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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Corinne Melançon tries on another character at Stages St. Louis by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Corinne Melançon returns to the theater she thinks of as her second home

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

'Unsinkable Molly Brown': Her truth is better than fiction by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Writer Dick Scanlan revises a musical to emphasize its heroine's real life

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Filled with songs we already love, Muny's 'All Shook Up' is a charmer by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Muny continues this exceptionally polished season with a show that’s never been here before, “All Shook Up!”

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Writer Carter Lewis shines at LaBute New Theater Festival by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

His political play "Percentage America" tells a short, gripping story

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Classic movies make raucous comedy at Magic Smoking Monkey by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre spoofs great American movies

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Insight Theatre Company brings something old to its new home by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pretty far into “On Golden Pond,” Ethel Thayer (Susie Wall) reminds her husband, Norman (Joneal Joplin), that he's always been obsessed with death. It's not just because they're marking …

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Muny actor's last-minute leading role is a dream come true by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Jeffrey Schecter gives his all.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

'Mortified' podcast shares the shame in St. Louis by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For the first time, Dave Nadelberg brings his international cult hit "Mortified" to town

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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre fast-forwards through AFI's '100 Greatest Films of All Time' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Shakespeare's Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre has its way with classic films

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Puppeteer, actor and director John Tartaglia has become a Muny star by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The puppeteer, actor and director has turned into a Muny star

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Playhouse introduces two subscription series next season by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

One series concentrates on comedies, the other on tribute shows

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

An appealing Muny show dives 'Under the Sea' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'The Little Mermaid' offers good performances and beautiful ensemble numbers

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

'Picnic' takes us back to long-ago, small-town America by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

William Inge's drama takes the stage at ACT INC

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St. Louis-area students go to New York for the Jimmy Awards by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For the first time, St. Louis schools and students are involved in the musical theater awards

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Muny stages 'The Little Mermaid,' a father-daughter tale by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Triton and Ariel suffer through the teen years, just like everybody else

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The place is key in Midnight Co.'s 'Title and Deed' and Theatre Nuevo's 'Acronyms' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Midnight Company and Theatre Nuevo build atmosphere with offbeat stages

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A family struggles with mental illness in 'Next to Normal' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Insight moves to the Grand Center with a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Charismatic stars flash at the Muny's opening show, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Jesus Christ Superstar" director Gordon Greenberg brings the present, the 1970s and ancient times together

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Broad comedy makes the most of its tiny cast by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ACT INC opens its season with 'The 39 Steps'

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Peabody Opera House announces 2017-18 Broadway Series by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Peabody Opera House has announced four shows for its 2017-18 Broadway Series of theatrical productions: “Elf the Musical,” “Kinky Boots,” “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story” an…

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Stages season opens with a beautiful production of 'Dreamcoat' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Director/choreographer Stephen Bourneuf styles it as a true ensemble piece

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Offbeat comedy 'Monsters' debuts at Stray Dog Theatre by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis writer Stephen Peirick finds 'Monsters' among us

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Friday, June 9, 2017

New Line strikes a blue note with 'Sweet Smell of Success' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'Sweet Smell of Success' conjures up a New York fueled by 'Dirt'

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Young actress misses her own graduation — but castmates make it up to her by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stages St. Louis stuns Hannah Haedike with an unexpected ceremony

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Municipal Theatre's first Forest Park show was 100 years ago by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

100 years ago tonight — June 5, 1917 — the first show in what would become the Muny was staged.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Q&A: Playwright Will Eno, in pursuit of the 'audience mind' by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Playwright Will Eno talks about his work as 'Title and Deed' gets ready to open here

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