Chuck Lavazzi is the producer for the arts calendars and senior performing arts critic at 88.1 KDHX, the local correspondent for Cabaret Scenes magazine, the host of The Cabaret Project’s monthly open mic night at the Tavern of Fine Arts, and entirely to blame for the Stage Left blog at stageleft-stlouis.blogspot.com. He’s a member of the Music Critics Association of North America and the St. Louis Theater Circle.
Chuck has been acting, designing sound, and occasionally directing theatrical productions since roughly the Bronze Age. His one-man show Just a Song at Twilight: the Golden Age of Vaudeville, presented at the Missouri History Museum, was the opening production of the West End Players Guild’s 101st season. He has also appeared with Stray Dog, Metro Theatre Company, The Rep, Midwest Lyric Opera, St. Louis Actors’ Studio, St. Louis Shakespeare, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, and even the St. Louis Symphony, where he narrated Peter and the Wolf. He and his lovely wife Sherry live in a house that’s older than both of them put together in the historic and utterly charming Soulard neighborhood.
It's not just the climate that's heating up this week. The St. Louis theatre scene is pretty hot as well.
Multiple appearances by the Gateway Festival Orchestra and Compton Heights Concert Band highlight the concert scene this week.
There's lots of theatre on tap this week in St. Louis. It's more fun than a barrel of Magic Smoking Monkeys.
Music and comedy dominate the hit list this week.
Tuesday's outdoor fireworks will be followed by a flood of theatrical fireworks on local stages; here's the scoop.
Most of the summer theatre seasons pauses for the weekend before July 4th, but there's still plenty of summer stage fun to be had.
The big July 4th pause will soon be upon us, but meanwhile there's plenty of great theatre out there.