When: Tue., Jan. 5, 8 p.m. and Wed., Jan. 6, 8 p.m. 2016
It's a new year, but you can never shake your past. New Line Theatre is in the midst of its 25th anniversary season, and it takes two nights to celebrate the hits of its first quarter century in 25 to Life! Long-time audience favorites Deborah Sharn, Kimi Short and Jeffrey M. Wright join relative newcomers Sarah Porter, Anna Skidis and Larissa White (and too many other greats to list) to sing their favorite musical theater songs at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (January 5 and 6) at the Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard; 314-534-1111 or www.newlinetheatre.com). You'll hear everything from the cult favorites (The Robber Bridegroom) to the Broadway smashes (Kiss of the Spider Woman), with excursions into the weird (Bat Boy) and the sublime (Into the Woods). Tickets are $10.