It's a Musical!

St. Louis loves musicals.

Often at this time of year, I will marvel yet again at the amazing musical theatre scene we have here in St. Louis, so many shows produced by so many companies, and with no duplicates in the list! If you're curious, here are lists for 2014 and 2015, and also my blog post from last year on The Top Ten Reasons St. Louis Theatre Rocks.

Ever since the New Line website was created in 1997, we've kept a page on our website listing all the theatre companies in town, and another page with all the upcoming productions of musicals in the area.

It's so inspiring to browse the list every year. So much cool, interesting theatre...

Aug. 18-Sept. 3 – In the Heights, R-S Theatrics
Aug. 25-Sept. 2 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Next Generation Theatre Co.
Sept. 8-Oct. 8 – South Pacific, Stages St. Louis
Sept. 8-17 – Bye Bye Birdie, Monroe Actors Stage Company
Sept. 15-24 – Meet Me in St. Louis, Christ Memorial Productions
Sept. 28-Oct. 21 – Lizzie, New Line Theatre
Oct. 3-15 – The Bodyguard, Fox Theatre
Oct. 6-15 – Into the Woods, Alpha Players
Oct. 5-21 – Spring Awakening, Stray Dog Theatre
Oct. 10-22 - Evil Dead, Grandel Theatre
Oct. 13-21 - Next to Normal, Take Two Productions
Oct. 13-21 - The Rocky Horror Show, Alfresco Productions
Nov. 2-5 – William Finn's Elegies, Fontbonne University
Nov. 3-12 – Spitfire Grill, Hawthorne Players
Nov. 3-12 – Little Shop of Horrors, Act Two Theatre
Nov. 3-12 – The Drowsy Chaperone, Over Due Theatre Co.
Nov. 7-12 – Disenchanted, The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
Nov. 7-19 – On Your Feet!, Fox Theatre
Nov. 21-22 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Fox Theatre
Nov. 28-Dec. 10 – The King and I, Fox Theatre
Dec. 26-28 – Elf, Peabody Opera House
Dec. 27-31 – Cinderella, Fox Theatre
Jan. 3-28 – The Marvelous Wondrettes, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Jan. 9-March 31 – Menopause the Musical, The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
Jan. 13-14 – Kinky Boots, Peabody Opera House
Jan. 16-28 – School of Rock, Fox Theatre
Feb. 2-4 – The Sound of Music, Fox Theatre
Feb. 9-10 – Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story, Peabody Opera House
Feb. 23-25 – The Wizard of Oz, Fox Theatre
March 1-24 – Anything Goes, New Line Theatre
March 2-4 – Chicago, Fox Theatre
Mar. 9 – Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder, Peabody Opera House
March 20-April 1 – The Color Purple, Fox Theatre
April 3-22 – Hamilton, Fox Theatre
April 12-28 – Jesus Christ Superstar, Stray Dog Theatre
April 17-May 6 – A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
May 3-20 – The Phantom of the Opera, Fox Theatre
May 4-13 – Guys and Dolls, Kirkwood Theatre Guild
May 29-June 3 – The Book of Mormon, Fox Theatre
May 31-June 23 – Yeast Nation, New Line Theatre
July 24-29 – It Shoulda Been You, SCC Center Stage Theatre
Aug. 2-18 – The Robber Bridegroom, Stray Dog Theatre

And lest we forget,. next summer is The Muny's 100th Summer Season!

The New Liners are certainly doing our share to keep our scene vibrant. Our coming season includes the wild, fierce, four-woman rock opera Lizzie in October, followed by a public reading of The Zombies of Penzance for one night in early January, then the classic satire Anything Goes in March, and the brilliantly crazy new musical Yeast Nation in June, from the creators of Urinetown.

People sometimes ask me why I'm not working in New York. Who needs New York?

I can't wait to see so many of these shows! St. Louis rocks!

Long Live the Musical!