Live Theater Reviews

Theatre Lab’s THE PILLOWMAN Is Dark, Chilling in the Most Beautiful Way

Posted: June 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

Watching a huge production of a play or musical can be great. But there is something magical that happens when you enter an intimate venue like The Gaslight Theatre in the Central West End. Inside there are only ninety-nine seats, meaning the worst seat in the house is only a few rows away from the […]

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Comes to Life at the Fox Theatre (Jan 20 – Feb 1)

Posted: January 28, 2015 at 8:20 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

Originally written for the 1957 television broadcast starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella finally made it’s Broadway debut in 2013. With a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, the classic tale gets some new updates – but still captures the magic of the story we know and love. The show is now playing at […]

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Review: ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Opens New Line’s 24th Season With a “Bang, Bang”

Posted: October 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

Bonnie and Clyde (or Clyde and Bonnie, if you asked him) were a couple of American outlaws who captured the attention of the public in the early 1930s. While these two kids weren’t much more than a couple of petty robbers, commonly knocking over gas stations and small “mom and pop” stores, the media glamorized […]

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Review: ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ at New Line Theatre (May 29-June 21)

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

Chances are that if you’re watching live theatre in the Midwest, more often than not it’s tough to be genuinely surprised. That doesn’t mean there is any lack of talent or amazing shows that come through town. And we have a great theatre community in St. Louis. Yet there is a huge difference between seeing […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Sister Act’ Shines at the Fabulous Fox Theatre (Nov. 19 – Dec. 1)

Posted: November 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

Based on the 1992 box office hit which grossed over $230 million worldwide, Sister Act brings the character made famous by Whoopi Goldberg to the stage of the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis from November 19 to December 1. Deloris Van Cartier (TA’REA CAMPBELL) is an undiscovered diva with the dream to hit it […]

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New Line Theatre Brings ‘Night of the Living Dead’ to Life, Now Through Nov. 2

Posted: October 12, 2013 at 10:28 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

It’s difficult to know just what to expect when you are about to see a musical based on George A. Romero’s 1968 original horror classic – Night of the Living Dead. What you don’t want to see is a bunch of dancing zombies in musical numbers, or songs that take light of the desperate situation […]

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Theater Review: ‘Evita’ at the Fabulous Fox Theatre Now through October 20th

Posted: October 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The Glamorous Fox Theater became a window to the past on Tuesday as it was opening night for “Evita”. A play scribed by Andrew Lloyd and Tim Rice which tells the sultry story of Eva Peron and her husband, Juan Peron. Eva is played by Caroline Bowman and Juan is played by Sean MacLaughlin. Both […]

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Theatre Lab Opens With Ambitious First Project, ‘The Sunset Limited’ by Cormac McCarthy

Posted: August 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

“Every road ends in death. Or worse. Every friendship. Every love. Torment, betrayal, loss, suffering, pain, age, indignity, and hideous lingering illness. All with a single conclusion.” These are the words of a man known only as White (Zachary Allen Farmer), one half of the characters in “The Sunset Limited.” Written by Cormac McCarthy, the […]

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Review: Regional Premiere of BUKOWSICAL by New Line Theatre (May 30 – June 22)

Posted: June 5, 2013 at 11:47 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

For those unfamiliar with the man without whom we would not have a Bukowsical, Charles Bukowski was a writer whose work focused on the misery of everyday life, women, and his muse – alcohol. And what kind of a musical would we have if it were not as honest as a man who once wrote, […]

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Review: ANYTHING GOES at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis (May 28 – June 9)

Posted: May 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm   /   Film, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

I didn’t know much about Anything Goes as I walked into the Fabulous Fox Theatre for the show’s opening night in St. Louis. Sure, I had heard the title song before, yet aside from that and what I read in preparation – I was entering with a clean slate. What followed was a missing gem […]

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