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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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Reviews of Great Falls, Our Town, Richard III, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Briefs, others, Apr. 14, 2016

Reviews of Great Falls, Bridges of Madison County, Our Town, Richard III, Helvetica, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Briefs, Mr. Burns, & Love and Information.

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Reviews of Satchel Paige, Old Wicked Songs, and others; interview with Taylor Pietz and Jason Contini, Mar. 31, 2016

Reviews of Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing; Old Wicked Songs; Almost, Maine; and Gateway Opera. Interview with Taylor Pietz and Jason Contini.

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4th St. Louis Theater Circle Awards Winners

  A crowd of more than 200 gathered for the fourth-annual The St. Louis Theater Circle Awards ceremony, held Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School. The awards honor work by St. Louis actors, directors, designers and playwrights in the preceding year. St. Louis Theater […]

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Reviews of Molly’s Hammer, If/Then, American Idiot, others, Mar. 17, 2016

Reviews of Molly’s Hammer, If/Then, American Idiot, The Murder Room, Il Trovatore, The Women, and The Underpants.

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Reviews of Beautiful, Elephant’s Graveyard, Farce of Nature, The Miser, & The Dead, Mar. 3, 2016

Reviews of Beautiful ̶ The Carole King Musical, Elephant’s Graveyard, Farce of Nature, The Miser, and James Joyce’s The Dead.

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Circus Flora celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new director

“PASTIME,” CIRCUS FLORA’S NEW BASEBALL-CENTERED PRODUCTION, WILL BE PRESENTED JUNE 2ND – JULY 3RD UNDER THE AIR CONDITIONED BIG TOP IN GRAND CENTER With their all-new 30th anniversary production, Circus Flora will celebrate St. Louis’ favorite summer activity. PASTIME will take us back to a simpler time when every kid dreamed of being Stan the […]

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Our 2016 Oscars predictions

By: Sandra Olmsted The big night, the Academy Awards Ceremony, is just days away, and it’s time for me to go out on the proverbial limb and make my predictions. The big question is “How or will the Academy members’ voting be influenced by the controversy regarding its lack of diversity?” Best Actor and Actress […]

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If/Then will make its St. Louis debut at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 15 – 27!

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik(Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National […]

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New Circus Flora executive director named

As they usher in their 30th year, Circus Flora, is pleased to announce it has appointed Larry Mabrey as its next executive director. Mabrey assumed the role last week and will work in collaboration with Jack Marsh who continues as Artistic Director of the circus. Board President, Ken Christian, remarked, “After an extensive search we […]

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St. Louis Theater Circle Awards announces 2015 nominees

  The St. Louis Theater Circle released its 2015 award nominees on Friday and HEC-TV has your exclusive look. The productions leading the nominations were Stages St. Louis’ production of “Anything Goes,” with nine nominations, and Stray Dog Theatre’s “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” with seven nominations. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis led all companies […]

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Reviews of Disgraced, Eleemosynary, Gidion’s Knot, Educating Rita, and others, Feb. 18, 2016

Reviews of Disgraced, Eleemosynary, Gidion’s Knot, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Educating Rita, As You Like It, & And in This Corner…Cassius Clay.

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Reviews of Georama, The Weir, Underneath the Lintel, Shining City, and others, Feb. 4, 2016

Reviews of Georama, The Weir, Underneath the Lintel, Shining City, Good People, Giocoso, and Cosi fan tutte.

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Reviews of The Lion in Winter, Sunset Baby, Newsies, and others, Jan. 21, 2016

Reviews of The Lion in Winter, Sunset Baby, Newsies, Enchanted April, God of Carnage, and The Other Side.

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Muny Archives

We go into the archives at The Muny in Forest Park. Among the hidden treasures: photos of Cary Grant & Ed Sullivan plus records for US military troops overseas.

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The Oscar Race is On!

By: Sandra Olmsted When Chris Rook takes the stage on Feb. 28, how many of the nominated films will you have seen and what will be your chances of winning the obligatory “predict the Oscars” game? Although hundreds of films were in official competition for the Academy’s 18 categories for feature films, seeing the films […]

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Variety Children’s Theatre

Young people with all levels of abilities get the chance to sing, dance and act in a Broadway style production thanks to Variety Children’s Theatre.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” a prequel to “Peter Pan” has become a mega hit on Broadway, and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

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HEC-TV takes home multiple EMMY awards

  Award season is upon us and HEC-TV is honored to be adding a few more awards to our already packed shelves here at the studio! We couldn’t have produced quality arts, education and cultural programming without your help and we thank all of our partner organizations for your support. And the winners are… Mid American EMMY Awards […]

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Top 10 things to do in St. Louis in September

This September, don’t miss LouFest in Forest Park, Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and more. 1. LouFest has arrived, and the heavies on this year’s schedule are really heavies (i.e., The Avett Brothers and Hozier). Nevertheless, the fest has stayed true to its mission to keep local bands on the bill, including Pokey LaFarge, […]

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The Mid-America Emmy nominations have been announced!

ST. LOUIS, MO – HEC-TV wants to thank and congratulate the nominees and nominations for this year’s Mid America Emmy Awards. We are honored to be the home of education, arts and culture in the St. Louis metro area. Congratulations to: Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature Segment Diggin’ the Smash: The Life of a Radio Icon Kara Savio […]

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Before you read “Go Set a Watchman,” catch up on “To Kill a Mockingbird” with HEC-TV

Today has long been awaited and it is finally here – the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman! The novel follows an adult Scout Finch who travels from New York to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus Finch, 20 years after the events in the historically acclaimed novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Before you dive […]

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HEC-TV’s one-on-one conversation with Opera Theatre’s “Richard the Lionheart” cast and crew

If you only know him from Robin Hood, you don’t know the whole story of Richard the Lionheart. Shipwrecked on the way to the Third Crusade, one of England’s bravest kings must disguise himself to protect his future bride and prevent war in a foreign land. But whom can he trust in this all-too-real Game of […]

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In the Spotlight: Mustard Seed Theatre

Exploring questions of faith and social justice is the mission of Mustard Seed Theatre. Because there are no easy answers, the theatre group’ goal is to spark c

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Winners of the 2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

ST. LOUIS — Hoots and hollers could be heard from the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) Auditorium Monday night as St. Louis actors and actresses accepted their third annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards. About 400 people gathered at the award show in order to honor the St. Louis strong theater community and its achievements of 2014. […]

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2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards Nominees Announced

  The 2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Award nominees have been announced! The awards, which will be carried live on HEC-TV on hectv.staging.wpengine.com, will be presented at COCA in University City on Monday, March 23. The St. Louis Theater Circle is made up of critics who cover live professional theater in St. Louis in different […]

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HEC-TV’s Best of 2014

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.The book is called opportunity and the first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Pierce The Higher Education Channel had a good year. Nay…a great year. And if we haven’t said it before, we’ll say it again: Thank […]

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