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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FUNNY GIRL • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Stray Dog closes its season with Bob Merrill and Jule Styne's "Funny Girl", very loosely based on the life of turn-of-the-century actress, singer and radio star, Fanny Brice. This story of a…

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Friday, July 18, 2014

LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL I • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

The St. Louis Actors’ Studio's LaBute New Theater Festival, featuring premiere one-act plays, began its second appearance last Friday after a successful debut last year. Over 250 world-wid…

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THIRD ANNUAL ST. LOU FRINGE • HEADS UP! by Andrea

Here's a quick reminder about St. Lou Fringe's third annual arts festival coming up this week -- June 18th through June 22nd. This'll be gone before you know it, and this performing arts ext…

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

HANDS ON A HARDBODY • New Line Theatre by Andrea

New Line closes its 23rd season with "Hands on a Hardbody", a regional premiere. The musical is based on a 1997 documentary that follows several contestants vying to win a brand-new Nissan H…

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

THE HOMECOMING • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

Playwright Harold Pinter's works have fallen into a category called, "Comedy of Menace". STLAS's current production, "The Homecoming", exemplifies this definition, proving that nearly fifty …

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PRAYER FOR THE GUN BUG • OnSite Theatre Company by Andrea

OnSite Theatre's current offering, "Prayer for the Gun Bug" will satisfy the minds and bellies of theatre adventurers. In keeping with the company's tradition of presenting site-specific the…

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

BACHELORETTE • Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble by Andrea

The display of alcohol fueled bitchiness among women is nothing new, but the vicious appetites of the three women featured in Leslye Headland's play firmly places the dark in dark comed…

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

24 Hour Play Festival - ROUND 2! • Theatre Lab & The Players Project Theater Company by Andrea

This past weekend, Theatre Lab & Players Project Theatre Company teamed up for the second installment of the 24 Hour Play Festival, held at Webster Groves High School. This is one of tho…

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

WINDMILL BABY • Upstream Theater by Andrea

Upstream Theater continues its "Down Under" season with Australian playwright David Milroy's "Windmill Baby". Upstream once again ushers in a US premiere that was first presented in 2005 in …

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SHAKE38 • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis by Andrea

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis honored the Bard's 450th birthday with Shake38 last week, a five day festival with various companies staging all of Shakespeare's plays. The plays were perform…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ONCE • The Fox by Andrea

After an off-Broadway run in 2011, “Once” opened on Broadway the next year, snagging eight Tony awards. Based on the 2006 film bearing the same title, the song "Falling Slowly" also won …

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CABARET • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Stray Dog kicks off the last half of its season with Kander and Ebb's classic, "Cabaret", turning the space at Tower Grove Abbey into Berlin's Kit Kat Klub. This darkly ironic musical about …

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

THE PRICE • The New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

"The Price", one of Arthur Miller's last critically successful plays, burrows into the complicated family dynamics between two estranged brothers. Choices made long ago become the source of …

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

BRIEFS: A Festival of Short LGBT Plays • La Perla by Andrea

Helmed by That Uppity Theatre Company, in partnership with The Vital VOICE, "Briefs" is back for its third year, and this festival of short LGBT plays, with almost 100 submissions from acros…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Second Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards by Andrea

Well, another celebration of St. Louis theatre is in the books, a wonderful time was had by all, and I had quite a headache Tuesday morning. :) Seriously though, the talent in this town is s…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

THE AWAKENING • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

St. Louisan Kate Chopin's novel, "The Awakening", was published in 1899, and is notable for being recognized as one of the earliest literary works of feminism. The story, scandalous in its t…

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

RENT • New Line Theatre by Andrea

New Line continues its 23rd season with Jonathan Larson's hugely popular, Pulitzer Prize, Tony-Award winning "Rent." Largely based on Henri Murger's collected stories, Scenes de la Vie de Bo…

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

SHIRLEY VALENTINE • Dramatic License Productions by Andrea

Willy Russell's 1986 comedy introduces us to Shirley Valentine, a 42 year old Liverpool housewife who has found herself entrenched in a well-worn rut. At one point she asks, “I used to be …

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

LOVERS • West End Players Guild by Andrea

Brian Friel's 1967 play takes a look at the prospects of love with two different couples. There's one young couple anticipating their future, and one older couple, navigating the realities o…

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Monday, February 10, 2014

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Stray Dog's production of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony-award winning, sharp-tongued comedy about the closeted foibles of the showbiz industry, is the perfect thing to knock off the chill of t…

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

FORGET ME NOT • Upstream Theater by Andrea

Artistic director Philip Boehm has carved out a unique niche for Upstream Theater, finding and producing moving and thought-provoking plays from all over the world. This eloquently potent U.…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

THE WHIPPING MAN • The New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

Matthew Lopez's "The Whipping Man" is currently playing at the New Jewish Theatre, and after a solid production at the Black Rep last year, we're lucky enough to have another opportunity to …

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

THE OTHER PLACE • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Studio Theatre) by Andrea

After a world-premiere off-Broadway in 2011 and a well-received Broadway run a couple of years later, playwright Sharr White's smartly constructed drama settles into the Rep's studio space -…

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS • COCA by Andrea

"Swallows and Amazons" is being presented as part of a new "COCA Presents" series that focuses on producing more of the Center of Creative Arts' own family-friendly theatre in St. Louis with…

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Monday, January 20, 2014

THE RIDE DOWN MOUNT MORGAN • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

Arthur Miller is considered one of America's greatest playwrights, giving us "All My Sons", "Death of a Salesman", "An Enemy of the People", "The Crucible", "A View from the Bridge" and "The…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

OPUS • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

While members of a string quartet may enjoy more autonomy than members of an orchestra, the strong opinions of an intimate group of talented musicians is a ready mixture for conflict.  …

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL... • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

William Gibson wrote this play with music in 1975 for his church, to be performed in their annual Christmas pageant.  The full title, "The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod …

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Monday, December 9, 2013

THE MOUSETRAP • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

The season's first snowfall this past week in St. Louis provided the perfect setting for the Rep's current production, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”.  A month ago I mentioned …

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

PTERODACTYLS • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

This 1993 comedy mines the depths of a popular trope -- the dysfunctional family.  But the bite in playwright Nicky Silver's black comedy plunges it into the darkest of places, and it's…

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Monday, November 11, 2013

ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 • Mustard Seed Theatre by Andrea

This a capella musical documents a true and all too brief period of time during the First World War on Christmas Eve.  At dawn, only months into the war, after hearing and trading carol…

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

FREUD'S LAST SESSION • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Studio Theatre) by Andrea

Mark St. Germain's 2009 play, inspired by Dr. Armand Nicholi Jr.'s book, The Question of God, depicts a fictional meeting between Sigmund Freud, an atheist, and C. S. Lewis,&n…

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