Live Theater Reviews

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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Theatre Review: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at the Fabulous Fox Now through May 5th!

Posted: April 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

There are very few musicians who achieve the status of legend. It’s a term left only for those who have achieved greatness in their field, and left a lasting impression. It’s a title that is harder and harder to come by these days.  It’s a title so highly regarded, that four legends made history on […]

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New Line Theatre’s ‘Next to Normal’ is Nothing Less than Extraordinary

Posted: March 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

After seeing Next to Normal for the first time in 2011, there is no questions as to why it won 3 Tony Awards. Two of the three were for best original score and best orchestration, thanks in part to Mr. Tom Kitt. This raw and powerful rock musical is packed with music that completely takes […]

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‘The Book of Mormon’ Offers Up Big Laughs at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis (Review)

Posted: February 28, 2013 at 9:56 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

After quickly becoming one of the most sought after Broadway shows to see, The Book of Mormon is finally going “door to door,” so-to-speak. In 2011 the brilliantly satirical musical, written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez (co-creator of Avenue Q), won 9 Tony Awards including best musical. […]

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