Live Theater Reviews

Theatre Review: Rep’s ‘Alabama Story’ Brings Decades Old Battle Into Relevant Times

Posted: January 10, 2019 at 10:02 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

In 1958 “The Rabbits’ Wedding” by Garth Williams was published, about a black rabbit and a white rabbit who get married. In 1959, Alabama State Senator E. O. Eddins called it a “dangerous book ¹,” and fought to have it removed from the Alabama Public Library Service. Library Director Emily Reed stood up for the […]

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Theatre Review: ANASTASIA brings classic tale to life at The Fabulous Fox

Posted: December 31, 2018 at 7:51 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Playing now through January 6 in St. Louis. If you’re looking for a terrific show to see this holiday season with the entire family, The Fabulous Fox has you covered. A timeless tale, packed with fantastic songs and performances, ANASTASIA The New Broadway Musical is truly a delight! The show is inspired by the true […]

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Theatre Review: Incredible Production of ‘Les Misérables’ Wows Fabulous Fox

Posted: December 14, 2018 at 1:08 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

After two-and-a-half-years on Broadway, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Les Misérables has made its way to The Fabulous Fox Theatre on tour. The Tony Award-winning show has never been better, with a tremendous cast and incredible new staging. You’ve never seen Les Miz like this, and you won’t want to miss it! The beloved musical, based […]

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Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Story’ Brings Holiday Cheer to The Rep

Posted: December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Watching Bob Clark’s 1983 classic A Christmas Story has been a holiday staple for as long as I can remember. Based on author Jean Shepherd’s 1966 novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” it’s a hilarious film about a young boy named Ralphie who wants nothing more than to get a BB gun for […]

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Interview: David Cross at The Pageant in St. Louis Tonight For “Oh Come On” World Tour

Posted: November 4, 2018 at 6:54 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Live Theater Reviews

See David Cross on Sunday, November 4 at The Pageant. The last time David Cross set foot on a stage in St. Louis was in 2001 when he performed during Welcome Week at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit institution. Now, anyone who is familiar with him and what he has consistently brought to the stage […]

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Theatre Review: ‘A Doll’s House Part 2’ Continues 140-Year-Old Story at The Rep

Posted: October 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

It isn’t often that we get a direct sequel to writing from nearly 140 years ago. Yet that is exactly what audiences have in store for them as they see A Doll’s House Part 2 at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Written by Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House premiered in Denmark in December of 1879. […]

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Theatre Review: New Line Opens 28th Season With ‘The Zombies of Penzance’

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 4:04 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The famous duo of Gilbert and Sullivan released their fifth collaboration, The Pirates of Penzance, in December of 1879. The opera proved highly successful and was performed around the world for well over a century. Probably the most popular version of the show is the 1981 Broadway musical, which won the Tony for best revival. Produced by […]

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Theatre Review: Grand Production of ‘Evita’ Opens The Rep’s 52nd Season

Posted: September 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Evita is the musical story of Eva Perón, an aspiring actress who became the First Lady of Argentina and a spiritual leader for the people. Created by the legendary duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (book and lyrics), the show has captivated audiences all around the world since its debut in 1978. […]

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Review: ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ Closes Incredible 100th Season at The Muny

Posted: August 6, 2018 at 10:18 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Allow me to borrow from one of the songs of another Muny centennial season show, Jersey Boys, and say – “Oh, what a season!” This summer has truly shown what the phrase “Muny magic” means. It was clear Saturday night as Meet Me in St. Louis (the final show of the 100th season) opened, that […]

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Theatre: Muny’s ‘Annie’ Has Audiences Fully Dressed With Smiles, Ear to Ear

Posted: July 20, 2018 at 11:03 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Annie made its Broadway debut in 1977, nominated for ten Tony Awards and winning seven of them – including best musical. The show is based on, of all things, a comic strip from 1924 – Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray. With music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and a book by Thomas […]

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