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Review: ‘School of Rock’ Musical Lives Up To Its Name at Fabulous Fox

by Kevin Brackett / Published: January 19, 2018 at 9:14 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

It has been several years since I’ve seen the 2003 comedy School of Rock, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black. But I do remember the film being quite funny, and how entertaining it was seeing Black’s character teaching a bunch of private school kids how to rock. So I expected a fun show […]

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Interview: Ashley Wallen, Choreographer For ‘The Greatest Showman’

by Kevin Brackett / Published: January 17, 2018 at 10:38 am   /   Local

Movie musicals are making a comeback, and there is no better time and place for a feel-good film like The Greatest Showman. The story is inspired by the life of legendary showman P.T. Barnum, played by Hugh Jackman. He is joined by Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Keala Settle, and many other extraordinary entertainers. That […]

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Theatre Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at The Rep (Through Jan. 28)

by Kevin Brackett / Published: January 10, 2018 at 11:16 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Written and created by Roger Bean Directed and choreographed by Melissa Rain Anderson If I could travel back in time for music, the ’50s and ’60s would be high on my list of destinations. Experiencing artists like The McGuire Sisters (“Sugartime,” “Sincerely,” “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight”), The Chordettes (“Lollipop,” “Mr. Sandman”), and Connie Francis (“Stupid Cupid” & “Lipstick on […]

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PADDINGTON 2 Opens JANUARY 12! Enter to Win a Pass to the Advance Screening!

by Kevin Brackett / Published: January 4, 2018 at 11:16 am   /   Contests, Movie Screenings

Enter for your chance to receive a pass for two! PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots […]

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Film Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’ Starring James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Paul Scheer

by Kevin Brackett / Published: November 30, 2017 at 12:19 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Let’s not bury the lead. The Disaster Artist, starring and directed by James Franco, is the funniest film of the year. You don’t have to have seen the 2003 movie The Room in order to enjoy this new film. However, it is helpful to understand what you are getting into. The Disaster Artist is based on a […]

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Review: Musical ‘On Your Feet!’ Tells Story of Gloria Estefan (thru Nov. 19)

by Kevin Brackett / Published: November 10, 2017 at 10:46 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Emilio and Gloria Estefan have won a combined 26 Grammys over their illustrious careers. On Your Feet! is a new musical (it opened on Broadway Nov. 2015) which tells the story of how the two got there. In similar fashion to some of my favorite musicals, like Mamma Mia! and Jersey Boys, the show aims to tell the story […]

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Review: ‘Cirque du Soleil Crystal’ Mesmerizes Audiences With Cooler Than Cool Spectacular

by Kevin Brackett / Published: November 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

I remember seeing my first Cirque du Soleil show when I was a teenager, and being completely enamored with the breathtaking feats. Since then, I’ve seen many incredible versions of Cirque, but none quite like their latest production: Crystal. We were lucky enough to be one of the first cities to experience the show, which received a […]

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Review: ‘Heisenberg’ Gives Intimate Look at Life and Relationships at the Rep (Oct 28 – Nov 12)

by Kevin Brackett / Published: October 28, 2017 at 7:29 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Heisenberg opens The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ 2017-2018 Studio Theatre season. English playwright Simon Stephens (the author responsible for adapting Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, into an incredible play) has crafted a wonderful story about an unlikely relationship. Georgie (Susan Louise O’Connor) is an unpredictable, unfiltered American […]

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