When Through Aug. 18 • Where Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood • How much $25-$65 • More info stagesstlouis.org
Drenched in 1950s nostalgia, this musical about teens with too much time on their hands fulfills its mission to shake, rattle and roll. Perfect for folks who just want a stress-free good time. The Stages St. Louis production is directed by Michael Hamilton.
When 8:15 p.m. nightly, through Sunday • Where The Muny, 1 Theatre Drive, Forest Park • How much $15-$105, plus the free seats • More info 314-534-1111; metrotix.com
Based on a Roald Dahl novel, this musical about a young girl with hidden talents delivers an engaging blend of poignancy and pizzazz. With Mattea Conforti, Laura Michelle Kelly and Beth Malone. Directed by John Tartaglia.
By Calvin Wilson
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