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Saturday, September 25, 2021

'Fire Shut Up in My Bones,' with roots in St. Louis, will make history at Metropolitan Opera by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Terence Blanchard's opera, which had its world premiere in 2019 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, will be Met's first production by a Black composer.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Friday, September 24, 2021

New Jewish Theatre announces 2022 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Schedule includes a Neil Simon comedy and a musical revue.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

West End Players Guild’s engaging ‘Bloomsday’ laments lost love by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

West End Players Guild presents Steven Dietz’s comedy-drama.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:18PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

St. Louis Actors' Studio embraces the absurd in season-opening double bill by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Works by Edward Albee and Harold Pinter open company's season.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:36AM
Sunday, September 19, 2021

'Dreaming Zenzile' opens Rep season with triumphant show by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Somi Kakoma wrote and stars in tribute to Miriam Makeba.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:42AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Fox Theatre will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Theater patrons also will be required to wear masks at all times.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:32AM

Black Rep season opener 'Sweat' explores dark side of American dream by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Economic uncertainty threatens longtime friendships in “Sweat,” the powerful and poignant production that opens the 45th Black Rep season.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:32AM

Muny favorite Emily Skinner promises cabaret that's 'nakedly all me' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Emily Skinner, who recently appeared as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Muny production of "Chicago," brings solo show to Blue Strawberry.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:32AM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Muny closes season with a razzle-dazzle trip to 'Chicago' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It's a savvy visualization of their worldview and a witty setting for songs by composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, the team most famous for "Cabaret."

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:36PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Stages St. Louis will present pre-Broadway tryout for new 'Karate Kid' musical by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stages executive producer says the production could help establish St. Louis as a city for Broadway tryouts.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:03AM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Muny brings the rhythm with exuberant 'On Your Feet!' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bursting with songs that just about dare the audience to dance, "On Your Feet!" traces Gloria Estefan's arc from aspiring singer to indisputable star.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:32PM
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021

'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' steps lively at the Muny by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This tale of Oregon backwoodsmen who long for romance but have little experience with women is bursting with big emotions and catchy songs.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:12PM
Friday, August 13, 2021

'Always ... Patsy Cline' is a crowd-pleasing season opener for Stages St. Louis by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Diana DeGarmo and Zoe Vonder Haar star in Stages' popular tribute to legendary country singer.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 05:06AM
Friday, August 6, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Muny comes alive with captivating, storybook production of 'The Sound of Music' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

That the classic musical is still capable of charming the most diehard cynic is a tribute to its wonderfully engaging songs.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:06AM
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Max & Louie's 'Tiny Beautiful Things' is a warm hug by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Michelle Hand portrays an advice columnist in a richly theatrical piece that addresses themes of loneliness, alienation and despair with an indisputably American spunkiness.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:24AM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Muny heats up with memorable production of 'Smokey Joe's Café' by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Set against the backdrop of St. Louis' historic Gaslight Square, Muny season opener conjures a mood of nostalgic enchantment.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:18AM
Friday, July 23, 2021

Dance St. Louis announces 2021-22 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Programs will be presented at Touhill Performing Arts Center.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:06PM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

After long intermission, Muny brings sound of music back to Forest Park by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After postponed 2020 season, the sound of music — and "The Sound of Music" — returns to Forest Park.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:54PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Black Rep announces 45th-anniversary season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Black Rep season will include works by esteemed playwrights August Wilson and Lynn Nottage along with those of up-and-coming dramatists.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis announces 2021-22 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Offerings include "A Christmas Carol," "The 39 Steps."

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:48AM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Spring to Dance Festival returns, in the summer and under the Big Top by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Dance St. Louis showcase was canceled in 2020 and delayed this year, but it returns

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:36PM

St. Louis actor, playwright Andrew Michael Neiman dies at age 48 by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis theater community laments loss of accomplished actor Andrew Michael "Andy" Neiman, who had been missing since May 21.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:36PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

New Jewish Theatre announces its return to the stage by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New Jewish Theatre has announced two productions that will mark its return to live, in-person performances.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 11:54PM

Midnight Company's 'Here Lies Henry' is freewheeling but provocative by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Joe Hanrahan plays Henry, an unapologetic liar, mesmerizing storyteller and the only character onstage for the duration of the enigmatic but entertaining show.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:54AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Rep returns with 'Mlima's Tale,' a vivid journey that's not to be missed by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Mlima's Tale," a brilliant and brutally honest chronicle of an elephant’s murder and its aftermath, aspires to, and achieves, mythic resonance.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Sunday, June 6, 2021

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s ‘King Lear’ is engaging and urgent by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival production of ‘King Lear,’ starring Tony winner André De Shields, is nothing short of spellbinding.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:24PM

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