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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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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: Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Turns The Muny Into Underwater Kingdom

Posted: June 23, 2017 at 10:08 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

The Little Mermaid will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first movie I saw in theaters, back in 1989, and my love of Disney has only grown since then. Getting a chance to see one of the classics brought to life is always exciting, especially when it’s a show full […]

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“The Sound of Music” Opens in St. Louis at the Muny Tonight!

Posted: July 26, 2010 at 10:56 am   /   Live Theater, Local

Tonight, The Muny continues it’s summer of great musical theater with “The Sound of Music.” The stern Captain VonTrapp discovers a new love for his children when the irrepressible novice, Maria, brings laughter and music back into their lives. Featuring great music, this is one of Rodger and Hammerstein’s most loved musicals. The show starts […]

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