Best Bets: March 27-April 2


WHAT:  St. Louis Shakespeare presents “Romeo and Juliet”

WHEN:  Friday, March 28 through Sunday, April 6; showtimes 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE:  Hunter Theatre at DeSmet High School, 233 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur

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HOW MUCH:  $25 general, $20 seniors (60+), $15 students and teachers

The 411:  They love each other passionately while their families, addicted to hatred, embrace a culture of endless violence. To be united with her Romeo, Juliet dares to face the terrors of the tomb, but not even the best of plans can change the inevitable course of disaster. Romance, passion and tragedy color the Bard’s timeless tragedy.

MORE INFO:  314-361-5664 or

 WHAT:  Florissant Fine Arts Council presents “California Dreaming”

WHEN:  8 p.m. Friday

WHERE:  Florissant Civic Center Theatre, 1 James J. Eagan Drive (Parker Road at Waterford Drive), Florissant

HOW MUCH:  $28 adults; $26 seniors/students

THE 411:  “California Dreaming” features the music of the Mamas and Papas, the Beach Boys, the 5th Dimension, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The tribute show is filled with the music that defined an era and introduced the world to the good vibrations of love.

MORE INFO:  314-921-5678 or 


WHAT:  Alarm Will Sound

WHEN:  7:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE:  The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis

HOW MUCH:  $20

THE 411:  Alarm Will Sound, a 20-member chamber orchestra, will perform music of Aphex Twin, Steve Reich, Tyondai Braxton and John Orfe, exposing audiences to the connections among contemporary classical music, electronic dance music and indie rock.

MORE INFO:  314-726-6161 or