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Saturday, June 16, 2018

HEDDA GABLER • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Henrik Ibsen’s 1891 play, adapted here by Jon Robin Baitz, introduced what would become an icon of dramatic literature. During the course of the play, Hedda Gabler (an outstanding Nicole A…

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

LUCHADORA! • Mustard Seed Theatre & Theatre Nuevo by Andrea

If you’ve ever run across an odd item in a relative’s home that you’ve never seen before and wouldn’t in a million years expect to see, it can send your mind racing with the possible…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ROMEO & JULIET • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis by Andrea

Ah, young love. And long-standing family feuds, potions, poisons and suicide. Whether it’s in the form of a ballet, opera or West Side Story, Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers is…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

LIFE SUCKS • New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

The angsty boredom that tugs at the characters in Anton Chekhov’s, Uncle Vanya, pours out in f-bomb-laden grievances in Aaron Posner’s, Life Sucks. With a contemporary spin and self-awar…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE • Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis by Andrea

Hardly a mention of Tennessee Williams’ 1947 classic can be made without a reference to its iconic film counterpart. Don’t remember the film? Good. It’s better to have a head free of a…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG • The Midnight Company by Andrea

Between 1945 and 1946 in Nuremberg, Germany, prominent Nazi officers were brought to account by the Allied Forces for war crimes after World War II. Abby Mann’s fictionalized account …

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

After an appearance last season at the Muny and a live broadcast this Easter, St. Louisans have another opportunity to catch Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic rock op…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

NEW JERUSALEM • New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

Most people don’t like to have their views challenged. But when your long-held convictions about religion are upended? Oof. Forget about it. That’s what got Baruch de Spinoza excommunica…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sixth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

Another awards night has come and gone, this time generously hosted by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, with a delicious buffet provided by With Love Catering. Congratulations to all of t…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CAUGHT • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Studio Theatre) by Andrea

An art installation titled Devil in a Red Dress greets the guests downstairs at the Rep’s studio theatre. Featuring the work of visiting Chinese conceptual artist, Lin Bo, the showing is c…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

ANYTHING GOES • New Line Theatre by Andrea

The racy shenanigans and silly scheming going on among the passengers aboard a transatlantic cruise in Cole Porter’s, Anything Goes, offered a welcomed breather from the gloom of the Great…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

BLACKBIRD • St. Louis Actors’ Studio by Andrea

The air in a dreary office lunchroom is thick when Ray finds himself there with Una. They haven’t seen each other since their relationship ended fifteen years ago -- when he was 40 and she…

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

REMNANT • Mustard Seed Theatre by Andrea

Mustard Seed open its 11th season with a revival of the theatre’s debut production, Ron Reed’s Remnant. It’s a post-apocalyptic Christmas story that takes place 75 years after a catast…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE • St. Louis Actors’ Studio by Andrea

A severed hand sits on the box office desk at the Gaslight Theater -- a little something to get you in the mood for Martin McDonagh’s 2010 dark comedy, A Behanding in Spokane, continuing S…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

TITUS ANDROGYNOUS • YoungLiars by Andrea

Spilling out on the 4th floor ballroom of the Centene Center is a YoungLiars revamp of Shakespeare’s goriest play, Titus Andronicus. Adapted and directed by producing director Chuck Harper…

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

LIZZIE • New Line Theatre by Andrea

Just about everyone is familiar with the infamous story of Lizzie Borden, who went to trial for hacking her father and stepmother to death with a hatchet (or an axe, as the children’s rhym…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

THE FEAST • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

Poor Matt. His relationship with his girlfriend isn’t as sunny as it appears, his career as an artist has hit a slump, and there are some really creepy noises coming from his toilet. That…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

The Rep kicks off its 51st season with Simon Stephens’ Tony Award-winning play, based on Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel. The Curious Incident revolves around Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old b…

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Monday, August 28, 2017

UNCLE VANYA: VALIANTLY ACCEPTING NEXT YEAR’S AGONY • Rebel And Misfits Productions by Andrea

There’s a malaise that blankets the Serebryakov family estate, and in Rebel and Misfits Productions’ second installment in its Immersive Theatre Project series, a private residence …

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

IN THE HEIGHTS • R-S Theatrics by Andrea

Life in the New York City borough of Washington Heights is painted with spirited strokes in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights, and R-S Theatrics brings it to …

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Monday, August 21, 2017

SNOW WHITE • Equally Represented Arts by Andrea

ERA’s Snow White, presented as the local headliner for this year’s St. Lou Fringe Festival, showcases the unconventional whimsy that the company has become known for. Developed and adapt…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

THE COLOR OF AUGUST • Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble by Andrea

Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble continues its "Season of Adaptation" with The Color of August, by Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero. Written in 1988, and translated and adapted for this prod…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

RAGTIME • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Stray Dog closes out its season with an excellent production of Terrence McNally’s sweeping musical adaptation, Ragtime. Based on E. L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, it places us at an int…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

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

The fifth annual LaBute New Theater Festival has chosen five finalists to debut this year, along with five high school finalists that were presented as stage readings this past Saturday. The…

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Grand Center Theatre Crawl • St. Louis Public Radio and Grand Center by Andrea

The fifth annual Grand Center Theatre Crawl kicked off this past Friday in the Grand Center Arts district. With a map and program of performances in hand, patrons were free to rotate through…

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

MONSTERS • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

In an unfinished basement somewhere in St. Louis, Andi discovers her brother-in-law in her basement with a man, bound and gagged, and tied to a chair. This is the jumping off point for St. L…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR • The Muny by Andrea

When Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s concept album was released in 1970, it was a big deal. Considered blasphemous by some, Superstar depicts the last week of Jesus of Nazareth’s life…

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Anybody hungry?Stray Dog Theatre invites audiences to “Attend the tale...” in their latest offering, Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant, meaty musical thriller, Sweeney Todd. With a 2007 fil…

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Fifth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards • Skip Viragh Center for the Arts by Andrea

The fifth anniversary of the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards is in the books, and as always, the number of talented individuals and companies in town never cease to amaze.Congratulations to …

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Bit of News... • Yes, I’m gonna use the word “I” and “My” a lot by Andrea

For those first hearing this, I'm bowing out of the St. Louis Theater Circle. This is nothing at all personal, as I value all of the new friendships I’ve made through the Circle, and this …

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Friday, October 7, 2016

CELEBRATION • New Line Theatre by Andrea

Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s musical is pretty much devoid of any conventional narrative, with roots that reach back to ancient ritual and the winter solstice -- the planet’s shortest …

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