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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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Monday, October 3, 2016

REMEMBER ME • Shakespeare in the Streets: Maplewood by Andrea

Shakespeare in the Streets, one of the outreach programs under Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. Combining a community’s individuality and history…

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Friday, September 30, 2016

FOLLIES • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

The Rep’s 50th anniversary season kickoff was met with a palpable buzz -- and for good reason. While comfortably residing within the canon of Sondheim musicals, Follies is not often produc…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Love? Actually... • R-S Theatrics by Andrea

Dedicated to presenting thought provoking St. Louis premieres, R-S Theatrics is at it again. R-S opens its “Season of Semi-Requited Love” with a collection of mostly musical one-acts to …

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY • New Line Theatre by Andrea

New Line Theatre closed its 25th anniversary season with an unlikely choice. It was an intimate, one-act, one-person musical about a British girl, Emma, living in the States and steering her…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

In 1992, Weekly World News published an outrageous, recurring story about a “bat child” spotted in a southern cave in West Virginia. Keythe Farley, Brian Flemming (book) and Laurence O'K…

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

GREY GARDENS • Max & Louie Productions by Andrea

In 1975, a documentary by Albert and David Maysles related the story of two cloistered, interdependent, eccentric residents living in a wealthy East Hampton neighborhood. After years of pros…

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

COMPANY • Insight Theatre Company by Andrea

When Company opened in 1970, it was considered a “concept musical.” Abandoning a linear narrative, its vignettes center around a milestone birthday for Robert, a single guy living in New…

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ATOMIC • New Line Theatre by Andrea

The origins of the atomic bomb don’t initially sound like your typical musical theatre fare. But Danny Ginges and Philip Foxman’s Australian import about the unleashing of the world’s …

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Friday, June 17, 2016

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis by Andrea

Royal nuptials, a romantic mis-match, an amateur theatre troupe, and a band of mischievous fairies in an enchanted wood. What could happen, right? You’ll find out in Shakespeare Festival S…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

BROKEN BONE BATHTUB • That Uppity Theatre Company & The Drama Club Stl by Andrea

Siobhan, in a cast after injuring her hand in a bicycle accident in Brooklyn, finds taking showers too cumbersome, so she’s been taking baths in the houses of friends, and in this uniquely…

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

YENTL • The New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

This is not your aba’s Yentl. Probably most closely associated with the 1983 vanity project movie musical -- directed, co-written, co-produced, and starring Barbra Streisand, this version …

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY • The Midnight Company by Andrea

“The Two Character Play,” one of the many offerings during this year’s inaugural Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, is one of Williams’s later works, and performed in The Learnin…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

TRASH MACBETH • ERA by Andrea

Equally Represented Arts is back with another enveloping, innovative production that places Shakespeare’s Macbeth as its spine, and includes excerpts ranging from Emily Post's Etiquette an…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

IVANOV • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

Nikolai Ivanov, and most of his countrymen, are suffering from numbing boredom. But Ivanov is not only bored as hell, he’s irascible. He disparages just about everyone who crosses his path…

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BRIEFS: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays • That Uppity Theatre Company and Vital VOICE Magazine by Andrea

That Uppity Theatre Company and Vital VOICE were back again last weekend for "Briefs: A Festival of Short LGBTQ plays,” presenting eight works selected from over 200 nation-wide submission…

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Friday, April 8, 2016

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Stray Dog’s latest production has every bit the vibe of a rock concert when you walk into the theatre. The band, typically secluded somewhere behind the set, is front and center, warming u…

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Monday, April 4, 2016

OLD WICKED SONGS • The New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

Jon Marans' Pulitzer Prize-nominated play offers a lot of layers underneath a facade that seems, initially, predictable. Stephen Hoffman is a 25 year old piano prodigy who’s burned out, an…

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

MOLLY’S HAMMER • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Studio Theatre) by Andrea

In the 1980’s, the threat of nuclear war hung heavy over the country like radioactive ash. That threat, and Liane Ellison Norman's book, Hammer of Justice, inspired Tammy Ryan’s play, re…

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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

Another St. Louis Theater Circle Awards ceremony has come and gone, and the award recipients, as well as the impressive bevy of nominees, are a testament to the talent we’re lucky enough t…

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

AMERICAN IDIOT • New Line Theatre by Andrea

The fury that simmers within generations of young adults is nothing new, but New Line’s current production of Green Day’s “American Idiot,” adapted from the band’s 2004 concept alb…

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Stray Dog’s latest production, a two-act play written in 1979 by Peter Colley, has a familiar assortment of promising, hair-raising set-ups. The Sanderson couple, Greg and Jan (Jeff Kargus…

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL • The New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

A library book that’s 113 years overdue sets the action off in Glen Berger’s 2001, one-actor play in NJT’s latest production. Our protagonist, a Dutch Librarian, is determined to hunt …

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Fourth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards Nominations by Andrea

The nominations are out! Here's the full list of this year's fourth annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards nominees. The ceremony will be on Monday, March 21st at a new location -- the Skip …

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

THE LION IN WINTER • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

If you think the recent holidays were stressful for your family, trust me -- it’s nothing compared to the rancor going on in James Goldman’s 1966 dramatic comedy, “The Lion in Winter.…

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Monday, December 14, 2015

DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

You won’t find any elves or sugary confections in Stray Dog Theatre’s traditionally, non-traditional holiday show. What you will find is Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott’s camp-tacular…

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER • R-S Theatrics by Andrea

Playwright Rajiv Joseph’s 2008 drama places a delicate art at its center. Origami, with its precise execution of intricate folds, makes a fitting prism to look through at three people, suf…

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Monday, November 9, 2015

THE 39 STEPS • Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble by Andrea

Patrick Barlow’s 2005 spy spoof was adapted from a couple of sources -- John Buchan’s 1915 adventure novel, and its later incarnation as Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 thriller flick, and SAT…

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

I AND YOU • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Studio Theatre) by Andrea

“I and this mystery here we stand.” This is the first thing Anthony (Reynaldo Piniella) says to Caroline (Danielle Carlacci) in the Rep’s Studio Series opener, written by Lauren Gunder…

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Friday, October 30, 2015

MATILDA THE MUSICAL • The Fox by Andrea

The Fox Theatre’s regional premiere of “Matilda,” a British import that has won multiple awards, has the power of knowledge and empowerment at its heart, with a little genius at its ce…

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