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Review: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Opens the 51st Season at The Rep

Posted: September 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis just celebrated its 50th season with a fantastic line-up. Read our review of Million Dollar Quartet here. Without missing a step, the 51st season is here with an equally impressive list of shows. And the first is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (based on Mark […]

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Review: ‘Newsies’ Gives Perfect Ending to The Muny’s 99th Season

Posted: August 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

I grew up watching Disney’s 1992 film, Newsies, starring a young Christian Bale. The movie was entertaining, but nothing revolutionary from a filmmaking perspective. It grossed just under $3 million dollars on a $15 million dollar budget. Yet, I always found the story, and particularly the songs, quite intriguing. And that came as no surprise, […]

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Review: ‘OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING’ Mixes Musical Favorites Into Story About Love

Posted: August 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Back in 1996, Scott Miller and New Line Theatre created OUT ON BROADWAY: a musical review of songs performed from the views of five gay men. The show played for two sold-out runs that year, and a second version was birthed in March of 2000 called, OUT ON BROADWAY 2000. Seventeen years later, OUT ON […]

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Review: MAMMA MIA! Delights Audiences One Last Time at the Fox After 15 Years

Posted: July 29, 2017 at 8:53 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

The farewell tour bids goodbye to St. Louis this weekend. It is no surprise that the Fabulous Fox was packed Friday for opening night of Mamma Mia!. After all, St. Louis and the Fox have hosted the show more than any other city in the United States during its fifteen year tour. And like the […]

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Review: ‘Titus’ at Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Posted: June 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

To close out its current season Opera Theatre St. Louis has chosen a Mozart masterwork that, while sometimes remains forgotten in context with his other operas, is filled with enough intrigue, power politics and deception that it could be ripped form today’s headlines. The biggest takeaway from the company’s production of Titus is to not […]

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Review: Theatre Macabre Brings the Dark Laughs With ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’

Posted: June 23, 2017 at 4:37 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Many film-goers will recognize the name Martin McDonagh as the writer / director of In Bruges (2008) and Seven Psychopaths (2012). What they might not realize is that McDonagh is an accomplished playwright, responsible for several critically acclaimed plays – including the Laurence Olivier Award-winning play The Lieutenant of Inishmore. This weekend, theatre patrons in St. Louis […]

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Review: Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Turns The Muny Into Underwater Kingdom

Posted: June 23, 2017 at 10:08 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

The Little Mermaid will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first movie I saw in theaters, back in 1989, and my love of Disney has only grown since then. Getting a chance to see one of the classics brought to life is always exciting, especially when it’s a show full […]

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Review: ‘The Sweet Smell of Success’ at New Line Theatre (thru June 24)

Posted: June 20, 2017 at 9:46 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Welcome to 1950s New York City. It’s a world of celebrity, nightlife, and the column of J.J. Hunsecker. 60 million people drink their morning coffee while reading the dirt, where anybody who’s anybody wants to read their name in black and white. And if you’re a press agent who wants to eat, you better get […]

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Review: Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ THE TRIAL

Posted: June 8, 2017 at 9:55 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

There is a dystopian uneasiness enveloping Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ The Trial that is both timely and frightening. Based on Franz Kafka’s absurdist novel the opera, making its American premiere with this production, is nothing short of a minimalist masterpiece. It has been transformed from page to stage by Christopher Hampton, who wrote the libretto, […]

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Opera Theatre St. Louis’ The Grapes Of Wrath Packs An Intense Wallop

Posted: June 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Taking a landmark work of American literature and turning it into an opera is not the easiest thing in the world to do. When the book is The Grapes of Wrath, the stakes are even higher. Knowing that the novel’s social pulse and familiar characters resonate throughout our popular culture, Opera Theatre of St. Louis […]

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