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Movie Review: ‘The Lion King’ Starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Posted: July 19, 2019 at 9:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

1994’s The Lion King is one of, if not the most, beloved animated films released by Disney.  With a story inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, wonderful score by Hans Zimmer, catchy new songs by Elton John, and the beautiful hand-drawn animation of the Disney renaissance in the ’90s – the film was an instant classic. Today Simba and friends […]

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Theatre Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Brings “Impossible” Magic to The Muny

Posted: July 11, 2019 at 2:35 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Cinderella was originally written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for television broadcast in 1957, but would go on to be performed in London, on Broadway, and all around the world to this day. And now The Muny is able to add their trademark magic to the classic fairytale. Everyone knows the story, whether they’ve read it […]

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Theatre Review: Muny Takes Pride in Dazzling ‘Kinky Boots’ Production

Posted: June 21, 2019 at 2:26 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

With all the hate that exists in the world today, there’s never been a better time for a feel-good show about being yourself and accepting others for who they are. Perfectly coinciding with Pride Month, Kinky Boots at The Muny is exactly that show. St. Louis is fortunate to have the regional premiere of the musical, […]

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Interview: David Payne Talks ‘Lewis & Tolkien’ at Playhouse at Westport This Weekend

Posted: June 14, 2019 at 11:07 am   /   Interviews

This weekend at the Playhouse at Westport, see Lewis & Tolkien, Of Wardrobes & Rings. Written by David Payne, the play is set in Oxford’s Eagle & Child pub where C.S. Lewis (Payne) and J.R.R. Tolkien (Gregory Welsch) meet for the last time. We had the chance to ask Payne about his show, and background […]

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Review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ Rolls a 7 As It Opens Muny’s 101st Season

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 5:41 pm   /   Local

St. Louis could not have asked for a more beautiful evening than what we received for the opening of The Muny’s 101st season. For Guys and Dolls, the audience got their first look at the beautiful new stage that was built over the past nine months. The sound was clear, the lighting wonderful (designed by […]

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Review: New Line’s BE MORE CHILL Brings Broadway Musical to The Marcelle

Posted: June 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“I don’t want to be special… I just want to survive.” Be More Chill is the modern anthem for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in, or doesn’t belong to the “cool” group in high school. It isn’t so much about wanting to stand out as it is about just getting by. […]

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Interview: Tony Nominated Composer Joe Iconis on ‘Be More Chill,’ Opening Tonight in St. Louis at New Line Theatre

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 10:49 am   /   Local

The hit musical Be More Chill just opened on Broadway in March, and here we are at the end of May getting a new production opening in St. Louis. This doesn’t happen. Thanks to New Line Theatre, and Artistic Director Scott Miller’s seemingly supernatural ability to uncover incredible shows, the rights to produce the musical were […]

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Tune In Tonight For the Conclusion of ‘The Hot Zone’ on Nat Geo

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 2:11 pm   /   Television

A U.S. Army scientist puts her life on the line to head off an outbreak of the Ebola virus in 1989. Tonight, on the fourth and final episode of the limited series: S1 E4 – Expendable Nancy Jaax begins to lead a team from USAMRIID, while her husband searches for a way to protect his […]

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Movie Review: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Posted: May 24, 2019 at 8:16 am   /   Local

One jump ahead of disaster. It’s no secret: I’m a huge fan of Disney. I’m intrigued by their live-action remakes and have absolutely loved several of them: Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Junglebook. However, when I saw the marketing materials for Aladdin – the remake of one of my all-time favorite Disney animated features – […]

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Interview: Ryan Dummond Talks ‘Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!’ and Voicing Sonic the Hedgehog

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:59 am   /   Interviews, St. Louis Events

“Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.” You’ve heard the phrase countless times as it’s come up in pop culture and everyday life. It’s a simple way to describe the differences between the male and female mind. But many people may not realize or remember that the phrase was popularized from a 1992 book […]

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