ST. LOUIS, MO . . . New Line Theatre, “the bad boy of musical theatre,” launches its new cabaret series, Off Line at the Monocle, with one of New Line’s most popular performers, on Saturday January 21 at 8:00 p.m.

After a successful run in her one woman show, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me on a Sunday in August, Sarah Porter jumps into the cabaret world. Come join Sarah in her first solo cabaret, as she shares some of her favorite songs from many different genres. She is sure to entertain with a night of laughter and bewitching charm.

The show is directed by Mike Dowdy-Windsor, with music direction by Sarah Nelson. Tickets are $20, and are available in advance through The performance is at The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Avenue (63110), in the Emerald Room Cabaret.

“Sarah Porter has shown plenty of range in role after role, season after season” –Judith Newmark

“A feisty Sarah Porter, who has brought a number of independent, willful and lively women characters to vivid life for New Line”– Lynn Venhaus, Belleville News-Democrat

“Sarah Porter is pure magic . . .” – Jeff Ritter, Critical Blast

“An absolute delight, establishing Sarah Porter as a rising star in St. Louis Theater.”- Tina Farmer KDHX

“I’ve seen her blossom into a performer who can consistently immerse herself in whatever role she takes on, and deliver continually outstanding work in the process”- Chris Gibson,


New Line Theatre is a professional company dedicated to involving the people of the St. Louis region in the exploration and creation of daring, provocative, socially and politically relevant works of musical theatre. New Line was created back in 1991 at the vanguard of a new wave of nonprofit musical theatre just starting to take hold across the country. New Line has given birth to several world premiere musicals over the years and has brought back to life several shows that were not well served by their original New York productions. Altogether, New Line has produced 79 musicals since 1991, and the company has been given its own entry in the Cambridge Guide to American Theatre and the annual Theater World. New Line receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

For other information, visit New Line Theatre’s full-service website at All programs are subject to change. No zombies will be admitted to performances without a parent or guardian.

New Line’s upcoming shows at The Marcelle include Zorba, March 2-25; The Sweet Smell of Success, June 1-24; and Out on Broadway: The Third Coming, Aug. 3-19.

Check out this terrific RFT feature story about New Line.

Also, check out this American Theatre article about New Line from 2014…

And here are links to all New Line’s 25th anniversary press.

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