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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

'Joseph' is back at the Muny for another Technicolor ride by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Before the musicals that made them famous — “Jesus Christ Superstar” (which premiered on Broadway in 1971) and “Evita” (1979) — composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice…

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:03PM
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

For 'Rose Tattoo' star, the role presents both opportunity and challenge by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Serafina Delle Rose is among the most vivid characters to emerge from the pen of Tennessee Williams.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:12PM
Monday, July 25, 2022

Provocative drama about solitary confinement comes to Big Top in Grand Center by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Inspired by stories collected from U.S. prisons, playwright Sarah Shourd's “The Box” addresses solitary confinement, its impact and its consequences.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:33PM
Saturday, July 23, 2022

Repertory Theatre Studio Series returns with 'Gruesome Playground Injuries' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Gruesome Playground Injuries,” the only Studio Series offering in the season, will be presented at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:42PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

2022-23 season at Black Rep includes 'Death of a Salesman' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Black Rep has announced its 2022-23 season, which includes plays by Arthur Miller, Dominique Morisseau and other notable dramatists.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:07PM
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Ralph Macchio drops in on 'The Karate Kid' musical in St. Louis by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Actor who originated role praises Stages St. Louis musical.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:33PM
Friday, June 24, 2022

Dance St. Louis announces 2022-2023 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Highlights include Complexions, Spring to Dance Festival.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:07PM
Friday, June 10, 2022

Muny stage is set for first full season since 2019 by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Outdoor theater in Forest Park returns to a full season, with precautions in place to keep the shows going.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Bronze statue of retired Muny president Dennis Reagan now greets theater guests by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Dennis Reagan was a familiar and welcoming presence at shows, and a new likeness of him stands in Donor Plaza.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:03AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

'Karate Kid: The Musical,' bound for Broadway, kicks off with world premiere in St. Louis by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New musical adaptation of 1984 film "The Karate Kid" gets its pre-Broadway tryout at Stages St. Louis, with hopes that more shows will launch here.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:33PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Enjoy 3 nights of Shakespeare-inspired movies this week in Forest Park by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The screenings, in collaboration with Cinema St. Louis, are free.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:18PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Metro Theater announces 50th anniversary season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Metro Theater Company has announced its 50th anniversary season, which begins Sept. 9 with “Bold, Brave, Curious!”

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:12PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Review: West End Players' 'Lonesome West' is a masterclass in comic acting by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

West End Players Guild presents "Lonesome West," a brilliantly acted comedy-drama by Martin McDonagh.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:48AM
Monday, April 25, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis 2022-23 mainstage season opens with 'House of Joy' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Season's other shows include "Private Lives," "Putting It Together" and annual production of "A Christmas Carol."

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:42PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Review: Dinosaurs roam the stage in Stray Dog's entertaining 'Triassic Parq' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Connoisseurs of dinosaurs are likely to have a fun time at “Triassic Parq,” a goofily entertaining Stray Dog Theatre production.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:18PM
Friday, April 15, 2022

'Hamilton' lives up to the hype by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Show at the Fox is a first-rate American musical, and the cast of this touring production is great, too.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:03AM
Monday, April 11, 2022

Review: 'Hand to God' at St. Louis Actors' Studio is hands-down hilarious by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Hand to God" boasts a first-rate cast, but the true star is a puppet.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:06PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Review: Tuneful, spirited, occasionally over the top, 'Hairspray' is an irresistible musical by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Hairspray" embraces the irreverence of its source material, a film that brought John Waters into the mainstream.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:03PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Review: Moonstone Theatre Company's 'Proof' is a compelling, must-see family drama by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In a remarkable Moonstone production, playwright David Auburn’s absorbing tale of a reluctant math prodigy is a meditation on the pluses and minuses of moving on.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:42AM
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Review: Delightful cast makes the most of humor in Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New Jewish Theatre returns to the stage to open its season with Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:48AM

Muny's 'Chicago' wins big at St. Louis Theater Circle Awards by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Nominees in more than 30 categories honored for comedies, dramas, musicals and operas produced by local professional companies in 2020 and 2021.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:48AM
Sunday, March 27, 2022

Review: The Rep's '39 Steps' is a hilarious, whirlwind Hitchcock romp by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cast of four takes on playwright Patrick Barlow's speedy spy spoof in Repertory Theatre of St. Louis production of "The 39 Steps."

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:18AM
Saturday, March 26, 2022

'Plaza Suite' poised to be another Broadway triumph for St. Louis producers by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick on the marquee, “Plaza Suite” has a good shot at being another triumph for St. Louis-based producers.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:03AM
Friday, March 25, 2022

Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ at Fox Theatre is a memorable, old-school gem by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Touring production of “My Fair Lady,” at the Fox Theatre through April 3, is as mesmerizing as it is memorable.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:54AM

Fox Theatre 2022-23 Broadway Series includes 'Frozen,' 'Hadestown,' Sorkin's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Fox Theatre in St. Louis celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new Broadway Series starting in September.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:54AM
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Review: Black Rep's 'Behind the Sheet' is poignant and powerful by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The play is inspired by the true story of J. Marion Sims, who until recently was celebrated as “the father of modern gynecology.”

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:37PM
Friday, March 18, 2022

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis schedule will feature 'The Rose Tattoo' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis returns Aug. 18-28 with its seventh edition.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:18PM
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Review: 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is an offbeat treat by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is so intriguingly bizarre that it would be worth seeing just for its nose-thumbing audacity.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:54PM
Saturday, March 5, 2022

Shakespeare Festival announces season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Much Ado about Nothing" will be presented in Forest Park.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:12AM

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