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Review of As You Like It at St. Louis Shakespeare

Early in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Celia urges her cousin Rosalind be merry despite her difficult circumstances. Rosalind is the daughter of a deposed duke who was banished by his brother, Celia’s father. When Rosalind accedes to the request, she says, “From henceforth I will, coz, and devise sports. Let me see—what think you […]

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Review of Winds of Change at St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in the Streets

The ninth edition of Shakespeare in the Streets was another delightful evening of theater celebrating a St. Louis neighborhood.

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Review of Something Rotten! at New Line Theatre

New Line Theatre’s terrific production of Something Rotten! increased my admiration for the 2015 hit Broadway musical.

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Review of Heroes at Albion Theatre

I can’t imagine any more pleasant way of spending an early autumn evening than with the three old gentlemen who make up the cast of Heroes. It’s the first production of a new and very promising company, Albion Theatre, in the Kranzberg Black Box, and it’s a gentle, easy-going evening, peppered with laughs but with […]

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Max Beckmann: An exiled artist in St. Louis

One of the greatest German painters of the 20th century, Max Beckmann’s collection at the St. Louis Art Museum is the largest in the world.

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Review of Ain’t Too Proud at the Fox Theatre

Wonderful music, an eventful story, and a scintillating production provide a splendid evening of theater in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. The show’s national tour is now visiting the Fox Theatre.

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Review of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Christ Memorial Productions

Christ Memorial Productions has a distinguished record of presenting large-cast musicals in meticulously prepared, organized, and executed productions. The current staging of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is another feather in the company’s cap.

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Review of The Tender Trap at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves

Looking at the season for this year of the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves, the Guild seems to be fond of the Broadway theatre of the 1950s. It was a period of great American theatre – Arthur Miller. Tennessee Williams, and other serious writers. But it was also a period when many audiences wanted to […]

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The Regional Arts Commission’s Gyo Obata Fellowship Highlight

The Gyo Obata Fellowship with the Regional Arts Commission gives undergraduate students an opportunity to work in local nonprofit arts organizations.

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Review of A Chorus Line at Stages St. Louis

Just before he announces his final choices, the director conducting the auditions in A Chorus Line tells the performers on stage they’re all terrific. So are all the performers in the excellent, season-ending production of A Chorus Line at Stages St. Louis.

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