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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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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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