blackout and some cool water bring together an unlikely community in this musical re-telling of the Gospel of Matthew. This production focuses on the harmonies of the music accompanied by acoustic instruments.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011 16:18

Blood Wedding

Upstream Theater

October 7-23

upstream_blood_wedding_graphicA wedding goes up in flames when an old sweetheart runs off with the bride. A play about passion, honor and revenge by the great Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, in a lyrical translation by Langston Hughes, adapted by Melia Bensussen.

Published in Archive 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011 12:32

Reasons to be Pretty

The Non-Prophet Theatre Company

September 29-October 9

nonprophets_logo“Reasons to Be Pretty” by Neil LaBute is about Greg, whose tight social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female co-worker’s pretty face and his own girlfriend’s lack thereof get back to his girlfriend, Steph. But that’s just the beginning. Greg’s best buddy, Kent and Kent ’s wife, Carly also enter into the picture, and the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated. As their relationships crumble, the four friends are forced to confront a sea of deceit, infidelity and betrayed trust in their journey to answer the question, “How much is pretty worth?” “Reasons to Be Pretty” is a hopelessly romantic comic-drama about the hopelessness of romance.

Published in Archive 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011 12:23


St. Louis Actors' Studio

October 7-23

stlas_nuts_graphicA Broadway hit, Nuts has been called the best courtroom melodrama since Witness for the Prosecution and The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. Set in a courtroom in New York's Bellevue Hospital, the story follows a high-priced call girl incarcerated on a charge for killing a violent "john". The State, represented by a court appointed psychiatrist and an aggressive prosecutor, say Claudia Faith Draper is unfit to stand trial. As testimony from experts, physicians and her parents unfolds, with her psyche and childhood dissected, she proves to the judge that she isn't "nuts" and stands legally sane at trial for manslaughter.                                                                                                                                                                \

Published in Archive 2011
Thursday, 01 September 2011 16:29

Apply to be a Kevin Kline Judge


The staff and board of the Professional Theatre Council of St. Louis (PTC), who promote and celebrate excellence in professional St. Louis Theatre, are seeking a new group of judges for the 2012 calendar year.

Applications will be accepted until October 17th, 2011, and the new judges will be selected no later than October 31st, 2011.

PTC will be selecting approximately 12-15 judges to join the judging pool and begin evaluating professional productions in January of 2012.

This is a volunteer position requiring a significant investment of time, consideration, and dedication. It is also a meaningful and rewarding responsibility that serves the entire St. Louis professional theatre community.

Interested individuals must fill out an application and test ballot, both of which are available to download down below.  Note:  any application that does not include a completed test ballot will not be considered.

The Judging Committee will be selecting new judges from the pool of applicants based upon criteria such as each applicant’s theatrical training and experience, analytical abilities, critical eye, and enthusiasm for St. Louis professional theatre. Individuals who are Artistic or Managing Directors of PTC constituent theatres are not eligible to be judges, and a judge may not also maintain a position as a reviewer, critic, or blogger that creates content for public consumption in print, on radio/TV, or on the internet.

Judges selected MUST be available for an orientation and training session on Saturday, December 3, 2011, from 1pm-4pm, location TBD.

Judges will evaluate between 12 and 20 shows per year and will receive 1-2 comps for each show they evaluate. Judges do not choose which shows they evaluate; the assignments are random. Judges will be asked to serve a three-year rotating term, with 1/3 of the judges rotating out of the pool at the end of each year.

If you are intersted in applying, please download the application and test ballot, fill them out (typing strongly preferred), and return as an attachment to .



Published in Main Articles
Thursday, 01 September 2011 14:53


Stages St. Louis

September 9-October 9

stages_victor_victoria_graphicA woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman?! It’s a piece of cake for out-of-work soprano Victoria Grant in this hilarious, fun-filled romp through 1930s Paris. Based on the side-splitting seven-time Oscar-nominated Blake Edwards film and backed by an exhilarating Academy Award®-winning score by the great Henry Mancini, Victor/Victoria is a warm and wildly energetic look at gender perceptions as seen through the eternal battle of the sexes.

Published in Archive 2011
Thursday, 01 September 2011 10:44

The Winners

HotCity Theatre

hotcity_winners_graphicSeptember 9-24

Published in Archive 2011

Coming Soon

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

November 30-December 23

tom_sawyer_graphicReconnect with Mark Twain’s incomparable classic in a magical new production, perfect for the whole family. In idyllic 1840s Missouri, Tom and his friends revel in all that is grand and glorious in childhood. This mischievous rascal can charm his Aunt Polly, save the town from Injun Joe and win the heart of fair Becky Thatcher, all in the course of one small-town day.

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The New Jewish Theatre

December 1-18

njt_ballyhoo_graphicAlfred Uhry sets his play in Atlanta in December 1939. "Gone with the Wind" is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. The conflict between social acceptability and cultural definition escalates when Brooklyn born Joe Farkas (of Eastern European heritage) is brought home to dinner at the Freitag family home. As events take several unexpected turns, the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are. The warm and delightful play delicately deals with issues of prejudice, assimilation and social and religious identity and faith.

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The Black Rep

November 25-December 18

black_rep_black_nativity_graphicAn annual Holiday tradition in many cities, BLACK NATIVITY: A Holiday Celebration is a testament to the power and joy of the season.  BLACK NATIVITY tells the story of the Nativity through a colorful montage of song, dance, poetry, and Scripture.

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St. Louis Actors' Studio

December 2-18

stlas_mythreeangels_graphicNothing says the holidays like tropical weather and three paroled convicts! In this warm and witty tale set in French Guiana on Christmas Eve, a felonious triumvirate intervenes in the lives of an innocent family who is perched on the brink of financial ruin. Proficient in the illicit skills of theft, forgery, extortion and yes, even murder, these unlikely heroes arrive in timely fashion to remind us all of what is truly most important—confusing our long-standing moral convictions of what is right and wrong. An old fashioned and wonderfully crafted fable to take home for the holidays!

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