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Theatre Review: The Rep’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Offers a Fresh Take On An Old Classic

Posted: December 20, 2019 at 12:22 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

They don’t call it a classic for no reason. Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice is one of the most well-known novels in existence, with numerous stage productions and film adaptations over the years. Yet, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has not simply staged just another copy of the beloved story. Artistic Director Hana S. […]

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Theatre Review: WICKED Casts Charming Spell on The Fabulous Fox

Posted: December 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

One of the most “Popular” shows on Broadway has flown into The Fabulous Fox just in time for the holidays, plaything now through December 29. We all know the story of Dorothy and her trip to OZ, chronicled in L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1939 classic film starring Judy […]

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Theatre Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Posted: October 28, 2019 at 9:45 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Many people at one time or another have felt like they go unseen, or perhaps they don’t matter. It’s the premise of Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas staple, It’s a Wonderful Life. At the beginning of ACT I of Dear Evan Hansen, the title character sings in “Waving Through a Window,” Waving through a window I try […]

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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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