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Opera Theatre Designers win at 2017 Tony Awards

Two Opera Theatre of Saint Louis designers received Tony Awards last night for their work on Broadway. Christopher Akerlind, Opera Theatre’s resident lighting designer, and Jane Greenwood, renowned costume designer, were both recognized for their outstanding work in their respective fields. Christopher Akerlind, Opera Theatre’s resident lighting designer, was awarded the Tony for Best Lighting […]

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St. Louis High School Musical Theater Awards

The first-ever St. Louis High School Musical Theater Awards have been handed out to students from around the region. We captured the fun ceremony on camera.

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The Black Rep

The Black Rep is known as “Theatre for the Soul.” Now celebrating 40 years as the
as the largest African-American performing arts organization in Missouri,

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The “New” Grapes of Wrath

A behind-the-scenes, and in-front-of-the-scenes look at Opera Theater of St. Louis’ new production of “The Grapes of Wrath.”

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Reviews of Joseph/Dreamcoat, Titus, Next to Normal, Monsters, The Sweet Smell of Success, others: June 22, 2017

Reviews of Joseph/Dreamcoat, Titus, Next to Normal, Monsters, Sweet Smell of Success, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Title & Deed, Jesus Christ Superstar, & Seussical

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Theatre Crawl interview and reviews of The Winter’s Tale, Crossin’ Over, The Trial, The Grapes of Wrath, and Time Flies: June 8, 2017.

Interview on the Grand Center Theatre Crawl and reviews of The Winter’s Tale, Crossin’ Over, The Trial, The Grapes of Wrath, and Time Flies.

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Off-Broadway Comes to Westport Plaza

There’s Broadway, Off-Broadway, and now Off-Broadway in St. Louis, thanks to the new management at the Playhouse@Westport Plaza.

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Reviews of Madame Butterfly, 4000 Miles, Honor Student, A Human Being Died That Night, First Impressions, others: May 25, 2017

Reviews of Madame Butterfly, 4000 Miles, Honor Student, A Human Being Died That Night, Harvey, First Impressions, Happy 50ish, and Doubt.

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Reviews of Small Craft Warnings, Will Mr. Merriweather Return from Memphis, Deseo, Born Yesterday, others, May. 11, 2017.

Reviews of Small Craft Warnings, Will Mr. Merriweather…, Deseo, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Born Yesterday, The Dixie Swim Club, My Country: A Devised Work.

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Reviews of Dancing at Lughnasa; August: Osage County; The Lion King; Oedipus Apparatus; twelfth period; others, Apr. 27, 2017

Dancing at Lughnasa; August: Osage County; The Lion King; Men Are From Mars etc.; Oedipus Apparatus; The Drowsy Chaperone; twelfth period; Gossip; Monster.

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Reviews of Seven Guitars, Sweeney Todd, The Comedy of Errors, Love Letters, Sex with Strangers, others, Apr. 13, 2017

Reviews of Seven Guitars, Sweeney Todd, The Comedy of Errors, Love Letters, Sex with Strangers, Next Fall, Sister Act, and Rhinoceros.

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Julie Piekarski Probst: Muny Dancer to Mousketeer

Mousketeer and former TV sitcom actress Julie Piekarski Probst hopes to dance her way back to prime time T.V. Victoria Babu profiles the St. Louis native.

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Reviews of Million Dollar Quartet, Motown the Musical, Never the Sinner It Shoulda Been You, others, Mar. 16, 2017

Reviews of Million Dollar Quartet, Motown the Musical, Never the Sinner, It Shoulda Been You, Aphra Behn Emerging Artists Showcase, The Wiz.

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Reviews of The Royale, Cabaret, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, Carmen, Zorba, Fat, Briefs, Silent Sky, Shotspeare, Mar. 16, 2017.

Reviews of The Royale, Cabaret, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, Carmen, Zorba, Fat, Briefs, Silent Sky, Shotspeare

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Reviews of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, A View from the Bridge, Macbeth, others: Mar. 17, 2017

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Disenchanted, Into the Woods, A View from the Bridge, Graeme of Thrones, Go Back for Murder, Macbeth, The Philadelphia Story.

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Reviews of Kill a Mockingbird; Something Rotten!; The Way We Get By; A Doll’s House; others: Feb. 16, 2017.

To Kill a Mockingbird; Something Rotten!; Pump Boys & Dinettes; The Way We Get By; A Doll’s House; To the New Girl; The Ice Fishing Play; One Last Job.

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Reviews of Constellations, Intimate Apparel, Yasmina’s Necklace, Bravura, others: Feb. 2, 2017.

Constellations; Intimate Apparel; La Cenerentola; Yasmina’s Necklace; Little Thing, Big Thing; The Year of the Bicycle; Hell; Bravura; Wake Up, Cameron Dobbs.

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Grand Center Has Everything You’re Looking For In A Night Out

The lights, the music, the crowds of people and battles for a good parking space –most nights it’s clear you’ve found St. Louis’ arts district the minute you get to Grand Center. Over the last few years, numerous renovations and moves have put the district back on the city’s map – from the renovations of […]

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Reviews of An American in Paris, All My Sons, Lines in the Dust, others: Jan. 19, 2017.

Reviews of An American in Paris, All My Sons, Lines in the Dust, Menopause the Musical, Closer, Sylvia, and Prometheus’ Dream.

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Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble

Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble is an ensemble based theatre company devoted to telling stories through an exploration of words, movement, lighting and sound.

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Jacqueline Thompson Interview and Reviews of A Gnome for Christmas, Edward Tulane, 1984, and Star Wars Holiday Special Parody, Dec. 22, 2016.

Jacqueline Thompson Interview and Reviews of A Gnome for Christmas, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 1984, and Star Wars Holiday Special Parody.

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Reviews of A Christmas Carol, Finding Neverland, American Buffalo, Driving Miss Daisy, Buyer and Cellar, others Dec. 8, 2016.

A Christmas Carol, Finding Neverland, American Buffalo, Driving Miss Daisy, Adverse Effects, Buyer and Cellar, The Glorious Ones, Dixie’s Tupperware Party.

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Reviews of Fun Home, All Is Calm, Boom, Hamlet: See What I See, Thinking It, Macbeth, Arcadia, and Wait Until Dark, Nov. 24, 2016.

Reviews of Fun Home, All Is Calm, Boom, Hamlet: See What I See, Thinking It,
Macbeth, Arcadia, and Wait Until Dark.

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Reviews of Mothers and Sons, Manifest|Destiny, Forbidden Broadway, Driving Miss Daisy, others, Nov. 10, 2016.

Reviews of Mothers and Sons, Manifest|Destiny, Forbidden Broadway, Driving Miss Daisy, Cuddles, Steel Magnolias, and The Merry Widow.

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R-S Theatrics

R-S Theatrics presents St. Louis premieres of thought provoking plays that hope to change the world through art.

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Reviews of Rocky Horror, Until the Flood, Beauty & the Beast, Passing Strange, others, Oct. 27, 2016.

Reviews: Rocky Horror, Until the Flood, Beauty & the Beast, I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard, Peter & the Starcatcher, Night Must Fall, Passing Strange, Famalee.

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Reviews of Golda’s Balcony, Macbeth, Suspended, Defending the Caveman, Celebration, Arcadia, Slasher, 1776, and Once, Oct. 13, 2016.

Reviews of Reviews of Golda’s Balcony, Celebration, Macbeth, Suspended, Defending the Caveman, Arcadia, Slasher, 1776, and Once.

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Reviews of Three Tall Women, Remember Me, Sister Act, Miriam Makeba, Seussical, Gypsy, and Am I Black Enough Yet?, Sept. 29, 2016.

Reviews of Three Tall Women; Remember Me; Sister Act; Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical; Seussical; Gypsy; and Am I Black Enough Yet?

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Reviews of Follies; Miss Julie, Clarissa and John; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; Love? Actually…; and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sept. 15, 2016.

Reviews of Follies; Miss Julie, Clarissa and John; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; Love? Actually…; and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

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Reviews of The Heir Apparent, Kindertransport, Doubt, Mary Shelly Monster Show, and West Side Story, Sept. 1, 2016

Reviews of The Heir Apparent, Kindertransport, Doubt, Mary Shelly Monster Show, and West Side Story.

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Reviews of Inherit the Wind, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bat Boy, Julius Caesar, Hairspray, and Aida, Aug. 18, 2016

Reviews of Inherit the Wind, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bat Boy The Musical, Julius Caesar, Hairspray, and Aida.

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Top 5 things to do this weekend: Aug. 12 – 14

  Friday, Aug. 12: Bat Boy The Musical Hope Falls, West Virginia, is atwitter with news that one of the Taylor children has been attacked by something neither fully animal nor human. Fortunately the Taylors have captured the creature, which is now in the custody of the town veterinarian. The doctor’s wife takes pity on […]

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Reviews of Fiddler on the Roof, Tosca, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thom Pain, LaBute Festival, others, Aug. 4, 2016

Reviews of Fiddler on the Roof, Tosca, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thom Pain (based on nothing), LaBute New Theater Festival, Xanadu, and Mamma Mia!

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Reviews of, Grey Gardens, John & Jen, Orgullo, The Mikado, others, July 21, 2016

Reviews of Grey Gardens, John & Jen, Orgullo, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Young Frankenstein, The Mikado, Trick and Anotonia, and A Company of Wayward Saints.

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Reviews of The Music Man and 42nd Street and Heather Matthews interview, July 7, 2016

Reviews of The Music Man and 42nd Street and interview with actor Heather Matthews.

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Reviews of Shalimar the Clown, Company, It Shoulda Been You, Alice in Wonderland, others, June 23, 2016

Reviews of Shalimar the Clown, Company, It Shoulda Been You, Inherit the Wind, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Wizard of Oz, Mad Max, & Alice in Wonderland.

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Reviews of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ariadne on Naxos, Macbeth, Pastime, Broken Bone Bathtub, and Atomic, June 9, 2016

Reviews of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ariadne on Naxos, Verdi’s Macbeth, Circus Flora’s Pastime, Broken Bone Bathtub, and Atomic.

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Reviews of Reviews of Yentl, La Boheme, Tennesse Williams Festival, others, May 26, 2016

Reviews of Yentl, La Boheme, The Two-Character Play, One-Act Plays from the Tennessee Williams Festival, Jersey Boys, Dearly Departed, and Mitzi’s Abortion.

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Reviews of The Glass Menagerie; The Trip to Bountiful; Kiss Me, Kate; others, May, 12, 2016

Reviews of The Glass Menagerie; The Trip to Bountiful; Kiss Me, Kate; The Addams Family; Bullets Over Broadway; and Laughing Stock.

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Reviews of Twisted Melodies, Bosnian/American, Ivanov; The Sound of Music, Trash Macbeth, others, Apr. 28, 2016

Reviews of Twisted Melodies; Bosnian/American; Ivanov; Sound of Music; Trash Macbeth; Importance of Being Earnest; Doublewide, Texas; Cock; and Pajama Game.

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