Live Theater Reviews

Theatre Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Brings “Impossible” Magic to The Muny

Posted: July 11, 2019 at 2:35 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Cinderella was originally written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for television broadcast in 1957, but would go on to be performed in London, on Broadway, and all around the world to this day. And now The Muny is able to add their trademark magic to the classic fairytale. Everyone knows the story, whether they’ve read it […]

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Opera Review: Saucy and Seductive, The Coronation of Poppea Features Dirty Deeds and Political Upheaval

Posted: June 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

There’s a lot of dirty deeds going down in Opera Theatre St. Louis’ production of The Coronation of Poppea. This Italian opera, given to posterity by the dramatic realist Claudio Monteverdi, is a piece that resonates with contemporary times in emotion, passion and proclivity for political intrigue. At the opera’s core is Poppea, a woman […]

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Theatre Review: Muny Takes Pride in Dazzling ‘Kinky Boots’ Production

Posted: June 21, 2019 at 2:26 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

With all the hate that exists in the world today, there’s never been a better time for a feel-good show about being yourself and accepting others for who they are. Perfectly coinciding with Pride Month, Kinky Boots at The Muny is exactly that show. St. Louis is fortunate to have the regional premiere of the musical, […]

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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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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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Theatre Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ Delivers Powerhouse Production at The Fabulous Fox

Posted: April 30, 2019 at 10:53 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Miss Saigon debuted in London in 1989, opening on Broadway two years later. It is an adaptation of Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly (1898), moving from Japan to Saigon during the Vietnam War. It was the second hit from Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil after Les Misérables. The show features music by Schönberg, and lyrics by […]

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Review: Cirque Du Soleil ‘Corteo’ Flies High at Chaifetz Arena Through April 28

Posted: April 25, 2019 at 2:13 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

Cirque Du Soleil brought their latest stunning visionary tale, “Corteo,” for a night of spectacular storytelling and gravity-defying acts to the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, with performances from April 24th through April 28th. Following the story of the recently deceased clown Mauro, the audience witnesses a celebration of life for the young man, as both the cast and audience […]

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Theatre Review: Come Prepared to Laugh at ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at The Rep

Posted: April 4, 2019 at 4:27 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

There are many great comedies when it comes to live theatre. Some of my favorites which come to mind: Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon, Spamalot, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. I’d be happy to see any of these shows at any time, and I know I’d have a blast. Yet, I […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Waitress’ Performances Are Sweet As Pie, But Morals Are Debatable

Posted: March 29, 2019 at 10:11 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Waitress is based on a 2007 film of the same name, written and directed by Adrienne Shelly. It’s a quirky, funny, and charming film that seems like an interesting choice for a musical adaptation. And the songs in the musical are really good, with the entire story translating surprisingly well to the stage. Yet the […]

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