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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Sunday, November 3, 2013

THE WOMAN IN BLACK • Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble by Andrea

Stephen Mallatratt's 1987 play was adapted from Susan Hill's book bearing the same name, and it continues Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble's "Season of the Monster."  In London where "Th…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

THE TRIVIA JOB • OnSite Theatre Company by Andrea

Ready for a little trivia night action?  "The Trivia Job", written specifically for OnSite by Dan Rubin, makes its debut in Soulard.  In keeping with OnSite's tradition of producin…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD • New Line Theatre by Andrea

George A. Romero's classic horror film may not seem that scary to audiences today, but when "Night of the Living Dead" was released in 1968, it scared the crap out of people, and is believed…

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

EVITA • The Fox by Andrea

"Evita" began as a rock opera released in 1976.  After lyricist Tim Rice became fascinated with Eva Perón through a radio program, he approached Andrew Lloyd Webber with the idea …

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

DIARY OF A MADMAN • Upstream Theater by Andrea

Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, adapted by David Holman, chronicles Poprishchin, a civil servant working in St. Petersburg, and his downward spiral into madness through entries in his diar…

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

THE GOOD DOCTOR • The New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

The New Jewish Theatre transports us to 19th century Russia during the course of its season opener, "The Good Doctor".  Five actors play multiple roles across eight vignettes based on t…

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Monday, September 30, 2013

LONESOME HOLLOW • West End Players Guild by Andrea

The residents of playwright Lee Blessing's "Lonesome Hollow" are sex offenders.  The town, set up to keep predators removed from the general population, is overseen by a private company…

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

CHICAGO • The Fox by Andrea

Currently in town for a quick stop at the Fox is Kander and Ebb's 1975 musical, "Chicago".  This story of murder, greed, corruption, and violence in the late twenties, bolstered with an…

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Friday, September 20, 2013

CABARET • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

The Rep is starting its 47th season with a stunning production of "Cabaret", winner of eight Tony Awards when it premiered in 1966.  The original source material for "Cabaret" was Chris…

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

OUR TOWN • Insight Theatre Company by Andrea

Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning drama about the lives, loves and deaths in Grover's Corners has been around since 1938, and Insight Theatre is celebrating the play's 75th anniversar…

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