17 in 17: Must-see Theater Productions in Missouri

The holidays are over, winter has set in, and if you’re not careful, you’ll end up with a case of cabin fever or at least, the blues. That makes it the best time to plan an escape … into another world. The real magic of theater is the way it can sweep you up and carry you off into another reality. Check out 17 ways to get transported in 2017:

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Having Our Say (the story of the Delany sisters’ lives, which spanned more than 100 years), Feb. 9 at the Bluff City Theater in Hannibal

Julius Caesar, Feb. 19, presented by the University Concert Series in Columbia

Seven Guitars (part murder mystery, part memory play), March 29-April 23 at The Black Rep in St. Louis

The Winter’s Tale, June 2-25 at Shakespeare in the Park, Forest Park, St. Louis

On Golden Pond, July 13-16 and 20-23 at Ozarks Actors Theatre in Rolla

The Hound of the Baskervilles, Aug. 5-13 at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

Tony Award-nominated Eclipsed, March 8-April 2 at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City



Side by Side by Sondheim, Jan. 27-Feb. 19 at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre

42nd Street, March 13 at the Leach Theater in Rolla

The Robber Bridegroom, April 21-May 7 (weekends only) at the Springfield Contemporary Theatre

Dirty Dancing, April 25-27 at the Juanita K. Hammons Center for the Performing Arts in Springfield

Jesus Christ Superstar, June 12-18 at The Muny in Forest Park, St. Louis

Kinky Boots, Aug. 18-20 at Kansas City Starlight Theatre

Shout!, Oct. 25-Nov. 5 at the Maples Repertory Theater in Macon



Lion King, April 19-May 7 at the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis

Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude, June 13-Aug. 6 at The Coterie in Kansas City

Seussical, June 14-July 2 at Stages – St. Louis

As Shakespeare said “All the world’s a stage.” Since they seem to be just about everywhere here in Missouri, pick one or more and (our slogan has never been more apt) Enjoy the Show!

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