Paul Mesner Puppets Presents: Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard
In this comic poem, written in 1805, Old Mother Hubbard is always looking out for her best friend and in return, he is dancing and spinning and sitting and standing all to her delight! In a quaint old cottage the comedy of a dog and his master unfolds in a captivating story of this good old lady and her funny dog. Ages preschool and up.
Tuesday, February 26 10:00 a.m. Cliff Cave
Tuesday, February 26 4:30 p.m. Prairie Commons
Wednesday, February 27 10:00 a.m. Headquarters
Wednesday, February 27 2:00 p.m. Rock Road
Wednesday, February 27 7:00 p.m. Mid-County
Thursday, February 28 10:00 a.m. Eureka Hills
Thursday, February 28 6:30 p.m. Daniel Boone
Friday, March 1 10:00 a.m. Jamestown Bluffs
Friday, March 1 2:00 p.m. Florissant Valley
Saturday, March 2 10:00 a.m. Tesson Ferry
Saturday, March 2 2:00 p.m. Thornhill
Monkey Tales Theatre presents a fun, new twist on the classic fairy tale, "The Frog Prince." This play includes audience participation, silly antics and important environmental lessons as the maiden tries to rescue the prince from the evil troll princess. Ages 3 and up.
Saturday, January 5 2:00 p.m. Oak Bend
Thursday, January 10 10:00 a.m. Weber Road
Monday, January 14 6:30 p.m. Daniel Boone
Wednesday, January 30 6:30 p.m. Prairie Commons
Saturday, February 9 10:00 a.m. Indian Trails
Saturday, February 16 10:00 a.m. Samuel C. Sachs
Imagine the secret lives of extraordinary animals, just like Chris and Martin Kratt do on the TV adventure show "Wild Kratts." We'll activate our creature power suits and enter the animal kingdom through creative drama and movement. Presented by a COCA teaching artist. Ages 4-6. Registration required.
Friday, January 11 10:30 a.m. Thornhill
Friday, January 18 10:00 a.m. Lewis and Clark
Monday, January 28 2:00 p.m. Oak Bend
Saturday, February 16 10:00 a.m. Florissant Valley
Run Away With the Circus
Ever feel like you have a three-ring circus in your own home? Bring your little monkeys out to enjoy this interactive circus experience. There will be juggling and circus activities, a high-energy interactive reading of Dr. Seuss' book, "If I Ran the Circus," and a memorable performance by a real-life professional circus performer. Presented by DaySpring School of the Arts. Ages 4-7. Registration required.
Saturday, January 12 10:00 a.m. Grand Glaize
Monday, January 14 7:00 p.m. Bridgeton Trails
Tuesday, January 15 10:00 a.m. Weber Road
Tuesday, January 22 6:30 p.m. Eureka Hills
Thursday, January 24 10:00 a.m. Rock Road
Saturday, January 26 10:00 a.m. Indian Trails
Saturday, January 26 2:00 p.m. Tesson Ferry
Thursday, January 31 10:00 a.m. Mid-County
Thursday, February 7 7:00 p.m. Jamestown Bluffs
Friday, February 22 4:00 p.m. Headquarters
Create a Puppet
Have you dreamed of becoming a puppet maker and puppeteer? Now is your chance to create a puppet to take home with you and learn some beginning techniques to perform for your friends, family and neighbors. All materials will be provided; just bring your creativity and imagination. Ages 7-11. Registration required.
Wednesday, January 2 6:00 p.m. Oak Bend
Saturday, January 5 2:00 p.m. Headquarters
Thursday, January 10 2:00 p.m. Natural Bridge
Saturday, January 19 10:00 a.m. Indian Trails
Tuesday, January 22 7:00 p.m. Daniel Boone
Wednesday, January 23 4:30 p.m. Prairie Commons
Monday, January 28 6:30 p.m. Meramec Valley
Wednesday, January 30 6:30 p.m. Grand Glaize
Friday, February 8 10:00 a.m. Weber Road
Tuesday, February 12 7:00 p.m. Jamestown Bluffs
Wednesday, February 13 6:30 p.m. Eureka Hills
Wednesday, February 13 6:30 p.m. Samuel C. Sachs
Wednesday, February 13 7:00 p.m. Florissant Valley
Saturday, February 16 11:00 a.m. Thornhill
Tuesday, February 19 6:30 p.m. Lewis and Clark
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" on Stage!
Join STAGES ST. LOUIS for a fun acting workshop as we bring to life Greg, Rowley and your other favorite characters from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. In our hour and a half together, we'll perform improvisation activities with you playing the book's characters and then also act out a few memorable scenes from the book. Even if you've seen the movie, this is your chance to create your own version of Greg's "diary" come to life! Ages 8-11. Registration required.
Thursday, January 3 7:00 p.m. Jamestown Bluffs
Wednesday, January 9 6:30 p.m. Cliff Cave
Saturday, January 12 2:00 p.m. Oak Bend
Saturday, January 19 2:00 p.m. Weber Road
Tuesday, January 29 6:30 p.m. Rock Road
Friday, February 15 2:00 p.m. Grand Glaize
Outside a storm is raging. Jadoo, a traveler, seeks shelter in the warmth of an old vaudeville theater and then the magic begins. Using masks, mime, comedy, magic, juggling and amazing stunts, Joshua Routh is Jadoo-juggler, magician, chef, clown and much more! All ages.
Tuesday, January 29 6:30 p.m. Bridgeton Trails
Saturday, February 9 2:00 p.m. Tesson Ferry
The Bommity of Errors
Students will perform their own modernized version of a Shakespeare play after first looking at an excerpt from a hip hop version of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors." Learn skills in improvisation, character development and physical theatre. Presented by DaySpring School of the Arts. Ages 12-18. Registration required.
Wednesday, January 9 6:00 p.m. Lewis and Clark
Thursday, January 10 6:30 p.m. Tesson Ferry
Tuesday, January 22 4:00 p.m. Natural Bridge
Friday, February 1 6:00 p.m. Thornhill
Saturday, February 16 2:00 p.m. Headquarters
Stage Combat for Teens
Practice your acting skills and learn techniques for stage fighting. No previous experience necessary. Parent is required to sign waiver before teens can participate. Presented by local actor and stage combat choreographer Michael Monsey. Ages 14-18. Registration required.
Saturday, January 12 2:00 p.m. Jamestown Bluffs
Saturday, February 9 2:00 p.m. Rock Road
Saturday, February 16 2:00 p.m. Oak Bend
Saturday, February 23 2:00 p.m. Cliff Cave
Acting in a Comedy
Practice your comic timing and improvisation skills. Learn the art of comedic acting in this class taught by local actor/director, Adam Grun. Ages 12-18. Registration required.
Thursday, January 10 6:30 p.m. Bridgeton Trails
Wednesday, January 23 7:00 p.m. Florissant Valley
Thursday, January 31 6:30 p.m. Samuel C. Sachs
Tuesday, February 5 3:00 p.m. Weber Road