Wednesday, February 18, 2015

STICK FLY • The Black Rep by Andrea

The Black Rep continues its 38th season with Lydia Diamond's "Stick Fly", a family drama with a bit of a twist. The two Levay sons, Kent and Flip, are bringing their significant others over …

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Friday, February 13, 2015

GOD OF CARNAGE • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

It's funny how a day of good intentions can go down the crapper so quickly sometimes, isn't it? That's the kind of day the Novaks and the Raleighs are having in Stray Dog's current productio…

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

BASHIR LAZHAR • Upstream Theater by Andrea

Évelyne de la Chenelière's "Bashir Lazhar" is the story of a French-Algerian political refugee living in Montreal. This play, essentially a monologue, was beefed up and adapted into a film…

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SAFE HOUSE • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Studio Theatre) by Andrea

Keith Josef Adkins’ “Safe House” is set in 1843 and centers on two brothers -- Addison (Daniel Morgan Shelley) and Frank Pedigrew (Will Cobbs) who live with their Aunt Dorcas (Kelly Ta…

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Third Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Award Nominations by Andrea

Woo-hoo, the nominations are out! Here's the full list of this year's St. Louis Theater Circle Awards nominees. The third annual ceremony will be on Monday, March 23rd at COCA at 7pm with a …

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Monday, January 26, 2015

IMAGINING MADOFF • The New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

Infamous Ponzi schemer, Bernard Madoff, may seem like an improbable subject for a play, but playwright Deb Margolin conceives a morality tale of sorts in the New Jewish Theatre's current off…

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

24 Hour Play Festival - ROUND 3! • Theatre Lab & The Players Project Theater Company by Andrea

Theatre Lab & The Players Project Theater Company were back a couple Saturdays ago for the third installment of their 24 Hour Play Festival at Webster Groves High School, and like last y…

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

BECOMING DR. RUTH • The New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

Before Ruth Westheimer became "Dr. Ruth", she was Karola Ruth Siegel, born in Wiesenfeld, Germany to Orthodox Jews in 1928. Her petite stature, spright, thickly accented voice and honest tal…

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

REALITY • HotCity Theatre by Andrea

The drama-filled, cheap to produce genre of reality television has, for better or worse, multiplied over the last several years, and if anything, it's proven that there will always be people…

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 • Mustard Seed Theatre by Andrea

"All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914", was originally presented as a radio show on Minnesota Public Radio by the vocal ensemble, Cantus and Theatre Latte Da, until Mustard Seed Theatre …

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

THE RESIDENTS OF CRAIGSLIST • ERA by Andrea

Experimental theatre company, Equally Represented Arts, is currently staging an original piece created entirely from Craigslist ads. Yep, you heard me. Artistic director Lucy Cashion and ass…

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Friday, November 14, 2014

A KID LIKE JAKE • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Studio Theatre) by Andrea

The Rep's Studio season kicks off with Daniel Pearle's skillfully crafted one-act drama, "A Kid Like Jake", and begins with Alex (Leigh Williams) frantically brooding over a table full of ap…

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CHANCERS • Max & Louie Productions by Andrea

After a debut in Ireland last year, Max & Louie Productions gives Robert Massey's "Chancers" its US premiere. In it, a married couple are having a rough time making ends meet, and this c…

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

THE K OF D: AN URBAN LEGEND • Blue Rose Stage Collective by Andrea

Along Cherokee Street's Antique Row, through an alleyway of rusty remnants and wrought iron running alongside Revisionist Inn, there's a crackling fire pit, hot cider, s'mores, and a makeshi…

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

BONNIE & CLYDE • New Line Theatre by Andrea

"Bonnie & Clyde" made a brief appearance on Broadway in 2011 after a world premiere in California two years earlier. This musical isn't a remake of Warren Beatty and Arthur Penn's well k…

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ASSASSINS • The November Theater Company by Andrea

There's a new theatre company on the scene folks, and the November Theater Company has chosen for its inaugural production, "Assassins", with a book by John Weidman and score by my hero, Ste…

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ALL IN THE TIMING • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

Playwright David Ives plays fast and loose with the concepts of time and language in his zesty collection of six one-act comedies. You have an idea of what you're getting into when you see P…

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Friday, September 19, 2014

PURLIE • The Black Rep by Andrea

Ossie Davis’s Tony Award winning musical debuted in 1970, and is based on the play, “Purlie Victorious", that he wrote in 1961. The Black Rep gives this uplifting show about freedom and …

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

THE NORMAL HEART • HotCityTheatre by Andrea

It's been nearly thirty years since Larry Kramer's autobiographical play about the early brutal days of the HIV-AIDS crisis debuted off-Broadway, but this smoldering indictment of the failur…

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Monday, September 8, 2014

FIRST LADY SUITE • R-S Theatrics by Andrea

R-S Theatrics has never been a company to shy away from unconventional material, and its current St. Louis premiere production is no exception. Composer-lyricist Michael John LaChiusa disman…

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Monday, September 1, 2014

HUMAN TERRAIN • Mustard Seed Theatre by Andrea

Mustard Seed kicks off its season with a world-premiere by Jennifer Blackmer that focuses on an anthropologist embedded with a military unit in Iraq. The story is fictional, but the program …

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

THE SPITFIRE GRILL • Insight Theatre Company by Andrea

Insight continues its season with a musical based on the 1996 film of the same name -- a folksy, simple little tale of hope, set in rural Wisconsin.Newly released from prison, Percy (full na…

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Monday, August 25, 2014

MARY SHELLEY MONSTER SHOW • Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble by Andrea

Mother Nature's thunderstorms contributed nicely to the mood of Slightly Askew's opening night of "Mary Shelley Monster Show", an original play conceived by SATE's artistic director Rachel T…

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

FOUR SUGARS • Stray Dog Theatre New Works Laboratory by Andrea

A quick shout out to a strong production playing at Tower Grove Abbey. Stray Dog's annual New Works Laboratory is presenting local playwright and actor, Stephen Peirick's latest full-length …

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Monday, August 4, 2014

QUILLS • Max & Louie Productions by Andrea

Playwright Doug Wright, whose works include "I Am My Own Wife", "Grey Gardens" and "Hands on a Hardbody", offered audiences a fictionalized depiction of the Marquis de Sade's last years in C…

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Friday, August 1, 2014

LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL II • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

Part two of the LaBute New Theater Festival, featuring the remaining three finalists, kicked off this past Friday, with Neil LaBute in town for the festivities. This week's crop of plays&nbs…

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FUNNY GIRL • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Stray Dog closes its season with Bob Merrill and Jule Styne's "Funny Girl", very loosely based on the life of turn-of-the-century actress, singer and radio star, Fanny Brice. This story of a…

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Friday, July 18, 2014

LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL I • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

The St. Louis Actors’ Studio's LaBute New Theater Festival, featuring premiere one-act plays, began its second appearance last Friday after a successful debut last year. Over 250 world-wid…

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THIRD ANNUAL ST. LOU FRINGE • HEADS UP! by Andrea

Here's a quick reminder about St. Lou Fringe's third annual arts festival coming up this week -- June 18th through June 22nd. This'll be gone before you know it, and this performing arts ext…

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

HANDS ON A HARDBODY • New Line Theatre by Andrea

New Line closes its 23rd season with "Hands on a Hardbody", a regional premiere. The musical is based on a 1997 documentary that follows several contestants vying to win a brand-new Nissan H…

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

THE HOMECOMING • St. Louis Actors' Studio by Andrea

Playwright Harold Pinter's works have fallen into a category called, "Comedy of Menace". STLAS's current production, "The Homecoming", exemplifies this definition, proving that nearly fifty …

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