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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,…
Tuesday, 23 September 2008 19:00

The Music Man

Written by Sheila R. Schultz
Stages St. Louis Through October 5, 2008 Reviewed by Sheila Schultz Some scholars consider Oklahoma! the quintessential American musical. I would confer that honor on Meredith Willson's The Music Man with its colorful language, compelling story and idiosyncratic characters. Personally,…
Saturday, 27 September 2008 19:00

The Mousetrap

Written by Chris Gibson
The Lyceum Theatre Through September 28, 2008 Reviewed by Chris Gibson I can't say that I've ever read much of Agatha Christie's work, I'm more inclined toward the convoluted and pulpy prose of Raymond Chandler myself. But, there's no denying…
Saturday, 02 August 2008 19:00

The Miracle Worker

Written by Andrea Braun
Clayton Community Theatre Through August 3, 2008 Reviewed by Andrea Braun There are several good reasons to put Clayton Community Theatre's production of The Miracle Worker on your calendar. Chief among them is Julia Mancini as Annie Sullivan. She is…
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