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Theatre Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Brings “Impossible” Magic to The Muny

Posted: July 11, 2019 at 2:35 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Cinderella was originally written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for television broadcast in 1957, but would go on to be performed in London, on Broadway, and all around the world to this day. And now The Muny is able to add their trademark magic to the classic fairytale. Everyone knows the story, whether they’ve read it […]

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Theatre Review: Muny Takes Pride in Dazzling ‘Kinky Boots’ Production

Posted: June 21, 2019 at 2:26 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

With all the hate that exists in the world today, there’s never been a better time for a feel-good show about being yourself and accepting others for who they are. Perfectly coinciding with Pride Month, Kinky Boots at The Muny is exactly that show. St. Louis is fortunate to have the regional premiere of the musical, […]

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Review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ Rolls a 7 As It Opens Muny’s 101st Season

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 5:41 pm   /   Local

St. Louis could not have asked for a more beautiful evening than what we received for the opening of The Muny’s 101st season. For Guys and Dolls, the audience got their first look at the beautiful new stage that was built over the past nine months. The sound was clear, the lighting wonderful (designed by […]

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Review: ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ Closes Incredible 100th Season at The Muny

Posted: August 6, 2018 at 10:18 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Allow me to borrow from one of the songs of another Muny centennial season show, Jersey Boys, and say – “Oh, what a season!” This summer has truly shown what the phrase “Muny magic” means. It was clear Saturday night as Meet Me in St. Louis (the final show of the 100th season) opened, that […]

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Theatre: Muny’s ‘Annie’ Has Audiences Fully Dressed With Smiles, Ear to Ear

Posted: July 20, 2018 at 11:03 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Annie made its Broadway debut in 1977, nominated for ten Tony Awards and winning seven of them – including best musical. The show is based on, of all things, a comic strip from 1924 – Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray. With music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and a book by Thomas […]

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Review: ‘Jersey Boys’ Delights Muny With Frankie Valli and Four Seasons Story

Posted: July 13, 2018 at 11:09 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“Oh, what a night” indeed! The story of Frankie Valli, and his hit ’60s group The Four Seasons, makes for the perfect musical. Writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice have taken the true-story, and crafted a delightful show – full of plenty of laughs and of course numerous hit songs. It’s the kind of show that […]

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Review: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is the Definition of Muny Magic

Posted: June 28, 2018 at 9:21 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Last night at The Muny, on a beautiful summer evening in St. Louis, the audience experienced pure, theatrical joy. Those lucky enough to be in attendance for the opening night of Singin’ in the Rain are able to say that they were there when it happened. That is, when a life-long dream became a reality for 29-year-old […]

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Interview: Corbin Bleu Fulfills Lifelong Dream While Singin’ in the Rain at Muny

Posted: June 26, 2018 at 10:10 am   /   Interviews, Live Theater

You may know him from Broadway, where he performed leading roles in Holiday Inn, In the Heights, and Godspell. Or on television, in dozens of roles, and placing second in Dancing With the Stars in 2013. Or perhaps as Chad in the High School Musical movies. Corbin Bleu can do it all, and this week he gets to accomplish one of […]

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Muny Review: Ease on Down the Road to Fun at ‘The Wiz’

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 9:07 am   /   Live Theater

For the first time in 36 years, The Wiz has returned to The Muny! Based on L. Frank Baum’s most cherished book – “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” – The Wiz is a wildly fun and imaginative update to the classic story. The show opened on Broadway in 1975, winning seven Tony Awards – including best […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Jerome Robbins’ Broadway’ Kicks Off Muny’s 100th Season

Posted: June 15, 2018 at 2:11 pm   /   Live Theater

Jerome Robbins is one of the greatest choreographers in the history of Broadway. Classics like West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, and Peter Pan are just a few of his shows that are still cherished and performed today. Those and several others – On the Town, Billion Dollar Baby, High Button Shoes, and Miss Liberty […]

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