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Review: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Makes For a Strong Finish to 50 Years of The Rep

Posted: March 18, 2017 at 1:47 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

The most famous jam session in rock and roll history took place on December 4, 1956. Million Dollar Quartet is the story of the first and only time Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins would perform and record together. The place was Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee., owned by Sam Phillips – credited […]

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Review: SHOTSPEARE is Literally Shots + Shakespeare, and It’s Hilarious

Posted: March 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

To drink, or not to drink? That is the question! Wouldn’t it be crazy if there were a version of Romeo and Juliet where the cast would go out into the audience, and poor shots of vodka straight into your mouth from the bottle? Or what if members of the audience could yell out, “SHOTSPEARE” in […]

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Review: ‘ZORBA’ Offers a Timeless Lesson Among Fun. Now Playing New Line Theatre Through March 25!

Posted: March 9, 2017 at 10:37 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

“Life is what you do while you’re waiting to die, Life is how the time goes by! Life is where you wait while you’re waiting to leave, Life is where where you grin and grieve!” This verse from the opening number in ZORBA, “Life Is,” perfectly sums up the message of the show. Yet it is only after […]

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Review: DISENCHANTED! Offers a Unique Spin On Happily Ever After for Disney Princesses

Posted: March 4, 2017 at 9:23 am   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

I’m an enormous fan of the Disney animated classics. In fact, the first movie I ever saw in theaters was The Little Mermaid. My favorites include: Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Cinderella. Combine that with my love of musicals, and tell me that there is a show about the most famous […]

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‘Graeme of Thrones’ is Brilliant Tribute to Swords, Sex and Dragons (Review)

Posted: February 25, 2017 at 8:02 am   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

Do you miss Game of Thrones? Need a refresher before the new season starts? Then do I have the show for you! Originating in London, Graeme of Thrones is a show about a man (aptly named Graeme, played by Ali Brice) who is courting investors for his theatrical adaptation of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. With him are fellow actors […]

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Review: “Something Rotten!” Offers Fresh Take on Shakespeare, and Lots of Laughs

Posted: February 8, 2017 at 9:29 am   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

The name Shakespeare isn’t generally synonymous with a laugh riot. Star crossed lovers, taking their own lives at the thought of living without one another. A prince whose father is murdered by his own uncle. A murderous king consumed by paranoia and power. These are only a few examples of his most famous tragedies, for which “The Bard” is […]

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Theatre Lab’s Production of ‘Closer’ Is Intense in All the Right Ways

Posted: January 21, 2017 at 10:11 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

Opening for two weekends in January, the first in 2017 and only the second production at the beautiful new .ZACK theater in St. Louis (right down the street from The Fabulous Fox), Closer runs audiences through a gamut of emotions. There is humor, sadness, anxiety, and most importantly truth – and the consequences that arise […]

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‘An American in Paris’ Shines Where It Excels, Drags Where It Doesn’t

Posted: January 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

The film An American In Paris, starring the brilliant Gene Kelly, begins with an exposition dump. It lasts one minute and thirty seconds to be exact. It tells us everything we need to know; the hero of our story is Jerry Mulligan, an ex-GI who stayed on in Paris to pursue his passion for art. […]

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‘Finding Neverland’ Teaches Us Not to Grow Up Too Much at the Fabulous Fox (Through Dec. 18)

Posted: December 13, 2016 at 10:02 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Finding Neverland is the story of J. M. Barrie, and his journey to find inspiration for his most famous play: Peter Pan. Based on the 2004 film of the same name starring Johnny Depp as Barrie, the show is packed full of fantastical musical numbers (unlike the non-singsongy source material). There are plenty of films […]

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Review: A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at the Fabulous Fox (9/13 – 9/25)

Posted: September 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

When you hear about a musical titled, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” there is little worry about the show resembling the ordinary. Throw in a 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, and there is no question that something really special is going on at the theatre. And if there are still any doubts, […]

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