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Saturday, 01 November 2008 19:00

The War of the Worlds

Written by Bob Wilcox
St. Louis Shakespeare Through November 2, 2008 Reviewed by Bob Wilcox  H.G. Wells' and Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds reputedly panicked a sizable portion of its radio audience when it was broadcast on Halloween eve in to a…
Friday, 20 June 2008 19:00

The Tales of Hoffmann

Written by Chuck Lavazzi
Opera Theatre of St. Louis Through June 28, 2008 Reviewed by Chuck Lavazzi It has been over twenty years since Opera Theatre has seen fit to give us a production of Offenbach's last and possibly greatest work, The Tales of…
Friday, 22 August 2008 19:00

The Sunset Limited

Written by Sarah Boslaugh
Soundstage Productions Through August 23, 2008 Reviewed by Sarah Boslaugh Soundstage Productions specializes in what they call "Theatre of the Mind" productions, which is basically reader's theatre enhanced by slide projections. This format suits some plays better than others, and…
Sunday, 17 August 2008 19:00

The Subject Was Roses

Written by Andrea Braun
Black Cat Theatre Educational Program Through August 17, 2008 Reviewed by Andrea Braun I learned something at the Black Cat Theatre last night: The Subject Was Roses is a comedy. This is not a joke. A good portion of the…
Saturday, 20 December 2008 19:00

The Starry Messenger

Written by Bob Wilcox
Upstream Theater Through December 20, 2008 Reviewed by Bob Wilcox Galileo Galilei's conflicts with the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church have appealed to several playwrights, Bertolt Brecht most famously, and with the most successful results. In his one-hour piece…
Thursday, 26 June 2008 19:00

The Romantic Age

Written by Andrea Braun
Act Inc. Through June 29, 2008 Reviewed by Andrea Braun Melisande (Amanda Williford) is a capital-"R" Romantic. She spends her days reading poetry and fairy tales to offset the tedium of her oh-so-ordinary upper class British life in the early…
The Fox Theatre Through December 28, 2008 Reviewed by Chris Gibson Unfolding on stage like some sort of multi-hued fever dream from an early 70's variety show, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes is definitely high on spectacle.…
Saturday, 13 September 2008 19:00

The Philadelphia Story

Written by Andrea Braun
The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves Through September 14, 2008 Reviewed by Andrea Braun When Katharine Hepburn bought the rights to The Philadelphia Story as a Broadway vehicle for herself, it was the first step in the calculated rehabilitation of…
Monday, 04 August 2008 19:00

The Odyssey

Written by Steve Callahan
St. Louis Shakespeare Through August 3, 2008 Reviewed by Steve Callahan Mary Zimmerman takes giant helpings from the ancient storytellers.  She it was who adapted Ovid's Metamorphoses for the stage.  That show, with its vast central pool of water, was…
Sunday, 24 August 2008 19:00

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Written by Chris Gibson
Insight Theatre Company August 21 through 24, 2008 Reviewed by Chris Gibson Insight Theatre Company's premiere effort is a splendid staging of The Musical of Musicals(The Musical!). This inspired show, with music and lyrics by Ed Rockwell and Joanne Bogart,…
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