Live Theater Reviews

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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Review: Rachel Feinstein at Helium This Weekend

Posted: February 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Live Theater Reviews

Headlining several shows at Helium Comedy Club this weekend is comedy’s finest Rachel Feinstein! I have to say, wow, what a show! It was a great experience to get out of the house and back into the standup scene, and props to Helium for creating a safe and socially distanced atmosphere where patrons can enjoy […]

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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. 4) at The Rep

Posted: January 5, 2021 at 9:35 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

With the final installment of Cooking, Carols and Cocktails, making a mess has never tasted so good. Presented by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis as a four-part web series highlighting local musicians and chefs, this final bite features a revered local favorite, gooey butter cake. Sprinkled in for flavor are the jazzy and funky […]

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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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COOKING, CAROLS AND COCKTAILS (Pt. 2) at The Rep

Posted: December 28, 2020 at 11:29 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Celebrating the holidays without loved ones near can be lonely. With that in mind, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is doing their part to spread some virtual festive cheer with a four-part web series Cooking, Carols and Cocktails. Continuing the theme of tasty treats and toe-tapping beats, Cooking, Carols and Cocktails highlights St. Louis’ […]

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COOKING, CAROLS AND COCKTAILS (Pt. 1) at The Rep

Posted: December 22, 2020 at 11:48 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

With local stages dark, local arts organizations are pivoting to virtual programming while searching for new ways to connect with audiences. Looking to do this and celebrate the holiday season, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has launched Cooking, Carols and Cocktails, a collection of four small morsels highlighting St. Louis’ local musicians and chefs. […]

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Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ Holiday Concert Brings Glad Tidings to a Beleaguered City

Posted: December 22, 2020 at 10:02 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Knowing that this year has been challenging for everyone, Opera Theatre of St. Louis is bringing glad tidings to those cooped up during this festive season with their 2020 Holiday Concert. Presented digitally as part of their virtual programming, the concert features a selection of holiday songs performed by cast members from OTSL’s forthcoming presentation […]

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