When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 2
Eliza Haycraft is one of St. Louis' unsung success stories. After arriving as a destitute young woman, Haycraft rose to own and operate one of the most successful chains of brothels in the city. She used her money to buy property and distribute aid to the poor, but she was never going to be accepted by society (this despite many of society's leading men frequently visiting her establishments). Colin Healy's new musical Madam is about Haycraft's final days, as various men attempt to snooker her out of her wealth. Fly North Theatricals presents the local premiere of Madam. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (January 10 to February 2) at the .Zack Theater (3224 Locust Street; www.flynorthmusic.com). Tickets are $20.