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Review of The Game’s Afoot at Shakespeare in the Streets

This year’s Shakespeare in the Streets differed from its predecessors in focus, but the event was still a winner. Since 2012, Shakespeare in the Streets has usually begun with an outreach from St. Louis Shakespeare Festival to a local neighborhood. The festival sends out a creative team to lead residents in developing and performing an […]

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Review of The Cemetery Club at Clayton Community Theatre

The Clayton Community Theatre’s The Cemetery Club is probably the third community theatre production of the play that I have seen. I’m not complaining. It’s an amusing script, and it has great roles for three actors “of a certain age,” plus a fourth, and a man to join the ladies. I expect to see it […]

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Review of WRENS at Prism Theatre Company

Prism Theatre Company has assembled a very fine cast for its production of Anne V. McGravie’s play WRENS, smartly and clearly directed by the company’s Artistic Director Trish Brown. The seven young women in the play are members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, WRNS, or WRENS as they were called. They served in various […]

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Review of Professor Sunshine’s Traveling Post-Apocalyptic Rock ’n Roll Revival at Blue Strawberry

For anyone who savored the previous collaboration of Kelly Howe and Joe Hanrahan, their current fusion of theater and cabaret is self-recommending. Hanrahan has created a clever, appealing dramatic framework for Howe’s superb vocalism.

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Review of Million Dollar Quartet at Stages St. Louis

Stages St. Louis is closing is 2023 season with a rousing, fun-filled staging of the jukebox musical, Million Dollar Quartet. The irresistible score features songs recorded by four greats of American music.

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Review of The Lehman Trilogy at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is at its best in The Lehman Trilogy. On opening night, I watched the fascinating play by Stefano Massini with rapt attention from start to finish.

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Review of The One Four Fives at The Improv Shop

This review has the 411 on the One Four Fives, an improv troupe that creates and performs a Broadway-style musical completely on the spot. This show is never repeated. Its opening night is also its closing night. The One Four Fives celebrated their fifth anniversary in August. The reason for their longevity was clear at […]

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Review of Suddenly Last Summer at Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer is a play about pride, greed, truth, murder, cannibalism, mental illness, homosexuality, and family, among other things. Williams perhaps lets himself come a little more to the surface in this play than his other most popular plays, more like some of the early one-acts and his late plays. It is […]



The St. Louis Art Fair, consistently ranked as one of the top art fairs in the country, has become a summertime tradition for many. And this year, the St. Louis Art Fair celebrates its 30th anniversary!


Labor Day

The first Monday of September signals the end of summer while honoring the U.S. labor movement. Dating back to the 19th century, Labor Day is a federal holiday designed to celebrate the achievements of American workers.