Tag: The Rep

Theatre Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Posted: October 24, 2019 at 3:52 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

In 2003, author John D’Agata submitted his essay “What Happens There” to Harper’s Magazine. After a disagreement between D’Agata and his editors, the essay would eventually make it to The Believer in 2005. But it wasn’t until 2010 that the edited version would be published. So why such a long road for one essay to make its […]

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Theatre Review: Come Prepared to Laugh at ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at The Rep

Posted: April 4, 2019 at 4:27 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

There are many great comedies when it comes to live theatre. Some of my favorites which come to mind: Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon, Spamalot, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. I’d be happy to see any of these shows at any time, and I know I’d have a blast. Yet, I […]

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Theatre Review: Rep’s ‘Alabama Story’ Brings Decades Old Battle Into Relevant Times

Posted: January 10, 2019 at 10:02 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

In 1958 “The Rabbits’ Wedding” by Garth Williams was published, about a black rabbit and a white rabbit who get married. In 1959, Alabama State Senator E. O. Eddins called it a “dangerous book ¹,” and fought to have it removed from the Alabama Public Library Service. Library Director Emily Reed stood up for the […]

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Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Story’ Brings Holiday Cheer to The Rep

Posted: December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Watching Bob Clark’s 1983 classic A Christmas Story has been a holiday staple for as long as I can remember. Based on author Jean Shepherd’s 1966 novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” it’s a hilarious film about a young boy named Ralphie who wants nothing more than to get a BB gun for […]

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Theatre Review: ‘A Doll’s House Part 2’ Continues 140-Year-Old Story at The Rep

Posted: October 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

It isn’t often that we get a direct sequel to writing from nearly 140 years ago. Yet that is exactly what audiences have in store for them as they see A Doll’s House Part 2 at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Written by Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House premiered in Denmark in December of 1879. […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Born Yesterday’ Ends Rep’s 51st Season With Smarts & Laughs

Posted: March 20, 2018 at 11:10 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

It’s amazing how a work of art can seem just as relevant today as it did when it was created decades ago. Although it can seem a bit unsettling when it has to do with our country, and our lives, it is impressive how such a smart piece of work can stand the test of […]

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Theatre Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at The Rep (Through Jan. 28)

Posted: January 10, 2018 at 11:16 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Written and created by Roger Bean Directed and choreographed by Melissa Rain Anderson If I could travel back in time for music, the ’50s and ’60s would be high on my list of destinations. Experiencing artists like The McGuire Sisters (“Sugartime,” “Sincerely,” “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight”), The Chordettes (“Lollipop,” “Mr. Sandman”), and Connie Francis (“Stupid Cupid” & “Lipstick on […]

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Review: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Opens the 51st Season at The Rep

Posted: September 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis just celebrated its 50th season with a fantastic line-up. Read our review of Million Dollar Quartet here. Without missing a step, the 51st season is here with an equally impressive list of shows. And the first is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (based on Mark […]

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Review: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Makes For a Strong Finish to 50 Years of The Rep

Posted: March 18, 2017 at 1:47 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

The most famous jam session in rock and roll history took place on December 4, 1956. Million Dollar Quartet is the story of the first and only time Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins would perform and record together. The place was Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee., owned by Sam Phillips – credited […]

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