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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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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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Review of Triassic Parq at Stray Dog Theatre

Triassic Parq The Musical is a delightful parody of the Steven Spielberg blockbuster, Jurassic Park. A splendid production of the musical is the current offering at Stray Dog Theatre.

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Review of Hand to God at St. Louis Actors’ Studio

The St. Louis Actors’ Studio currently stages an intensely foul-mouthed, raunchy, and very funny play called Hand to God. And, true to the company’s name, the play is brilliantly acted. But I was a little disappointed in it. Given its Tony nomination and rave reviews both on and off-Broadway, I hoped for more. Not in Actors’ Studio’s production, but in the play itself.