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.
New shows this week include Arthur Miller's The Crucible at Stray Dog, a new comedy by the author of Silent Sky, and a Tony Award-winning drama at the Rep.
This week's new entries feature an adult musical at Westport, an update of Merchant of Venice at New Jewish, and an intellectual comedy at Upstream.
Companies with new shows this week include R-S Theatrics, SATE, and Metro Theatre Company. There's also a classic musical at the Fox.
New shows this week include a Rossini comedy at Winter Opera, contemporary cabaret at Jazz St. Louis, and a biographical one-woman musical at Max and Louie.
We have new shows this week from (among others) New Jewish, Upstream, and Winter Opera, along with a return of the raucous and brilliant Lea DeLaria.
Shows at the Rep and the Black Rep are on the hit list this week, along with cabaret showcases at the .ZACK.
We have new shows this week from (among others) Circus Harmony, The Rep, Max and Louie, and Mariposa Productions, along with the monthly singers open mic at Sophie's, hosted by yours truly.
The big holiday theatre freeze is on, but you can still catch shows at the Rep, Westport, and Metro.