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Review of In My Granny’s Garden at Metro Theater Company

Metro Theater Company’s latest offering, In My Granny’s Garden, is a delightful way for very young children to learn about the joys of gardening.

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Review of The Gingerbread Lady at KTK Productions

In its current production, KTK Productions makes a strong case forThe Gingerbread Lady, one of Neil Simon’s lesser known plays.

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Review of Farce of Habit at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves

Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and James Wooten are a prolific team of playwrights. Since their first collaboration in 2005, they have written two dozen plays in a genre they call Southern-fried farce. It finds genial humor in the eccentricities of characters from the South.

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Review of The Lonesome West at West End Players Guild

I find it a little strange to begin a review of a play by Martin McDonagh by praising the comic playing of the cast. McDonagh’s plays always have some comedy in them, but it is hardly enough that you would name the play a “comedy.”

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Review of Jurassic Park: The Musical! at Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre

Two musicals based on Jurassic Park opened here in April, but the overlap was minimal. The production that just closed was a hoot, and so is the one that just opened.

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What Mom really wants (and doesn’t want) for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day can send some of us into a panic. So how do you show that person you care?

The usual bouquet, brunch, or spa service all have their rightful place. But if you’re looking for new ideas, read on. Three generations of moms shared their thoughts.

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Review of Amélie at the Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts

This year’s Spring musical at the Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts was Amélie, an adaptation of the acclaimed 2001 film of the same name. The unconventional show received an outstanding production.

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Review of Big Machine at COCA

Colin Healy has done his Linn-Manuel thing, writing book, music, and lyrics for his latest musical, and drawing on American history for his source. He hasn’t gone as far back as the American Revolution, or to 19th century St. Louis where he set his last creation, Madam, about a woman who ran a brothel and […]

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Review of Bull in a China Shop at Washington University

The people portrayed in Bull in a China Shop would not have spoken the way they do in the play. The play’s language is contemporary. The story is from the first third of the 20th century. The combination of old and new produces an intriguing script. It received an excellent production from Washington University’s Performing Arts Department.

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10 Simple Ways You Can Help Mother Earth This Earth Day

Earth Day is a reminder that Mother Earth is helping us stay happy and healthy and we should return the favor.