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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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“Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes” Stops in St. Louis This Week! Interview with “Rhino” Actor Zach Cooke

by Kevin Brackett / Published: October 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm   /   Interviews, Live Theater, Local

Right now Marvel is bigger than ever. With the successful cinematic universe, multiple television series, and – believe it or not – comic books, there’s no stopping them. Luckily fans everywhere are able to experience the action live and in person, in a unique experience called “Marvel Universe Live!” The show, comprised of 25 of […]

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Interview: Jason Hall, Writer/Director of “Thank You For Your Service,” Starring Miles Teller

by Kevin Brackett / Published: October 24, 2017 at 3:52 pm   /   Featured, Film, Interviews

The filmmaker made a trip to St. Louis to show his latest project, and talk with the audience afterwards during a Q&A. We were lucky enough to sit down with him the next day and further discuss the upcoming film, which is also his directorial debut. Hall, who worked with Clint Eastwood as the screenwriter […]

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GEOSTORM opens Friday, October 20! Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!

by Kevin Brackett / Published: October 16, 2017 at 3:42 pm   /   Concerts

Enter for your chance to receive a pass for two to a special advance screening! After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to […]

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Review: ‘Lizzie’ Brings Hard-Rock to 1800s Axe Murder Case

by Kevin Brackett / Published: October 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Going into the show, I honestly couldn’t tell you who Lizzie Borden was. Sure, I had heard the name, but couldn’t exactly connect it to anything. However, right from the start – as Lizzie opens with our four rock goddesses introducing us to their characters – it was clear what we were getting into. And that […]

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Interview: ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ Creator Christopher Bond Talks Bringing Ash to St. Louis (Oct. 12-22)

by Kevin Brackett / Published: October 9, 2017 at 5:16 pm   /   Interviews, Local, St. Louis Events

Written and directed by Sam Raimi, Evil Dead (1981) is one of the most beloved cult classics of all time. Starring Bruce Campbell as Ash, the film spawned two sequels (Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn, Army of Darkness), a reboot in  2013, and a television show on Starz which is about to start its third […]

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Review: ‘Cuphead’ Is Finally Out For XBox One and PC, And Was Well Worth The Wait!

by Kevin Brackett / Published: September 29, 2017 at 1:21 pm   /   Videogame Reviews

Yes, the image above really is a screenshot from a 2017 videogame – not a still from a 1930s Max Fleischer cartoon. Cuphead was first announced at E3 2014, to much excitement and anticipation. In an attempt to expand the game, and improve the overall user experience, the game was delayed from 2016 until 2017. […]

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BLADERUNNER 2049 Opens October 6! Enter to Win a Run of Engagement Pass to See the Film!

by Kevin Brackett / Published: September 27, 2017 at 11:33 am   /   Contests

Enter for your chance to receive a run of engagement pass for two! Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to […]

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