With another fall comes a new set of theater and dance offerings. And as usual, those offerings are eclectic, from "Angels in America" to "Shakespeare in Love." If you're inclined to leave your TV behind, there's plenty to enjoy.
By CALVIN WILSON
New Line Theatre will reprise one of its biggest hits, "Cry-Baby," based on the 1990 film written and directed by John Waters. Set in the 1950s, the show runs Sept. 26 through Oct. 19. Pictured are Ryan Foizey and Taylor Pietz in New Line's 2012 production.
metrotix.com. Photo by Jill Ritter Lindberg
"Angels in America"
One of the theater events of the season is the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis production of "Angels in America." The two-part, Pulitzer Prize-winning play was written by Tony Kushner (pictured), who worked on Rep productions in the 1980s. The play runs Sept. 4 through Oct. 6.
repstl.org. Photo courtesy of Bard College
'Brighton Beach Memoirs'
Broadway playwright Neil Simon was underappreciated for much of his career, but he began to get critical respect with plays including the semi-autobiographical "Brighton Beach Memoirs," which the New Jewish Theatre will present Oct. 10 through 27.
newjewishtheatre.org. Photo courtesy of Associated Press
'Nine Sinatra Songs'
Frank Sinatra was the inspiration for 'Nine Sinatra Songs,' choreographer Twyla Tharp's tribute to the legendary pop singer. The St. Louis Ballet production runs Oct. 4 through 6 at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.
touhill.org. Photo by the Associated Press
"Shakespeare in Love'
"Shakespeare in Love" won Oscars for best picture and best actress (Gwyneth Paltrow, pictured). Now the comedy about the world's most famous playwright has been adapted for the stage. The Insight Theatre Company production runs through Sept. 15.
metrotix.com. Photo by the Associated Press.