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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:58

'Beauty and the Beast' Brings Disney Magic to the Stage

Written by Erica Kenney
“As I always say, if it’s not ‘baroque’, don’t fix it,” says Cogsworth the clock of the neoclassical architecture of the castle in “Beauty and the Beast” the musical. It’s a play on words from an old saying that can…
The First Run Theatre produces only world premieres.  In a new venture the company is presenting "Spectrum" their very first fully rehearsed and staged evening of very short plays—that is, plays from ten to twenty minutes long.  This is a…
If there are any broad lessons to be learned from Jean Anouilh's "Antigone," they may be that history can be a bitch and tragedy runs in families. The play is decidedly more complex than those themes, however, and Tesseract Theatre's…
Monday, 04 November 2013 22:25

'The Woman in Black': Back again, black again

Written by Bob Wilcox
"The Woman in Black” is a ghost story, plain and not too simple.
"The Hothouse" is a dark, sinister play with plenty of laughs to go around - classic early Pinter and very well done.
When I asked if I could review "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," a show which concluded at UMSL on Sunday, Nov. 3, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.
The best thing about “Freud’s Last Session”—in which a fictional meeting between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis becomes a debate on the existence of God—is the quality of the production. Director Michael Evan Haney’s blocking, pacing, and overall feel for…
Growing up is hard to do. It is rare that the transition from youth to young adult occurs without some pain. It is, in fact, all too common that the pain is almost unbearable. The Washington University Performing Arts Department…
Like you, I think I read Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw" in Freshman English.  This so-called "ghost story" is rather rough going for a Freshman, what with James' long, formal, rambling, ornately qualified, vaguely Germanic sentences.  But I…
Well, with Mel Brooks you get Mel Brooks.  The Over Due Theatre Company has opened a production of Brooks' musical adaption of his own wacky spoof movie, "Young Frankenstein."   (Oops!  Make that "Young Frankensteen".)
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