Tag: Scott Miller

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: ‘The Sweet Smell of Success’ at New Line Theatre (thru June 24)

Posted: June 20, 2017 at 9:46 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Welcome to 1950s New York City. It’s a world of celebrity, nightlife, and the column of J.J. Hunsecker. 60 million people drink their morning coffee while reading the dirt, where anybody who’s anybody wants to read their name in black and white. And if you’re a press agent who wants to eat, you better get […]

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Review: ‘ZORBA’ Offers a Timeless Lesson Among Fun. Now Playing New Line Theatre Through March 25!

Posted: March 9, 2017 at 10:37 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

“Life is what you do while you’re waiting to die, Life is how the time goes by! Life is where you wait while you’re waiting to leave, Life is where where you grin and grieve!” This verse from the opening number in ZORBA, “Life Is,” perfectly sums up the message of the show. Yet it is only after […]

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Interview: Artistic Director Scott Miller Talks ZORBA, and Founding New Line – “The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre”

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm   /   Interviews, Live Theater

I cannot remember a time that I wasn’t crazy about musicals. It goes so far back, that I don’t have memories before that.” – Scott Miller Scott Miller is currently celebrating New Line Theatre’s 26th season with the first show of 2017: Zorba. The production runs March 2nd  through the 25th, and it’s one that […]

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‘Heathers The Musical’ Opens New Line Theatre’s 25th Season With Serious Laughs

Posted: October 8, 2015 at 7:38 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

I’d like to say that I was surprised by just how amazing New Line Theatre‘s opening show of their 25th season was. But I can’t. Because honestly, at this point, what else did I expect? Is it a surprise when show after show, year after year, Scott Miller finds another musical that failed on or […]

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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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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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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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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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