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Theatre Review: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Delights at The Muny

Posted: August 16, 2021 at 11:22 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Adapted from the 1954 MGM film directed by Stanley Donen, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is now playing through August 18 at The Muny in Forest Park. The musical is a delightful show full of catchy tunes and wonderfully choreographed dance numbers. For those who have seen the film, the stage production features new songs […]

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Theatre Review: Forest Park is Alive With THE SOUND OF MUSIC!

Posted: August 5, 2021 at 11:42 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The second show of The Muny’s 103rd season is an absolutely delightful production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless classic, The Sound of Music. With performances through August 9, audiences will experience the pure joy of one of the greatest musicals of all time. It’s hard to stop yourself from singing along with all the favorites […]

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Theatre Review: SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE Has St. Louis Meeting Back at The Muny

Posted: July 28, 2021 at 9:50 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

It felt so good to be back after nearly two years. The momentum that carried the centennial celebration into the 101st season sadly came to a halt last year, but it was an absolute delight to look upon the newly completed stage with thousands of other musical-loving fans on Monday evening. Opening the 5-show season […]

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Review: NEW WORKS, BOLD VOICES Speaks Loudly for Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Posted: June 17, 2021 at 10:53 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

At a time when many companies are coming out of the pandemic, Opera Theatre of St. Louis is turning on the lights. While the last year has been challenging for opera, theater groups and arts organizations, it also has sparked a creative resourcefulness that has resulted in powerful new works. OTSL’s New Works, Bold Voices […]

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Review: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Is Back with MLIMA’S TALE, Through July 11

Posted: June 15, 2021 at 4:09 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The world is full of things we don’t give a second thought to – only that they exist. The phone in your hand you are reading this on; the food you are served at a restaurant; the artwork in your home. Rarely do we, as a collective society, ask for an explanation of how things […]

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Review: Hanging On the Telephone – La voix humaine at Opera Theatre

Posted: June 7, 2021 at 11:51 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

It’s hard to move on when you can’t stop looking back. This is especially true for Elle, the center figure in the tragic La voix humaine. Based on a play by Jean Cocteau, Francis Poulenc’s scarcely performed opera about love, life, loss and death is eerily relevant in the time of a global pandemic. Unofficially […]

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Review: Opera Theatre Drives Fast On Highway 1, U.S.A.

Posted: June 1, 2021 at 8:31 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

William Grant Still may not be as well known to casual opera fans as Verdi or Rossini, but he should be. An arranger for W.C. Handy and composer of over 200 operas, ballets, and symphonies, he is considered the dean of African American composers. Every bit as prolific as Duke Ellington or Terence Blanchard, Still’s […]

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Where There’s A Will There’s A Way: Gianni Schicchi Begins New Season of Opera Theatre St. Louis

Posted: May 27, 2021 at 8:16 am   /   Film, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The parallels between Gianni Schicchi’s premiere in 1918 and its placement as the opener for Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ new season are striking. Then, as now, the world found itself struggling with a pandemic, political tension, economic hardship, and of course, widespread divisiveness. Back then, just as now, things seemed dire. But once again, […]

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Opera Theatre of St Louis Cruises Into Port with THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Posted: January 26, 2021 at 10:17 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

At a time when the arts face unprecedented challenges in connecting with audiences, Opera Theatre of St. Louis is continuing its mission to educate and entertain with a new production of The Pirates of Penzance that provides rousing entertainment for the entire family. Clocking in at thirty minutes, this abbreviated version of The Pirates of […]

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COOKING, CAROLS AND COCKTAILS (Pt. 3) at The Rep

Posted: December 30, 2020 at 9:34 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Comfort food is in the house for the third episode of Cooking, Carols and Cocktails, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ web series celebrating St. Louis’ most prolific musicians and chefs. Helping to spread virtual festive cheer is Joe Mancuso’s Organ Trio, whose set opens with a boppy It Had to Be You before moving […]

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