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Theatre Review: New Line’s CRY-BABY Brings Tears of Laughter

Posted: October 9, 2019 at 1:31 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

My only experience going into Cry-Baby at The Marcelle was the 1990 film, directed by John Waters and starring Johnny Depp as the titular heartthrob. New Line Theatre produced the musical back in 2013, the show right before my introduction to “The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre” – High Fidelity (still one of my favorites […]

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Theatre Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Gives Warm Welcome to Audiences for Latest Broadway Series

Posted: October 4, 2019 at 11:21 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Fresh off a Tony Award-winning revival on Broadway, Hello, Dolly! opens the 2019-2020 Broadway Series at the Fabulous Fox. Carolee Carmello is sensational as Dolly, a widowed matchmaker who is known for making everyone’s business her own. There’s nothing she can’t do as she earns a living by taking on as many side-jobs as possible. But […]

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Theatre Review: Powerful Performances Lead ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 1 at Rep

Posted: September 10, 2019 at 11:35 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

What a show to kick off the 2019-2020 season at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, welcoming new artistic director Hana S. Sharif as she takes over duties from Steven Woolf after more than three decades. Considered by many to be one of the most important works about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America during the […]

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Gritty and Tough, Fire Shut Up In My Bones is A Charged Emotional Stunner

Posted: June 18, 2019 at 1:37 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Live Theater

Describing Terrence Blanchard’s opera, Fire Shut Up In My Bones in a few words is not easy. However, ‘poignant’ is a good place to start. Commissioned in collaboration with Jazz St. Louis as part of their ongoing New Works, Bold Voices series, Fire Shut Up In My Bones is an unsettling an emotionally powerful reminder […]

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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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Review: Vengeance Rules the Day in Opera Theatre’s Powerful Rigoletto

Posted: June 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm   /   Concerts, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Reviews

Returning to Opera Theatre St. Louis for the first time in a decade, Rigoletto is a sad and sordid affair. Loaded with scheming, lust, jealousy and revenge, it is not for the faint of heart. Directed with stunning emotional potency by Bruno Ravella (in his OTSL debut) the production is dark. Very Dark. Verdi based […]

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Preview: Chelsea Handler at The Pageant

Posted: May 28, 2019 at 10:52 am   /   Concerts, Interesting, Live Theater, Local, Television

Comedian Chelsea Handler will bring her “Life Will Be the Death of Me” Sit-Down Comedy show to The Pageant on Friday, July 12. The show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. For more information visit www.thepageant.com.

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Opera Theatre’s The Marriage of Figaro Delivers Lust and Laughter

Posted: May 27, 2019 at 5:35 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Live Theater, Local, Music, Reviews, St. Louis Events

Epic, bombastic and filled with intrigue, Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ The Marriage of Figaro launches the company’s 44th season with a relentlessly entertaining production that delights in the absurd while laying the melodrama on thick. Composed by Mozart in 1786, this new production is directed by two-time Tony nominee and esteemed met Opera vet […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Come From Away’ at The Fabulous Fox

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 9:11 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Sometimes for significant moments in your life, you remember the events and people that surrounded them more than the actual moment. That’s the essential idea behind the new musical, Come From Away, which tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes headed to the US were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small […]

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Interview: Bryan Batt Talks Broadway, Mad Men, and Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

Posted: May 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm   /   Interviews, Live Theater, St. Louis Events

Bryan Batt is an accomplished actor of television, film, and the stage. He is perhaps known best for his roles on Broadway and the character Sal on the AMC hit show Mad Men. Now the actor is trying something new, and something much more personal. Taking the influences of Tennessee Williams on his life, he […]

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