This week the Gateway Man’s Chorus remembers Stonewall, the Muny steps out in Kinky Boots, and Ken Haller steps in to host the Cabaret Project open mic.
The Gateway Men’s Chorus presents 1969: Stonewall Remembered Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm, June 22 and 23. “It was the Age of Aquarius, Woodstock, the moon landing, and the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village. 1969 marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the flashpoint for the LGBTQIA+ rights movement. Featuring solemn pieces through disco celebrations, GMC shines a light on LGBT history, especially transgender women of color, who led the charge for change but have largely been erased from the narrative of gay rights.” Performances take place at the auditorium of the Touhill Center on the campus of the University of Missouri at St. Louis. For more information: touhill.org.
Gitana Productions presents An Amazing Story: German Abolitionists Of Missouri Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3 and 5:30 pm, June 20-23. “This provocative original play is inspired by the amazing stories of such remarkable individuals as Friedrich Munch, Judge Arnold Krekel and August Boernstein; German immigrants and leading abolitionists in the State of Missouri. Through the lens of history, we will bring to life all of the elements of what it means to strive for social justice for “others” when advocating within and outside of one’s own cultural group. While many Germans who came to the Midwest were staunch defenders of a “color-blind” democracy some immigrants set aside their values in order to survive and be accepted during the period before and after the Civil War. As is the case with most Americans there are often contradictions in our beliefs often colliding and challenging us to clarify what is most important. The German story is an important American story…where the ideal of Democracy brings together unlikely and diverse champions!” Performances take place at The Kranzaberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand in Grand Center. For more information: www.gitana-inc.org.