Live Theater Reviews

Theatre Review: New Line Opens 30th Season With THE STORY OF MY LIFE

Posted: October 7, 2021 at 1:31 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“Write what you know.” That’s a quote attributed to Mark Twain, and also advice author Thomas Weaver – one of two main characters in The Story of My Life – keeps telling himself. It sounds easy enough… and logical. But isn’t it true that what we know changes over time? Not just the facts we […]

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Theatre Review: JERSEY BOYS Offers Night to Remember at Stages St. Louis

Posted: October 4, 2021 at 3:06 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“Oh, what a night!” That’s what audiences leaving the closing show of Stages St. Louis’ 2021 Season will be saying after experiencing one of the most entertaining modern musicals out there. With performances now through October 24 at The Ross Family Theatre at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center, the music of Frankie Valli and The […]

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Review: The Muny ‘Razzle Dazzles’ Audiences With CHICAGO to Close Out 103rd Season

Posted: September 3, 2021 at 9:34 am   /   Film, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

As another tremendous season comes to a close at the oldest outdoor musical theatre in the country, we’re reminded exactly why St. Louis loves The Muny. Through September 5, audiences can experience the Forest Park theatre’s first production of Chicago in nearly a decade. Filled with dazzling performances, beautiful Prohibition-era costumes, and the sensational songs […]

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Theatre Review: Muny Will Have You ON YOUR FEET!

Posted: August 23, 2021 at 11:13 am   /   Film, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Now through August 27, audiences can experience the inspiring story and hit songs of Gloria Estefan at The Muny. Gloria (Arianna Rosario) had a passion for writing and singing at a young age – something her father (Martín Solá) and grandmother (Alma Cuervo) encouraged. However, her mother (Natascia Diaz) wanted her to focus on her […]

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Theatre Review: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Delights at The Muny

Posted: August 16, 2021 at 11:22 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Adapted from the 1954 MGM film directed by Stanley Donen, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is now playing through August 18 at The Muny in Forest Park. The musical is a delightful show full of catchy tunes and wonderfully choreographed dance numbers. For those who have seen the film, the stage production features new songs […]

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Theatre Review: Forest Park is Alive With THE SOUND OF MUSIC!

Posted: August 5, 2021 at 11:42 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The second show of The Muny’s 103rd season is an absolutely delightful production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless classic, The Sound of Music. With performances through August 9, audiences will experience the pure joy of one of the greatest musicals of all time. It’s hard to stop yourself from singing along with all the favorites […]

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Theatre Review: SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE Has St. Louis Meeting Back at The Muny

Posted: July 28, 2021 at 9:50 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

It felt so good to be back after nearly two years. The momentum that carried the centennial celebration into the 101st season sadly came to a halt last year, but it was an absolute delight to look upon the newly completed stage with thousands of other musical-loving fans on Monday evening. Opening the 5-show season […]

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Review: NEW WORKS, BOLD VOICES Speaks Loudly for Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Posted: June 17, 2021 at 10:53 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

At a time when many companies are coming out of the pandemic, Opera Theatre of St. Louis is turning on the lights. While the last year has been challenging for opera, theater groups and arts organizations, it also has sparked a creative resourcefulness that has resulted in powerful new works. OTSL’s New Works, Bold Voices […]

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Review: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Is Back with MLIMA’S TALE, Through July 11

Posted: June 15, 2021 at 4:09 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The world is full of things we don’t give a second thought to – only that they exist. The phone in your hand you are reading this on; the food you are served at a restaurant; the artwork in your home. Rarely do we, as a collective society, ask for an explanation of how things […]

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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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