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Review: Musical ‘On Your Feet!’ Tells Story of Gloria Estefan (thru Nov. 19)

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 10:46 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Emilio and Gloria Estefan have won a combined 26 Grammys over their illustrious careers. On Your Feet! is a new musical (it opened on Broadway Nov. 2015) which tells the story of how the two got there. In similar fashion to some of my favorite musicals, like Mamma Mia! and Jersey Boys, the show aims to tell the story […]

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Review: ‘Cirque du Soleil Crystal’ Mesmerizes Audiences With Cooler Than Cool Spectacular

Posted: November 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

I remember seeing my first Cirque du Soleil show when I was a teenager, and being completely enamored with the breathtaking feats. Since then, I’ve seen many incredible versions of Cirque, but none quite like their latest production: Crystal. We were lucky enough to be one of the first cities to experience the show, which received a […]

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Review: ‘Heisenberg’ Gives Intimate Look at Life and Relationships at the Rep (Oct 28 – Nov 12)

Posted: October 28, 2017 at 7:29 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Heisenberg opens The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ 2017-2018 Studio Theatre season. English playwright Simon Stephens (the author responsible for adapting Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, into an incredible play) has crafted a wonderful story about an unlikely relationship. Georgie (Susan Louise O’Connor) is an unpredictable, unfiltered American […]

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Review: ‘Lizzie’ Brings Hard-Rock to 1800s Axe Murder Case

Posted: October 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Going into the show, I honestly couldn’t tell you who Lizzie Borden was. Sure, I had heard the name, but couldn’t exactly connect it to anything. However, right from the start – as Lizzie opens with our four rock goddesses introducing us to their characters – it was clear what we were getting into. And that […]

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Review: ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ is Off-Broadway, Off-Kiltered, and Awfully Good

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

In my early years of teenhood, I was beginning to develop an appreciation for the horror genre. Considering myself a late bloomer, my interests looked past any of the modern Blumhouse productions and more toward the gritty, gory, unadulterated classics that not even my own parents could stomach. Thus, the film that really changed it […]

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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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