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In this first of a series of dispatches from the St. Lou Fringe Festival, we talk of top spinning, tap dancing, and toxic masculinity—a classic example of just how diverse the Fringe can be.
ERA has opened a brilliantly adventurous adaptation of "Three Sisters" at the St. Louis Fringe Festival. It's called, simply, "MOSCOW!"  Anton Chekhov would heartily approve as did the cheering audience at last night's performance.
Once again, the creative ensemble at the Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre has collaborated on a comedic reinterpretation of a hugely popular series, this time HBO's acclaimed "Game of Thrones," based on the novels by George R. R. Martin. "Game of…
"My Fair Lady," Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's interpretation of the George Bernard Shaw play "Pygmalion," is light, airy, and filled with wonderful little songs nearly everyone knows. The show is a jewel in the crown of classic American…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:19

In San Francisco, a big Berlioz blockbuster

Written by Chuck Lavazzi
"Once in a Lifetime!" proclaims the poster for the San Francisco Opera's lavish production of Hector Berlioz's mammoth 1858 drama "Les Troyens" ("The Trojans"). For many of us in the Music Critics Association of North America attending the June 12th…
Opera Theatre of St. Louis has opened a very fine production of "Emmeline," by Tobias Picker, with libretto by J. D. McClatchy. This remarkable piece premiered at the Santa Fe Opera in 1996 to great praise. It was done at…
The Metro Theatre Company is a never-failing delight. This award-bespangled company produces the very finest theater for children that you'll ever see. They have just opened "The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas," by Jonathan Graham.…
Stages St. Louis opens its 29th season with a rousing, toe-tapping, finger-snapping production of "Smokey Joe's Café," a musical revue celebrating the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The selected numbers, from the nascent days of rock-n-roll, represent a…
Have you ever wondered what became of Charlie Brown and his friends as they grew older? Stray Dog Theatre's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," by Bert V. Royal, dares to take a look into a future that's…
Opera Theatre of St. Louis has opened Handel's "Richard the Lionheart," and it is truly astonishing! It is, in all aspects, the most perfect production of an opera that I've ever seen. And voices? Ah, the voices are quite stunning!…
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