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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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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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Movie Review: ‘Ma’ Starring Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 9:15 am   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Let’s get things straight. Ma isn’t a good movie – but it isn’t bad either. Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, otherwise known as Ma, a loner who lives by herself in an Ohio town. While the script is pure garbage, Spencer acts her ass off and gives audiences the performance of a lifetime. While […]

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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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Concert Photos: Bad Wolves at The Ready Room

Posted: May 28, 2019 at 10:45 am   /   Concerts, Local, Music

The Bad Wolves came to town for a show at The Ready Room on Thursday, May 23. Photos by Justin Staggs.

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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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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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Concert Photos: Brett Eldredge’s Dive Bar Tour Hits Off Broadway

Posted: May 21, 2019 at 8:43 am   /   Concerts, Local

Country singer Brett Eldredge played an intimate show Thursday night at Off Broadway, as part of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour. Eldredge played his hits “Lose My Mind,” “Crazy Little Thing,” “Mean to Me,” and many more. The country singer also covered “My Girl” in the middle of his song “Love Someone.” The tour […]

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Interview: Patton Oswalt Coming to Family Arena This Friday (4/26)

Posted: April 23, 2019 at 10:20 am   /   Local

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt is coming to The Family Arena this Friday, April 26. Oswalt is coming off his Emmy and Grammy-nominated stand-up special for Netflix, Annihilation. We had the chance to chat with him about some of his current projects ahead of his trip to St. Louis. The actor plays Principal Durbin in A.P. […]

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Book Preview: St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline

Posted: April 10, 2019 at 11:01 am   /   Books, Local

St. Louis is widely known as having the best fans in baseball, inventing toasted ravioli, erecting the nation’s tallest monument, and let’s be honest….we’re totally winning in the crime category.  But it is arguably one of the most underrated music hubs in the country. In fact, when you peruse the new book, St. Louis Sound: […]

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