Just one show left in WEPG Season 111

Are you big on comedy?  Suspense?  Romance?  Whatever your taste in theatre, West End Players Guild’s 2022-23 season – the company’s 111th – has you covered.

Apr. 28-May 7, 2023:  The 111th season ends with the world premiere of Vladimir Zelevinsky’s Finale, based on the life of legendary opera composer Gioachino Rossini.  It’s a brilliantly funny sex-farce; it’s also a movingly sad love story.  We meet two astonishingly gifted musical talents — Rossini and singer Isabella Colbran.   Their shared passion for music draws them into a passion for each other.   Rossini wrote 39 operas (including The Barber of Seville, Othello and William Tell), many of them for performance by his muse and lover, Isabella.   Then, at 40, at the very peak of his career – he stopped!  In his remaining 40 years he never wrote another opera.   No one ever knew why.  In Finale, Zelevinsky offers some insightful thoughts on the mystery.  Steve Callahan, who previously directed several Zelevinsky plays on our stage (including The Great Seduction and Cricket on the Hearth) returns to direct Finale.

The cast of Finale:

Jack — Tim McWhirter

Bella — Paula Stoff Dean

Dom — Matt Anderson

Angel — Sadie Harvey


All shows will be presented in seven performances at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Boulevard in the Central West End.  WEPG is St. Louis’s oldest continuously-performing theatre company, presenting “Big Theatre in a Small Space” since November, 1911.